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With Sympathy: Vernon Baldwin

55f211761c269Long-time FPC member Vernon Baldwin (born November 27, 1917) went to be with Jesus on Thursday, September 3, A member of FPC since 1962, Vernon was owner of Proctor Paint & Hardware in Tacoma for 33 years and a veteran of World War II. His memorial service will be held on Friday, September 18 at 11:00am at the Haven of Rest in Gig Harbor.

Made: A Creative Gathering for Women

The women of FPC and their friends are invited to enjoy a day of creativity and fellowship at “Made: A Creative Gathering for Women” on Saturday, October 17th from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Cost is $60 (includes materials and lunch). You can register online or get a paper registration form after the Sunday worship service in Fellowship Hall. You can also request a registration form  electronically by sending an email to

Lydia Fellowship Meets on Sept. 15

All women are welcome to join the Lydia Fellowship! They meet for dessert and fellowship followed by a rotating study. Their next meeting will be Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm at the home of Jean Williams. The focus for Sept. is prayer. Carpool is available through Rita Martin, 253-472-0973.

New Women’s Bible Study Begins

Tue., September 15th at 7:00pm and Wed., September 16th at 9:15am in South Chapel. We will be taking the 90-Day Gospel Challenge together!  We encourage women to purchase one of the 90-Day Journals as the book for this study. Cost is $5.00, and it is available in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings. Childcare available on Wednesday mornings.

Tough Questions High School Class Starts 9/20

What are your toughest questions about the Christian faith? If you are a High School student, we invite you to join our “Tough Questions” class on Sunday mornings @ 9:15 am starting Sept. 20. If you come, you will help determine the content of the class!. We are going to choose our topics based on the questions submitted by the participants (and you will be able to submit them anonymously if you want to). Do you have questions about the Bible, sexuality, salvation, science and faith, pain and suffering, or something else? Come and let’s explore them together! For more info., contact Sonja West @

Youth-Parent Fall Kick-Off Potluck

Come meet the Youth Ministry leaders and learn more about this year’s youth program at the Youth-Parent Fall Kick-Off Potluck at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 13. If your last name begins with A-M, please bring a dessert to share. If your last name begins with N-Z, please bring a main dish to share. To RSVP or if you have questions, please contact 

Kick-Off Sunday in Fellowship Hall on 9/13

Join us in Fellowship Hall on Sept. 13 at 9:15 am and get all the information you need about the various ministries and programs of FPC Tacoma for the coming year.

Worship and BBQ at Camp McCullough, Rain or Shine!

Join us this coming Sunday, August 30, for worship at Camp McCullough at 10:30 am, followed by a BBQ picnic. Cost of the BBQ is $5 per person or $15 per family. For more information, contact the church office at 253-272-3286 or We will be celebrating on Sunday, rain or shine! Pastor Eric explains:
Did you know that when rain is used in the Bible it is almost always connected to God’s blessing?  And given the drought and recent wildfires, I think that we can consider any rain that we get this weekend a blessing as well. But, you may still be asking yourself, what does that mean for our worship service this Sunday at Camp McCullough?  And I’m happy to let you know that we are going forward with our plans for worship at Camp even if it is raining. If it does rain, we will most likely do  most of the service in the lodge and just go outside briefly for the baptism. And after the service, we will go forward with our Church Family Picnic—and some of us may even do some swimming in the rain. In any case, rain or shine, you will be blessed by this special time of worship and fellowship together.  I do hope that you will be able to be there.  

Town Hall Meeting This Sunday at 9:15am in Fellowship Hall

Q: What does a cry room, a clean and functional men’s bathroom, digital monitors in the hallways, and a repaired organ have in common?


A: Project Welcome
Come find out more at the Town Hall Meeting 
Sunday at 9:15 – Fellowship Hall – Treats and Good Coffee

Worship at Camp McCullough on August 30

On Sunday, August 30, join us for worship at Camp McCullough at 10:30 am, followed by a BBQ picnic. Cost of the BBQ is $5 per person or $15 per family. For more information, contact the church office at 253-272-3286 or 

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