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Church History

Leadership in 1894

Posted by Dale McClure on

This week's Global Leadership Summit, hosted for the first time here at First Pres, reminded us that "Everyone wins when a leader gets better." What did leadership look like in the late 1800s, in the first few decades of our history?  This photograph of our elders was taken around 1894...

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In the Heart of Downtown

Posted by Dale McClure on

Colorado Springs history and First Presbyterian Church history have been entwined from the beginning, when the two were founded just months apart in 1871 and 1872, respectively.  This 1902 photograph shows Pikes Peak Avenue, just a few blocks from First Pres. At the end of the street is the...

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Fuller Seminary Intern Partnership

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

A Partnership for the Kingdom In fall 2017, First Pres and Fuller Theological Seminary will launch a joint venture to embed seminarians as First Pres interns, giving them an opportunity to connect what they've learned in seminary to hands-on ministry.    "One of the things we've...

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Celebrating 35 Years of Ministry (And Counting!)

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

This morning our church family enjoyed the privilege of honoring Minister of Music, Jim DeJarnette, and his wife Barb for their 35 years (and counting!) of ministry at First Pres.  Lead Pastor Tim McConnell honors Jim and Barb in the 8:30 worship service.  A painting by Colorado...

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An Interview with Jim DeJarnette - Part 2

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

This year marks 35 years of ministry for our Minister of Music, Jim DeJarnette. On Sunday, July 9, we'll honor Jim and his wife Barb and mark this joyful milestone with them. Below is Part 2 of Jim's reflections on his decades of ministry at First Pres. (Read Part 1 here.) His...

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An Interview with Jim DeJarnette - Part 1

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

This year marks 35 years of ministry for our Minister of Music, Jim DeJarnette. On Sunday, July 9, we'll honor Jim and his wife Barb and mark this joyful milestone with them. Today, Jim reflects on his decades of ministry at First Pres. His answers point to a God who, in His loving...

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You Are Most Cordially Invited

Posted by Tim McConnell on

“You are most cordially invited to attend.” Is it a warm welcome to escape a cold January night? Or is it a challenge? A dare even—to take a step of faith and find what you are looking for? The One who invites is ready for you to come. The invitation at the top of this...

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