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This Week 6/10/2018



This Week @1st: 
Family Camp
Upcoming Events
Corvallis Knights Baseball Game
Challenge Offering
PEB Exploration Trip 2018

John 4:19-26


Latest Fanfare

 Library News: Summer Reading Adventures

Books by Melody Carlson-author of nearly 250 books

Featured writer at the librarian’s conference this June

F/CAR  Love Find You in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts 

F/CAR   Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon

F/CAR  Back Home Again: Tales from Grace Chapel Inn

F/ CAR  Ready to Wed: Tales from Grace Chapel Inn

Y F/C  A Not-So-Simple Life: Diary of a Teenage Girl

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 May 2018 Financials

May Income $47,089.71

May Expenses $42,694.37


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); Cafe Church, 10:15am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 11am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11:30am (AR)

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

Monday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH); In Stitches, 1-2:30pm (L) 

Tuesday: Office Closed for Staff Training; 9am1:30pm; Men’s Breakfast, 7am (OS- Elmer’s)

Wednesday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH1,2); Last Youth Group Meeting, 5:30-7pm (YH)

Thursday: No Chair Yoga; Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6pm (DH)

Friday: T’ai Chi, 8:30-10am (DH)

Next Sunday: Worship Service, 9:30am (S); Library Open, 9am-12pm (L); Cafe Church, 9:45am (Ed H); Coffee Hour, 10:30am (DH); Centering Prayer, 11:00am (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!


  The Kingdom of God is the landscape of God and it is not a place, it is a people. You are a part of God’s landscape. This summer we will be exploring various mountains in that landscape. People of the Bible who made an impact and became part of God’s story. Through the use of an ancient tool called the Enneagram we will understand the diversity of these mountains of faith but also to understand ourselves as we are becoming part of God’s story, mountains in God’s landscape.

  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 

Summer Worship Schedule, June 17 – Aug 26.
Beginning Sunday, June 17th, we will meet for worship at an earlier time:

All church campout at Honeyman State Park.
July 26-29. 

Cost for camping & meals: $50 per adult, $30 per child (17 & under).
Kids age 6 & under are FREE!

Meals only option available for those lodging elsewhere or visiting for a day.

Scholarships available. Sign up in the Gathering Space or at

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


Learning to use our compass:  
The Enneagram 

Keep your eyes out for future information about a Summer Seminar on The Enneagram and ways for you to learn more about yourself and others.

Sun., June 17, 3pm, Corvallis Knights game,
Goss Stadium. 

Join the Fellowship Committee at a Knights baseball game!
Bring your glove & play catch with your dad
on the field after the game. 

Seats: 1st base (shady) side. $8/person. 

Sign up: Gathering Space this Sunday or Church Office. 

Mon. June 18, 9:30am-2:30pm,
Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge.
$10 donation covers transportation
& lunch at Buena Vista Cafe.
Info: Pastor Sharon

Cookies Needed for Coffee Hour! Cookies & baked goods are much appreciated. Date/mark for coffee hour. Place in DH freezer (next to stove) on top right shelf as you are standing in front of freezer. Thank you very much.
Coffee Hour Committee


Frozen Meals Needed! Deacons are asking for prepared meals that can be frozen & brought to members as needed after surgery, or during illness. Please label/date & place in the Ed. Hall freezer. Contact: Janet Spence, 541-666-2199.

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.


June Challenge Offering:​



Jackson Street Youth Services gives youth a safe place to live and resources that get them on the road to a better life.

Founded to fill a gap in local support services for housing homeless youth, we serve Linn and Benton Counties and rely on donations and partnerships from throughout the region to give youth in crisis a stable future.

Sun. June 17th, 3pm – Corvallis Knights baseball game.

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

Soul Hike for the Venturesome, Sat. June 23, 8am at the church. Horse Rock Ridge Natural Area, 3.5 miles, moderate, 1079 elevation gain, Coburg Hills. Hailed for amazing wild flowers & incredible views of all the stellar peaks.  

Everybody Soul Hike, June 24,10:30am, after worship. Water Wonder Wandering, 1ish mile, Philomath. Hearty snacks provided. With a geologist, we’ll explore an area where rivers merge & do their work upon the landscape.  

Jul 26 – 29th, All church campout at Honeyman State Park- Sign up in the Gathering Space or at by June 24th.



Hats, Sunglasses & Sunscreen Needed for Homeless Men and Women! Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan is holding a drive to collect new or gently used hats, and sunglasses or new bottles of sunscreen to give out to the homeless to keep them safe in the summer heat. Place items in the box in the church office between June 10 – July 8. (Hats can be brimmed hats or baseball hats).

The Grace Center is in need of Volunteer Greeters. Contact Corinne Butzkin at 541-754-8417 or

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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