Posted: Tue, Oct 3, 2023Summary: What is sacred to you? 0:00 Barbara Brown Taylor, Episcopal priest, and author. What is sacred in your life. The burning bush in the desert. 1:04 Moses encounters a…Details
Posted: Tue, Oct 3, 2023Jan 29th: More Than Just Good Ideas – Parable of the Talents, with Becca Ellis. We're in the midst of our series, seeking a deeper and more spacious earth through…Details
Posted: Tue, Oct 3, 2023Love is a Wide Word – Parable of the Banquet, with Becca Ellis. This Sunday, we're beginning a new sermon series titled seeking a Deeper and More Spacious Faith through…Details
Posted: Tue, Oct 3, 2023Oct 2nd: Mission Possible: Family & Children’s Ministry, with Becca Ellis. Today we continue our sermon series on our newly crafted mission statement living the spacious and radical love of…Details
Posted: Tue, Oct 3, 2023Jun 19th, Jesus and Airplane Mode I wonder how many of you in.The past two years, two months, even.Just two weeks ago, have felt burnt out, exhausted, overwhelmed, heartbroken and…Details
Posted: Tue, Oct 3, 2023This Sunday we are kicking off TAP with a focus on community for the month of April. We'll share our own experiences of community, what it means to us and…Details
Posted: Tue, Oct 3, 2023It is such a mystery how the hard and good, sacred and ordinary, life and decay all seem to mingle together in the everyday. If anything, the past 18+ months…Details
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Posted: Tue, Oct 3, 2023We have several options for children to participate in worship on Sundays: 1) Children are always welcome to stay with their families throughout the worship service, or feel free to…Details
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About Becca Ellis
I am at First Presbyterian for so many reasons, but one is to be a part of such a beautiful community of people who are trying their best to move through the world the way love does. I am grateful beyond words to get to partner in ministry with this faith community and for the way they support me in my role here at First Pres.
Before moving to Bend to be the Director of Children & Family Ministry, I was spending most of my time home with my three wonderful kids and managing my photography business, while my husband and I focused our “extra” energy on forming a faith community with folks outside of the traditional church building model.
Growing up in the church and with parents committed to serving in ministry my entire life, I have been immersed in all ranges of ministry from leading worship to children’s and youth ministry to supporting small church plants. My husband and I served as youth pastors in our early twenties and worked as a pastoral team at a small church in Port Orchard, WA. I worked as a preschool teacher for a number of years and have a heart for supporting and ministering to parents, especially moms, as they do the challenging and rewarding work of raising humans.
I adopt new hobbies frequently, but currently enjoy writing, running, baking, brewing kombucha (hippie at heart here!), visiting hot springs, photography, painting, hiking, taking my longboard out for a ride and spending time outdoors with family and friends. I am always up for a cup of tea or coffee with good company (or a book!)