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Caring Ministries

What is CanCare?

Posted by Gladeen Ragland on

Guest post by Emily Jones CanCare, a local ministry at First Pres since 2008 provides hope and encouragement for cancer patients and their caregivers from both inside and outside the church. Trained volunteers, who themselves are either cancer survivors or caregivers, are prepared to support...

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Can We Pray for You?

Posted by John Goodale on

Did you know that for years, First Pres has offered an opportunity for prayer following our worship services? Our Stephen Ministers have faithfully and lovingly provided a presence in the front of our worship spaces, where people can request and receive prayer. This ministry will look a little...

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The Power of Remembering

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

For forty days, Lent looks forward to Easter. And last Sunday morning, our anticipation burst open into celebration. For a whole day, our hearts swelled. We sang, we rejoiced, we feasted.  This week, it would be easy to barrel right into the next thing—to look forward to the end of...

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Death Did Not Get the Last Word

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

The celebration of Jesus' physical resurrection isn't just for Easter. It makes a profound difference in our everyday lives. That's why each year we follow Easter Sunday with Life After Death Sunday—remembering that Christ conquered Death not just for Himself, but for His people as...

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Diabetes Prevention Program: Course Change in Community

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Are you inactive? Overweight? Do you have a family history of diabetes? Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes? Now is the time to make lifestyle changes that can lower your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. And you don't have to do it alone.  Find Out if You're at Risk First Pres...

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Tags: diabetes, health, nurses, support group

Who are the First Pres Faith Community Nurses?

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Faith Community Nurses are a volunteer group of nurses connected with the Caring Ministries office. They are not intended to take the place of your regular doctor, and they can't prescribe medicine or provide hands-on treatment, but they provide superb support for those in our congregation who...

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