FPC News and Announcements

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.

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.

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.

PotLuck/Town Hall Meeting

This Sunday directly after worship we will have a Church Potluck and Town Hall Meeting in Fellowship Hall to hear about all the great things happening at Camp McCullough. Come and enjoy fellowship with your church family as we dream together about how we can be faithful stewards of Camp McCullough.

Sunday School Class with Pastor Eric Starts Feb. 21: The New Normal

Starting Feb. 21, explore what the Bible really has to say about sexuality, marriage, and gender identity. What does the Bible actually say about sexuality, marriage, and gender identity? Each session will include a time of teaching by Pastor Eric as well as an opportunity for participants to ask anonymous questions.

Potluck/Town Hall Meeting on Camp McCullough, Feb. 28


We want your input! On Sunday, Feb 28, immediately after church we will be having a church potluck and town hall meeting in Fellowship Hall to talk about what’s happening at Camp McCullough. Come and enjoy fellowship with your church family as we dream together about how we can be faithful stewards of Camp McCullough. The Session (our governing board) wants to share its ideas about strengthening Camp for the future, and it wants to seek your input! Food can be dropped of in the kitchen any time on Sunday morning or it can be brought to Fellowship Hall around noon on Sunday. What to bring: If your last name begins with A–J, you can bring a HOT DISH. If your last name begins with K-Q, you can bring SALAD. If your last name begins with R-Z , you can bring DESSERT.

Tonight—Ash Wednesday Service/Second Wednesday Potluck

Join us tonight Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 6:00-7:00 pm for our monthly Wednesday night potluck! Spend an evening sharing stories and fellowship with others in our church. Then attend our Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 pm. If you are coming to the potluck, 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.



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