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You Are Where You Are for a Reason

Posted by Tim McConnell on

This past Sunday we read together from Hebrews 10. One verse has stuck with me: “…and since we have a great priest over the house of God,” (Hebrews 10:21). Jesus is referred to as a priest over and over again in Hebrews. He is our priest. Our only true priest. What is a...

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Tags: e-blast, really, worship

Men's Life Retreat 2018

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

This past February, Men's Life spent a weekend at Sky Ranch Horn Creek with guest speaker Jim Singleton. Attendees share their stories below:  Charles H. Castle: "Getting away from Colorado Springs for the retreat with 100+ men was rejuvenating! It was my first time to meet Jim Singleton...

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Tags: men, ministry, retreat

Give Back the Blessing 2018: Mongolia Video

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Gerelmaa Batkhuyag (Gerlee) is part of Mongolia Campus Crusade for Christ. She and her family are here in the United States and at First Pres so that she can complete her Master's degree in Biblical Counseling and return to Mongolia to help bring hope and healing to families...

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Tags: gbtb 2018, mongolia

What's Happening - Week of March 11

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, March 11 REMEMBER: Daylight Savings Time begins! Set your clock forward one hour on Saturday night.  We'll continue our sermon series, Really? Untruths Uncovered. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from...

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Holy Week at First Pres

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Beginning Sunday, March 25, we invite you to join us for special Holy Week events. Partake in community and reflection on the sacrifice of Jesus as we journey from Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem, through the Last Supper, the Cross and the Tomb—all the way to the glory of Resurrection...

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Tags: easter

God Inspired Creativity

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> Those who say Christians shut off their brains need look no farther than the Narthex to see how creative Christians can be. The art displayed for our Lenten series is a tour de force for Christians' ability to...

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Tags: bulletins, really, worship

Pray for our Leaders

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

As we make our way through our Really? series, I hope our minds and hearts have been stirred with thoughtful questions and reflective insights. I hope we’ve been able to step into the shoes of others and try to see the Christian faith from a different perspective. I hope the question cards...

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Tags: e-blast, really, worship

On Behalf of the World

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

As a young person at Fuller Seminary, I took a theology class with the late Dr. Ray Anderson. He was a thoughtful theologian and a gentle practitioner of his faith. I was a twenty-something finding my way in ministry and learning to more deeply hear the voice of God in my life. Those...

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What's Happening - Week of March 4

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, March 4 We'll continue our sermon series, Really? Untruths Uncovered. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from Hebrews 5: "Faith Kills Thinking. Really?" We'll celebrate the Lord's Supper in all worship...

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Give Back the Blessing: 2018 Recipients

Posted by Laura Mueller on

This year our Give Back the Blessing Offering on Palm Sunday will directly benefit families here in Colorado Springs as well as in Mongolia, through one of our Global Partners. After a time of discernment and seeking where God is leading, we are excited to support and come alongside the Family...

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Tags: gbtb, give back the blessing, gbtb 2018

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