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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

What A Week in Family Ministries

Posted by Tom Pipkin on

Summer is here and First Pres Family Ministries is thick with opportunities for children, students and families to grow in their faith in Jesus. I just returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic with a bunch of high schoolers and recent graduates. It was a front-lines experience with...

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What's Happening - Week of June 10

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, June 10 Join us as we continue our sermon series, From Me to We: A Study in Ephesians. Pastor Katie Fowler will be preaching on Ephesians 1:15-23. Adult Sunday Communities meet at 8:30, 10:00 and 11:00...

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Moving From “Me and Jesus” to “We and Jesus”

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> This week in worship we'll hear about how Christ isn't just the guiding light in our own lives, but how He's the banner under which we can unite in faith. When we spend time with other Christians and lean on each other...

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Dominican Republic Trip 2018

Posted by Laura Mueller on

We are into our 5th day here at Pico Escondido in the Dominican Republic. The true beauty of this place continues to amaze us and remind us of the God who created it all. We’ve already learned to dance bachata, merengue and salsa, so feel free to test us on our new skills!  Our group...

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Don't Go It Alone

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Are you trying to go it alone? We all tend toward isolation a little bit. Maybe you are an introvert. You go to the pool, but you always have a book in front of your nose! Maybe you walk around the pool deck talking to everyone you meet, but you would never let them know what is really going on...

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Welcome Our New Student Ministries Staff

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We've been searching for two new staff members to join our Student Ministries team. Good news! The search is finished and we're excited to welcome these two new team members: Heather Houston Associate of Middle School Ministry Heather graduated from Eastern University in 2013 with a Bachelor's...

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