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Where Were You When ... ?

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Today is a “Where were you when” day, isn’t it? Seventeen years ago we suffered a horrible attack on our nation, a murderous event that changed many of our lives. I remember my grandparents talking about the bombing of Pearl Harbor. They remembered where they were when it...

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Tags: e-blast, lord, worship

Compassion Sunday 2018

Posted by Susan Buenger on

Malacatan, Guatemala, is a small town close to the border between Mexico and Guatemala—about 15 minutes from the El Carmen border crossing. Yearly, tens of thousands of migrants from all over Central America are deported to this area by Mexican authorities. Large buses cross the bridge...

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Tags: compassion, guatemala

What's Happening - Week of September 9

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, September 9 Join us for worship at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 as we continue our sermon series, Lord. We will be covering Exodus 20:8-11. Pastor Jennifer Holz will be preaching in the Sanctuary and Pastor Tom Pipkin will...

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Tags: happenings

Rest and Worship

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> Even the Lord took a break. Six days of creation and on the seventh He rested. So often we get swept up in our own lives and work that we forget to stop. God knew rest was so important that He dedicated a whole...

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Tags: bulletin, lord, worship

Work Is a Gift from God

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Did you have a nice Labor Day yesterday? Labor Day marks the end of summer, and I saw lots of posts this weekend about last trips to the pool. It’s a day to recognize those who work hard to keep our country going, and for us it is also a day to give thanks for work. Work is a gift from...

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What's Happening - Week of September 2

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, September 2 Join us for worship at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 as we continue our sermon series, Lord. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from Exodus 20:7. Adult Sunday Communities meet at 8:30, 10:00 and 11:00. Children's...

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Follow: A Reminder

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> For our series, Lord, Worship Leader Chris Cullins has been using the song "Follow" as a touchstone. Written by his brother Roger Cullins, "Follow" has a lot of meaning for both of the Cullins brothers. Chris...

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Tags: bulletin, lord, worship

New First Pres Logo and Mission

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

On Sunday, August 26, Pastor Tim McConnell met with more than 300 members of the First Pres Family during an afternoon Town Hall Meeting and shared with deep excitement a new logo and mission for First Pres. Both of these new developments have been months in the making and are indicative of our...

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New Colleagues in Ministry

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

As we launch into the fall season, the Lord continues to lead us in new and exciting ways. We welcomed Floyd Sebald and Andy Morrison onto our staff in the past few weeks, and if you were at the Town Hall on Sunday evening you had a chance to meet them. Floyd joins us as the director of our new...

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Tags: e-blast, lord, worship

The Difference GTW Makes

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Growing Together Wednesdays offers something for anyone hoping to grow in their faith. Whether that is an introduction to new ideas or a chance to hone the skills you already have, there's a lot you can learn. One participant in GTW Spring 2018 shared this thank-you with her class...

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Tags: community, gtw

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