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 Purse. If you have questions or need more information, talk with Janet Lauer or Julie Brownlee, email@example.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.)
The purpose of “Adopt a Basket” is to connect our church family with the families who will be receiving Thanksgiving food baskets. It’s a way to bless and encourage these families by adding your own personal touch in the form of a small gift, a note, and your prayers. For more information and sign-up, please visit the Deacon table on Sunday.
The Deacons are collecting non-perishable food through Sunday, November 16. Donations to the Deacon Fund will be used to purchase turkeys and other perishables. If you would like to volunteer to deliver a basket on November 22, please visit the Deacon table after Sunday’s worship.
An updated church directory is now available. If you did not receive one at the Congregational Meeting, please visit the Deacon table in Stone Hall on Sunday. If you have additions or corrections, please contact Kathy Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also request a PDF file. Please note that the information shown in the far right column is your family’s primary contact information.
We are searching for a new Children’s Ministry Director. If you know of any good candidates, of if you yourself would like to apply, you can download the job announcement and read about the requirements for the position and how to apply.
If you have missed Rev. Earl Palmer’s wonderful class on Romans (or you want to see a session again), now you can watch it on YouTube!