Inquirers/New Members Class, Oct. 25 @ 9:00 am

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Interested in becoming a Member/Covenant Partner of FPC Tacoma? Do you have questions about what it means to be a Presbyterian?  Come to the class from 9:00 am-1:00 pm on Saturday, October 25 and get your questions answered. A light lunch will be served. Sign up through the church office at 253-272-3286. For questions contact Pastor Becci Curtis-Lillie at bcurtis@fpctacoma.org.

Help a Child through Operation Christmas Child

Help a child in another country for Christmas this year by packing a shoe box for Samaritan’s Purse and its Operation Christmas Child program. Collection dates for FPC Tacoma will be Sundays November 2, 9, and 16. There will be a table set up in Stone Hall on those three Sundays with the needed information on what to do and how to pack box. There will also be a limited number of decorated shoe boxes from Samaritan’s 319Purse. If you have questions or need more information, talk with Janet Lauer or Julie Brownlee, juliebechetel@hotmail.com. (If you are unable to get your completed box to church on these dates you may take it to the local collection center during November 17-24.  The Tacoma area collection center is Church On The Hill, 5000 67th Ave. University Place. Call 253-565-6500 before going to be sure you are there during the hours they are open.)

FPCS Fall Harvest Festival 2014

Come one, come all–to the FPCS Fall Harvest Festival on Friday, October 24! Enjoy an festive evening for the family including pony rides, bounce houses, games, food, photos, and more! We’re pleased to announce that Jittery Tiggrr Espresso will be onsite offering complimentary drinks to all attendees! Tickets go on sale Friday, fpcs_2014_fallharvestfest_facebook_facebookOctober 10th in the school office. Prices are $25 a family, or $7 per person. Event is held at the School from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24th.

National Speaker Series: Rev. Earl Palmer Explains Paul

Starting Sept. 28, come hear one of our country’s best Bible teachers explore one of the greatest books in the Bible on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 am at First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. Rev. Earl Palmer is an internationally recognized Bible teacher and scholar and is the author of over twenty books, including Salvation by Surprise: Studies in the Book of Romans. Join Rev. Palmer as he teaches this 8-week series on the book of Romans.

An encounter with the book of Romans seems to have an uncanny tendency to transform the lives of people who will then go on to transform history. St. Augustine, Martin Luther, Charles Wesley, and Karl Barth all experienced a profound life change through an encounter with Christ through the book of Romans. Maybe you’re not planning on nailing 95 theses to the door of a church anytime soon, but if you are interested in a life-transforming Bible study, we hope that you will be able to join us.

Schedule
9/28 – Salvation by Surprise (Romans 1)
10/5 – The Hardest Part (Romans 1 + 2)
10/12 – Transformed by the Book of Romans (Pastor Jacobsen teaches)
10/19 – Total Help for Total Need (Romans 3,5)
10/26 – Two Kinds of Freedom (Romans 6)
11/2 – Paul tells his Story (Romans 6,7)
11/9 – The Turbulent Life (Romans 7,8)
11/16 – The Victory of Christ (Romans 8)