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Corrected Link for Taking a Meal to Jim Boyd

Facebook changed the link to sign up to take a meal to Jim Boyd to the wrong one. Here it is again (and I hope Facebook doesn’t change it again!):

Take a Meal to Jim Boyd!

Take a meal to FPC member Jim Boyd as he recovers from back surgery. You can find out more information and sign up at

Local Photographers Needed


Would you like to see your photos used for the front of our weekly bulletin, our website and our Church App?

We have had manyamazingly beautiful pictures of Mt. Rainier and the waterfront. We are looking to “dig deeper” with photos to represent our entire city using your creative eyes!. Please send us up to 5 high resolution photos in a PDF form to: Karen Ackerson


FPC Hiking Ministry

We have an upcoming hike Saturday July 23
Our destination is Fremont  lookout @ Mt. Rainier. It is approximately six miles round trip. We will meet in the church parking lot at 7 am. Any questions about the hike contact Jim Farrell email:


Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Coming To FPC

Attention Ladies:  Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is coming to FPC in the fall!  We will be hosting a satellite class on Wednesday mornings and studying the Gospel of John. There are lots of details to work out for childcare and discussion group locations, but we are very excited. We need to know how many women (and children) will be interesting in attending.  We also want to invite the moms who have children in the school. More information and a registration form will be coming soon.  If you are interesting in helping or attending please contact Carol Heath           253-831-3651 or 


Summer Sunday School Class on Heaven Starts July 10

Visit Heaven without leaving Earth! Join Russ Guppy, Steve Groves, and Jim Boyd for a special Summer Sunday School class exploring Randy Alcorn’s book Heaven. The class will meet in the Gold Room at 9:15 am and run from July 10 to August 21. Each class will begin with a 20 minute video presentation by Randy Alcorn, followed by discussion questions from the study guide he has developed to connect the seeker with the mystery and excitement of a real place—Heaven. Rick Warren calls Randy Alcorn’s book “the best book on Heaven I’ve ever read.”
Topics of the class will include Realizing Our Destiny; Understanding the Present Heaven; Grasping Redemption’s Far Reach; Anticipating Resurrection; Seeing the Earth Restored; Celebrating Our Relationship With God and Ruling on the New Earth. Questions addressed will include: What Will the Resurrected Earth Be Like? What Will Our Lives Be like? What Will Our Relationships Be Like? What About Animals And what will we DO in Heaven?

The word Heaven written in vintage letterpress type

New Sermon Series on Prayer Begins THIS Sunday

This Sunday Pastor Eric is beginning a 9-week series on prayer. Prayer is something we all know how to do, but we don’t all understand it very well. Many people feel that their prayer life could be improved if they just knew a little more about how prayer works or even some of the different kinds of prayers there are. This series will cover the five main types of prayer (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, petition, and intercession) as well as offering practical advice about how to improve your own prayer life. Come join us!
Prayer Changes Things card with colorful background

Offertory Opportunity

Do you have a musical gift you’d like to share with the congregation? Throughout the summer, we are inviting members of FPC to present an offertory during the morning worship services. If you would like to participate in worship in this way please call our Minister of Worship, Daniel Perrin, at 425.442.4523.

Summer is a great time for us to sing new songs of worship and praise! If you have a hymn or worship song that you would love the congregation to sing please email the song title to Daniel Perrin at



YA (YOUNG ADULTS) Group Picnics

The YA group (ages 18-30) is scheduling some picnics this summer. They will be meeting on July 17th and July 31st at 1:00pm in the field next to the Lobster Shop on Ruston. Bring a blanket, picnic lunch and something fun to do in the sun! Any questions contact Lesley Kagey at





Friday August 26th-Sunday August 28th at Camp McCullough                            

We will be having Family Camp this Summer in August. The weekend will  conclude with our regular church service at Camp McCullough followed by the annual all church BBQ.  More details to come.                                                                           

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