June 2015   
Upcoming Events


Parish Life Committee
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM


9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Homecoming lunch
11:30 AM
Bring family and friends – nothing else!




AYC fundraiser
NW Pizza and Pasta restaurant
Membership Committee
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Chapel worship
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
in the Sanctuary
Birthday fellowship
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Family Fun Day
11:30 AM
Sandwiches, games and crafts – like VBS for all ages


Finance Committee
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Ashland, Oregon

Fair, 69 F

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  • The big send-off to New Orleans
  • Two proud grandmas
  • Parents say good-bye
  • Flo the flamingo goes along as mascot
  • Youth Sunday Leaders
  • Adam J. with the Call to Worship
  • Choir helps out on Youth Sunday
  • Youth Sunday Spelling Song
  • Youth Sunday Spelling Song 2
  • Curtis J. Reading the Scripture
  • Ellen Messerly preaching on Jesus as teacher
  • Ellen Messerly preaching on Jesus as teacher
  • Hannah Kolega preaching on Jesus as teacher
  • Amy Patton recognizes Jeff Kolega amd Ellen Messerly for graduating with masters degrees.
  • Karl M. leads the Lord's Prayer
  • Ellen Messerly at the piano for the Offertory on Youth Sunday
  • Youth Sunday Leaders
  • Join us for worship
  • Parish Life selfie
  • Theology Pub
  • Jill's presentation on India
  • World Communion Sunday
  • Church day camp
  • Family day camp
  • Family day camp
  • Tubing
  • Tubing
  • Family day camp picnic
  • Human Trafficking Forum at First Presbyterian
  • Movie night
  • Community Dinner
  • Ashland Youth Collective doing a service project
  • Some of our children participating in the Ashland Peacemakers Day Camp
  • Children's sermon
  • Maundy Thursday Interactive Worship Service


Join us on Sundays at 8 or 10 for worship.

           You will find a variety of people at worship – different ages and styles of dress but all interested in spiritual growth and fellowship.

          We have two worship services most Sundays: meditation/communion in the chapel at 8 am and sanctuary worship with a variety of music styles at 10 am.   Read more. . .



Follow our AYC youth
as they travel to New Orleans.

         Click here for photos and info.       


The 2015 celebration of Ashland’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July will recognize two distinguished individuals as Grand Marshals, both with long-standing ties to our community and our country. Each represents health and longevity at more than 90 years old.

This year the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration will recognize Dan Bulkley and Stan Smith, aka Mr. Raider. Dan epitomizes healthful living.

Now into his late 90s, Dan has been a long time community supporter of SOU, Mt. Ashland and various service organizations. He was one of the original "Snowmen" and was instrumental in starting Mt. Ashland. Meanwhile he served as a professor and a coach at Southern Oregon University, starting the track and field program, and the current track is named in his honor. As an athlete, Mr. Bulkley holds age group world records in skiing, track and field and five Hall of Fame records acknowledging his career as an athlete and coach. Currently, he is still actively involved in the Nordic Club.

Please help the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Committee recognize these men for their efforts, accomplishments and helping the community remember to "Be Active, Live Healthy"!


July 5th is Homecoming Sunday

Invite visiting children, friends and family to worship at 8 or 10, then to spend time catching up over hotdogs and root beer ice cream floats at 11:30!  Invite friends and family to come for worship and fellowship!


July 12th is All Church Fun Day! 

We start with camp-style worship, enjoy lunch and share activities like tie dying, games, slippery-slide, singing and crafts.  This is for all generations to enjoy an afternoon together!





Interim Pastor

Our Interim Pastor is Kathy Keener.

Kathy grew up in Eugene, Oregon, attending Central Presbyterian Church with her educator parents.  After earning her BA in Peace Studies, Political Science, and German, she attended McCormick Theological Seminary and received her Master of Divinity in 1986.  After serving as pastor for a small rural church in Illinois for five years, Kathy completed ten subsequent interim ministries.  

Creativity, compassion, enthusiasm, and intelligence are what Kathy brings to our congregation, according to those she has worked with before. She describes herself as a Mary Poppins who will blow into our lives with the tools in her bag that will help us to create energizing spiritual experiences, discover and build on our strengths, and then blow back out of our lives once her work is done and we are ready to welcome a called pastor. 

Click here for more details.





Pearls do not lie on the seashore.
If you desire one,  you must dive for it.

 Oriental Proverb

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Contact Us  
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland
1615 Clark Ave. (corner of Walker and Siskiyou)
P.O. Box 626 (mailing address)
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Phone (541) 482-3536
Fax 482-3542
Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9-12 and 1-2:30


Sunday Services

Regular Worship Schedule

8 am Communion Service in Chapel

10 am Worship in Sanctuary

11 am Fellowship

More Worship Information

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Web Sites

Click on "Links" above for:

First Presbyterian database
Prebytery of the Cascades newsletter "Omnibus"
Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence
Community Works
Faith Trust Institute
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Cascade Presbytery
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ski Mt. Ashland

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