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CityServe Weekend - What You Need To Know

Posted by Laura Mueller on

CityServe Weekend is getting closer and closer, but there may still be some questions about what it looks like to be a part of this weekend.  Tuesday, October 2 - Leadership Gathering For the past few years, hundreds of Senior Pastors have gathered to come together and look to Mayor...

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Tags: cityserve, compassion, cosiloveyou

Why CityServe?

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Schools are back in session, the fall season is creeping in on the summer weather and schedules, and football fans are anxiously awaiting their favorite time of year. In addition to all of that, we are less than seven weeks away from another CityServe Weekend. So, why participate in...

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Mission Engagement Partner - Family Life Services

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Family Life Services -  A Safe Harbor for Transformation Family Life Services is now full swing into their 76th year of continuous service.  Founded as the Christian Home for Children in 1942 in the Ivywild neighborhood, they now provide a safe, faith-based community to pursue healing...

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Tags: city engagement, mission engagement, fls, family life services

Urgent Need - IHN Hosting Weeks

Posted by Laura Mueller on

In just a few days we will begin hosting families experiencing homelessness that are a part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) through Family Promise in our very own building. We are still in need of people to help this week become a success. Here are some of the ways you can...

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Tags: family promise, ihn, serve, volunteer

100 Day Countdown - CityServe Weekend 2018

Posted by Laura Mueller on

We are just 100 days away from another CityServe Weekend!  Important Update: A Merger of Unity  In January 2018, the leadership of COSILoveYou and CityServe merged to form one cohesive voice and expression of service, unity and love for Colorado Springs. With the momentum and heart...

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Tags: cityserve, serve, cosiloveyou

Mission Engagement Partner - Life Network

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Guest blog post from First Pres Mission Engagement Partner - Life Network Like many women Life Network sees every day, when Bette* came to the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center, she was planning to have an abortion. “I was not ready to be a mom and I didn’t want to disappoint my...

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Investing in Children Through Books

Posted by Laura Mueller on

For the month of April, there is an easy way for you and your family to invest in children across Colorado Springs.  How can I invest in Children in our City? Simply drop off new or gently used children's books into one of the donation boxes. Books should be geared for children from birth...

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Opportunity to Serve: Interfaith Hospitality Network

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Four times a year First Pres is able to host families that are homeless and are in need of short-term, temporary housing through Family Promise's Interfaith Hospitality Network. With a room for their family, a bed to sleep on, three meals a day, and volunteers to help them feel welcome and...

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Give Back the Blessing 2018: Family Connections Center Video

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Michelle Swanson is the Director of Catholic Charities of Southern Colorado's Family Connections Center (FCC) at the Helen Hunt Campus. FCC is one of five organizations housed at this former elementary school now serving as a resource hub for families in crisis. Together, these organizations...

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Tags: city engagement, giving, homelessness, blessing 2018

Give Back the Blessing: 2018 Recipients

Posted by Laura Mueller on

This year our Give Back the Blessing Offering on Palm Sunday will directly benefit families here in Colorado Springs as well as in Mongolia, through one of our Global Partners. After a time of discernment and seeking where God is leading, we are excited to support and come alongside the Family...

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Tags: gbtb, give back the blessing, gbtb 2018

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