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This Week 4/29/2018



This Week @1st: 
Family Camp
CARDV Documentary & Discussion
Upcoming April Events
Challenge Offering
May The 4th Youth Lock-In
PEB Exploration Trip 2018

1 John 4:18-21


Latest Fanfare

 Save the Date!
All church campout at Honeyman State Park.
July 26-29. 

Cost for camping & meals is $50 per adult, $30 per child (17 & under). Scholarships available. Sign up in the Gathering Space or at

Deadline: June 24th, 2018. More info here.



We Grow When We Give
Set up a recurring online pledge via the Presbyterian Foundation, who processes payments at the lowest possible rates for us, by clicking on the above give now button. Or turn in an EFT form to our office for direct withdrawal from your bank account. 

Kids! Want to Read in Worship? Sign Up Here

Last Great Decisions Class, Tues. May 1
7pm, Allison Room.

Global Health Issues


This Sunday: Worship Service, 10am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Cafe Church, 10:15am (Ed H); No Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)

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

Monday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH)    

Tuesday: In Stitches, 6:30-8pm (L); Last Great Decisions Class, 7-8:30pm (AR)

Wednesday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH1,2); Piecemakers, 9am-12pm (B3); Bell Choir, 5-6:30pm (S); Youth Group, 5:30-7pm (YH)

Thursday: Chair Yoga, 11am (AR); Chancel Choir, 7-9pm (S)

Friday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH); CYC “May The 4th” Lock-In, 7pm- 8am (YH)

Next Sunday: Worship Service, 10am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Sunday School, 10:15am (JW); Coffee Hour, 11am (DH); No Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR); All Church Event: Viewing of The Mask You Live In, 3pm (OS- Whiteside Theatre). 

 Abbreviations Key:
Allison Room (AR), Basement (B), Dennis Hall (DH), Education Hall (EdH),
Gathering Space (GS); Jones Wing (JW),
Library (L), OS (Off Site), Sanctuary (S),
Youth House (YH)


Library News- It’s Raining Books! READ

Find a new series & read away the April showers. 

Y/F/S Ember Falls and The Green Ember by S.D. Smith &
just released
Ember Rising

Finding Dory 


On Sundays, help those with mobility troubles and new visitors by leaving the parking lot spaces and street spaces that are in front of the church for them.
Consider carpooling. Use the lot next to the multicultural center or street parking along the park or on Madison Ave.

Thank you!


  There is no such thing as individualistic Christianity. That is an oxymoron. At the very core of Christianity is the belief that we are a part of a greater body and that we take on the mind of Christ. Christ steers us towards being people with less ego and to be part of the one Spirit. Being connected is vital to being who we are made to be. We seek connection with God and God lets us know that being connected to God means being connected to others.
This is central to the practice of being loved; a community in which we can both love and be loved in tangible ways. However, it can be hard to let down our self-protective borders. We can only do it if we begin to connect in honest and authentic ways.
 you cannot join us in person, we will be attempting to stream, now in High Definition, internet streaming.  

Rev. Matt Gough

Sunday, May 6, 3pm , Whiteside Theatre
View a documentary on the American “boy crisis”,
The Mask You Live In.
Stay for a discussion on how to raise a healthier generation of men with Pastor Matt & representatives from CARDV.
Cost: Free.


Last Sunday for our challenge offering for PSCC.
Your gift helps many families stay in our loving and welcoming preschool program. 

May Challenge Offering: CARDV

For 37 years, the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) has provided life-saving services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Benton and Linn counties. CARDV services are free, confidential and anonymous, are available 24-hours a day for anyone who has experienced sexual and/or domestic violence. 

Services include: 

-a 24-hour crisis and support line
-emergency shelter
-legal advocacy
-medical accompaniment
-support groups 
-community education

We at CARDV are immensely grateful for First Presbyterian Church of Corvallis’ continued commitment to supporting survivors, and their families, to access safety. With your support, this past year we were able to provide advocacy for over 7,000 survivors. 

To learn more about our services or ways you can get involved visit or contact us at or
(541) 738-8319.

Friday, May the 4th Be With You Youth Lock-In

Time: 7p-8a. Sponsored by CYC.

All 5th-12th graders welcome.

Location: First Presbyterian Church.

Glow-in-the-dark capture the flag, Star Wars and
other galactic activities.

Thanks to PW, our coffee hour folks, and Stewardship Committee for doing a wonderful job hosting the luncheon with Rev. Rob Hagan last Sunday. 

Friday, May the 4th Be With You Youth Lock-In, 7pm-8am (May 4th) at First Presbyterian Church. All 5th-12th graders welcome. Sponsored by CYC.

Sunday, May 6, 3pm, Whiteside Theatre- All Church Event, viewing of The Mask You Live In, followed by a discussion with Pastor Matt & CARDV reps. Cost: Free.

Tuesday, May 15 , Noon – PW Recognition & Celebration Luncheon – Dennis Hall.

Sunday, May 2th, Noon – Everybody Soul Hike
Jackson-Fraiser Wetlands, 2/3 mile, Corvallis. Lunch provided after church. Contact Pastor Sharon,  



Food Donations This Sunday – we are asking our congregation to donate non-expired, non-perishable food items to help feed those in need. Please drop your donations off at the church office.

Our Centering Prayer group will not meet this Sunday or the next two Sundays: April 29-May 13. They will resume meeting May 20, 11:30am, Allison Room.

Carillon Revelry Bell Choir is raising money for a long-overdue refurbishment of our bells. Thanks to you and memorial money given towards music ministry, we have raised the $8,000 needed! Thank you!   To keep our bells well-maintained you can continue to support the bell fund. Checks can be made to First Presbyterian Church, with a memo for Bell fund.

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! 

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

The Presbyterian Education Board – Pakistan Exploration Trip travel dates for 2018 will be November 8-19. During this special 20th Anniversary trip, we will celebrate all that has been accomplished since the Pakistani government returned the schools in 1998. Come meet with PEB students and staff, explore the schools and experience Pakistani culture. See how your contributions have been put to good use and witness how your generosity is making a positive impact on the children of Pakistan.

If you are interested in more information regarding the Exploration Trip, talk to Tim Roach or please contact us at

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