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Welcome to First Congregational Church
Corvallis, Oregon

We're glad you are here!


 

Upcoming Gatherings

Sunday, October 24, 2021

10:30 a.m. Online service only

on YouTube

 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

10:30 a.m. In-person service for RSVP'd congregants only.

All seats have been reserved.

This service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

 

Monday, November 1, 2021

7 p.m. All Saints worship service
RSVP required; see protocol below.

This service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

 

Wednesday evening, November 3, 2021

Marion Whitney Poetry Slam

RSVP required; see protocol below.

This service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

 

Friday evening, November 5, 2021

Labyrinth Walk and Art Gallery

RSVP required; see protocol below.

 

Sunday, November 7, 2021

10:30 a.m. In-person service.

Guest Preacher: Conference Minister Rev. Tyler Connoley

RSVP required; see protocol below.

This service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

 

Sunday, November 14, 2021
10:30 a.m. In-person service.

Guest Preacher: Former Senior Minister Rev. Greg Turner

Only a few seats remain available.

RSVP required; see protocol below.

This service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

 

 

Here is our protocol for in-person gatherings:

For the time being, we are limiting the capacity of the sanctuary to 50 people.
This is why we are asking you to RSVP by calling the church phone (541-757-8122) and leaving a voicemail or speaking to Annemieke. No e-mails please. First come, first served. We will call you back only if we have run out of seating. If you have made a reservation and have to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can accommodate others.

 
Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test required
We are welcoming those who are fully vaccinated or those who have a negative test result (12 years and older).
 
Proof of vaccination
By fully vaccinated, we mean two weeks post second dose of Pfizer/Moderna or two weeks post the single Johnson & Johnson vaccination.

1. If you feel comfortable sending us a picture of your CDC vaccination card, please do so. Please send it by e-mail.

 

2. Otherwise, please bring your CDC card and show it to church staff at the entrance.
 
Testing for entry - RSVP required 
We are offering rapid Covid testing to those of us who are not vaccinated but would like to attend worship (12 years and older). Please let us know you need a test when you call us to reserve your spot, so we know to expect you and send you instructions. Caroline Zaworski will administer these tests.
 
Mask
We are requiring everyone ages 2 and older to wear a facemask while on the First Congo campus.
 
Livestream
Our in-person worship services will be livestreamed on our Facebook page, as usual.

 

 

Annual Meeting Report

 

We held our annual meeting on September 12, 2021, via Zoom. This year, the 2020-2021 annual reports were in slideshow format. If you'd like to see the information, please click here.

Page 1-15

Pages 16-31

Pages 32-47


And We're Still Online


Join us online throughout the week as we learn what it means to be the Church - the people of God, doing the work of God in the world.

 

Compline or Evening Prayers 

Artist-in-Residence Matthew Nelson offers Compline - Prayers at the End of the Day
7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 
Click here.

 

Morning Prayers

Join Reverend Walter Balk for morning prayer. This is a time to find spiritual grounding before you enter your day.

7 a.m. Monday through Friday. Click here.

 

Small group discussions return October 31.
Discussion centers on the book "That Good Night" by Sunita Puri.

In-person discussion at Noon Sundays, RSVP protocol required.

 

We also offer three discussion groups on Zoom.

9 a.m. and Noon Sundays

7 p.m. Mondays

Zoom link
Meeting ID 856 1272 0837
Passcode: 907389  

 

 

No Sunday School on October 24 and 31

 

Each Sunday, Jaqui Eicher leads in-person Sunday School with an assistant when children are present. This starts shortly after the beginning of worship at 10:30 a.m.


Sanctuary Renovation

Here's an update on our efforts to renovate the church sanctuary. Please click here to see a slideshow and learn more. 

 


Safe Camp

Safe Camp is the original location of the SafePlace program - a project of Unity Shelter that assists individuals, couples, and families in housing transitions by providing safe, temporary housing coupled with case management, and/or peer support services.

Learn more about Safe Camp here. 




"I think it's the welcoming spirit that I love the most."

 

First Congregational Church of Corvallis is a progressive, Open and Affirming church with a strong commitment to social justice. We celebrate compassion, diversity and inclusivity, respecting people wherever they may be on their faith journey.

 


Our Location

4515 SW West Hills Road

Corvallis, OR 97333

Ph. 541-757-8122

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We would love to hear from you! Please connect by dropping us a line.

 

 

A Message From Our Pastor

First Congregational is a Just Peace, inclusive community of Christian faith in Corvallis. We're a church where all are welcome - and where ‘all’ really does mean all. We are real people who care about nurturing love and belonging in the world, most often in the context of Christianity. We worship with tradition and innovation, weaving our liturgies and stories together every Sunday morning. We tell stories from the Bible and our lives, knowing that every story is a holy one.


If you are looking for a faith community to call home, we would love to meet you!

Pastor Jennifer Butler


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