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My Giving Story

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Pastor Tim tells the story of how he began putting God first in his finances:  Abigail and I started putting God first in our financial life during seminary. The seminary president, Tom Gillespie, told us students that he always tithed the churches he served a full 10 percent. It was a...

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Tags: commitment sunday 2017, my giving story

Time to Get Started

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for Worship on Sunday. Bulletins have been posted here. This Sunday is our annual Commitment Sunday. If you've never given to First Pres financially before, will you pray about making this Sunday your time to begin? Take that Shot Hall of fame hockey player Wayne Gretsky...

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Tags: commitment sunday 2017, bulletins, first things first

What is Commitment Sunday?

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

In recent weeks, most of our congregation received a letter in the mail with a commitment card enclosed. We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask the Lord what He would have you give to His work through First Pres in 2018. If you didn't get a card by October 20 and you'd like one, you...

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Freedom and Giving

Posted by Tim McConnell on

One of the things we're getting to know about Pastor Tim McConnell as he makes his home in the First Pres pulpit is that he's passionate about teaching that frees God's people to be who God made them to be. Here, Tim tells a little of the story behind his preaching on financial giving...

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Tags: first to give, commitment sunday 2017