We look forward to singing the carols, lighting candles, and remembering the story of Christ's birth in the world, this evening at 5:30pm, and tomorrow morning at 11:00. We're delighted to welcome all to both services in-person, and online.
This week, as we remember God's love incarnate and focus anew on living out that love and peace, I'm pleased to share with you a new webpage with all our photos of the Advent season. A huge thank you goes to Jan Riley for snapping all these wonderful shots! From those who helped with decorating the sanctuary with greens, to our leaders for the Blue Christmas service, including original music by Walker, to the phenomenal art installation by Tori, to the outstanding original music written by Sam, directed by Ben, and sung by our choir, and all of the talents of those running our technology, hosting children, and turning the lights on, it has been such a joy to share in the many gifts of this season from the many creative people with whom we're blessed to share community.
Whether we see one another soon or are miles apart, may this season be one of light and peace for you and yours. Let us be God's peace and make it on Earth as it is in heaven.
Visit www.fcctacoma.org/advent2022 to view the full photo album!
Merry Christmas Eve, with love,
Among our Joys
We give thanks for the generosity of so many, making possible our participation in providing gifts for our neighbors living on the Village at 6th and Orchard.
What a joy is is to have so many wonderful staff and artists sharing their gifts and love with the community!
Among our Concerns
We lift up:
Bear, Mel Peabody's partner and Mel
We pray for our homebound friends, Helen Bosley, Harry and Margaret Lobberegt, Jane Nelson, Marylu and Joseph Mills and Jim and Kay Thompson and Lenora Cook.
Among our local and global community concerns:
We pray for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, in Tacoma and around the world. We pray for a fire to be lit underneath us all, from each of us, all the way to our legislators and lawmakers, that we would find the issue of homelessness to be OUR issue, and that we would continue to work together to help all our neighbors in need and make homelessness history.
For our Global Ministries partners, this week in Palestine and Israel.
If you'd like to share a prayer joy or concern, please contact Pastor Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office. Please indicate whether your prayer is to be shared publicly, or if you'd like it to be kept private.