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This Week 02/19/2017




We Grow When We Give
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Sunday: Worship Service, 10:00am (S); Library open 9:00am-12:00pm (L); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR); Confirmation Class, 2:30pm-6:30pm (YH)

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)

Tuesday: PW Coffee- Homelessness in Corvallis, 10:00am (DH1,2); In Stitches, 6:30pm-8:00pm (L)

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: Reiki, 3:00pm-4:00pm or 4:00pm-5:00pm (by appointment/AR); Chancel Choir 7:00pm-9:00pm (S)

Friday: Tai Chi & Meditation, 8:30am-10:30am (DH1,2,AR);
Family Game Night, 5:30pm-7:000pm (DH1,2,3)

Next Sunday: Worship Service, 10:00am (S); Cafè Church, 10:15am (Ed Hall); Annual Congregational Meeting, 11:00am-12:30pm (DH1,2,3); Library open 9:00am-12:00pm (L); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)



“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The kind of unconditional love Jesus teaches and exhibits is completely irrational. Loving as Jesus teaches in this passage would almost always lead to being taken advantage of, ridicule, harm or even death. The presence of one who did love this way exposed in humanity our deep need and fear. However, if we and our enemies are not faced with the futility of our “rational” ways, in the face of irrational love, then we will never grow into wholeness. We need this irrational love of Jesus and the more who find the strength to love like this, the closer we are to knowing peace.

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

Family Game Night: Friday, Feb. 24th 5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner provided! Join us for a night of fun and games! We’ll have a few games on hand, but feel free to bring your family favorite to share!

Sunday, February 26th after worship during coffee hour there will be a congregational meeting. This is our annual meeting.
All are welcome.

FILM EVENT FUNDRAISER: GIRL RISING will be shown on March 8th at 7pm in Dennis Hall. The cost is $10 and proceeds will go to Friendship with Cambodia. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.

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. 26th. Our budget includes expectations for a few more pledges. So please consider what you can do. Every commitment matters and helps!

An anonymous donor has paid off the remainder of our mortgage. This is a huge gift that will have a far-reaching and lasting effect.


Hard copies of the 2016 Annual Report will be available Sunday, atop the Gathering Space kiosk. A limited number were printed, so if we run out, please use the sign-up sheet on the kiosk to receive one. The annual report is also available to view on our website.

Join us for the PW Coffee and Program: Tuesday, February 21st at 10:00am. The topic is “Homelessness in Corvallis” with speaker and advocate, Aleita Hass-Holcombe. All are welcome. Sign up in the Gathering Space after worship this Sunday.

Got Wiggles? Beginning Sunday, February 26th and going forward, whenever we are not hosting Sunday school: Café Church is open. This is a space in Ed Hall where the service is being projected and there are activities for young ones. Feel free to worship together in the Sanctuary and then head up there during the passing of the peace.

Sunday, February 26th after Worship during Coffee Hour, there will be a congregational meeting. This is our annual meeting. All are welcome.

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.

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

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:
♥♥ Celebrate Church Library Month by stopping by our library
♥♥ Pick up a good book, a cup of coffee and a cookie
♥♥ Explore the movie and magazine selection
♥♥ See what is new in the library

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