Sign Up to Make a Difference at FPC Tacoma

Are you like me? You hear about a need while you are at church, you want to volunteer for something but you need to check your calendar so you wait until you get home. Then when you’re home you can’t find your bulletin or you just plain forget?   Are you are worried that you will sign up for something and then forget and let people down? Are you afraid to call Carol Heath because she might talk you into doing something you don’t want to do?

Good News!   Signup Genius is up and running. You can sign up to be a greeter, or help with coffee hour. You can sign up to pull weeds or paint a cupboard. You can sign up to help at Camp McCullough or wash some kitchen towels. You can sign up for just one hour or one week or one month! No high pressure phone calls.   For many of the jobs Signup Genius will e-mail you a reminder of your commitment. If something comes up and you need to cancel or switch to another time, no problem! With Signup Genius it’s easy. Please follow the steps below and pick volunteer job today. Let’s get ready to turn “Inside Out”! Let’s get our insides running like… a loving church family.

—Carol Heath

Easy Steps to Sign Up

1. Go to

2. Click on the green “Find a sign up” tab at the top of the page.

3. Type in

4. Follow the directions on the site.

5. Choose your favorite volunteer job.

Or you also can just call or email Carol Heath, FPC Volunteer Coordinator, 253-272-3286 or

Free Hot Dog Lunch and VBS Celebration on Sunday, July 20!

Join First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 20th for a morning of fun! Come hear the kids FPC VBS Volunteer Form 2014sing in their Vacation Bible School shirts during the 10:30 a.m. worship, then enjoy a FREE family cook-out with hot dogs following the service as well as a short video highlighting our week together at Weird Animals VBS!  Questions? Contact Katharine Staples: Director of Children’s Ministries, 253-272-3286 x115 or

VBS and Summer Camp 2014 for Kids!

FPC VBS Volunteer Form 2014As our year comes to an end we are rolling into an EXCITING summer of camp!

VBS still has space left, July 14-18, and is available for kids 4 years old – 5th Grade.  Free childcare is also available for volunteers.  It is a fun week of skits, Bible stories, games, crafts and snack from 9 am-12:15 pm here at FPC!  Register now–$25 for your first child, $20 for each additional one.

Beginner Day Camp is for students who have completed K-2nd Grade July 1-3 up at Camp McCullough!   Students will ride up on the bus which leaves the parking lot at 9am SHARP in the morning and back in the afternoon (and arrive back in the FPC parking lot around 4:30pm) with their awesome counselors, have a full day of fun listening to an awesome speaker, playing games, doing crafts, swimming, boating, connecting with old friends and making new ones!  A camp nurse is also on site for any needs that arise.  Registration is $135 and can be completed through Katie Nalty at  If you are interested in volunteering for this camp, please contact

Junior Camp is for students who have completed 2nd- 5th Grade (2nd graders are eligible for both Beginner or Junior Camp) July 27-31 up at Camp McCullough!  This is an overnight camp and packed with fun activities like sleeping in cabins, games, crafts, swimming, boating, flag ceremony, wonderful food and so much more.  Students will enjoy a wonderful speaker, counselors for their cabin as well as counselors in training.  There is also a camp nurse on site for any needs that arise.  Registration is $290 and can be completed through Katie Nalty at  If you are interested in volunteering for this camp, please contact