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March 2018

Session Meeting with the Congregation

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
DeSoto Hall

As reported at the annual meeting, further discussion of the session’s proposal to change the pastoral staffing will continue. One recommendation of the Presbytery’s committee that discussed this proposal with us was that a maximum effort be made to assure transparency. As a result, we are committed to follow up on plans, previously announced, to meet with the congregation in numbers of manageable size to discuss with you this proposal as well as the several other important transitions the church is…

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Session Meeting with the Congregation

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DeSoto Hall

As reported at the annual meeting, further discussion of the session’s proposal to change the pastoral staffing will continue. One recommendation of the Presbytery’s committee that discussed this proposal with us was that a maximum effort be made to assure transparency. As a result, we are committed to follow up on plans, previously announced, to meet with the congregation in numbers of manageable size to discuss with you this proposal as well as the several other important transitions the church is…

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Session Meeting with the Congregation

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DeSoto Hall

The elders have had three meetings with the congregation to explain the Session’s proposal to change the pastoral staffing. One opportunity remains for the congregation, both to hear the Session’s rationale and for the congregation to ask questions and offer comments. Though events have overtaken the Session’s original proposal, the elders remain convinced that it is important for members of the congregation to have attended one of these meetings in advance of the congregational meeting on Sunday evening, March 18th.…

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Women in the Church Meeting

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DeSoto Hall

Ladies, please join us for the Women in the Church meeting, Thursday, March 15th, 7pm in DeSoto Hall.  Come a bit early to enjoy refreshments and fellowship.  We will have a full meeting with special music, personal testimony, book report, and a missionary report.  If you need babysitting, please contact Debbie Mellott.

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Game Zone ALERT!

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
DeSoto Hall

When and where: Friday, March 16th in DeSoto Hall What time: 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm (come for a short time or stay the whole time) What to bring: Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and all things Irish What to wear: (optional) green and anything related to St. Patrick’s Day What to expect: Board GAMES, St. Patrick’s Day photo booth fun, prizes… Who should come: EVERYONE who loves to have fun and fellowship

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ACM Recital Competition Welcomes an Audience

March 17
Sanctuary

On Saturday, March 17, three dozen student musicians (including several from FPC) from the Puget Sound churches will compete for scholarships to further their music education. The all-day event that includes three recitals begins at 9:15 a.m. in the FPC Sanctuary. For more information, contact Ron Bechtel or Elissa Hastings at the Alliance of Christian Musicians.

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Call for a Meeting of the Congregation

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sanctuary

A meeting of the congregation has been scheduled for Sunday evening March 18th to act on the resignation of Associate Pastor Richard DeMass. The meeting will follow immediately upon the conclusion of the evening service.

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Covenant High School Drama Production

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sanctuary

Harold Peabody’s sweet aunts Millie and Gertie are away for a few days while Harold stays at their home to watch over his eccentric Uncle Charlie, who thinks he is a pirate and is constantly "burying treasure" in the basement.  When Harold hears the local bank has been robbed and then discovers a bag of money in the house, he declares that Charlie has buried his last treasure and must go to a rest home for his own good. This fast-paced…

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Covenant High School Drama Production

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sanctuary

Harold Peabody’s sweet aunts Millie and Gertie are away for a few days while Harold stays at their home to watch over his eccentric Uncle Charlie, who thinks he is a pirate and is constantly "burying treasure" in the basement.  When Harold hears the local bank has been robbed and then discovers a bag of money in the house, he declares that Charlie has buried his last treasure and must go to a rest home for his own good. This fast-paced…

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Palm Sunday

March 25

Easter Play All ages are invited during the 9:45 am Sunday School hour to see the Easter play The Promise Fulfilled performance by the Junior High students in the sanctuary. Please come see the hard work that the students have put into this play over the last 10 weeks. Handel's Messiah 6:00 p.m. The ACM Festival Choir, a collaboration of singers from eight area churches, will present Parts 2-3 of Messiah. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Soloists are Daniel Roberts, bass, Ross Hauck, tenor,…

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Baby Shower for Annika St. John

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DeSoto Hall

We look forward to welcoming Baby St. John sometime in May! Ladies, please come and celebrate with Annika, and help her and Zach get all the cute baby things they need for their first child. Annika is registered with Amazon and Target, or you may contribute to the group gift in the narthex, or see Emma or Abby St. John.

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Good Friday Service followed by Men’s Night of Prayer

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sanctuary

Our Good Friday worship service at 7 pm is one hour of Scripture reading, choral anthems, and hymns.  Following at 9 pm is the Men's Night of Prayer.  The Men's Night of Prayer continues until 1 am.  This is an evening of readings, food and fellowship, and extended periods of prayer. We warmly welcome all the men of the congregation to attend for as much of the time as may be possible. One is always glad to have gone!

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April 2018

Easter Sunday – 8:15 am & 11:00 am

April 1

It has been our custom for many years to organize our morning service on Easter Sunday as an evangelistic service. A testimony is given – this year by Mike Pfefferle - and the sermon is evangelistic in its character. All of this means, of course, that we want as many unbelieving people in church on Easter Sunday as possible. The service will be especially for them! Invitations to the service are available in the narthex for your use. We encourage…

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Baby Shower for Juliana Mbala

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WIC Room

Come celebrate with Juliana Mbala and welcome baby Zane! The shower will be held in the WIC room at 7:00, Tuesday, April 3rd. To contribute to the group gift, use one of the envelopes at the shower box, or see Bonnie McCoy.

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Marriage Retreat

April 12 - April 14

Married couples of Faith, a marriage retreat is scheduled for April 12-14 at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington.  The lodge is beautifully situated on the Columbia Gorge. The cost is a very reduced rate of approximately $100 a night (Thursday and Friday). More information to follow on payment and activities. There are still several spots available for the retreat. These rooms are reserved, and no payment needs to be made until checkout.  If you have questions please ask Mark Aown.

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Women in the Church: Spring Tea and Fashion Show by Pairs

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
DeSoto Hall

The Ladies’ Spring Tea and Fashion Show by Pairs will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. All women are welcome whether you are a mother, daughter, or grandmother—young and old alike! Our guest speaker, Diane Collins, will be speaking about “Sorrow and Love.” This year our fashion show will be by pairs, either a mother & daughter, or grandmother & granddaughter, sisters, cousins, or friends—you decide! There will be a $100 cash prize for…

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May 2018

Family Fun Luncheon – Festeggiamo con gusto!

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DeSoto Hall

Family Fun Luncheon! For those who signed up for the Family Fun Luncheon, please stroll over to Ristorante di Italiano (in DeSoto Hall) after the 11:00 a.m. worship service for food, fun and fellowship. Also, if you are visiting today, we have extra places at the table for you! Please stay and be our guest

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Men of Faith Spring Breakfast

May 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
DeSoto Hall

Men of Faith Spring Breakfast May 12th.  Rev. Jason Davison, Assistant Pastor at our sister church Grace Seattle will bring us a message titled "I Too Am A Man": Peter, Presbyterianism & Parish Ministry Walking through the narrative of Peter and Cornelius in Acts 10, Pastor Davison and the Men of Faith Tacoma will explore what the Lord has to say to us today as disciples of Jesus seeking to minister cross-culturally in various areas life--personally and corporately as a…

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Anniversary Sunday

May 13

We celebrate the founding of the church in 1953.  For a brief history, click here.

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Presbytery of the Pacific NW Meeting

May 17 - May 18

The Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest is one of the presbyteries in the Presbyterian Church in America and consists of the teaching elders and churches in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  The next meeting is at our sister congregation, Christ Church Bellingham.

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