Bulletin and Announcements

Sunday Worship

The Order of Worship for the Second Sunday of Advent
December 4, 2022

Morning Worship

Services at 8:15am and 11:00am; Livestream available for 11:00 service only.

In the morning service, Pastor Nicoletti will preach from Deuteronomy 6, “Remaining Faithful in the Midst of Success.”

You can download the Order of Worship here.

 

Sunday School

Sunday School for all ages is at 9:45am. Livestream available for the adult class.

Information regarding class locations and descriptions can be found on our Sunday School page.

Evening Worship

Service at 6:00 pm; Livestream available.

This evening, Pastor Gutiérrez will preach from Matthew 5:17-20, 7:6-11: “Do Not Give Your Years to the Merciless.”

You can download the Order of Worship here.

 

Livestream

Our livestream page is available here.

Calendar

See our Weekly Activity Information below or the Events Page for more info!

Monday – December 5
- Barbara Simpson Viewing, Haven of Rest 6:00 – 8:00 pm
- Young Adults Dinner, Gutiérrez Home 7:00 pm
Tuesday – December 6
- Women’s Ministry of Faith Bible Study, Fellowship House 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
- Barbara Simpson Burial, Tahoma National Cemetery 12:30 pm
- Barbara Simpson Memorial Service & Reception 4:00 pm
- Samson Society, Church Office 7:00 – 8:00 pm
- Women’s Ministry of Faith Bible Study, Conference Room 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday – December 7
- Girls’ Discipleship Group, DeSoto Hall 2:20 – 3:20 pm
- Guys’ Discipleship Group, Library 2:20 – 3:20 pm
- Junior High Youth Group, Room 301 7:00 – 8:30 pm
- Senior High Youth Group, DeSoto Hall 7:00 – 8:30 pm
- Choristers, Choir Room 7:00 – 8:00 pm
- Prayer Meeting, Sanctuary 7:00 pm
Thursday – December 8
- Men’s Prayer & Bible Reading, Conference Room 6:30 am
- PB&J Ministry, DeSoto Hall 9:30 - 11:45 am
- Covenant High School Open House 6:00 pm
- CHS Concert & Art Show Prelude 7:10 pm; Concert 7:30 pm
Friday – December 9
- CHS Concert & Art Show Prelude 7:10 pm; Concert 7:30 pm
Saturday – December 10
- Saturday Soccer, 1717 S Union Ave. 9:30 am
- Serving at Tacoma Rescue Mission 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Third Sunday of Advent – December 11
Morning Worship 8:15 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 - 10:45 am
Choir Rehearsal 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Evening Worship 6:00 pm

For details, see our Events Calendar

- Third Sunday of Advent December 11
- Sunday School Christmas Program & Fourth Sunday of Advent December 18
- Christmas Eve Services December 24
- Christmas Sunday December 25
- Church Office Closed December 26

Dinner for Young Adults with the Gutierrez and Moura Families!

Monday nights, 7:00pm

The Gutierrez and Moura families invite all 18-20 year-olds to join them for their young adult group for dinner on Mondays at 7pm. If you would like to join this group, please contact Pastor Gutierrez

Women’s Ministry of Faith

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

We are studying the book of Job. All women are welcome to join us every Tuesday from 9:30 am - 12:00. We will be using Trusting God in Times of Adversity, by Kay Arthur and Pete DeLacy. If you plan to join the study, have any questions, or need help ordering the book, please contact Dawn Darby. We will be meeting in the Fellowship House, and we plan to be in-person and virtual.

Women’s Ministry of Faith

Tuesday Evening Bible Study

We are doing a 9-part study on 1 Peter by Jen Wilkin. The study is every first, third, and fifth (when there is one) Tuesday of the month in the conference room. Please contact Tammy Hanks for more details or if you need help ordering a book. We believe it will be very encouraging.

Mother’s Encouragement Group (MEG)
At MEG, we believe that beautiful things happen when moms encourage each other in community. If you’re a mom with young children, MEG is your place to meet with other moms who are at a similar place in their motherhood journey.
This year we are reading Parenting the Wholehearted Child: Captivating Your Child’s Heart with God’s Extravagant Grace by Jeannie Cunnion. Discussions will be led by Sandra Chiou, Hilary Kvale, and Lauren Miller.
MEG meets every other Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Fellowship House. Coffee, pastries, and childcare provided. Fall Meeting Dates: September 21; October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30; December 14. Fall Mom’s Night Out: September 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Choristers
Choristers is open to children ages 4-12. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 8:00, in the choir room. Please see Melissa McMillan for more details.

Men’s Prayer & Bible Reading
We meet Thursdays at 6:30 am in the church office Conference Room. We are currently reading in the New Testament. Please join us as we read and pray for each other and the world.

