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Ruth Zschoche, Associate for MOPS

Posted by Angela McKibben on

Ruth shares a growing-in-faith moment from her life I grew up in a Christian family as the daughter of Missionaries to Japan.  I gave my life to Jesus as a young girl, but as is often the case with this type of story, my faith didn’t become personal until I was an adult.  As I...

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Tags: family ministries month

Snow Day

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Snow day…in May! Unbelievable, but not totally foreign to life in Colorado Springs. I blame Katie Fowler actually. If you remember, Pastor Katie opened our Unstuck series with a story about getting stuck in the snow while driving when she first moved here. I couldn’t help but...

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Tags: unstuck, e-blast

Allen Hunter, Lead Associate of Children’s Ministries

Posted by Angela McKibben on

Allen shares a growing-in-faith moment from his life My church had a vibrant children’s ministry and a very impactful Vacation Bible School program each summer. I remember that each summer our senior pastor would lead us in the morning. He was an old man and always wore a suit...

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Tags: family ministries month

What's Happening - Week of May 19

Posted by Laura Mueller on

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRES: VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, May 19 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we celebrate Family Ministries Sunday. Pastor Tom Pipkin will preach from Deuteronomy 11:18-21. Join us for food and fun on the lawn of the Weber Street...

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Helping Kids Live for the Long Haul

Posted by Angela McKibben on

Children’s Ministry is here to guide families toward a life-long faith in Jesus. We believe that the family is the lifeblood of the church and when families thrive, churches thrive. Caring adults create vibrant programs and engage with kids to leave them with memorable experiences, so...

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Tags: family ministries month, childrens

Graduation

Posted by Tim McConnell on

There are many graduations between the cradle and the career. You graduate out of diapers. You graduate preschool. (I bumped into a friend in the hall whose son is graduating from our First Pres Preschool later this week. It’s emotional!) You graduate from elementary school and from middle...

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Tags: e-blast, family ministries sunday

Think Orange

Posted by Tom Pipkin on

Great Things Happen when Church and Family Partner Together  How much time do you have with your kids in the morning before school or in the evening at bedtime? How much time do you spend in the car driving your kids to school, sports, band or other events? How much...

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Tags: family ministries sunday, orange, think orange, family ministries month

Nathan Richards, Associate of High School Ministry

Posted by Angela McKibben on

Nathan shares a growing-in-faith moment from his life I grew up in Kansas City and during late elementary and middle school attended a Nazarene church. I remember a lot of things about my time there, but what stood out the most was the volunteers in the student ministry and the feel of family in...

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Tags: family ministries month

Growing in Christ through MOPS

Posted by Ruth Zschoche on

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a place where the partnership between church and home plays out in multiple dimensions. Seasoned moms with empty nests encourage and teach young moms who are in various places on the journey to and with Christ. Those moms, in turn, encourage one another and gain...

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Tags: family ministries sunday, mops, family ministries month

What's Happening - Week of May 12

Posted by Laura Mueller on

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRES: VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, May 12 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we start our sermon series, Unstuck. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from Psalm 40:6-10. Adult Sunday Communities meet at 8:30, 10 and...

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