FPC Reopening Plans and Information

Welcome to the web page for the FPC Reopening Team. This is a place where you can find information about FPC’s plans to safely reopen its doors for in-person activities in coming months as state and local authorities allow. We look forward to re-gathering together for worship and other activities. Please come back and visit this page for updates.

We also want you to know that despite current restrictions, FPC is still “open for business,” and we hope you stay connected through our online programs, including Sunday worship, youth group, kids’ activities, prayer meetings, an online coffee hour, and more.

FPC’s Phased Reopening Documents and Guidance

FPC has adopted a phased reopening plan that follows state guidance. Download the summary of the plan here. This plan is a living document that will be updated as the circumstances continue to develop. Here are our current reopening documents and guidance:
Full FPC Reopening Plan (as of 6/18/20)



Questions? Concerns? Ideas?

We’d love to hear from you if you have questions or concerns or ideas and suggestions for us to consider. Contact us through the button below.


Staying Connected to FPC

While we are working on re-opening for in-person activities, we hope you will continue to take part in our many online programs:

Members of the Team

Here are the members of the FPC Reopening Team:

  • Jenn Jensen, Chair and FPC member
  • Tiffany Artime, FPC member
  • Julie Brownlee, FPC Kids’ Ministry Co-Director
  • Aaron Byers, FPC Director of Church Operations
  • Terry Forslund, FPC Elder and Member of Session
  • Eric Jacobsen, FPC Lead Pastor
  • Jean Malmin, FPC Minister of Visitation
  • Michelle Martinez, FPC Director of Discipleship
  • John West, FPC Worship and Arts Committee Chair

Latest News

Survey about FPC Reopening—Your Input Needed

The FPC Reopening Team is seeking your feedback about your needs and preferences as we look to start reopening in coming weeks and months. If you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to complete our brief confidential survey which includes questions about your current feelings regarding returning to regular church activities as the state and local governments lift restrictions on public gatherings through their phased plan. As a thank you, you will be entered into a raffle to win an Anthem gift card! Complete the survey now. 

FPC’s Phased Reopening Plan

Exciting news! FPC’s Session (board of Elders) has adopted a phased reopening plan drafted by FPC’s Reopening Team. The new plan follows state guidance and is a living document that will be updated by the Reopening Team as circumstances continue to develop. Download the summary of the plan here. We are now in “Phase 2” of the plan. If you want to submit comments or questions, remember to visit the FPC Reopening Team web page.

Visit FPC’s Reopening Web Page

Pierce County has entered “Phase 2” of Washington State’s reopening plan. That means our church may be able to start reopening some in-person activities in coming weeks. Our Reopening Team and Session (board of Elders) will be working hard on our reopening plans in coming days. Please keep these groups in your prayers as they seek to figure out what we can do to safely reopen as our government allows. Stay updated about our reopening plans by visiting our new web page for the Reopening Team at www.fpctacoma.org/reopen. This page will be your one-stop site for the latest news and announcements about our timeline for reopening. You will also find there the names of  members of our Reopening Team, and a way you can submit your questions, concerns, and suggestions to the Reopening Team. We are all in this together!

Message from Pastor Eric about FPC Reopening Team

Dear First Pres Family,

I just wanted to let everyone know that we are going to be continuing to meet via livestream for the foreseeable future. We have recently formed a reopening team that is developing a strategy for reopening the church which maintains the safety of our church members and the community as a whole. You can expect to receive regular updates from this team in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we are so grateful for all of the ways that we have been able to continue to pursue the mission of FPC during these challenging times. Thank you all for your partnership in this important work.


Pastor Eric