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!)
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 16 - What have you learned about God from other-than-human life? Let's dialogue about spirituality and what nature has to do with it. 5PM.
April 24 - 4th Sunday of the Month:Service Project. NO TAP AT 5PM. Instead of our usual TAP service project, we have the opportunity to join with a larger collaborative service opportunity with the broader First Pres Community. Starting at 12:30PM, there will be a light lunch provided and then multiple project opportunities to benefit organizations and groups helping the most vulnerable in our community.
April 30th - NO TAP.
May - 7th 1st Sunday of the Month: See you at 5PM in Heritage Hall! Theme TBD.
May 14th - Spiritual Practice. This night we will dialogue and engage in a spiritual practice together. 5PM in Heritage Hall.
May 21 - Service Night. We will be doing a Kits for Kids Bag Fill as a group this evening. Bags are filled with hygiene and cleaning products (such as laundry soap) for underserved teens and youth in our area. Family friendly project, join us at 5PM. You can donate supplies if you like, email becca ellis for more info. firstname.lastname@example.org
May 28 - Memorial Day: NO TAP. Due to the holiday, we'll take this Sunday off and begin our Summer break. Look for more information on meetups over the Summer - you can reach out to Becca at email@example.com to be sure to stay in the loop!
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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