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Session adopts Affirming Church statement

After weeks of conversation and chances to learn, discuss and pray, the Session of First Presbyterian Church has voted to clearly state our intention of being an affirming church, approving the following statement unanimously: “The time has come that we, the Session of First Presbyterian Church of Corvallis OR, publicly...

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Bright Gifts Offering

This month we are supporting Bright Gifts. Your contributions will keep on giving throughout 2020, as we support local agencies and organizations that provide direct human services to those in need in our community. We thank you for your generosity in supporting the work of First Presbyterian’s mission to serve...

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Music Monday April 13, 2020

Today we share videos of Garnet (Alegado) Hayes, daughter of Gideon and Rachel Alegado, who grew up in our church is  now a music teacher. She also is the organist at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Vancouver. She shared these pieces with her congregation after the pandemic suspended worship their worship...

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All in the Same Boat Now

All in the Same Boat Now  words: Byron Walls music: Judith Freeman Video: Larry Anderson   My great granddad from Oslo, when he was twenty-three, Boarded a schooner and set out ‘cross the sea, Along with his two brothers in eighteen sixty-one, Settled near Fargo, became Americans. Alex came from...

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Worship with us in-person or online this Sunday

First Presbyterian had its first indoor in-person worship service last Sunday. About 20 people joined us in the pews, plus about 10 others who made worship and streaming possible. It was good to be together and to see familiar and new faces! We hope all who feel comfortable gathering will...

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Jesus and Buddha

I knew a little about Buddhism before going to college but didn’t really began to understand it until my Religious Studies major required me to take courses in it. There is so much written about it and information about this that this week I am simply going to share some...

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