Bulletin and Announcements

The Lord's Day

The Order of Worship for June 16, 2024

Morning Worship

Services at 8:15am and 11:00am

In the morning service, Pastor Gutiérrez will preach on “Trusting God When You Fear” from Genesis chapter 20

You can download the Order of Worship here. 

 

Sunday School 

Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9:45am. Specific information for both child and adult classes, including topics and classroom locations, can be found on our Sunday School page.

 

Evening Worship

Service at 6:00pm

Pastor White will preach from Acts 11:19-30, on “The Communion of Saints.”

You can download the Order of Worship here.

 

Livestream

All worship services as well as the adult Sunday School class in the sanctuary are available on our livestream page.

Calendar

This Week (through June 23)

Tuesday – June 18
– Samson Society, Exordium 7:00-8:00 pm
– Women’s Ministry of Faith Bible Study, Fellowship House 7:00-8:30 pm
Wednesday – June 19
– Seniors’ Book Club, Conference Room 12:30 – 2:00 pm
– Prayer Meeting, Old Narthex 7:00 – 8:00 pm
– Junior High Youth Group, Room 301 7:00 – 8:30 pm
– Senior High Youth Group, DeSoto Hall 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday – June 20
– Men’s Prayer & Bible Reading, Conference Room 6:30 am
– PB&J Ministry, DeSoto Hall 9:15 – 11:15 am
Friday – June 21
– Wedding Ceremony of Mackenzie Knight & Benjamin Mellott 4:00 pm
Saturday – June 22
– Saturday Soccer, 1717 S Union Ave. 10:00 am
The Lord’s Day – June 23
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

Upcoming Events

For details, see our Events Calendar

– Charis Woo Bridal Shower June 24
– Youth Group Sacred Road Trip June 29 – July 6
– Vacation Bible School July 8-12
– Battle of the Books XVII August 25

Weekly Activity Information

Young Professionals
If you are a young professional and are single, dating, or married (without kids) we would like to invite you to join us! We meet every other Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for dinner and discussions on topics relevant to Christian professionals. We also host events like hikes, BBQs, and bowling nights. Stay updated on upcoming events by texting Pastor Gutiérrez at 253-448-1823 to get in the loop!

Women’s Ministry of Faith Tuesday Morning Bible Study

The Tuesday morning Bible study is on break for the summer and will resume on Tuesday, September 10, 2024.

Women’s Ministry of Faith Tuesday Evening Bible Study
We have one more meeting on June 18; then we break for the summer and resume on Tuesday, September 17th. We meet every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Fellowship House. Contact Tammy Hanks for more information.
Mother’s Encouragement Group (MEG)

MEG is currently on break for the summer and will resume in September. If you would like to join the Signal chat group where prayer requests are shared and park playdates are set up, please contact Kaylee Aown at (253) 536-8369.

Seniors’ Book Club

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm in the Conference Room. Fresh-baked goodies, good books, and great company is what you can expect! Contact Jennifer Sullivan for more details at (253) 225-2516, jajlsullivan@hotmail.com, or in person!

Choristers

We are on summer break. Choristers is open to children ages 4-12. We will meet on Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the choir room when we resume in the fall. Have questions? Please contact Melissa McMillan.
Men’s Prayer & Bible Reading

We meet on Thursdays at 6:30 am in the 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 on Saturdays at 10:00 am. We have a great 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 a teenager or older! Contact Nathaniel Gutiérrez at (253) 448-1823 for questions and to receive updates on cancellations.

Announcements

The Final June Bridal Shower

Ladies of Faith, we have one more opportunity to celebrate a bride in the month of June! Please come, if you are able, and show your love and support for Mrs. Charis Woo on Monday, June 24th at 7pm in DeSoto Hall (note the change of location). Charis married Andy Woo in May, and we are excited to celebrate them and get to know Charis better! In lieu of gifts they are requesting money only. Group gift checks can be made payable to Suzan Gross and placed in the donation
box in the narthex.

Wedding Invitation

The Knights, together with the Mellotts, warmly invite you to the wedding ceremony of Mackenzie Lynn and Benjamin Guy on Friday, June 21st, at four o’clock in the afternoon, here at Faith Presbyterian Church. Please come to celebrate this joyful union as we worship our Lord!

Covenant High School Openings

Covenant High School has openings for a part-time PE teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Interested candidates can email Principal Miller for more information about these positions: dmiller@chstacoma.org

Calling ALL Junior High & Senior High Parents!

It’s time to sign your child up for their new grade in our youth ministries list! We have now officially transitioned to our new
email list. To stay connected or be included on this list, you must scan the QR code in this week’s bulletin to fill out the signup form. Don’t miss out—make sure your child is registered today!

Vacation Bible School Registration

Ahoy Mates! The voyage of a lifetime is about to begin! Recruiting young “Sea Explorer” to cast off for a high seas adventure with Summer Seaquest, an action-packed voyage to meet the God who saves. SSQ dives into the story of Jonah and follows his route to repentance (including a stopover in a very fishy port of call!). Summer Seaquest sails daily from July 8th – July 12th, 2024, from 9am-12pm here at Faith Presbyterian. To register please visit https://vbspro.events/p/faithtacoma or use the QR code in this week’s bulletin. See you at Homeport!

17th Annual FPC Library Summer Reading Program

The volunteers in the Church Library are very happy to announce the start of this year’s Summer Reading Program. There are several programs:
Grade School (entering K – 5th grade)
Set sail on a Summer Reading Adventure! Starting Sunday, June 9, go into the Library to sign up for this year’s program and get your worksheets. Turn in a worksheet for every 100 minutes you read this summer and sail your ship across the water and get candy and an entry in a prize drawing at the end of the summer.
Middle School (entering 6th – 8th grade)
Get ready for Battle of the Books XVII! Does your team have what it takes to win this year? We will again be featuring a spectacular combination of pizza, ice cream, book trivia, prizes, and real game show buzzers. Come to the Library and sign up in groups of three (be sure to think of a good team name.) Library volunteers will be coming to your Sunday School classes to answer questions and help people to find teammates.
All questions will be based on the following books (you can get a copy of the list in the Library):
1. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
2. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
4. Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
5. Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
6. Duncan’s War by Douglas Bond
7. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
8. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
9. Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John
So, get started with your teammates reading the books. Each member of the winning team receives $50!!

Service Opportunities

Nursery Volunteers Needed

We are seeking additional volunteers to help care for the children in our nursery during the services. This is one way in which we can keep our baptismal vows, and also help provide young mothers with the ability to attend worship. If you are willing to help, please contact Farnoush Katouzian, our Nursery Supervisor, at fkjanuary6th@gmail.com, or (253) 397-7136. We hope to have enough volunteers that each volunteer would only serve a few times per year.

The church is looking to hire a nursery attendant to minister to our covenant children during both our 8:15s and 11:00am services. 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.

PB&J Ministry

We are making sandwiches here at Faith each week on Thursday at 9:15‐11:15 am in DeSoto Hall for the Tacoma Rescue Mission. Please join us if you are able!

Tacoma Rescue Mission Meal Service

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.