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Watch FPC’s Lindsey Bell Choir Perform “Mighty to Save”

In case you missed the Lindsey Bell Choir perform “Mighty to Save” this past Sunday, you can now watch (and listen) to the performance on YouTube. Enjoy! Thanks to Chip VanGilder for putting up the video, and thanks to Patrice Barnett (organ), Jim Brownlee (guitar), and Scott Juergens (drums) for playing along with the bells. The Lindsey Bell Choir is made up of high school students in our church, and it is directed by Daniel Heath. If you like what you hear, be sure to come on Easter Sunday for more music from the Lindsey Bells along with our Chancel Choir, Praise Band, and a 19-piece orchestra.
 



Lindsey Bell Choir THIS Sunday, March 6

 
Our wonderful youth bell choir directed by Daniel Heath will be helping us to celebrate worship this Sunday, March 6 at 10:30 am. You won’t want to miss it!


Inquirers Class on March 12

 
 
Interested in becoming a Member/Covenant Partner? Do you have questions about what it means to be a Presbyterian? Get your questions answered at the Inquirers Class on March 12. Light lunch will be served. Childcare available upon request. Please RSVP by calling the church office at 253-272-3286. For questions, contact Pastor Becci Curtis-Lillie, bcurtis@fpctacoma.org.
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Second Wednesday Potluck on March 9

 
Join us Wednesday, March 9 from 6:00-7:00 pm for our monthly Wednesday night potluck! Spend an evening sharing stories and fellowship with others in our church. Please bring either soup, salad, entree or dessert to share as well as beverages for your own family. We will supply tables, plates, and cutlery. Because of allergies within our church, please don’t bring anything with nuts and label anything that contains gluten. For more information, contact Richard Shepard.


Easter Memorial Tulips

 
Remember your loved ones this Easter with the purchase of an Easter Tulip. The tulips will beautify our Sanctuary and following the Easter service, our Deacons and volunteers will deliver the Tulips to our shut-in members. The cost is $13.00 each. To order, use an envelope in the pew pockets, clearly print the name of your  loved one on the envelope along with your name, enclose cash or check and  place it in the offering plate or take to the church office. Sunday, March 14 is the last day to purchase your tulip and have your loves ones name appear in the bulletin in time for Easter.


Celebrate Easter 2016 at First Presbyterian Church of Tacoma

Experience the risen Christ during Holy Week, March 20-27, at historic First Presbyterian Church of Tacoma! Whether you have never visited our congregation, or you are an old-timer, we invite you to participate in this year’s events during Easter week that are designed to celebrate the good news of Jesus, how he took the punishment for our sins on himself, and how he brings us peace, purpose, and new life.
 
On Palm Sunday, experience our procession of the palms led by our children during morning worship at 10:30 am, and then attend a spectacular FREE evening concert at 6:00 pm featuring the Mosaic Choir and Orchestra, which will bring together singers and musicians from 25 churches in the Puget Sound area.
 
On Good Friday, come visit our cathedral-like sanctuary from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm for a meaningful time of prayer and reflection led by Lance Kagey and other musicians and readers. Then come back at 7:00 pm for a dramatic Good Friday service featuring music from our Chancel Choir, dramatic readings, special decorations, and the sacrament of Communion.
 
On Easter Sunday, March 27, join us for Easter brunch at 9:00 am, followed by an Easter celebration service at 10:30 am featuring our Chancel Choir, Praise Team, Lindsey Bell Choir, pipe organ, and a 19-piece orchestra. This year we will be having an allergy-friendly Easter service without live Easter lilies. Instead, we will be using live tulips supplemented by artificial lilies.
 
For more information, e-mail us or call us at 253-272-3286. We are located at 20 Tacoma Ave. S., on the corner of Tacoma Ave and Division.
 
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Mosaic Arts Choir and Orchestra @ FPC on March 20

On Palm Sunday (March 20), you are invited to attend a FREE celebration concert by the Mosaic Arts Choir and Orchestra at 6:00 pm in our main sanctuary. This group has performed around the world and draws singers and instrumentalists from 10 denominations and 25 churches. Several of the pieces will be orchestrated by FPC’s own Minister of Worship, Dr. Daniel Perrin. Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and prepare to experience the power of God in a new way! A free-will offering will be taken at the concert.
 
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All Church Bingo & Chili Saturday Night @ 5:00 pm

Join us Saturday night  (Feb. 27) for FREE chili and bingo @ 5:00 pm in South Chapel.


Applications Wanted: Full-Time Interim Youth Director Search

FPC is currently accepting applications for a full-time Interim Youth Ministry Director. This person will begin in Fall 2016 and help continue to run our youth programs as we conduct a larger search during the 2016-2017 school year for our permanent Youth Director. If you (or someone you know) is interested in applying, please send a cover letter & resume to the church office (Attention: Pastor Becci Curtis-Lillie) or email bcurtis@fpctacoma.org. Applications are due on March 15, 2016.


Help Needed: Easter Baskets

Join us in serving those in need this Easter through our food basket program. Donations of packaged food items and money to purchase perishable items are needed. Food items include: canned vegetables and fruit, applesauce, black olives, Stove Top stuffing, boxed potatoes, boxed pasta mixes, and Rice-a-Roni. Donations can be made through March 13th, and they should be dropped off in Fellowship Hall.



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