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Neighborhood trash clean-up! Saturday, Feb 4, 10am-12pm. Meet at Columbia Bank parking lot. Anthem Coffee is partnering with us and providing snacks afterwards. Supplies will be provided, but bring trash grabbers if you have them. We encourage you to pre-register online.

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Are you committing to grow in your quiet time with God during this UP season?  Research says it takes about six weeks to develop a new habit, so let's take time this UP season to create a new spiritual practice together!  Last Sunday, we received a "commitment card" to take home and pray over. THIS Sunday, we'll turn our cards in together during the Worship service.  
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Small Groups continue to form in January!!

If you are interested in joining a small group OR welcoming more into your current small group, sign up online or in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour. Contact Laurel Juergens for more info at


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Join the young women of FPC at a Valentine’s themed night of fellowship while playing BUNCO. A festive charcuterie spread, beverages, and prizes will be provided. Suggested donation: $5 or FREE to those who’ve never been to a GATHERING event. FPC Middleton I Feb 10th I 6-830 pm I RSVP to Allison or 425-647-5473

Theology 201: The Sacraments of Baptism and Communion 

As part of our UP Season, Pastor Eric will be offering a four-week deep dive into an important theological topic. This year’s topic is sacraments. The sacraments of communion and baptism are an essential and foundational aspect of Christian discipleship as well as our life together as a community. But as important as these sacraments are, they are often not well understood. Many mature disciples struggle to understand what is going on when we participate in the sacraments and many parents have a hard time explaining them to their kids. This class will answer some of the common questions about the sacraments as well as help us utilize them to strengthen our faith. This will be a four-week class starting on Sunday, Feb 5th from 9:15-10:15 in South Chapel. 

Now is a perfect time to join Chancel Choir! We are rehearsing music for the winter-spring season and are preparing for Easter. We rehearse from 7:00 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays in Ferguson Chapel. No audition is needed and childcare is provided. If you have any questions, please call Daniel Perrin at 425-442-4523.

Save the date for the women's retreat at Camp McCullough! March 17-19. Registration opens Feb 19th.

We are praying for the Lord to lead us to our next Minister of Visitation. This person will offer pastoral care to people in need as well as build a team to help our whole church care for one another. If you or someone you know might be a good fit for this position, please call Karen Ackerson to let us know or to ask any questions you might have.

Spend the evening at FPP Summer Camp Auction! Enjoy a casual night out supporting the preschool! Tickets are $45 per person and include dinner, beer, wine, and a fabulous time! Funds raised will go towards teacher funds and scholarships. On Feb 3rd, 5:30-9, at Anchor Church.

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First Pres Preschool's Open Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year begins January 23rd! FPP offers a well-rounded early childhood education grounded in God’s Word and approached through the lens of His love, cultivating a lifelong love of learning and a vibrant faith for each child. We offer classes for children 16 months to Pre Kindergarten/Jr. Kindergarten and have a wide variety of class options.

The Cor Deo School provides an exceptional classical Christian education designed to cultivate wisdom, virtue, and a deep faith in Christ—equipping students to engage their world with purpose, reason, truth, and grace. For more than fifteen years, The Cor Deo School has provided an excellent educational experience for families in the South Sound, first as a ministry of First Presbyterian Church, and now expanding to become an independent Classical Christian School.

Cor Deo offers a challenging K-8th grade academic program centered on strong language, reading, writing, and thinking skills. With our small class sizes and focus on educating the whole child, our faculty enjoy the opportunity to nourish their souls on what is good, true, and beautiful.

For more information please visit our website at To speak with the Head of School, Steve Marshall, or to schedule a tour please call 253.240.0287.

Do you know someone who's searching for faith or meaning in their lives? Someone who needs a place where they can feel seen and heard as they wrestle with life's big questions? Alpha might be a perfect place for them to explore the basics of Christianity. We plan to bring Alpha back to FPC but won't be running a course this winter. In the meantime, if you have a friend you've been wanting to invite, please consider inviting them to one of the Alphas starting up in our area:
  • Chapel Hill in Gig Harbor, Wednesday evenings starting January 25th 
  • New Day Church in NE Tacoma, Tuesday evenings starting January 31st
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Jack & Nancy Snyder in Mississippi. They are very involved in a ministry to men as they desire recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Please pray they have Godly wisdom as they give counseling and talk about God to these men.

FOR Tacoma Location:  Bayview Apartments, 515 N 2nd St

Prayer is a priority at FPC, and we would love to stand in prayer with you over your need. Click on the button below to submit a prayer request.
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