We Welcome, Affirm, and Love

About Us

First Christian Church Puyallup

Welcome Statement

At First Christian Church Puyallup, we know that being the church means choosing a life in a welcoming community where it can be messy and beautiful all at once, and committing ourselves to breaking down walls to create a space where all are loved. 

Because of God’s unconditional love, we welcome persons of all gender expressions and sexual identities.  We recognize the family you create, and celebrate the many human attributes that have historically divided us: race, ethnicity, nationality, age, economic status, marital status, education and physical or mental ability. 

Whether your belief is strong, wavering, or non-existent, we love and respect you for who you are. You are welcome at the Table of Christ and to the full life and leadership of the congregation. 

We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God are embraced in God’s love. Because God welcomes, affirms and loves, we are called to welcome, affirm and love. 

Welcome! 

Sunday Worship is at 10:30 am both in-person and livestreamed on Youtube. COVID policies change with the CDC county tracker. We are currently in GREEN so we honor one another's masking and distancing choices. First Christian Church Puyallup is a church that welcomes, affirms, and loves you for who you are. We focus on providing an inclusive and supportive community to those around us, and we strive to be a progressive church that offers a safe and welcoming space for all. We are passionate about spreading God's love through getting to know our neighbors and serving the community. 

The Basics

Worship

Sunday Worship10:30 amWorship in-person or online. Worship live or later at Youtube.com/fccpuyallup. 
We work to make worship inclusive, accessible, and engaging. Communion is at the center of our beliefs. We take communion every Sunday and fully affirm that all are welcome at the Table.Most people dress comfortable for worship. "Business Casual" is about as formal as we get. During worship the young people have an opportunity to go and worship in their own sacred space. The Way of the Child helps children explore spiritual practices that help them connect with God. All of our Way of the Child leaders have had a background check and child safety training.

What We Believe

We are part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We welcome, affirm, and love.Communion is open to everyone. Baptism by immersion. We honor all baptisms and practice believers baptism. which means when people are old enough and ready to make that next step in their faith journey, then, and only then, are they baptized. Scripture is approached critically and thoughtfully.We are a Green Chalice Congregation. We live our our faith by caring for creation.  We have welcomed and embraced people of all gender expressions and orientations for many years now it was time to finally make it official. In the congregational meeting on December 3rd, full consensus was had to adopt our welcome statement and become an official Open and Affirming Church

Ministries

There are three main areas of ministry: Disciples Formation (Learning), Stewardship (Caring), and Missions (Serving). Disciples Formation:Book Club: 1st Tuesday of the Month at 2:00 pm (at rotating homes)Bible Study: Next one start starts end of May. Wednesdays at 6:30 pmLearning Circle: Sunday at 9:00 am      Adult Sunday School class (in-person and on zoom)Out to Lunch Bunch :Quarterly lunch after worshipWay of the Child: A special time of worship for children during the service. Children are invited to leave after the welcome to go to their sacred worship space with two background checked teachers and will return to worship for communion. Worship: Each season of worship all are invitied to help with the planning and leading of the service
Missions:Bombas Socks: Next shipment due the end of 2024Homeless Ministries: Provide a homecooked meal to New Hope on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Stewardship:Green Team: The Green Team works to make sure we priortize caring for the earth through practices and advocacy. 
Check out the google calendar below to see when ministries are happening or contact the church office to find out more! 

Upcoming Events

You’re Invited: Neighborhood Giveaway Garage SalE

Free to participate. 

Free to shop. 

A great way to get rid of those items that are taking up space and need a new home.

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: First Christian Church of Puyallup, 623 9th Ave SW


How It Works:








Questions email: outreach@fccpuyallup.com

Transparent Closet

The Transparent Closet is a FREE clothing boutique designed for trans and exploring teens, youth, young adults and older adults to have a safe place for clothing needs and beyond. 

Transparent Closet

There are a lot of updates for the Transparent Closet! In August we will host an Open House and have a soft launch throughout the month. but for JULY there is plenty of work to be done! On donation days we open up the closet and accept any and all clothing donations. The volunteers there are working to get the closet in shape and ready to go. This includes organizing clothes and various tasks to help organize the donation room. Come by on a donation day and help out! Check out the calendar for donation days in July.

If you have any questions or want to know more send us an email: transparentcloset@fccpuyallup.com

Neighbors and Community partners

Tapestry Singers


Puyallup South Cooperative Preschool

Donate

You are welcome to make a donation in-person at the donation station in the sanctuary.You can set up automatic payments through your bank.You can download the Vanco app orClick the button below
Your donations help support the various ministries and services of First Christian Church of Puyallup. Thank you  for your generous support. 

How to find us

Phone

253-845-6232 

Email Office

info@fccpuyallup.com 

Office Hours: 

M-F 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

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