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Engaging God, From Small to Grand

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> God's power includes you. That is the message of this week's sermon. We are all important parts of God's plan, not just cogs in the machine. Despite how small we might feel, each one of us has a role to play. And we...

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Tags: bulletin, from me to we, worship

100 Day Countdown - CityServe Weekend 2018

Posted by Laura Mueller on

We are just 100 days away from another CityServe Weekend!  Important Update: A Merger of Unity  In January 2018, the leadership of COSILoveYou and CityServe merged to form one cohesive voice and expression of service, unity and love for Colorado Springs. With the momentum and heart...

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Living Stones

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I do love Ephesians! Don’t you? This past Sunday we had the powerful image of the Church as a building, a temple, being built by God. The apostles and prophets are foundation stones. We are wall stones. Jesus Himself is the cornerstone; that means we all lean on Him. We can’t stand...

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What's Happening - Week of June 24

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, June 24 Join us as we continue our sermon series, Me to We: A Study in Ephesians. Pastor Tim McConnell will be preaching from Ephesians 2:11-22. Adult Sunday Communities meet at 8:30, 10:00 and 11:00. Children's...

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Breaking Down Walls, Together

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> How easy is it to separate yourself from others? We may call it taking "me time," and while that can be healthy, we often use it as an excuse to avoid others. Without realizing it, we're building walls. Walls in...

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"We" Is Changing

Posted by Tim McConnell on

As we carry through our summer series on Ephesians, Me to We, maybe you have noticed that “we” is changing a little—at least on the staff here at First Pres. We have celebrated a number of retirements this year and are also welcoming a lot of new faces. Frank Shelton finished...

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What's Happening - Week of June 17

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, June 17 Join us as we continue our sermon series, From Me to We: A Study in Ephesians. Pastor Tim McConnell will be preaching on Ephesians 2:1-10. Global Engagement partner Bataa Juvaa, Country Director for...

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More than Life, This is Living

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> We're into the heart of summer now. The sun is bright, the trees are green and we're diving deep into the book of Ephesians. This week, in Ephesians 2, we look how we move from the Death that is our lives lived alone, to...

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Why Would You Do That? Dominican Republic 2018

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Why would you do that?  It's a question our team was asked both before and during our trip to the Dominican Republic. Often when we would share that we were going to the DR this summer people would think of vacation, resorts and white sand beaches. When we clarified that we would be paying...

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A Journey Into Narrative

Posted by Matt Fox on

I have always been drawn to stories—particularly the way stories come alive in film. To this day, I can easily recall vivid memories of a number of different films I saw for the first time. I remember the way they made me feel and how they stirred an emotional response, and I’m not...

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Tags: discipleship, faith, film, gtw, literature

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