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Skyward Camp 2017

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Week 1 of Ascent Camps is in the books for 2017! Skyward Camp was a brand new camp created this year to introduce incoming first through third graders and their parents to the overnight camp experience. Campers each brought along a parent (or grandparent) for a fun adventure with many special...

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Soul Fit

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How’s your soul? This week we begin our summer series, What A Soul Needs. Jesus placed a very high value on the soul. It is better to keep your soul than to gain the whole world and somehow lose it. If you do lose your soul, you have nothing to bargain with to buy it back. The people and...

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Tags: e-blast, worship, what a soul needs

We've Been Embedded!

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

It's been a fun ride, giving some thought to all of the places God has Embedded the people of First Pres. Our presence is God's purpose everywhere He sends us! In the Past Six Weeks, First Pres Has Been Spotted... In the 80919 Bible Study At the Inn at Garden Plaza At Marian House Soup...

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By the Power of the Spirit

Posted by Tim McConnell on

It has been a very meaningful week this week. We saw the Thunderbirds roaring through the skies for graduation at the United States Air Force Academy, and the nation was full of remembrance surrounding Memorial Day. I had the chance to speak to a neighbor who served in Vietnam. He still...

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Tags: e-blast, embedded, thessalonians, worship

Highlights from the 2016 Global Leadership Summit

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Each year, the First Pres staff attends the Willow Creek Association's Global Leadership Summit as a key piece of our professional development. The quality of the event is so high that we have brought it to our own campus as a way to equip our own congregation and offer a valuable leadership...

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Tags: global leadership summit, gls

An Empathy-Building Challenge

Posted by Allen Hunter on

Learning to empathize with emerging adults is one of the Six Core Commitments made by churches that are building strong relationships with young people. It's one of the major keys to helping young adults discover our church and feel cared for here. I want to offer a challenge and a way...

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Tags: fuller youth institute, growing young

Worship Materials for 5-28-17

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Join us for worship on Sunday, May 28, 2017 as we continue our new series, Embedded: A Study in 1 Thessalonians. This week's message, entitled "Always Growing," is based on 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12. Preachers:8:30 a.m. Sanctuary: Jennifer Holz9 a.m. Worship Center: Jennifer Holz10 a.m. Sanctuary...

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Tags: bulletins, embedded, worship

Bringing Living Water to El Salvador

Posted by Susan Buenger on

According to Living Water International, at least 663 million people across the globe lack access to safe drinking water. This huge need and the thirsty people affected by it make it a great place for the people of God to step in! In 2013, a group of MOPS moms decided to give up coffee, take...

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Always Growing

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Our hearts are broken and prayers lifted to join those suffering in Manchester city today after last night’s bombing. Evil men with evil intent were able to pull off an evil act once again. This time they maliciously targeted teenage girls leaving a concert. Please pray for the families in...

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Tags: e-blast, embedded, sunday, worship

Help Host Homeless Families

Posted by Laura Janca on

Four times every year, First Pres hosts four families who would otherwise be homeless. We provide them shelter, meals, activities and sense of community for the short time they are with us.  Next Family Promise Host Week: June 4-11, 2017 This Partnership with Family Promise of Colorado...

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