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Mission Engagement Partner - Family Life Services

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Family Life Services -  A Safe Harbor for Transformation Family Life Services is now full swing into their 76th year of continuous service.  Founded as the Christian Home for Children in 1942 in the Ivywild neighborhood, they now provide a safe, faith-based community to pursue healing...

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Tags: city engagement, mission engagement, fls, family life services

Life Together

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of my heroes of the faith. Born into a thriving Germany at the height of its cultural, intellectual and economic influence, Bonhoeffer and his family watched their nation pitched into warfare and decline during World War I. Then they watched in terror as the country...

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Tags: e-blast, me to we, worship

What's Happening - Week of July 22

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar All Week First Pres has the privilege of helping families experiencing homelessness to have a safe place to sleep for the next two weeks. Several volunteer positions are still open to make these IHN hosting weeks a success...

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Tags: happenings

Life Groups: Known by Name

Posted by Katie Fowler on

You want to go where everybody knows your name. That’s what we want right? Well, maybe not everybody knows your name, but at least some people. I remember when I first moved to Colorado. I was in the grocery store and someone yelled, “Katie!” Of course, my instinct was to...

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Tags: me to we, life groups, small groups

Urgent Need - IHN Hosting Weeks

Posted by Laura Mueller on

In just a few days we will begin hosting families experiencing homelessness that are a part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) through Family Promise in our very own building. We are still in need of people to help this week become a success. Here are some of the ways you can...

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Tags: family promise, ihn, serve, volunteer

Throw It Out

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I like spring cleaning. I like throwing stuff out or, better, giving it away. Sometimes I tell the staff here it’s time to find five things to toss out. There’s never any shortage of church detritus lying around! Throw it out. My church in Georgia had a slight sewage challenge. The...

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Tags: e-blast, me to we, worship

How Effective is the Global Leadership Summit at Growing Leaders?

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Wondering whether the Global Leadership Summit can be useful to you as a leader? Here's what past attendees have reported: 79% felt that improved teamwork had increased their job satisfaction and productivity. 68% said their organization was more effective because of the clear vision they...

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Tags: gls2018

What's Happening - Week of July 15

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, July 15 Join us as we continue our sermon series, Me to We: A Study in Ephesians. Pastor Tim McConnell will be preaching from Ephesians 4:1-16. Adult Sunday Communities meet at 8:30, 10:00 and 11:00. Children's...

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74 Years of VBS: Rufina Holstegge's Story

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> On Sunday we'll celebrating this week's Vacation Bible School and hear from our VBS kids, so today we share a story that appeared in our May 2018 magazine. Rufina Holstegge had a 74-year run as a VBS volunteer across the...

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Tags: vbs, bulletin, me to we, worship

Urgent Need - Help Love Refugee Kids

Posted by Laura Mueller on

If you come to First Pres Monday through Thursday mornings, you can see and hear refugees in our building taking steps towards integrating into their new home by learning English. Their children ages 0-5 are cared for in our nursery. During the summer, school-aged kids need a place to be loved...

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