Experience Christmas through the eyes of children at our annual Christmas Pageant on Sunday morning, Dec. 15 @ 10:30 am during our worship service.
Start your Christmas season with our annual Family Advent Breakfast featuring a hot breakfast, carol singing, story time, a skit, and Christmas crafts. Cost is $7 per person and $25 per family. It takes place from 10:00 am-Noon in Stone Hall on Saturday morning, December 7. Questions? Contact Carolyn Havel, email@example.com or 253-272-3286.
“Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Bar Jonah Inn! Close to all the Bethlehem action, serving all your Bethlehem needs!” Except, of course, for that one very unusual night. As innkeepers Jacob and Miriam whiz about accommodating strange requests and stranger guests with their trademark humor and wit, a desperate plea to use their stable makes them pause; if this is the advent of God’s Child, what kind of family is He creating? The Innkeeper’s Christmas re-frames the first Christmas, drawing laughter and insight from the unexpected ways God alters expectations. Join us for a free presentation of this wonderful Christmas play by Taproot Theatre Company on Sunday morning, Dec. 22 @ 9:15 am in Stone Hall at First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma. Written by Anne Kennedy Brady and directed by Nathan Jeffrey.
Join us on Sunday, Dec. 8 @ 5:00 pm for our second annual Celtic Christmas Concert featuring chancel choir, soloists, and a live 22-piece Celtic orchestra. Childcare will be provided for kids 5 years old and younger. A special reception will follow. The event is free, but a free will offering will be taken. In 2012, several hundred people attended our first Celtic Christmas concert. You won’t want to miss this year’s event! Our church is located at 20 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA (we’re at the corner of Division Ave and Tacoma Ave. S.). For a map click here.
FPC is pleased to announce the arrival of its new Children’s Ministry Director, Katharine Staples! Katharine grew up in the Seattle area (Woodinville), moved up through the ranks at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, and is excited to be coming home to the Pacific Northwest after 8 years away. She attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and earned her Masters of Theology and Biblical Studies before a two year internship in Middle and High School Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her heart for children is rooted in scripture: He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14). She has done two summer Children’s Ministry Internships (UPC, Seattle and VPC Vienna, Virginia) and has been overwhelmed and blessed by the opportunities God has given her to speak truth and love to His children. She looks forward to getting to know you and your children and is excited to wade into a new opportunity to seek God’s love and blessing at First Pres Tacoma.