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What's Happening – Week of June 30

Posted by Bob Stephens on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres. VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, June 30 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we conclude our Holy Spirit series. Multiple speakers will preach from Acts 2:36-47. Adult Sunday Communities meet at 8:30, 10 and 11...

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Tags: happenings

Volunteer Serves Through ESL Program

Posted by Sharon Azbel on

I got involved in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program with First Pres during the summer of 2018. The opportunity was listed in our church bulletin! Immediately, I began thinking about what days of the week I could serve. I had just come from Dearborn, Michigan, where I taught ESL with...

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Tags: esl, refugees, city engagement monthly focus

Baptizer

Posted by Tim McConnell on

“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Acts 2:21). I would say this is the key verse in Acts 2, and the key verse of Peter’s sermon. If there is one verse to commit to memory from Acts 2, I’d say it’s this one. What does it mean to be...

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Tags: holy spirit, e-blast

100 Day Countdown: Movement Week

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Today marks 100 days until the start of Movement Week (formerly known as CityServe Week). Each year, dozens of churches from across Colorado Springs come together to unite and ignite the Church to love the city. Mark your calendar right now so you don't miss the chance to serve together...

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Tags: cityserve, cosiloveyou, citywide worship

What's Happening – Week of June 23

Posted by Bob Stephens on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres. VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, June 23 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we continue our Holy Spirit series. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from Acts 2:22-32. Adult Sunday Communities meet at 8:30, 10 and 11...

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Refugee Family Adapting to Life in the Springs

Posted by Lydia Lockhart on

Rukundo and Akilimali are a young African refugee couple. Each grew up in war-torn Congo but fled with their families to Burundi, where they lived for 17 years. Three months ago, they moved to the United States with their two sons, ages 3 and 1, and are settling into a new life in Colorado...

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Tags: esl, refugees, city engagement monthly focus

America's Dark Theologian

Posted by Matt Fox on

Do you like scary stories? When I was in College (at the Biblical Institute of Los Angeles, no less) and it came time to pick a senior thesis, I landed on what I thought was a novel approach. I wanted to explore the genesis of slasher films. While I was quite excited, my professor was less...

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Tags: discipleship, revelation, adults, gtw

The Lord, the Giver of Life

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Life. It is at once the most fragile and the most powerful force in all the world. This morning we found a fawn struggling to walk near our house. The mother was close by, watching, and from time to time would draw near to her fawn and nudge her along a little, but the fawn was not making good...

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Tags: holy spirit, e-blast

What's Happening – Week of June 16

Posted by Bob Stephens on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres. VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, June 16 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we continue our Holy Spirit series. Pastor John Goodale will preach from Acts 2:14-21. Adult Sunday Communities meet at 8:30, 10 and 11...

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City Engagement Focus: Serving with Lutheran Family Services

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Susan Staver, ESL Volunteer coordinator for First Pres, shares about her experience working with refugees and Lutheran Family Services       Lutheran Family Services partners with School District 11 and First Pres to provide English classes two mornings a week during...

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Tags: city engagement, city engagement monthly focus, lutheran family services

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