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This Week 5/6/2018



This Week @1st: 
Family Camp
CARDV Documentary & Discussion
Upcoming May Events
Challenge Offering
PEB Exploration Trip 2018


Acts 10:44-48
John 15:9-17


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.



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

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

Monday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH)    

Tuesday: Men’s Munch 7:00am (OS-Elmer’s)

Wednesday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH1,2); Piecemakers, 9am-12pm (B3); Bell Choir, 5-6:30pm (S); No Youth Group, 5:30-7pm (YH)

Thursday: 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); No Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)

 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)



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

200/TIP  Speaking of Faith by Krista Tippet

248.4/MUL  Sabbath: Finding Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller


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!


“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend.”
-Albert Camus

“Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
-E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

As we explore how God calls us to live loved we cannot leave out the importance of friendships. Last week we emphasized the importance to stay connected, even to those different from us. This week we focus more on friendships. We all need them. Jesus shows us what it means to be a friend and the gift of the Holy Spirit has been given to us as a friend of all of humanity.

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

Rev. Matt Gough

This 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.


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’s 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.

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 – Help celebrate 30 years of PW! RSVP attendance & potluck dish you plan to bring to Sue Bowman, or 541-745-5878. Cost: free; donations cheerfully accepted. Location: Dennis Hall. 

Sunday, May 20th, Noon – Everybody Soul Hike
Jackson-Fraiser Wetlands, 2/3 mile, Corvallis. Lunch provided after church. Contact Pastor Sharon,  


Our Centering Prayer group will not meet this Sunday or the following Sunday: May 6-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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