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Caring Ministries

No One Hurts Alone

Our hope and daily pursuit to be a church where no one hurts alone. Dozens of caring people—from pastors to volunteer nurses—lend a hand to make sure that each person at First Pres can receive the care he or she needs. No one is forgotten at a time of crisis. If you are in need of care, many resources are available to you. Unless otherwise noted, please contact Caring Ministries at 719-884-6145 with questions. 

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3–4

Holiday Blues Workshop

The holiday season brings a time of shared joy and celebration; it’s a time when we celebrate traditions with loved ones. For those experiencing life’s trials and losses, the holidays may also bring an unwelcome visitor – despair. There is hope. In spite of your loss — whether a loved one, a relationship, a job, your health — there are ways to cope. Join counselor and speaker, Dee Ring Martz, at the Help for the Holiday Blues Workshop and learn ways to bring the joy back into these special times. 

Date: Monday, November 22
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Cathedral Room

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Memorial Livestreams

We are honored to offer livestreams of memorial services hosted at First Pres for friends and family to join from afar. Click here to watch.

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Need Prayer?

Prayer is our first resort in times of need. Our Sunday Prayer Team is available at in-person worship the end of each worship service to pray with anyone who requests prayer. You can also email your prayer requests to .

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Hospital Visits

Visitation and phone calls to those who are hospitalized, homebound or in short-term rehab is part of the daily heartbeat of Caring Ministries. Call us if you or a family member are hospitalized. Referrals are also welcome. If you know of anyone in our church family who feels lonely, isolated or overlooked, please contact Caring Ministries to request a visit. 

Deacon Ministry

Deacons are elected and ordained officers of the church who each care for a small number of members. Deacons contact their “flock” quarterly, in addition to serving the needs of our members in a number of other ways. If you would like to have a Deacon contact you, please contact Caring Ministries. 

Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers are trained volunteers who can listen, offer support and walk alongside those who are facing a season of loss, stress or transition. Stephen Ministers are available to meet weekly with you during your time of trouble. 

Military Ministry

We want to bring Light and Life to our entire military community of active duty and retired personnel, veterans and their families. Through monthly sponsored dinners at Fort Carson, holiday dinners, prayer and other support efforts, we're here to share the challenges and successes of military families. We also sponsor a monthly Vets Talk, an informal gathering on the fourth Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Samaritan Coffee at 225, located at 225 N. Weber St.

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Counseling Coalition

Those who need the assistance of a licensed, professional counselor can select from a group of Christian counselors who are part of our First Pres Counseling Coalition. 

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Support Groups

Weekly and monthly, First Pres hosts support groups that meet many different needs, from Alcoholics Anonymous to Alzheimer's Care Givers Support; from diabetes and Parkinson’s to grandparents raising grandchildren. 

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Questions? Get in Touch!

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John Goodale

Pastor of Caring Ministries

Office: 719-884-6143

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Sue Hayward

Caring Ministries Associate

Office: 719-884-6140

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Matt Holtzman

Pastor for Care and Engagement

Office: 719-884-6170

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Linda Boyles

Assisting Minister of Care

Office: 719-884-6141

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Pat Hartsock

Assisting Minister of Care

Office: 719-884-6119

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Abi Tovar

Associate of Volunteer Engagement

Office: 719-884-6189