Help a Child through Operation Christmas Child

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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.)

Consecration Sunday Celebration and Lunch, Nov. 23

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 23 as we consecrate ourselves to serving God, including serving Him through our financial commitments. We will have a special worship celebration at 10:30 am followed by a free catered lunch in Stone Hall.

You can be a great help to us if you RSVP for the lunch right now with a “yes” or “no.” If we don’t hear from you, a volunteer from the church will need to call you so we can know how many guests to prepare for. Sending in an RSVP is simple—just click here.

“Interwoven Melodies” Saxophone Recital, Nov. 16

“Interwoven Melodies” is a recital for solo saxophone on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2:00 pm featuring Chet Baughman, a graduate of UPS who also has a Masters from Northwestern University. The recital, held in our Sanctuary, will explore the art of implied polyphony in unaccompanied instrumental music from the Baroque era to the 21st Century, featuring music by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and others. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for non-adults, and $20 for families at the door.

Adopt a Basket

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.