FAQ post

Following are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If your question isn’t answered here, please contact the church office at 253-272-3286 or generalinfo@fpctacoma.org. We would be delighted to talk to you.

1. When is your service on Sunday?

We have one worship celebration on Sundays at 10:30 am. This blended service includes praise songs led by our worship band, traditional hymns, pipe organ, and chancel choir. The order of worship includes words of welcome, confession, prayers, a sermon, scripture, special music, and more. We generally celebrate Holy Communion on the second Sunday of each month.

2. Where are you located?

We are at the corner of Division and Tacoma Ave. S in Tacoma (our mailing address is 20 Tacoma Ave. South, Tacoma, WA 98402). For a map, please go here.

3. Do you have childcare during your service?

Yes! For infants and toddlers, we have wonderful child care available during both services. Infants up to age 2 are cared for in the Nursery on the second floor, and toddlers from 2-4 are cared for in Woodworth Hall, also on the second floor.

4. Do you offer Sunday School?

Yes! We have Christian education classes for children through adults from 9:15-10:15 am. Adults usually have the choice of classes focusing on the Bible, theological issues, or spiritual growth.

5. Do you have parking?

Yes! We are blessed with a large parking lot behind our church. 

6. How do people dress who attend your church?

Many different ways, from casual to suits and dresses. Come as you are! 

7. What is the age range of your congregation?

We are a multi-generational church. We have babies and people in their 90s, and everything in between. 

8. What do you believe?

We are an evangelical church that joyfully believes that Jesus is the way of salvation. For more information, see the “Our Beliefs” section of this website. 

9. What is your denominational affiliation?

Our congregation is a member of the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO).

10. Do you have special programs for men, women, youth, and seniors?

Yes! We have many different programs and services for people of all ages. For a listing, see the “Ministries” section of this website.

11. Do you have a church school?


12. How are you governed?

We are governed by a board called the “Session,” which is made up of elders (men and women) who are elected by the congregation. Our church is also connected to other churches in the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO), which is governed by the Presbyterian form of church government. ECO’s governance and accountability structure can be found here.

13. How do I join the choir, the youth group, a Bible study…?

The easiest way is to contact the church office for more information at 253-272-3286 or generalinfo@fpctacoma.org.