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BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) Is Coming To FPC

FPC ‘s Women’s Bible Study is hosting two satellite BSF Classes on The Gospel of John!
You are invited to attend either…..
Tuesday Evening (Beginning September 13, 2016)
No Childcare Available
Wednesday Mornings (Beginning September 14, 2016)
9:00am-9:20am for coffee
9:20am-11:10am for class
Limited Childcare Available
Both Classes held in the South Chapel
Bible Study Fellowship is an interdenominational Bible study with more than 1,000 classes in 39 countries. People of all ages, races and cultures participate in BSF, whether they are discovering God’s Word for the first time or have studied the Bible over a lifetime. Please go to their website and learn all about Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)
Because of the possible high demand for this Bible Study, we cannot guarantee everyone who registers a spot in the class. We will be creating a wait list. You will be contacted the week before to let you know your status. 
Bible Study Fellowship is free. There will be an offering taken to cover the cost of materials. 
Wednesday morning childcare will be free but we will gladly accept any donations to cover the cost. 
Please turn in your pre-registration forms to the church office or Carol Heath right away!
Forms are available in Fellowship Hall on Sundays or you can pick up one in the church office. Forms can be emailed as well. Questions? Contact Carol Heath 253-831-3651 or email

Bach in Worship THIS Sunday

Remember to come early to worship by 10:20 am this Sunday (July 31) and hear the first part of J.S. Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins performed by our very own Barbara Trapp and Patrice Barnett (violins), Kerry Franzke (piano), and Max Marcus (cello-basso continuo). The rest of the Concerto will be played during the Offertory and Postlude.

An old wooden piano sits with a violin, bow, and sheet music.

Register for Family Camp

Family Camp and BBQ at Camp McCullough
Friday August 26th through Sunday August 28th
August 5th is the last day to register for Family Camp!
Registration forms are available in Fellowship Hall before and after the 10;30am worship service. 

Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Update…

Wow!  Good news ladies!  Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is coming to FPC in the fall!  Now we have two classes!   Tuesday night, beginning Sept. 13th and Wednesday morning, beginning Sept. 14th. Child-care will only be available at the Wednesday morning class.  We are accepting donations to help cover the costs for childcare.  Space is limited.  Everyone needs to pre-register.  We will create a wait list if necessary. Forms will be available in Fellowship Hall after the service and Monday – Thursday in the church office. Contact Carol Heath at 253-831-3651 or  to get a pre-registration form. Return the forms to Carol Heath or the church office.

Family Camp & All Church BBQ at Camp McCullough


Friday, August 26th through Sunday August 28th

Arrive on Friday and settle in for a fun filled weekend concluding with our  annual worship service at 10:30am and All Church BBQ on Sunday


AUGUST 5th is the registration DEADLINE!

Registration forms available in Fellowship Hall before & after service every Sunday                                                           or in the church office Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm


Special Treat in Worship 7/31: Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins

Come early to worship by 10:20 am on Sunday, July 31st and hear the first part of J.S. Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins played by our very own Barbara Trapp and Patrice Barnett (violins), Kerry Franzke (piano), and Max Marcus (cello-basso continuo). This quartet of musicians from our church will play the “Allegro” movement for our worship service’s Prelude, the “Largo ma non tanto” movement for our Offertory, and the “Vivace” movement for our Postlude. You won’t want to miss this special summer treat! J.S. Bach was one of the greatest composers and musicians who ever lived. A devout follower of Jesus Christ, Bach inscribed many of his musical scores with the initals “SDG,” meaning Soli Deo Gloria, or “To God alone be glory.” Bach even wrote that “the aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” You can read more about the life and Christian beliefs of Bach at Christianity Today.
statue von j. s. bach in leipzig

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:


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