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When Technology Helps

Posted by Heather Houston on

Millennials (now ages 22 to 38) may be the first generation to have their middle school and high school years significantly shaped by smartphones and social media. But generation Z—those 21 and younger—have been shaped by personal mobile technology since they were in diapers. We...

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Everybody Needs a Hand

Posted by Tom Pipkin on

When I lived in Oregon, I used to love skiing on Mount Hood. This volcanic mountain has snow on it all year, and during ski season it is known to receive massive amounts of snow in short periods of time. One of the places I loved to ski was in an area that is famous for having deep snow that...

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Tags: e-blast, unstuck, family ministries sunday

Heather Houston, Associate of Middle School Ministry

Posted by Angela McKibben on

Heather shares how her youth leaders made a huge difference in her life:  When I was in sixth grade, I was invited to attend a youth group at a local church in my hometown. Prior to that, my childhood was characterized by attending church as a “check off the to-do list” rather...

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What's Happening - Week of May 5

Posted by Laura Mueller on

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRES: VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, May 5 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we start our sermon series, Unstuck. Pastor Katie Fowler will preach her last sermon at First Pres from Psalm 40:1-5. Help celebrate 50 years of preschool...

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Loving Our Littles

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

The First Pres nursery provides a beautiful ministry on two levels, caring first for infants, crawlers and toddlers in our bright, beautiful, fun, secure nursery rooms. The investments of comfort and play offered by our staff and volunteers also minister to parents, who can participate in...

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Surrounded by Love and Care

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—and I will meditate on your wonderful works.They tell of the power of your awesome works—and I will proclaim your great deeds.They celebrate your abundant...

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As the Rain and Snow Fall

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

As we prepare to enter the month of May, it’s good to get one final April snowfall on the ground! I’m reminded today of Isaiah’s words (55:10-11): “As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth…so is my word...

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Tags: e-blast, unstuck

City Engagement Focus: Life Network

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Just as we see Christ meeting tangible needs as well as spiritual needs, we partner with organizations both locally and globally who share this vision of holistic gospel ministry. We volunteer with and financially support 20 non-profits in Colorado Springs who care for and empower the most...

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Tags: city engagement, life network, city engagement monthly focus

What's Happening - Week of April 28

Posted by Laura Mueller on

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRES: View the Full Calendar Sunday, April 28 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we finish our sermon series, The Cross with Life After Death Sunday. Pastor John Goodale will preach from 1 Peter 1:3–9. Adult Sunday...

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At the Cross

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again. Together on Easter Sunday we lifted up the great mystery and glorious truth once again. What an Easter we had! I could not be prouder of our church, the witness to Jesus we offered our city and how in love we are with our Savior! It was...

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