Phone: (719) 884-6100
Mailing Address: 219 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Jesus came To Give His Life and on Easter Sunday we will celebrate a risen savior and eternal life that we have in Him. This year, we welcome you back to the campus of First Pres to be a part of a downtown Easter celebration. You will hear a live message from Lead Pastor Tim McConnell, joyful music from our worship teams and get to connect with pastors, staff, friends and neighbors! We can’t wait to celebrate with you.
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Sign up for a 15-minute prayer slot as we lean into Christ’s suffering on the cross in preparation for celebrating His resurrection through prayer as a church family. Sign up online for a 15-minute slot to receive a Prayer Guide.
Join us for a solemn, reflective Good Friday evening service where we’ll look to the cross where Jesus gave His life away for us.
All Holy Week and Easter services will be livestreamed at the designated service time and available on-demand 10 minutes after the service concludes. Choose your preferred platform:
Click here for instructions to connect online on your preferred platform. For assistance watching online, please call 719-884-6100.
We ask that all attendees wear a mask inside and outside in accordance with state and local guidelines. While the statewide mask mandate is about to expire in some places in Colorado, El Paso County remains in level Yellow where masks are still required. We ask that children age 5 and older wear a mask.
Yes! We have increased space between rows so that families and friends can sit together. We encourage you to plan to sit with friends or find someone you know once you arrive.
All services have reached maximum capacity for attendees, but we have prepared an additional worship venue for walk-ups to worship in the Sheldon Jackson Room where the Sanctuary service will be livestreamed.
Yes! First Pres Nursery is available for infants through Pre-K during all Easter services. Drop off and pick up between 6:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the main building. We recommend families arrive about 25 minutes before the service to check in. No pre-registration is required. Check-in stations will be available upon arrival, or you can use mobile check-in on your drive to First Pres by clicking here.
Each worship venue is sanitized by our Facilities Team. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building. All volunteers and staff will wear masks when not on stage leading.
Preparing for Online Communion
Each Sunday, when together we profess our faith, we affirm our belief in “the communion of the saints.” This communion of the saints has become a very real component of our faith during this time of COVID-19. We cannot be with one another and we cannot gather in one physical place. We feel this loss of fellowship acutely, especially when we want to approach the Lord’s Table.
So, in extraordinary times, how will we come to the Table? As is often said: extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Even though we are not visibly together, we are truly together because of our union with Christ. If each of us is joined to Christ by virtue of our faith and baptism, then we are also joined to one another as the one body of Christ. This is our true communion.
In normal times, when members of our congregation are home-bound, we take communion to them. This is called extended communion. Well, we are all home-bound now and with the approval of the Session we will, just in these extenuating circumstances, offer communion online to our home-bound congregation.
Preparing and Participating in Online Communion