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Watch Our 2016 Christmas Concert on YouTube!

Our fabulous concert of Christmas carols was attended by several hundred people last week. If you missed it (or you want to experience it again), you can now watch it on video thanks to our worship intern Jesús Gomez. And plan to participate (and invite your friends) next year!


Taproot Theater Christmas Play



Sunday, December 18th 9:00am in Fellowship Hall

Nothing goes quite as expected in this Christmas comedy about forgiveness, calling and hope. All ages invited.



2nd Wednesday Potluck


Wednesday, December 14th at 6:00pm

Bring a dish and join us for an opportunity to practice hospitality, to tell stories and to engage in prayer.
For questions contact Richard Shepard at


New Books for Sale (Suggested Donation)


Just in time for Christmas!
FPC is now selling (for suggested donation) NEW staff recommended Christian books and Bibles in the Information Central/FPC Library in Fellowship Hall. Stop by and check out the various titles we now have available. Currently accepting cash or check.



A Hospitable God Week 2 Begins on December 4

Read Luke 24:13-32. Breaking Bread

Read the passage slowly and prayerfully. Listen with the “ear of your heart“ to the Spirit’s lead, ready to perceive and receive the gifts of the table. Ponder Jesus’ message about table fellowship.


How does Jesus’ gradual revelation of himself allow his companions to learn about trusting God’s promises? Later, in the intimacy of fellowship, Jesus is recognized. In Luke’s mind, there is a clear connection between the resurrection meals of Jesus and the celebration of Holy Communion. This setting is no mistake; table fellowship is a Lukan theme. Many of the resurrection appearances are associated with table fellowship (Lk 24:41-43; Acts 1:4; 10:41; Jn 21:9-15). Jesus’ ministry and the acceptance that comes through table fellowship says all are welcome. As Jesus sits at the table, takes the bread, blesses it, breaks it and gives it to them, their eyes are opened. What message is being sown into their souls as a result of the intimacy and the dawning recognition? Why is breaking bread a powerful invitation to draw near and receive the gift of sight? What does Jesus’ participation in the concrete keepings of life suggest about our bodily faith? Why is it an important part of the resurrection appearances?


Respond and Rest

In your prayer, rest in Jesus’ welcome to you and his blessing during the breaking of the bread. Consider what message is being sown into your heart.

Light the Candle

Record any light you received as you reflected from the week’s Scripture

Sing in the Season at Our Free Christmas Concert!


Our free community Christmas concert is almost here! Join us this Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 pm for a time of singing and hearing Christmas carols featuring vocal choir, handbells, orchestra, and pipe organ. Plus stay afterward for cookies and hot cider. Invite your friends and bring your entire family!

Christmas Books and DVDs in the FPC Library

Young mother and her two little daughters reading a book by a Christmas tree in cozy living room in winter

Be sure to stop by the FPC Library on Sunday before and after the worship service to check out our Christmas-themed books and DVDs for the entire family. You can also pick up your copy of a free Advent devotional by FPC member Annie Lockwood.

A Celebration of Carols


Sing In The Season with Choir and Orchestra

SUNDAY December 4th at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary

Enjoy an evening of singing together with the choir and orchestra to celebrate the holiday season.


Sunday Service Opportunity


Come and join the youth Sunday December 4th from 5-6pm 
to assemble “Love Packs” for homeless youth. We have been given an opportunity to serve our community but we need your help! Packs will then be distributed by the Reach Center.


Introverts and Extroverts needed!

Introverts and Extroverts needed!
Are you outgoing and love to make people feel welcome?  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. 
Contact Carol Heath and be ready to start in the new year.

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