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Of Kingdoms and Cities

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I hope you were able to enjoy worship this past Sunday. We had ten different voices leading us in celebrating the five main points of the Reformation: Scripture, Grace, Faith, Christ and the Glory of God. It was so heartening to see our staff, along with interns and ministry candidates...

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Tags: e-blast, kingdom come, worship

In the Face of Disaster, How Do We Respond?

Posted by Laura Mueller on

In the last few months, natural disasters have damaged thousands of acres in Northern California and Houston. Over 100 lives have been taken, land and homes have been destroyed, and tens of thousands have sought refuge in shelters. First Pres loves to step up when our brothers and sisters in...

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The Story of Martin Luther

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! Bulletins have been posted here.  The Anniversary of ... What? When we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the reformation this Sunday, exactly what are we celebrating? Here's a fun little bit of history... The Story of Martin Luther Martin...

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Tags: reformation sunday

Food for Thought: Resources for A Place to Belong

Posted by Eunice McGarrahan on

On November 10-11, we'll welcome Dr. Eric Jacobsen for our 2017 Christian Life Conference. The books below are resources related to his topic: A Place to Belong: Creating Spaces for Connection in a World of Isolation. If you find your interest piqued by these brief descriptions, you definitely...

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Tags: clc, christian life conference 2017, food for thought

Reformation Sunday: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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Posted by Tim McConnell on

This Sunday we recognize the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg to raise questions about the teaching of the church in his time and look to the Bible for the answers. He didn’t...

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Tags: e-blast, reformation sunday, worship

My Giving Story

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Pastor Tim tells the story of how he began putting God first in his finances:  Abigail and I started putting God first in our financial life during seminary. The seminary president, Tom Gillespie, told us students that he always tithed the churches he served a full 10 percent. It was a...

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Tags: commitment sunday 2017, my giving story

Time to Get Started

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for Worship on Sunday. Bulletins have been posted here. This Sunday is our annual Commitment Sunday. If you've never given to First Pres financially before, will you pray about making this Sunday your time to begin? Take that Shot Hall of fame hockey player Wayne Gretsky...

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Tags: commitment sunday 2017, bulletins, first things first

God is First

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Las Vegas. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria damaging Houston, Miami, Puerto Rico, Barbuda, Dominican Republic and others. Wildfires in L.A. and now Santa Rosa. What am I missing? Bombings in Somalia and continued warfare and violence in Afghanistan and Iraq. Ethnic cleansing in Burma forcing a...

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Tags: e-blast, first things first, worship

What is Commitment Sunday?

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

In recent weeks, most of our congregation received a letter in the mail with a commitment card enclosed. We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask the Lord what He would have you give to His work through First Pres in 2018. If you didn't get a card by October 20 and you'd like one, you...

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Tags: commitment sunday 2017

Christian Life Conference: A Preview

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

On November 10–11, First Pres will host the Christian Life Conference, A Place to Belong: Creating Spaces for Connection in a World of Isolation. Keynote speaker Dr. Eric Jacobsen is Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian in Tacoma, Washington and author of Sidewalks in the Kingdom...

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Tags: clc, christian life conference

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