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Give Back the Blessing 2017: Thank You!

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Thank you for giving! We're praising God for moving His people to generosity. This year's Give Back the Blessing offering totaled $74,435, to be split between local partner Springs Rescue Mission and global partner Mongolia Campus Crusade for Christ.  Thanks from Springs Rescue Mission Our ...

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Worship Materials for 5-14-17

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Join us for worship on Sunday, May 14, 2017 as we continue our new series, Embedded: A Study in 1 Thessalonians. This week's message, entitled "Urging the Children," is based on 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-13. This week is also Youth Confirmation Sunday, as we recognize First Pres youth joining the ...

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Tags: bulletins, embedded, worship

Care Portal: Meeting Children's Needs in Colorado Springs

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Posted by Beth Morrison on

  When families are in crisis, sometimes simply having a physical or relational need met can bring stability.  El Paso County's Child Welfare system has reached out to churches to meet the needs of vulnerable children who are at risk of being removed from their biological ...

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Did I make a difference?

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

First Pres' decision to prioritize worship and embark on a new worship schedule has caused change to reverberate through many aspects of our life together as a church. Student Ministries, for example, has re-imagined both Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, with the students themselves providing ...

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Urging the Children

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Posted by Tim McConnell on

One of the privileges of being your pastor is the honor to represent you at events around our city. Thursday, I attended the Pikes Peak Southern Christian Leadership Conference prayer breakfast, where Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer spoke. The Colorado Springs National Day of Prayer luncheon ...

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Tags: e-blast, embedded, worship

A Shining City on a Hill

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

guest post by Matthew Soerens In his farewell speech to the nation, President Ronald Reagan described the United States as a “shining city on a hill” for those seeking freedom from persecution and deprivation, a place “teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and ...

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Solidarity for Stay at Home Dads

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Walt Loevy was a stay at home dad for 20 years. So he gets it when people don't get it. In his two-decade run caring for his six children, he found that Christians are often put off by what they perceive as a role reversal. Frequently, his story challenged onlookers' assumptions about family roles ...

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Connecting the Generations through Growing Young

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Earlier this week, members of our Session Ministry Leadership Team met with our Growing Young Team, a group from various areas within First Participating in a Fuller Youth Institute-led cohort studying core commitments that help churches to grow young, and, in the process grow in both energy and ...

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Global Leadership Summit Speakers

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

On August 10-11, 2017, First Pres will be the downtown Colorado Springs site for Willow Creek Association's Global Leadership Summit. Bring your team and invest yourselves together in two days of world-class leadership training.  2017 Summit Faculty Experts from every sector deliver vision, ...

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Tags: global leadership summit, gls, speakers

Special Times at Camp

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Posted by Danny Shaw on

What's so amazing about summer camp?  Camp gives us the space to step out of our regular routine and step into a special rhythm. When that happens, we see things change. Our world has so many distractions—computers, tvs, tablets, phones, YouTube. They bombard us continually. Camp ...

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