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
LOVE IN ACTION
We explore a spiritual text, story or concept, followed by facilitated conversation and singing together.
A spiritual practices shared, followed by a chance to participate in it and 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.
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!)
March 5: 1st Sunday of the month - What does it mean to be #blessed? 1st Sunday of the month, we grab a drink, circle up and dialogue together. Sometimes we sing a song. Art project for kids! 5PM - 6PM
March 12th: 2nd Sunday of the Month - Spiritual Practice Join us for a night of reflective stations curated with your wellbeing in mind, a space carved out for stillness and connecting with ourselves, one another, and Source. 5PM - 6PM
March 19th - 3rd Sunday of the month: Extended Conversation - During this night, we sit around tables and after a brief time to connect as a group, an extended time is provided for conversation around our theme, or just to connect with one another. Heritage Hall, 5PM - 6PM.
March 26th - Sorry Friends - Tonight is cancelled due to illness. See you enxt week!
April 2nd - 1st Sunday of the Month: See you at 5PM in Heritage Hall! Theme TBD.
April 10th - Annual Easter Potluck. Bring a dish and we will share in a meal together. If the weather is warm, we will eat outside. 5PM!
April 17 - Spiritual Practice. Switching our weeks around due to Easter, but this night we will have spiritual practice stations set up to engage in. 5PM.
April 24 - 4th Sunday of the Month: Service Project TBA - see you at 5PM
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.
We love having kids at Tap! We currently offer childcare for ages 4 and under in our staffed play center. Older children are invited to participate in an art project in the Wonder Room. 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.
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230 NE Ninth St.
Bend, OR 97701
Questions? Email Becca Ellis at
Meets Sundays at 5PM
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