• Join Us For Worship
  • Pet Blessing service
  • Sam and Pat Alvord, grandkids and pet
  • Young Hee and Morgan
  • Wellness Pet Supplies brought treats for dogs and cats.
  • Donna and LingLing
  • Dan and Paula with their dog
  • Howdy and Sally
  • Gracie gets a blessing from Dan.
  • Pentecost decor brightens up the sanctuary
  • New members Scott and Julie Lawson, Cathy Carl and Larry Westland
  • Willa and Ryan are married!
  • Willa and Ryan opening a gift from Dan
  • Willa and Ryan opening a gift from the congregation
  • Cutting the cake
  • Sharing some cake
  • Celebrating Willa's birthday at coffee hour
  • Christmas Eve: Elaine, Joanne, Darlene, and Bea
  • Tech crew getting set for Christmas Eve
  • Paula Fowler on the harp
  • Laurie Anne Hunter plays a duet on the harp.
  • Karl Moeglein was lay leader for Christmas Eve.
  • Christmas choir
  • Cathy Gerbracht puts bows on the gift bags for the Rogue Retreat residents.
  • Pat, Cathy and Carolyn did all the shopping for the Rogue Retreat gifts.
  • Carolyn delivered the gift bags to Rogue Retreat.
  • Elder Dennis dropping off the family gift baskets at Phoenix Elementary.
  • Dennis presents a Quilt of Valor to Al Jaeger on Veterans' Day.
  • Presbyterian participation in climate action in downtown Medford
  • Sandra and Becki at July 4 coffee hour.
  • Robb and Barbara enjoy a chat at coffee hour.
  • Jill and Bea--during that short time when masks weren't needed
  • Easter basket drive-through 2021
  • Cathy Gerbracht is passing out Easter baskets.
  • Pastor Dan is helping with the Easter drive-through event.
  • Sarah Walcher holding one of their pet rabbits.
  • Black Lives Matter at First Presbyterian
  • First service in several months, outdoors with social distancing and masks
  • Hi from the outdoor worshipers.
  • "When the Saints Go Marchin' In"

Welcome 

Worship Service on YouTube

The First Presbyterian Church of Ashland welcomes and affirms the entire human family. We are committed to Christ's sacred hospitality, inviting people of all races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and mental and physical conditions to join us. Through Christ's grace, we are dedicated to doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God.

Please join us in person (masks are now optional). We have an 8 am service in the Heritage Chapel and 10 am service in the sanctuary. If you joined us for the in-person 10 am service, you are invited to join us for fellowship in Calvin Hall following the service.

If you are more comfortable watching from home, please click on the button at the top to join us for our 10 am virtual worship service on YouTube.

Virtual Fellowship

If you joined us digitally, click on the button above after the 10 am worship service for virtual fellowship. The passcode is fellowship.

 

Announcements

  • Virtual Fellowship Pad

    If you are joining us online, please fill out the form below to let us know.

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  • First Time Visitors

    If this is your first time visiting us, (or you have been watching, but never come in person) please fill out the form and we will send you a jar of homemade jam.

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  • Electronic Giving

    We can accept your pledges online with PayPal. Just click on the donate button below to be taken to the PayPal page that will allow you to make your monthly pledges electronically. If you don't have a PayPal account, click on the "donate with a debit or credit card" button.

    There is a 2.9% + 0.30 per transaction fee when using PayPal. You will not see this fee; it is subtracted from the amount the church receives.

    The link for the myEoffering page is the button on the right under the calendar. There is also a fee when using this, but you can choose to pay it yourself. 

  • A Blessing of Pets & the Veterinarians and staff who care for them!

    WHEN: Sunday, September 18 at 10 am

     

    WHERE: First Presbyterian Church

    \1615 Clark Ave.

    Corner of Walker and Siskiyou Blvd., Outside

     

    WHAT: You are invited to join us with your pet(s) for a special pet blessing.           

     

    In addition, we want to thank and honor Ashland Veterinarians and their staff. We will finish the morning with a “Parade of Pets,” followed by fellowship snacks for humans and pets.

  • Vision 2020 Guiding Statement (from GA 225)

                                    

    Our Reformed heritage understands the power of words and we humbly offer this guiding statement as speaking truth and declaring life.

    The 2020 Vision Team was mandated by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) and charged with developing a guiding statement for the denomination as it moves into the future.

    In the faithful desire to discern the will of God we listened throughout the denomination and beyond, hearing hope and frustration, expectation and anxiety. Along our journey even when it is hard to see the way forward, God has spoken and continues to speak to us in these times and places.

    Therefore, God calls the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be:

    Prayerful

    • Confessing our sin to God and those we have wronged, we accept our responsibility for the brokenness in the world and in ourselves. In Christ we are assured of forgiveness and freed to forgive others.
    • We ask the Holy Spirit to direct and guide us as we actively listen to Scripture and fully engage in the joys and challenges of life in this present world.
    • By grace Christ binds us together, cleanses us in the waters of baptism, nourishes us at the Lord’s table, and sends us out to share the Good News.

    Courageous

    • Reformed and always being reformed, we follow the Holy Spirit in new and imaginative ways to places we have not yet been.
    • We foster the hope of reconciliation in Christ who transforms the world through healing individuals and communities.
    • We work for God’s justice and peace for all people in every land, walking with the vulnerable, the marginalized, and the abused.

    United

    • As members of the Church universal, we are Christ’s disciples, called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
    • Against forces that seek to divide, Christ compels us to bear witness to a love that connects communities across great differences.
    • We approach others in a spirit of openness and trust as we follow Jesus Christ in respecting the freedom of other religions, worldviews, and traditions.

    Serving

    • Gratefully following the One who washed his disciples’ feet, we listen to our neighbors, working to meet their practical needs.
    • We partner with others to become the hands and feet of God in the world, showing compassion and generosity to all creation.
    • The Holy Spirit pushes us beyond the familiar, meeting people where they are as we share Christ’s transformative love.

    Alive

    • We are people of the resurrection: though death surrounds us, we are not afraid because we follow the One who was raised from the tomb.
    • The Holy Spirit gives us courage to build a community that reflects the fullness of God’s image in humanity: beautifully diverse in age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexuality, physical and mental ability, geography, and theological conviction.
    • In the sure and certain hope of resurrection, we joyfully testify that the Church and its members are called to follow Christ’s model by risking all, even life itself, for the sake of the Gospel.

    And so, God calls the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be: Prayerful, Courageous, United, Serving, Alive.

    Thanks be to God.


     

  • Community help available

    FPC has participated in the City of Ashland Safe Parking program since August 2019.  We have overnight parking spots available for those who are experiencing homelessness. If you are in need of safe parking, you may request a spot by calling the OHRA Community Resource Center at 541-631-2235.

    First Presbyterian has a Little Free Pantry, located on Clark Ave. near the steps to the parking lot. Feel free to leave non-perishable food for others—or take what you need. Supplies are replenished often, so check back if you are hungry. If you are a resident of this area, you may also find more food supplies at the Ashland Emergency Food Bank, located on Clover Lane.

    Our church office can help you in an emergency with bus tokens, gas money, or snack vouchers. These are available during office hours. Occasionally, funds run low, in which case a note will be posted on the office door. 

    If you have medical questions about COVID, Dr. John Sager is available to answer your questions by email (jsag03@gmail.com). You don't need to be a patient of his, and the advice is free of charge.

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