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First Pres Blog

Where Does Prayer Fit?

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We're getting ready for worship on Sunday. Bulletins have been posted here.  At the Start of the Day What’s the first thing you do when you get up in the morning? How do you start your day? Some of us might say coffee or a shower. Some might flip on the news. Parents know the joy of...

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Tags: bulletins, first things first, worship

Calling Pastor Tom

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At tonight's congregational meeting, held at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center, First Pres Covenant Partners approved all three motions on the table, including two changes to church bylaws. Attendees voted unanimously to call Rev. Dr. Tom Pipkin to the role of Pastor of Family...

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The Art of Forgiveness, No. 9

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"Shelter From The Storm," Jon McDonald, Calvin College. Gift of Larry and Mary Gerbens. Since the beginning of March, First Pres has hosted a special Lenten art exhibition, "The Father & His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness." The collection, on loan from Calvin College, features artists...

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Tags: art, easter, lent, prodigal, worship

The Art of Forgiveness, No. 8

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"Return of the Prodigal Son," Karl Kwekel, Calvin College. Gift of Larry and Mary Gerbens. We are rapidly approaching the end of our Lenten season, and in turn the end of our exhibition, "The Father & His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness." If you haven't had a chance to see this exhibition...

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Tags: art, parable, prodigal, worship

The Art of Forgiveness, No. 7

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"Embrace," Julie Quinn, Calvin College. Gift of Larry and Mary Gerbens. What do you think of when you think of the Parable of the Prodigal Son? The answer to that question likely varies from person-to-person, and the same is true of the artists who collaborated for our Lenten art exhibition...

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Tags: art, parable, prodigal, worship

The Art of Forgiveness, No. 6

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Athanasios Clark, The Byzantine Orthodox Icon of the Prodigal Son, Calvin College. Gift of Larry and Mary Gerbens. Our Lenten art exhibition, "The Father & His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness," is up and open. If you weren't able to be with us opening weekend, there is still time to...

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Tags: art, parable, prodigal, worship

Plaza and Welcome Center Open

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The renovated Plaza and Welcome Center opened on Friday, March 3 in conjunction with the opening reception for Prodigal: The Art of Forgiveness.  The Plaza will be open on Sundays beginning March 5 and open throughout the week beginning March 12.  View all Worship Center Updates  

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The Art of Forgiveness, No. 5

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J.J. Tissot, The Parable of the Prodigal Son, 1881, Calvin College. Gift of Larry and Mary Gerbens. Our Lenten art exhibition, "The Father & His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness," is finally here. More than 40 pieces from a wide range of artists and artistic styles on loan from Calvin...

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Tags: art, parable, prodigal, worship

The Art of Forgiveness, No. 4

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Thomas Hart Benton, "Return of the Prodigal Son," 1939, Calvin College. Gift of Larry and Mary Gerbens Our Lenten art exhibition, "A Father & His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness," begins one week from today with a gala reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 3. You can learn all about...

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Tags: art, parable, prodigal, worship

New Challenges for Church Leaders

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Mayor John Suthers Calls Faith Communities to Action In October 2016, as part of CityServe Weekend, more than 100 pastors from throughout Colorado Springs gathered to hear from Mayor John Suthers. He shared some of the highlights of where Colorado Springs is moving, noting that we’ve...

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Tags: cityserve, colorado springs, community, loving our city

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