First Presbyterian Church Blog

Hear Our Organ THIS Sunday

FPC’s magnificent pipe organ is back! Its Static Regulator was rebuilt, and it was reinstalled this past week. (See what it took to reinstall it.) Come to church this Sunday and hear our organist Patrice Barnett play “Now Thank We All Our God” by Karg-Elert and “Prelude in G Major” by Bach. You don’t want to miss this debut of our organ with fuller sound. If you love organ music, also be sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming Organ Recital at FPC by Sarah Duffy from the University of Washington on Monday, November 9 at 7:30 pm.

 
 
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The Return of Our Organ’s Static Regulator!

It’s back! The Static Regulator for our wonderful pipe organ has been re-built and reinstalled. You can see what it took to get it reinstalled by checking out the picture gallery below. Thanks to everyone who helped out! And thanks to Chuck Hayden for supplying the photos and captions. Be sure to come back this Sunday to hear what our organ now sounds like!
 


Woman to Woman Mentor Meeting

Interested in learning what mentoring is all about?  Sunday Sept.27, Noon to 1 come to
the Gold Room for information on what is involved in being a mentor, a mentee, or a
prayer warrior in FPC’s Woman to Woman Mentoring Program.
 


Alpha Prayer

Anyone who is interested in praying for the upcoming Alpha program at FPC, starting in
January, please contact Betty McCartney at bettymccartney46@gmail.com.


Submit a Prayer Request Online!

You can now submit a prayer request online and have it submitted to the Prayer Chain, the Pastors, or the weekly bulletin. And check out the Prayer Ministry page for thoughts and updates about prayer from FPC’s Prayer Coordinator Betty McCartney.



Celebrate the Life of Jack Gillam on Sept. 26

photo_020002_C0A80181165df31EDFSO9l7F4FB6_1_3b7c859743d613cafeb8941b4e3e8b27_20150917Celebrate the life and service of longtime FPC member Jack Gillam (July 5, 1926-Sept. 14, 2015) on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11:00 am in Ferguson Chapel, followed by a reception in Middleton Parlor.
 
Jack was a member of FPC with his wife Nellie since 1979. They were married for 56 years. Jack served on the Pastor Nominating Committee that recruited our current Senior Pastor, and for many years, he faithfully drove  seniors to worship in our church on Sunday mornings. He was the face of Christ to many, many people in our community. He truly had a Deacon’s heart.
 
Jack is survived by his wife Nellie Stray Gillam, son John R. Gillam, and daughter Nellie J. Gillam-Burns. He was a well-loved man who lived his life for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; a great husband and dad who is already missed. He proudly served his country during WW2 in the Merchant Marines, and during the Korean War in the Army.


New Church App Is Here!

In addition to accessing information about FPC through our mobile-friendly church website, you can now download a free app to access church info. on your iPhone or Android phone.
 
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All Sons and Daughters Concert, October 25 @ 7:00 pm

Join us Sunday, October 25 at FPC Tacoma for a worship concert featuring the amazing folk group For All Sons & Daughters. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with the concert starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. You can buy the advance tickets in the church office or online (online tickets carry an extra $1.90 per ticket fee).
 
More information: Music lovers worldwide are captivated, swept up in the surging wave of modern folk as heard in the likes of Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Neon Trees, The Civil Wars and others. Organic, acoustic and packed with live energy and freedom, it’s the unpolished imperfection and open invitation to sing along that has catapulted these artists into the spotlight and up the charts.
 
For All Sons & Daughters’ Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, these qualities are even more keenly experienced in music that connects broken people with their God. Worship leaders at Journey Church in Franklin, TN, their critically acclaimed EPs, Brokenness Aside, Reason To Sing and The Longing, along with their full length albums, Season One and Live bear witness to the power of worship by the people, for the people and of the people. In the truest sense, the mesmerizing, soul-baring lyrics and acoustic styling of this talented duo are beginning to make an impact… inside and outside the church.
 
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The Rebuilding of Our Organ’s Static Regulator

As many of you know, the static regulator on FPC’s magnificent pipe organ suffered significant damage. But thanks to the generosity of members and friends of the congregation, we raised enough funds to have it rebuilt. Well, this week the work has been done. Many thanks to the Building and Grounds Committee and its head Jerry Heath, and especially to Building Superintendent Mike Johnson for doing much of the work and coordination. (Be sure to thank them!) Here is the story in pictures of what happened, courtesy of Chuck Hayden and the company that is rebuilding the static regulator. I can’t wait to hear the organ after this rebuild!
 
 



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