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This Week 01/29/2017




We Grow When We Give
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Sunday: Cultivating a Growth SoulSet Class, 9:00am (D3); Worship Service, 10:00am (S); Library open 9:00am-12:00pm (L); New Member Class, 11:00am-12:00pm (D3); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)

Daily (Monday-Thursday): Spiritual Quiet Time, 1:00pm-3:00pm (AR)

Monday: Tai Chi, 8:30am-10:00am (DH1,2); Meditation, 10:00-10:30am (AR); Hula, 12:00pm-2:00pm (DH1,2)

Wednesday: Tai Chi, 8:30am-10:00am (DH1,2); Piecemakers, 9:00am-11:30am (B3), Meditation, 10:00am-10:30am (AR); Gentle Yoga, 12:00pm-1:00pm (AR); Bell Choir, 4:00pm-5:30pm (S); Youth Group, 5:30pm-7:30pm (YH)

Thursday: Lois Rice Memorial Service, 1:00pm (AR,DH1,2); Reiki, 3:00pm-4:00pm or 4:00pm-5:00pm (by appointment/YH); Chancel Choir 7:00pm-9:00pm (S)

Friday: Tai Chi & Meditation, 8:30am-10:30am (DH1,2,AR)

Saturday: Pete Peterson Memorial Service, 2:00pm (AR,DH1,2)

Next Sunday: Cultivating a Growth SoulSet Class, 9:00am (D3); Worship Service, 10:00am (S); Library open 9:00am-12:00pm (L); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)





Jesus begins his ministry with a sermon which we call the “Beatitudes.” His audience is mostly made up of regular people, trying to survive in an unjust world. These people would have had much to gripe about. They were not the ones in the center of things with control of wealth and power. Instead of rallying them against an enemy, he helps them see that there is a positive way of looking at their situation. There are things they know about God and life that those who focus on power and greed will never know. There is a reality beyond the one they see immediately before them.

I’m trying to remember that as I witness all sorts of attitudes these days. I don’t have a lot of power to change things I do not like, but I have power over my attitude. When I worship in community, I am reminded to practice a spirit of love, compassion, and kindness and to seek that all people be treated as children of God. These are the ways Jesus changes the world through his teachings, life, death, resurrection and his Body, the Church. I hope you join us in worship as we all seek a beatitude adjustment.

I hope you will join us this Sunday at 10:00am for meaningful worship, thoughtful exploration, and community, as we explore this week’s text together. If you cannot join us in person, we will be attempting to stream this service through Internet Streaming.

Reverend Matt Gough

Tonight-Family Movie Night: All ages are welcome to join us for The Peanuts Movie tonight! Doors open at 5:30pm, and the movie starts promptly at 6:00pm in Dennis Hall. Free snacks and activities. BYOTO (Bring-Your-Own-Take-Out).

A memorial service for Lois Rice will take place on February 2nd, at 1:00pm in the Allison Room, with a reception to follow in Dennis Hall.

Next Sunday, February 5, at 11:15am in Dennis Hall.
Hear about program opportunities,
for a 1st Pres trip or on your own.


We have signed up for an automatic messaging system. Those who wish to receive an automated message when worship services have been canceled please give your name and phone number to the church. You can also click the link for the email here. We will only use this when we are canceling worship or a major church event due to weather hazards. If receiving the phone call your caller ID will be the church number 541-753-2228 and there will be a pause after you answer. It will also leave a voicemail if you do not/are not able to pick up.

We will never send calls out after 8:00pm or before 8:00am. Your numbers are kept confidential and not sold or traded by the messaging company.

Even if we have worship, if it is not safe for you to venture out or you are vulnerable to being gravely injured if you slip and fall, then stay home!

Weekday Winter Weather Policy-If the schools are closed due to weather during weekdays, then our building and church office are closed. All planned events will be postponed canceled, including rooms rented for events.

We Grow When We Give: Stewardship Update 2017
We Grow When We Give

Thank you for your estimated giving cards! Your estimate of giving could get us to our goal! Our budget will be presented to you at our annual meeting on Feb. 29th. Help us start the year healthy and without cuts to ministry and mission by turning in your card today.

Every commitment matters and helps!

To reach our goals we must receive $28,000 more in estimated giving. So far, we have received 19 fewer pledges than we had last year.


Sunday, January 29th: Cultivating a Growth Soulset: 9:00am in Dennis Hall 3. Part 2: Next Sunday, 9:00am in Dennis Hall 3.

Sunday, January 29th: New Member for the New Year? There will be a new member class from 11:00am-12:00pm in Dennis Hall 3.

Flowers: You can sign up to bring flowers to Worship, and those flowers can then later be distributed to our homebound people! A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board across from the office.

URGENT NEED: Volunteer at the Men’s Cold Weather Shelter. In this extreme cold, homeless without shelter often die. We are responsible for staffing the overnight shelter Feb 13-16, M-Thur., and Fri. Feb 17. We need volunteers from 6:30pm to 11:00pm, furnish snacks, or sleep at the shelter from 11:00pm to 7:00am. To back-up the paid staff member, please contact Gary Meddaugh at 541-791-7355 or Bill Smart at 541-752-1587 or see Gary and Bill in the Gathering Space after services.

Reiki sessions are every Thursday of the month. Sign-ups for Reiki sessions from either 3:00pm-4:00pm or 4:00pm-5:00pm are available through the church office. Come join us! For more information and testimonies on the healing relief of a Reiki session, call the church office. 541-753-2228.

Name tags – Many members and friends graciously wear name tags to be more hospitable. Temporary name tags are available in the Narthex or from an usher. If you make 1st Pres your worshipping home then let the office know and we will gladly make you a permanent one! If you have a name tag please wear one, and introduce yourself to your neighbors!

Just a reminder that there is no parking parallel to the yellow curb in the parking lot. Please only park in designated parking lot spaces or out on the street. On Sundays, parking is also available in the Multi-Cultural Center parking lot across 9th Street.

#worshipleader Is your child interested in being a part of worship? We’re always looking for kids to read or share their musical talents. Find Jonathan after worship or click the buttons in the left-hand sidebar to sign up!

Want to be a Happy Helper in 2017? Sign up by clicking HERE.

Our church library is open every Sunday: Start the New Year with a new book. Check it out, take it home and find a warm place to enjoy reading. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a cookie on Sundays. The latest book arrivals are located on the shelf above the movies. The free book box, located at the back of the library, is a great place to find free books or to drop off books you no longer want on your shelves at home.

To place an announcement in the Sunday bulletin send your request and exact wording (may need to be edited for space reasons) to

This is the last Sunday for the January Challenge Offering, the challenge offering for February is:


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