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Food for Thought: Resources for A Place to Belong

Posted by Eunice McGarrahan on

On November 10-11, we'll welcome Dr. Eric Jacobsen for our 2017 Christian Life Conference. The books below are resources related to his topic: A Place to Belong: Creating Spaces for Connection in a World of Isolation. If you find your interest piqued by these brief descriptions, you definitely...

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CityServe 2017 - Let the Stories Continue

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Nearly 500 people from FirstPres went out this past weekend and showed our city the love of God through tangible acts of service. With 1,800 participating at 76 different sites, there are bound to be stories about the Kingdom work that took place this weekend.  Spontaneous Service As over...

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CityServe 2017 Video

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Our hands that hold hammers also hold hope.   Film by Prospect Arts   We miss out on the myriad miracles the Messiah has made manifest in our lives because we simply forget to step out of our safe place and serve.     When we serve with no strings attached, the...

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CityServe 2017 SERVE Day

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Four hundred eighty eight First Pres volunteers served at dozens of sites, many with their family, adult Sunday Community, Missional Community or Small Group. Altogether, 1800 people from 36 churches served at 72 sites around Colorado Springs.  Family Life Services Honoring Law...

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CityServe 2017 City-Wide Worship Service

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

The house was full—and full of joy—tonight as worshipers from dozens of churches joined to lift up our Lord and prepare our hearts to serve and love our city tomorrow.  Yemi Mobolade, CityServe Director, and Tim McConnell, Lead Pastor at First Pres welcomed...

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CityServe - It Starts With Worship

Posted by Laura Mueller on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday. Bulletins have been posted here.  You First in Community This Sunday we turn a corner in our First Things First series to spend a couple of weeks considering what happens when we apply Kingdom values to our lives as part of the Colorado Springs...

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CityServe - Fun for the Whole Family

Posted by Laura Mueller on

First Pres seeks "to prepare all generations to to impact lives for Christ." CityServe is an incredible opportunity for families to serve together and join in to show God's love to our city in tangible ways.  If you are a family with young kids, and you're wondering what site to sign up...

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The Difference CityServe Makes

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Guest post by Kim Noyes, Centennial Elementary Principal Last year, we were fortunate to be chosen as a CityServe project site. The day was simply a dream come true! Our site coordinator, Mick, and his lovely wife came out about a week prior to the project to establish the schedule, look at our...

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Tags: colorado springs, community, loving our city, cityserve 2017, city serve 2016

The World in our Hallways

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Guest post by Allison Bassett, City Engagement Volunteer In mid-August, First Pres wrapped up our second summer of hosting daily ESL and Job Training classes, and a monthly sewing group for refugees in our buildings. We’ve provided classrooms, childcare and volunteers, working through a...

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My First Evening With Family Promise

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Written by Allison Bassett This past week, First Pres was ‘home’ to four families as part of our partnership with Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). For four weeks each year, First Pres hosts families facing temporary homelessness who are in need of lodging...

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