Saturday Soccer

Come join us for some fellowship and fun, Saturdays at 9:30 am. We have a new soccer location at 1717 S Union Ave. Tacoma, WA 98405! Guys and gals are welcome, and we play rain or shine, but we do ask that you be in high school or older! Locations and times may vary, and the best way to get involved and included in the updates is to join our text messages by texting SATSOCCER (no spaces) to this number: 84576, and you will automatically be added to our list. There is no cost to you, and we will not add you to other lists. You can also opt out any time! Please come join us! Questions? Contact Caleb Gutiérrez at (253) 353-4207.

Announcements

The Simpson family plans a viewing on Monday, December 5th, 6-8 pm at Haven of Rest Funeral Home in Gig Harbor. The burial is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6th at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. If you plan to attend, please be there at noon sharp. The burial will be at 12:30 pm sharp. A Memorial Service, also on Tuesday, will be here at the church at 4 pm, followed by a reception in DeSoto Hall. All are invited to the viewing, burial, memorial service, and reception.

The Covenant choir will perform the Christmas Concert this Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9. Come enjoy music celebrating Christ's birth and the holiday season! Prelude music begins at 7:10 pm, and choral music begins at 7:30 pm. Student artwork will also be on display before and after the concert with doors opening at 6:30 pm. We look forward to sharing the hard work of our students with you!

We will be serving a meal at the Tacoma Rescue Mission this Saturday, December 10. We need a total of 200 servings of desserts each time, which can mean 2 cookies per serving. You may put them in the kitchen freezer and mark them with Tacoma Rescue Mission or TRM by noon this Saturday, December 10. Also, please let Sandy Milton know, via email (samilton1000@gmail.com), what you are providing and how many so that she can plan accordingly. If you're hoping to help us serve, please let Sandy know that as well. Thank you for sharing in "giving food to the hungry and drink to the thirsty." (Matthew 25: 34-35).

Ladies, young and old, the women's ministry team invites you to join us to watch a Christmas movie at the Blue Mouse Theater on Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm. You are welcome to bring your own snack, or you can purchase popcorn and a drink. Please sign up - a link was sent out in the TNT on Wednesday - so that we have an idea of who will make it. Please contact Tina LeFebvre 253-222-5527 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you all there! **Due to family things, we have decided not to do dinner out this time.

Our December 14th meetings will be our last for 2022. All groups will resume in January.

As is our tradition, we will have a musical prelude to start the Christmas program. It is always a delight to see and hear our talented students play their various instruments in celebration of our Savior’s Birth! If you have a Sunday Schooler who would like to perform a piece for this year's prelude, please email Heidi Bone at heidirb@gmail.com with the title, length, and instrument of the song your student will be performing.

Enjoy an evening of music and drama to honor our newborn King, at our Sunday School Christmas Program this year on Sunday, December 18th at 6 pm! Rehearsals for the Christmas Play are held in Room 301 during the Sunday School hour. December 11, and 18, rehearsals will move to the sanctuary. Parents of participants will be e-mailed further details as needed. Saturday, December 17, 9am - 11am we will have our dress rehearsal for ALL students.

We are excited to announce that this Jan. 27-29, we will travel to Tall Timber Ranch in Leavenworth, WA for our annual Snow Retreat! We invite our high school students to join us for a weekend of outdoor fun and indoor relaxation, structured around times of worship and the preaching of God’s Word. Registration is now open, and the cost is $155. If you didn’t get his email for signing up, please contact Pastor Gutiérrez.
A FREE T-shirt will be raffled to one of the first 15 people who sign up completely. That means that registration, check, and forms are all turned in! As before, space is limited as registration for all other churches in the presbytery will open soon after ours. So, sign up and secure your spot! It should only take 5-10min! Questions? Contact Pastor Gutiérrez (253) 448-1823.

If you are looking for a way to plug in and take ownership of your church but are hesitant to take on something daunting, we are looking for volunteers like you! We currently have volunteer slots open for greeter, sanctuary reset, and sound tech, with more on the way. If you’re interested in learning more or volunteering, or if you have more ideas for volunteer opportunities, please either talk to Evan Kvale in person or send an email to ekvale@faithtacoma.org.

The church is looking to hire a nursery attendant to minister to our covenant children during the 11:00 service. Applicants should be at least 18 years old, have experience with childcare, be able to follow safety and security policies and procedures, and should be regularly attending the alternate morning service. (We do not wish for this position to hinder someone from regular Sunday morning worship!). Please contact the church office if you are interested in applying.

We are making sandwiches here at Faith each week on Thursday mornings at 9:30‐11:45 in DeSoto Hall. Please come and join us if you are able!

We serve a meal at the Tacoma Rescue Mission on the second Saturday of each month. Look for a bulletin announcement with details two weeks ahead of our turn to serve in the following month. If you are hoping to help us serve, please contact Sandy Milton (samilton1000@gmail.com), as you will need to complete a little paperwork a few days prior to your first time serving at the Mission.