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New Pro-Life Resources for Sanctity of Life Sunday

Check out our NEW pro-life resources for Sanctity of Life Sunday in the Church Library in Fellowship Hall on January 22 before and after church. They include:
  • Abortion and the Early Church: Christian, Jewish and Pagan Attitudes in the Greco-Roman World. Learn how the Christian church from its earliest days stood against abortion and the destruction of innocent human life.
  • Why Pro-Life?: Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers by Randy Alcorn. Check out this one-book resource about how we can help the unborn and their mothers and nourish a culture of life.
  • Won by Love by Norma McCorvey. Norma McCorvey is the “Jane Roe” of the Roe v. Wade decision that created a national “right” to abortion in America. But now Norma supports life. Learn what happened.
  • Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line. Read the riveting story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who changed her views on abortion.
  • Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind. Bernard Nathanson personally supervised more than 60,000 abortions. Then he discovered God.

FPC Women’s Retreat at Camp McCullough

FPC WOMEN’S RETREAT “Holding Space for God’s Calling”

February 3rd & 4th at Camp McCullough    Speaker: Suzi Entwistle

Price is $80.  Register on Sundays in Fellowship Hall or contact Amy Forslund: 253-318-6913 



FPC Congregational Meeting



Sunday, January 29th After the worship service in the Sanctuary

For the purpose of approving the letter of intent for Camp McCullough.



Alpha Begins TONIGHT at 6:30pm in Middleton Parlor at FPC

A relaxed place to share a meal and talk about questions: Alpha. Preview night
January 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
at First Pres Tacoma. #TryAlpha
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Alpha Preview Dinner & Discussion

What do you hunger for? #TryAlpha
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(YA) Young Adults Group


Who: 18-30 year olds    What:

Small Group Bible Study


Metronome Coffee on 6th & Union in Tacoma


7:00pm every Thursday night except holidays

Contact Lesley Kagey for more information


Introverts & Extroverts Needed!


We need more volunteers to join our greeters. Would you be more comfortable with a “behind the scenes” job?  We need volunteers to fill the pew racks. Interested in selling books in our new bookstore? Let Carol know.

Contact Carol Heath and be ready to start in the new year. or 253-831-3651.


FPC Women’s Retreat

FPC WOMEN’S RETREAT “Holding Space for God’s Calling”

February 3rd & 4th at Camp McCullough    Speaker: Suzi Entwistle

Early bird $70, after Jan 15, $80.  Register on Sundays in Fellowship Hall or contact Amy Forslund: 



Family University

Saturday, January 21st from 6-8pm in South Chapel
Join us for a night of delicious desserts, faithful friends, and stress-free childcare! John & Carissa Lewis will share a talk designed to give practical tips that will encourage and equip parents to cultivate a faith in their children that lasts a lifetime.
Please RSVP for your free childcare by January 18th by emailing Julie at 

Our Stories: Lance Kagey

Happy 2017! As we begin the new year, it’s good to reflect on how God might want us to use His gifts. One of our members, Lance Kagey, has thought a lot about that, and he’s learned the joy of offering up the creativity God has given him.
Lance is a descendant of Swiss Mennonites, and his heritage includes preachers and persecuted believers. Faith and generosity were part of his upbringing. Lance’s spiritual growth included some high points, especially a 1,200-mile bike trek listening to scripture on headphones. But as valuable as these moments were, “the long, slow trudge of faith is more pivotal,” Lance says. “The hurts and pains in life can make us more sympathetic.”
On the northern end of that bike trip years ago, Lance met his wife, Dana, in Des Moines. Their twin daughters, Ellie and Emily, are now twenty-five.
Lance believes in the importance of community, both within the church and outside of it. He is a graphic designer as well as a musician, and over the years he has loved connecting with others through his creative work. In 2002 Lance and his writer friend Tom Llewellyn began the Beautiful Angle poster project, which still continues. Using an old letterpress in Lance’s basement, each month they create new posters affirming our city’s uniqueness. Lance and Tom post these around town as a gift to Tacoma.
After many years of working for other design companies, Lance and two partners have recently opened their own firm, Rotator Creative. Part of the company’s mission is “place-making,” using design and creativity to make cities more livable and bring people together. It’s the concept that underlies Eric Jacobsen’s book Sidewalks in the Kingdom.
“God’s grace is wide,” Lance says, glad to be part of connecting people to each other. “We need each other’s stories.”

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