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About Rev. Kally Elliott

After growing up in San Diego and graduating from the University of California, Davis, my husband Bryce and I discerned I should attend seminary at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, as we felt it was a good fit and an opportunity to experience the southeast. Both of us thought we would move back to the west coast upon my graduation from seminary, but instead I was called to be the Campus Minister and Director of the Presbyterian Campus Ministry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Working with college students shaped the way I continue to engage in ministry, believing ministry should be relational and often mutual. You spend time with people, listen to their stories, share your own, eat a lot of meals together, and just do life with them. My favorite part of college ministry was when a student would come to me with a deep and wondering question, and I got to sit with her as she struggled with a faith that was being cracked open and ultimately strengthened. After 11 years in Knoxville I was called to pastor a church and start a new worshiping community in Long Island.

Moving to Long Island was a cultural shock for me and for my family after living in the bible-belt South for so long. Innovative ministry is a must in Long Island if you have a chance of sharing good news with people. In our time in Long Island, I served as the solo pastor for two congregations while also planting Glenwood Table, a new worshiping community based on sharing various spiritual practices.

Bryce and I have four kids: Rylan (16), Spencer (13), Kellen (11), and Eve (7). Most of my “free” time is spent driving my kids to various activities, cheering at basketball or lacrosse games, doing laundry, running and working out, going to the grocery store, learning to play the guitar, meeting friends for coffee, going back to the grocery store – and doing more laundry. Bryce and I also like to sneak out for date nights or have friends over as often as possible.

Three and a half years ago my mother and step-father moved to Bend, OR, and I quickly took to the internet to peruse the church scene in their new town for them. I was immediately taken with the “Spacious Christianity” theme that popped up as soon as Google recognized my key words, “Presbyterian” “Bend” “Oregon,” and I found myself reading the entire First Presbyterian Church website. I have been interested in the ministry you all are doing in Bend since my first interaction with your website. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and learning how I might walk alongside you as we continue to create a community of healing, grace and good news.

 

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  • Early Morning Sunday Worship
    Scheduled: Sun, Apr 2, 2023 @ 8:30am
    Sunday in-person worship at 8:30am. A 30 minute, earlier service in Heritage hall.  Our hope is that our service will speak to your heart & deepen your faith. See you…
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  • A Spacious Christianity, Online
    Scheduled: Sun, Apr 2, 2023 @ 10:00am
    Participate in "A Spacious Christianity", the weekly worship from First Presbyterian Church of Bend is every Sunday on facebook, bendfp.org, and youtube. Chat is a favorite fellowship opportunity. Television viewers…
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  • In-Person Sunday Worship
    Scheduled: Sun, Apr 2, 2023 @ 10:00am
    Sunday in-person worship at 10:00am. Our hope is that our service will speak to your heart & deepen your faith. Child care is available. See you in church! (directions >)…
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  • A Spacious Christianity, Local Bend TV
    Scheduled: Sun, Apr 2, 2023 @ 11:00am
    Participate in "A Spacious Christianity", the weekly worship from First Presbyterian Church of Bend. Television viewers in Bend may join us on the local TV KTVZ-CW station Sunday mornings, repeated…
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  • Compassion & Meditation Circle
    Scheduled: Wed, Apr 5, 2023 @ 4:00pm
    Join Compassion and Meditation Teachers Aly Waibel and James Wood for a monthly drop-in session to explore compassion and meditation in community. Where: First Presbyterian Church of Bend | Center…
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  • Maundy Thursday Service
    Scheduled: Thu, Apr 6, 2023 @ 6:00pm
    Join us Thursday, April 6th at 6:00pm for a soup dinner and community reflection.
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  • Good Friday Service
    Scheduled: Fri, Apr 7, 2023 @ 7:00pm
    Join us Friday, April 7th at 7pm for a Sacred Word and Music Service.
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  • Easter Services
    Scheduled: Sun, Apr 9, 2023 @ 12:00am
    Save these dates and stay tuned for further information: Sunrise Service- 6:30am Early Morning Service- 8:30am Main Service- 10am Easter Egg Hunt following the 10am service TAP Easter Potluck at…
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  • 60 Something Support Group for Women Age 60+
    Scheduled: Tue, Apr 11, 2023 @ 9:30am
    This is a therapeutic support group for women 60 and over who have entered this transformational stage of life. The main objective is to help members support each other and…
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  • Enneagram Workshop
    Scheduled: Wed, Apr 12, 2023 @ 6:30pm
      The Enneagram reveals our gifts, motivations, and coping methods through an alchemy of ancient philosophies and modern psychological theory. It is a map to guide us to a clearer…
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