FPC News and Announcements


Beginning this Sunday!
This Sunday we will be leaving church a few minutes early…Everyone will be assigned a specific
location (within a couple of blocks of the church) where you will be asked to go and pray for
specific neighbors and businesses in our neighborhood for the next 3 months. 
Wear your walking shoes!!!

FPC Family Camp


Saturday & Sunday, August 26th- 27th at Camp McCullough

Spend the day on the lake, camp out on the ball field and experience a lakeside Sunday morning worship service. Registration coming soon. 

If you or your children would like to be baptized in the lake at Camp, please contact Karen Ackerson kackerson@fpctacoma.org   



FPC School and Church Office Closed on Memorial Day

Just an FYI
First Pres School and Church office will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. 
Will re-open normal business hours on Tuesday.

Camp McCullough Women’s Golf Tournament


June 3rd, 2017 1:30pm Meadowpark Golf Course – Williams Nine 

Beginners to seasoned golfers will love this fun afternoon on the greens.

We’re raising funds to give every child the opportunity to meet Jesus at Camp!

To sponsor, donate or sign up to golf: www.fpctacoma.org/golf

Contact Amy Forslund: amerforslund@yahoo.com


Memorial Day Event


Tacoma War Memorial Park 6th Ave & MacArthur

Monday, May 29th, 2017 11:00am

Short Program – Speaker: Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot Chief Warrant Officer 5 Theresa Burgess. In addition; the Korean Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial will be dedicated.


Families & Small Groups Needed to Help Tacoma Rescue Mission


Tacoma Rescue Mission needs Monday meals from June through September

for families trying to get back together and on their feet. They hold nightly meetings to help with recovery from addictions, abuse, to learn social skills, parenting skills along with many other things they need for their families.

The meals would feed 10 adults and 10 kids and they also need care for 5 kids while the parents take the class from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

If you, your family, or small group can help, please contact

Sheila McEvilly 1-425-223-2669 sheilamcevilly@msn.com


Deacon Supported Ministry


Please consider donating these items to Pat’s Closet
The Deacons will be collecting clothing any Sunday throughout the year. 

Pat’s Closet is located at Trinity Presbyterian Church and provides neighborhood residents with new and used clothing and household items that are donated each week from individuals all over Tacoma. Pat’s Closet serves over 1,500 children and 2,000 adults annually. If you have gently used clothing that you would like to donate to Pat’s Closet, please bring it to church on any Sunday and place it in the Deacon barrel in Fellowship Hall.  We will deliver the clothing to Trinity during their hours of operation.



FOR Tacoma

Next week, June 4th. Wear your walking shoes!

All who are able, will be asked to walk or drive to a specific location within a few blocks of our church to pray for our neighbors and our neighborhood.

YOU are a missionary and we are a church #FORtacoma


Worship Assistant Job Description and Application Information

First Presbyterian Church is currently seeking a paid, part-time (8 hours a week) Worship Assistant to lead and mentor the contemporary worship team, starting sometime in the Fall of 2017. Members and non-members are welcome to apply.
To apply, please send a resume, a letter of interest, and 3 references to Dr. John West, Chair, Worship and Arts Committee, First Presbyterian Church of Tacoma, jwest@fpctacoma.org.
Before applying, please be sure to read the job description below as well as our church’s essential tenets and core values at https://www.fpctacoma.org/our-beliefs/.



Under the direction of the Minister of Worship, the Worship Assistant will lead and mentor the contemporary worship team as well as assisting with other musical needs of the church.


This position reports to and is supervised by the Minister of Worship and the Worship & Arts Committee.


  • Planning and leading rehearsals of the contemporary worship team.
  • Leading songs in worship.
  • Assisting with other musical needs of the church.
  • Serving as a member of the church’s choir (desired).


  • Ability to lead rehearsals of the contemporary worship team.
  • Proficiency playing the piano and singing, with the capacity to play contemporary music with chord charts.
  • Ability to vocally lead worship.
  • Heart for worship ministry.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship skills (relationally “warm”) with people of all ages.
  • Enjoyment of team ministry.
  • Respect for and ability to work collaboratively in a music ministry that incorporates a variety of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary.
  • Full support and agreement with the doctrinal standards of First Presbyterian Church and its denomination (the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians). You can find these at https://www.fpctacoma.org/our-beliefs/.
  • Life and character consistent with Biblical standards upheld by First Presbyterian Church.
  • Strong knowledge of current styles and genres of contemporary Christian music.


This is a part-time position (8-hours a week) that will require working on Sunday mornings during Worship, Wednesday evenings, and other specified times throughout the year.


The position reports to the Minister of Worship and serves as a member of the Worship & Arts Committee. The Worship Assistant is expected to cultivate positive relations with members of the contemporary worship team, the choir, the Worship & Arts Committee, and others involved in music and worship in the church.


This position pays an hourly rate based on education and experience.

Worship Assistant Search


Our wonderful music intern Jesús Gomez will be leaving us at the end of June to take up a new full-time job as a teacher.  So we are searching for a new part-time (8 hours a week) Worship Assistant to lead the contemporary           worship team, to start July 1. Congregation members and others are invited to apply for this paid position! Check out the job description on our website at www.fpctacoma.org or email Worship & Arts Chair John West for more                information, jwest@fpctacoma.org.