Who We Are | Staff & Volunteers | A bit more | History
WHO WE ARE
We are a listening community, trying hard to hear God’s call to us anew and to direct afresh our efforts to what God wants us to be… in our congregation, community, and world. We are fun-loving, hard-working folks who care about one another and the mission God wants us to be on, and we continue to evaluate and redefine that mission as God does “a new thing.”
We are disciples of the teachings of Jesus. We worship together through song, prayer, sermon and scripture. We learn together in weekly venues, monthly group sessions and seasonal studies. We work and play together.
We strive to welcome those who enter our doors and reach out to those in our neighborhood who don’t. We care about God’s vision of peace and love, and try to live our lives in the way of compassion and justice. We do our best to care for God’s creation in our use and reuse of our resources.
We respect each others’ stories and accept each person’s place and progress in their own spiritual journey, while supporting their efforts and providing avenues for them to move forward in faith. We work hard at listening, learning and understanding those with opinions different from our own.
STAFF & VOLUNTEERS
Pastor – Interim Pastor Ray Smith
Called Settled Pastor – Reverend Sarah Almanza
Secretary – Bunnie Stanton
Pianist – Kerry Yanasak
Nursery Attendant – Tina Blevins
A BIT MORE
+ We are fortuitously located a half block from the Washington State Fairgrounds and it’s all hands on deck for three weeks in September and a long weekend in April when thousands of Fair-goers park on our grounds and “oooh!” and “aaah!” at the sight of the classic wooden rollercoaster, grandstand rodeo and concert venue, tram, and Extreme Scream fun ride as soon as they get out of their cars. We have the opportunity to greet the public as a community outreach, be the first part of a fun and memorable day, and also to volunteer for our church’s biggest annual fundraiser.
+ We like to share stories of our faith. In an intentional year-long focus on recognizing our great abundance rather than what we lack, Bless-Dream-Share, several worshipers shared stories of how God was working in their lives and what FCC Puyallup has meant to them. Read and listen here.