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This Week 5/20/2018



This Week @1st: 
Family Camp
Invitation from Pastor Sharon
Upcoming Events
Spring Yard Clean Up Day
Challenge Offering
PEB Exploration Trip 2018

1 Corinthians 12:3-13


Latest Fanfare

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

Cost for camping & meals: $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.


Mid-Year Stewardship Update: 

While our monthly financials do not look balanced, due to prepaid pledges, we enter the summer within budget on income & expenses. We are grateful for all who donate to the church during offering, in person, via automatic electronic giving or by mailing checks to the treasurer via the church office. If you would like to know how to set up automatic giving, so you don’t have to worry about it while busy with Summer vacations & activities, contact the office & we can help! As our buffer continues to thin out, your generosity & commitment to the ministries of First Presbyterian is appreciated!

Current April 2018 Financials

April Income $25,087
April Expenses $42,390


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


This Sunday: 
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day; Worship Service,
10am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Sunday School, 10:15am (JW); Volunteer Thank You Coffee Hour, 11am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR); Soul Hike, 12-2pm (OS- Jackson Frazier Wetlands)

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

Monday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH)    

Tuesday: Men’s Breakfast, 7am (OS- Elmer’s)

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

Thursday: No Chair Yoga, 11am (AR); Chancel Choir, 7-9pm (S)

Friday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH)

Next Sunday: Worship Service, 10am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Cafe Church, 10:15am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 11am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)

Next Sunday: Worship Service, 10am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Sunday School, 10:15am (JW); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)

Next Monday, May 28th: the Church Office & Building will be closed in honor of Memorial Day.

 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
Enjoy reading on a beautiful Spring day. Grow your faith with new ideas.

248.4HYB  Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul by Bill Hybels

248.4/YAN  Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing? by Philip Yancey

Lego Day is coming on June 3rd.


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!


  “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”  -Barack Obama 

The church is a volunteer organization. This has been true since its very inception on that first Pentecost Sunday. Even more so then as there were no professional clergy. However, this is not born out of necessity, it is a core value. It is rooted in the belief that every person, with their own distinct and unique gifts, talents, and abilities is vital to the whole. Everyone belongs.

So let the professional clergy and staff celebrate you this Sunday as we show our appreciation for you, the Church!

  If you cannot join us in person, we will be attempting to stream, now in High Definition, internet streaming

Rev. Matt Gough

This Sunday, we celebrate Pentecost Sunday.

Wear your RED in honor of the church!

The Pentecost Offering unites us in a church-wide effort to support young people in Christ & inspires them to share their faith, ideas & unique gifts with the church & the world.
Please give generously.

Everybody SoulHike is this Sunday, May 20th!

Quick provided lunch in Dennis Hall after coffee hour & off we go
to Jackson Frazier wetlands for fun you do not want to miss.
?’s, talk to Pastor Sharon.

Volunteer Thank You Coffee Hour
This Sunday, May 20th, after Worship
Hosted  by:
Pastor Matt, Pastor Sharon & Jonathan
We want to say THANK YOU and celebrate the valuable time and talent that our volunteers share with our church community.

Please everyone join us!

May 20 is also Pentecost Sunday. We will wish the church Happy Birthday – so wear your RED!

Interfaith Potluck and Events Information

To subscribe directly to the interfaith email list which sends out notices about events, including the interfaith potlucks, click here:


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.

Saturday, June 2, 9am- noon.
Spring Yard Clean Up Day.

Bring your gloves, rakes & boots.
All are welcome to spruce up our grounds.

Sunday, May 20, after Worship – Volunteer Thank You Coffee Hour

Sunday, May 20th, Noon – Everybody Soul Hike
Jackson-Frazier Wetlands, 2/3 mile, Corvallis. Meet in Dennis Hall after Worship.

Monday, May 28th – Memorial Day; Building & Office closed

Saturday, June 2 – 9am to noon. Spring Church Yard Clean Up Day.

AdventureOutMonday June 18, 9:30am-2:30pmAnkeny National Wildlife Refuge & lunch at Buena Vista Cafe. $10 donation covers transportation & lunch. ?’s talk to Pastor Sharon.


Our Centering Prayer group will resume meeting next Sunday, May 20, 11:30am, in the Allison Room.

Sundays @ 3 presents  MAREK KUDLICKI, International Pipe Organist. Good Samaritan Church, 35th & Harrison. 3PM  Sunday, May 20th.  A free concert event; donations are also accepted & appreciated at the concert.

Volunteers Needed for the Great Move Out! OSU will again work both on-campus and off-campus with the Corvallis community to collect reusable goods from students during The Great Move Out! Volunteers are needed to staff the events, assisting with receiving and sorting donations. Volunteers are needed for the off-campus event on June 15; details and sign-up here. Volunteers are needed for the res. hall program June 11-19; details and sign-up here. Together we can all improve our neighborhoods, keep valuable goods out of landfills, and live sustainably! For more information, visit the website. Thank you!

The Grace Center is in need of Volunteer Greeters. We are a non-profit adult day center that supports the community by having a safe, therapeutic & fun place for seniors & disabled adults. We’re open 7:30-5:30Monday thru Friday. Volunteers support our staff, make our facility welcoming & add another asset to our program. We have a great core group of volunteer greeters but need more for weekly times & as substitutes. If you have just one hour of time during the week you can help us out. Contact Corinne Butzkin 541-754-8417 or to learn available times and then sign up for the time of your choice!

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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