Support our local community by donating to this year’s deacon-supported Thanksgiving baskets. We will be distributing food baskets including turkeys and all the trimmings to those in need on Saturday, November 19th. If you know of someone who needs a basket, please contact Dana Kagey (firstname.lastname@example.org) Please note “Baskets” in the memo line if giving by check. For online giving, select “Deacon” from the drop-down menu. To give by text, text the dollar amount and the word “basket” to (253)200-3286. Delivery drivers are also needed. Contact Jenn Jensen(email@example.com).
Children all over the world need the hope of Christ, and a simple shoebox packed full of new gifts can show a child in an un-derserved country the hope and love found in Jesus. Once again, we are excited to partner with Operation Christmas Child and show a child that they matter and are not forgotten this Christmas season. Boxes, and packing information, are available in Fellowship Hall Oct 30, Nov 6 and 13. Return filled boxes the week of Nov 14-21.
Have you ever wondered what Muslims believe? Do you know which Christian beliefs are the greatest issues for Muslims? Would you be prepared to defend your Christian faith to devout Muslims?
Join us in South Chapel for a video-based series on reaching our Muslim neighbors, based on the book by Nabeel Qureshi, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. We’ll learn more about God and our faith as we follow Nabeel on his journey. Sundays at 9:15am. Led by Barb Gehrett and Ron Anson.
There have a been some questions about security on and around the FPC campus as a result of a few recent incidents. Throughout Tacoma, property crimes have been on the rise this year and our neighborhood has not been immune. We want to assure everyone that, as far as we are aware, the incidents have been restricted to property crimes and we have not seen a corresponding increase in violent assaults.
However, we don’t want to take any crime lightly, nor do we want to be unprepared for future incidents. We have implemented a few new safety measures on our campus and encourage you to practice personal safety measures as well. To learn more about this topic, including how you may be affected by these changes, please read this letter from our Director of Operations, Aaron Byers.
We would love to bless our missionaries again this year with an extra financial gift at Christmas. If you are able, please donate to the Christmas Missionary Fund. Just specify Christmas Missionary Fund for donations either online or on an offering envelope. We will be collecting gifts through Sunday, December 4th. Thank you so much!
The deacons want to thank all who participated in the sock drive this year. With your help, we were able to distribute 538 pairs of socks to those in need. Thank you for showing our community the love of Christ!
WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Missions: Please pray for God's continued protection of Care Net Pregnancy and Family Services in Pierce and King counties. The ministry continues to be a help and blessing to many women who are expecting babies. Also pray the women will not be afraid to come for the services offered.
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