Stepping Up: An Event for Men, April 24-25

On the weekend of April 24-25, join nationally renowned men’s ministry leaders and teachers on the most important journey of your life: The journey to courageous manhood. This special event takes place on Friday, April 24th from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm and Saturday, April 25th from 8:00 am-2:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. Cost is $15.00. Register in Fellowship Hall or the church office. A light dinner will be served on Friday and a light breakfast & lunch will be served on Saturday. For questions, contact Jim Boyd gymboyd@clearwire.net. Watch the preview below!

Camp McCullough Summer Camps 2015

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It’s time to start thinking of summer camping for kids at beautiful Camp McCullough. Camp dates and costs are:

Beginner Day Camp ($135), June 22-24 (Mon-Wed)
Junior Camp ($290), July 26-30 (Sun-Thurs)
Middle School Camp ($300), July 19-24 (Sun-Fri)
High School Camp ($335), Aug 2-8 (Sun-Sat)

For more information or to register, download the Summer Camp 2015 registration form. If you are a young person who wants to serve as staff at the Camp, download the staff application form.

Time to Sign Up for VBS: Take the Mt. Everest Challenge!

Vacation Bible School will be from July 13-17 this year, and it’s time to sign up. It’s available for kids from 4-years old to 5th grade (based on the grade completed in the spring). This year’s theme is Mt. Everest and conquering challenges with God’s might power. Watch the video for a preview. Cost is $25 per child and space is limited. The registration deadline is June 14. Download the registration form and sign up now!

Camp McCullough Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament, June 13

Golfers, duffers, volunteers, or anyone else excited to have fun for a cause are welcome to participate in the Camp McCullough Women’s Gold Invitational! Donations are welcome as well. Want to sponsor a hole? All proceeds go to scholarships for kids to attend Camp McCullough! The event will be hosted at Meadow Park William’s Nine Hole Golf Course. For more information, or to register, download the registration form now.

Family University, May 6: Faith and a Child’s Mental Health

Family University May EventThe next installment of Family University will be on Saturday, May 16 from 6:00-7:30 pm and feature Michael Lillie talking about what every parent needs to know about faith and children’s mental health.

The event takes place in FPC Tacoma’s South Chapel. Dessert will be served. There is free child care, but you need to RSVP by contacting jbrownlee@fpctacoma.org.

“Walk North Tacoma” Tour 2015, May 2-3

Home Tour Postcard 2015 (1)_Page_1Explore Tacoma’s rich history in architecture during the Tacoma Historical Society’s Historic Homes of Tacoma “Walk North Tacoma” Tour 2015, featuring First Presbyterian Church, its South Chapel as the reception center, plus the Knights of Pythias Temple and beautiful homes in the North Slope-Stadium District of Tacoma. It takes place on the weekend of May 2 (10am-5pm) and May 3 (1pm-5:00 pm). Tickets are $25.00 and are available at the Tacoma History Society Museum and Pacific Northwest Shop • Stadium Thriftway • Columbia Bank branches (21st & Pearl, Fircrest, and So. 19th & Union ) • or email: hometour@tacomahistory.org. Tickets also available for purchase May 2nd & 3rd at the South Chapel Reception Center, located at 102 Tacoma Avenue South.
Docent information at hometour@tacomahistory.org or call 253-759-4451. Proceeds benefit the Tacoma Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Elder/Deacon Recommendations Needed by April 5

The deadline for elder/deacon nomination suggestions is this Sunday, April 5 (Easter). The suggestion box will be in Fellowship Hall and we will have extra forms there also. (In addition, the ushers will have forms in the back pew of the Sanctuary.) During breakfast or after church remember to drop your form in the box. If you are unable to be at church feel free to mail or e-mail your suggestions for elder or deacon to generalinfo@fpctacoma.org.

Updates about FPC Missionaries from the World Evangelization Committee

Recent news about FPC Missionaries from the FPC World Evangelization Committee:

Jack and Nancy Snyder, in Chad Africa, have been dealing with poor air quality often causing health problems. Please pray for their health as well as those serving with them. Jack continues very busy in the print shop producing thousands of copies of Christian literature. Nancy is teaching a group of pastors wives to equip them better in their roles. Pray for God’s direction in both areas of ministry.

Paul Lewis will be in Germany giving a keynote speech at University Johannes Gutenberg on April 14th. Please pray that he will have adequate time to prepare this and God’s direction in exactly what he should say. Following his time there he will return to Dallas. In May he will go to Chiang Mai, Thailand for a workshop. Please pray for safety in all the airline miles he does monthly.

Karen Goldfain is busy in the Denver CO neighborhoods where African families live. The women are very welcoming to her in their homes and lives. She asks us to pray that “my sisters and I will set our hearts daily on Christ and all He has done for us.” She also asks us to pray for God’s guidance as she plans a fall marriage conference for these people.

Operation Christmas Child. Many of us were missionaries last December when we packed a shoe box of toys etc. for children in another country. They were sent away by Samaritan’s Purse organization. 118 countries are receiving boxes. Every box represents an opportunity for the gospel through literature included. Please pray for the child receiving your box to come to know Jesus.