FPC News and Announcements

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 cheath@fpctacoma.org  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!): http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=UQPH6312&welcome=1.

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 http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=UQPH6312&welcome=1.

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  kackerson@fpctacoma.org


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:  jimfarrell55@yahoo.com


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 cheath@fpctacoma.org. 


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

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