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A HOME FOR

SPIRITUAL WONDERERS

SUNDAYS @ 5PM

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WEEKLY RHYTHMS

We follow a weekly rhythm which reflects the diversity of our community and fosters the curiosity we think is essential to a deeper spiritual understanding and integration in our lives.


Join us any night that aligns for you.

STORY & SONG

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

LOVE IN ACTION
(SERVICE PROJECT)

EXTENDED
CONVERSATION

SPECIAL GATHERINGS

We explore a spiritual text, story or concept, followed by facilitated conversation and singing together.

We learn a spiritual practice, followed by facilitated conversation.

We explore a topic, followed by an extended time for conversation. Snacks are often involved.

We gather to complete a service project together as an outward expression of love.

When a 5th Sunday occurs in the month, we reserve it for special gatherings such as a potluck, decided closer to the date.

 

WHAT'S TAP?

Tap is a casual gathering of First Presbyterian Bend for those who long to explore and talk about spirituality in a spacious environment, where curiosity and inclusivity are at the heartbeat of our time together. Each week we gather to wonder and dialogue together over a different theme (and a cold drink!), sharing our stories and learning from one another through our questions.

We follow what we call a "weekly rhythm", with a slightly different focus for each Sunday of the month, which reflects the diversity of our community. You can read more about our rhythms here.

All are welcome. Childcare is available for children 4 and under. Drinks are on us! (read: free beer, cider & kombucha!)

 
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UPCOMING SCHEDULE
MAY - AUGUST 2022

May 22: Love in Action Night - Service Project filling bags for Youth in need. 5PM - 6PM, Heritage Hall at First Presbyterian Bend

 

May 29: NO TAP - BBQ at the Ellis’ house! Bring something for yourself for the grill and/or a snack to share. 5PM. Please RSVP for address: bellis@bendfp.org

 

June 5: 1st Sunday of the month Story & Song - This month we will be talking about Rest and Sabbath as we enter our summer. What does it mean to intentionally make space for slow? What gives us life? What does it mean to really "be here"? Let’s share together.
5PM - 6PM.

 

June 12: 2nd Sunday of the month Spiritual Practice. Together, we will continue our conversation as well as engage in a practice that might help us experience rest and presence in our every day lives. 5PM - 6PM.
**This will be our last regular gathering before our Summer schedule begins!**
 

SUMMER HAPPENINGS:

Game Night @ Ellis'| | 6PM, Saturday, June 18 | Bring a snack to share and fave beverage | RSVP for address: bellis@bendfp.org
 

Women's Coffee @ Looney Bean| | 8AM Saturday, July 16| No agenda other than to get to know each other. Hosted by Becca Ellis
 

TAP Park gathering | BYO picnic dinner - 5PM @ Kiwanis Park | Sunday, July 17
 

TAP Park Gathering | BYO picnic dinner - 5PM @Kiwanis Park | Sunday, August 7
 

Book Group @ the Ellis (Faith After Doubt by Brian McLaren)
Thursdays from 6:30PM - 8PM June 30, July 28 & August 25 | contact Becca Ellis to RSVP/more info: bellis@bendfp.org
 

Tap Fall Kick-Off! | Sunday, September 18 @ 5PM in Heritage Hall at First Presbyterian Bend ( 230 NE 9th St, Bend OR 97701 )

NO SERVICE PROJECT THIS MONTH (we will still meet on the 25th!)

 
Lights in the Dark

WELCOME STATEMENT

You are welcome in this space whether church feels easy or hard; if you have felt a connection to God for a long time or feel cut off and distant; if you feel uncertain about the path you are on or are just exploring a spiritual connection for the first time.

 

We embrace diversity.

We are not here to judge.

We hold a posture of curiosity.

We affirm one another as spiritual teachers.

We affirm the many gifts of children and people of all abilities.

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We love having kids at Tap! While we currently offer childcare for ages 4 and under in our staffed play center, we are working toward creating an intentional space for school-aged children to gather and wonder together during the night soon. However, kids are always welcome to remain with their parents in our main gathering. We provide some quiet activities for them in the space (as well as kid friendly drinks and snacks) and welcome their engagement in our conversation and time together, as well. 
 
 

GET IN TOUCH

230 NE Ninth St.

Bend, OR 97701

 

Questions? Email Becca Ellis at

bellis@bendfp.org


Tel: 541-382-4401

Meets Sundays at 5PM

in Heritage Hall @
First Presbyterian

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