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His Never-ending Story

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> It's easy to get caught up in who Jesus was. He was a man; He walked the earth; He had friends and family; He preached and was killed. And at Easter, we more readily remember that He came back from the dead. We can't help...

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Tags: bulletin, really, worship

Palm Sunday and Give Back the Blessing

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Christ rode into the city. The grand narrative of the Bible is sometimes summarized as the long journey from the garden to the city—from the Garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem come down from heaven. On Palm Sunday we see Jesus riding into the city to announce His presence and coming...

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Tags: e-blast, really, worship

Opportunity to Serve: Interfaith Hospitality Network

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Four times a year First Pres is able to host families that are homeless and are in need of short-term, temporary housing through Family Promise's Interfaith Hospitality Network. With a room for their family, a bed to sleep on, three meals a day, and volunteers to help them feel welcome and...

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Give Back the Blessing 2018: Family Connections Center Video

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Michelle Swanson is the Director of Catholic Charities of Southern Colorado's Family Connections Center (FCC) at the Helen Hunt Campus. FCC is one of five organizations housed at this former elementary school now serving as a resource hub for families in crisis. Together, these organizations...

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Tags: city engagement, giving, homelessness, blessing 2018

What's Happening - Week of March 18

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, March 18 We'll continue our sermon series, Really? Untruths Uncovered. Pastor Tom Pipkin will preach from Hebrews 12: "Suffering Debunks God. Really?" We'll welcome new members in all services.  Adult...

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Tags: happenings

Give Back the Blessing: Meet Togoo and Ebe

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Meet Togoo and his wife Ebe. They have been married for nine years and have weathered struggles and challenges just like any other couple.  They are among the first Homebuilders couples group leaders trained by Mongolia Campus Crusade for Christ. They're leading a group so that they can...

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Tags: gbtb 2018, mongolia

Is God Really Good?

Posted by Eunice McGarrahan on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> Many people will tell you that the greatest obstacle to faith is the existence of suffering. The dilemma is often put this way: Either God is loving but not all-powerful, or He's all-powerful but not loving. It seems...

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Tags: bulletin, really, worship

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

Building A Family Minstry

Posted by Tom Pipkin on

Most every morning at First Pres I see families coming and going from our church campus. Some of these folks are becoming familiar to me as I also see them on Sunday mornings. Other folks I only see during the week—beautiful children, hopeful parents—all wanting the best for their...

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Tags: family ministry, magazine, really

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