Music Ministries

Music is a vibrant part of the life of the congregation at First Presbyterian Church (FPC). If God has gifted you in the area of music, we encourage you to use your musical gifts for God.
 

If you sing, please consider joining our Chancel Choir and/or contemporary Praise Team. The Chancel Choir leads the congregation in worship from September-June and also plays a key role in our Community Christmas Concert in December, our Christmas Eve Service, and our Easter Celebration Service. The Praise Team leads the congregation in worship from January-December.

If you are an instrumentalist, consider joining using your instruments during our celebration services at Christmas and Easter, as part of the Praise Team, or as a soloist during summer or other times of the year.
 
If you are a young person (starting in the 5th grade) to adult, consider joining one of our handbell choirs.
 
If you are interested in knowing about some of the key hymns and praise songs we sing regularly at FPC, check out our “FPC Canon.”
 

Chancel Choir

  • Chancel Choir meets for rehearsals on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30 pm from September through early June.

Praise Team

  • The contemporary Praise Team rehearses on Sunday mornings and at other times during the year.

Handbell Choirs

  • The Chapel Bell Ringers is a choir designed for grades 5 through 8. They rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Middleton Parlor (down the long hall on the left). This is a training group that rings three octaves of bells.
  • The Lindsey Bell Ringers (named after our pastor emeritus, Dr. Albert J. Lindsey), is composed of grades 9 and up. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Middleton Parlor. This group rings 5+ octaves of bells at an advanced level.

Questions?

  • To find out more info. on how to become involved, contact our Minister of Worship, Dr. Daniel Perrin.
 

Music News

Introducing the FPC Canon

Earlier this year, Pastor Eric asked our Worship Committee to come up with an “FPC Canon”—a select list of  hymns and praise songs that are especially meaningful to the FPC community. After receiving more than 100 nominations from the congregation earlier this year, FPC’s Worship Committee came up with a list of 26 hymns and praise songs. Now you can explore the complete list on the new FPC Canon web page  We also encourage you to listen to these songs during the week and use them in your own worship. Then they will have an even deeper meaning when you sing them in worship at FPC. These aren’t the only songs we will be singing during worship, but they are songs that for various reasons have meaning for our particular community. You can also start exploring the songs by using the YouTube playlist below. And stay tuned for future blog posts about specific songs on the list.
 


Reminder: Worship Mission to Guatemala Info Meeting on June 17

Do you sing or play an instrument? Interested in going on a worship mission to Guatemala in December? Musicians and singers are needed for a series of evangelistic meetings. Please join Edwin Martinez and Tim Kleefeld in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, June 17 from 9:45-10:15 am to learn about this exciting opportunity!


Informational Meeting June 17: Worship Mission to Guatemala

Do you sing or play an instrument? Interested in going on a worship mission to Guatemala in December? Musicians and singers are needed for a series of evangelistic meetings. Please join Edwin Martinez and Tim Kleefeld in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, June 17 from 9:45-10:15 am to learn about this exciting opportunity!


Easter 2018 at FPC Tacoma!

Miss our Easter service on Sunday, or want to experience some of the highlights again during this Easter week? You can listen to Pastor Eric’s sermon here, and thanks to Chip Van Gilder you can watch and listen below to the wonderful music of Easter morning featuring our chancel choir, youth handbell choir, brass, woodwinds, timpani, pipe organ, grand piano, and praise band. Many thanks to our whole crew at FPC for making our Easter service such a joyful celebration… including our Pastor Eric Jacobsen, our Minister of Worship Daniel Perrin (who arranged the music), our organist Patrice Barnett, our Lindsey Bells director Daniel Heath, our pianist Taylor Gonzales, members of our praise band, our AV team (Jeff Reinmuth, Steve Richards, and Chip Van Gilder), our building Superintendent Mike Johnson, our ushers, our greeters, our church staff (including Karen Ackerson and Carol Heath and Aaron Byers), and all the volunteers who helped with our free breakfast, decorating the church, and more.
 

 

 


“Our Songs” at FPC Tacoma

FPC’s Worship Committee is seeking your favorite hymns and praise songs for use during worship throughout the year. E-mail your nominations to jwest@fpctacoma.org. Feel free to briefly explain why you find the song(s) meaningful and why you think they would be great to include as part of our worship as a community.



Join the FPC Chancel Choir

JOIN THE FPC CHOIR

This is a great time of year to join choir! We rehearse from 7:00pm – 8:30pm on Wednesday nights in Ferguson Chapel. Join us as we prepare weekly anthems and Holy Week celebrations. The Chapel Choir is a close knit family who would love to embrace you as one of their own!