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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: Mongolia Video

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Gerelmaa Batkhuyag (Gerlee) is part of Mongolia Campus Crusade for Christ. She and her family are here in the United States and at First Pres so that she can complete her Master's degree in Biblical Counseling and return to Mongolia to help bring hope and healing to families...

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Tags: gbtb 2018, mongolia

God Was Good to Us in 2017

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Three hundred sixty members of the First Pres congregation participated in last night's annual meeting, where we elected Elders, Deacons and Foundation Board members for one-, two- and three-year terms. We spent time thanking God for His work among us, both as a whole church and through the...

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Tags: annual meeting

Something Significant for Christmas - Reasons to Give Significantly

Posted by Laura Mueller on

The leftover pie from Thanksgiving and the madness that comes with Black Friday shopping are finished, but Christmas and the spirit that comes from this time of year are just ramping up.  Often, the true meaning of Christmas is overshadowed by the commercialization and materialism that has...

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Tags: something significant for christmas, ssfc

For Sutherland Springs

Posted by Chris Cullins on

Sunday's horrific news of the mass shooting at First Baptist Sutherland Springs, TX, hit us hard and has been weighing heavy on us ever since. We can't repair the damage that has been done, but we can offer this song. It's been on our hearts and we recorded it for our brothers and sisters in...

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The Story of Martin Luther

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We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! Bulletins have been posted here.  The Anniversary of ... What? When we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the reformation this Sunday, exactly what are we celebrating? Here's a fun little bit of history... The Story of Martin Luther Martin...

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Tags: reformation sunday

Using Influence Wisely

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

If you have never attended the Willow Creek Association's Global Leadership Summit before, you may wonder what the content of the event is like. This portion of a 2013 Summit session gives a taste of the practical, inspiring ideas delivered by the Summit Faculty. Joseph Grenny: Mastering the...

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Tags: global leadership summit, gls

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!)

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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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When Our Friends Meet Jesus Through Us

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Five Thresholds  from "Christ to the Lost," February 26, 2017 In his book I Once Was Lost, my friend Don Everts describes what he's observed from talking with thousands of postmodern skeptics who have come to faith in Christ. Their stories aren't cookie-cutter, they're not often...

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