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This Week 7/15/2018


Summer Sunday Worship: 9:30am. 

Sunday, July 15 – Sunday, August 26

Worship at 10am resumes Sunday, Sept. 2nd 

with the service in the park. 


This Week @1st: 
Upcoming Events
Challenge Offering
PEB Exploration Trip 2018

Luke 10:38-42


Latest Fanfare

 Summer Reading Adventures

Treat yourself to a children’s picture book.  The stories for all ages are touching, compassionate, funny and beautifully illustrated.  

Take your children or grandchildren or just yourself to the library this summer.

C/B  Journey by Aaron Becker

C/C  Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?
By Carmella Coyle

C/R  My Heart Will Not Sit Down by Mara Rockliff

C/B  My Brown Bear Barney at the Party by Dorothy Butler

C/P  Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco

C/H  David and Dog by
Shirley Hughes

 Tuesday, July 24, 7pm
Bring-your-own-picnic & Community Band concert   

Meet at 8th St side of Central Park for food & fellowship. Concert is at 8pm. Fellowship Committee provides beverages & ice cream. Bring your dinner & a seat. For a ride, contact Teresa Welch
541- 752-9049 or

Or contact the church office. 


Honeyman State Park camping for July 26-29 has been canceled. 

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 June 2018 Financials

June Income $47,513.22

June Expenses $42,605.55

Understanding the Enneagram

In this session, we will give an overview on how the Enneagram can be used as an effective tool to understanding ourselves, others, & how we relate to one another. There will be opportunity to join a discussion group based on your type.

Both sessions are the same, so pick a time that suits your schedule.

Wednesday, August 8, 6:30-8pm


Sunday, August 12, 10:30am-12pm

Location: Dennis Hall 3

Please complete the Enneagram assessment & bring the results with to the study session.

The Enneagram Assessment test is available outside the church office or below:

Learning to use our compass:  
The Enneagram 


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, 9:30am (S); Library Open, 9-11:30am (L); Café Church, 9:45am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 10:30am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11am (AR)

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

Monday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (OS)

Tuesday: In Stitches, 7-9pm (OS- Central Park)  

Wednesday: T’ai Chi, 8:30am-10am (OS)

Thursday: No Chair Yoga until September  

Friday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (OS)

Next Sunday: Worship Service, 9:30am (S); Library Open, 9-11:30am (L); Café Church, 9:45am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 10:30am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11am (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)



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!




  As we continue to learn from various Biblical characters, we enter into those Enneagram classifications that lead with the heart. The first of those is the Helper, number 2. Martha is probably the most prominent helper. All of us have a little bit of the 2 in us. We like to be needed and it feels good when we can come to someone’s aid. However, we all know that there are healthy ways to be a helper and there are the not so healthy motivations that can turn help into a burden. We will spend some time reflecting on the Helper this Sunday.

I hope you will be able to join us as we worship at 9:30AM this Sunday. If you cannot join us in person, we will be attempting to stream, now in High Definition, internet streaming

Rev. Matt Gough

Would you like to take the Enneagram? Download the test and scoring instructions here 

Understanding the Enneagram 

Join Pastor Matt and Pastor Sharon as they give an overview on how the Enneagram can be used as an effective tool to understanding ourselves, others and how we relate to one another. There will be opportunity to join a discussion group based on your type. Both sessions are the same, so pick a time that suits your schedule.
Wed., Aug 8, 6:30-8:30p
Sun., Aug. 12, 10:30a-12:00p
Location: Dennis Hall 3
The Enneagram Assessment test is available via the link above in this email or outside the church office. 

Please complete the Enneagram assessment and bring the results with you to the study session.

In its June meeting, Session approved a motion from the Mission committee to support the 2nd Street location of the consolidated services of Stone Soup, the Drop-in Center, and the Men’s Cold Weather Shelter. While there is much anxiety about having these services downtown, we believe that the legitimate issues being raised can and will be addressed and that we will be committed to do our part to make this successful.
One thing you can do is if you shop downtown, let the owners/workers know that you support the shelter and will still shop downtown.


Tuesday, July 24

Volunteers are needed to serve dinner at
Stone Soup from 4:45 to 7:15 p.m.
Additional clean-up volunteers are needed from
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

You may sign-on to serve by emailing Tim,
calling Tim at 

717-571-3179, or
by seeing him following worship this Sunday.

Thanks to the faithfulness of FPCers, these volunteer slots usually fill quickly.  So don’t wait, respond quickly to reserve your spot to serve at Stone Soup on July 24.  Thanks!

Chair Yoga with Pastor Sharon
will resume in September.
There will be no chair yoga in
July or August.

Interfaith Association & Potluck Information
If you are interested in learning more about the Interfaith Association or attending one of their monthly vegetarian potlucks, click on the link below to sign up for emails.


A non-profit, all-volunteer program
providing a full meal every day to any person in need.

Stone Soup serves one full hot meal
every day of the year:

Stone Soup serves more than 36,000 meals each year:
-about 3,000 per month, or 100 per day

Volunteers do all the work: cooking, cleaning, purchasing, gathering, scheduling, organizing, publicity (the only exception is accounting). About 400 volunteers contribute about 25,000 hours each year.

Low-cost operation ($1 per meal):
Kitchen and dining facilities are generously donated by St Mary’s & First Christian. Many ingredients are donated.

Generous financial donations from the community allow us to purchase additional food, supplies, and to share in the cost of maintaining appliances.

Volunteer cooks skillfully manage menus to serve nutritious meals.

You Can Help: 
-To volunteer your time and talent, email
-To donate food or supplies, email or call 541-757-9725
-Send a check to Stone Soup Corvallis Inc., PO Box 2381, Corvallis OR 97339 or donate online   

Community Band Concerts – 8pm, Tuesdays through Aug. 28, Central Park.

Join church members & friends for weekly community band concerts.

Reiki Prayer – Sun. Jul. 22, 10:30-11:30am, Dennis Hall.
Come receive peace & well-being. Option of table or chair.

Bring-your-own-picnic & Community Band Concert – Tues. July 24, Central Park. 
Beverages & ice cream provided, bring your dinner & a seat.

Understanding the Enneagram- Wed. Aug. 8th, 6:30-8:30pm OR  Sun. Aug. 12, 10:30am- 12:30pm. Complete the Enneagram assessment & bring results with you to the study session. 

FREE All-Church Swim Party – Sun. Aug. 26, 5:30-7:30pm, Otter Beach (Osborn Aquatic Center). For more info, contact 


Carillon Revelry Bell Choir raised 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! The bells have now arrived safely to their destination and the refurbishment has begun. 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 members! 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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