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What's Happening - Week of April 1

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, April 1 Join us for our Easter Celebration. Services will be held at 6:00 a.m. (Sunrise Service); 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary; 9 and 11 a.m. in the Worship Center. Invite a friend or...

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He Is Risen…Indeed!

Posted by Eunice McGarrahan on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> The last time Easter coincided with April Fools’ Day was in 1956.  I was only 11 years old so I do not remember how that convergence played out. Today, however, we are hearing the jokes. Easter’s...

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Who is this man Jesus? Did He really rise from the dead?

Posted by Tim McConnell on

The answers to these two questions provide the keys to the most enduring existential anxieties in human existence. No matter who you are, where you live or what age you are, no matter what era of history you look at, what region or culture or people, these are the questions everyone needs to...

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What's Happening - Week of March 25

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, March 25 We'll continue our sermon series, Really? Untruths Uncovered. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from Mark 11: "Jesus Was Just a Guy. Really?" We'll bring our Give Back the Blessing offering to...

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Guatemala Team Update - World Water Day

Posted by Laura Mueller on

A team of two have been in Guatemala this past week continuing to discern and build our developing partnership. Here are some thoughts from a team member as they revisited Edgar and Eliu Morales and their water treatment facility.  Written by Vicki Witte Water. We use it every day. We cook...

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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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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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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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