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Advent Devotional Week 1: No Brighter Deed

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday—the first Sunday in Advent! Starting this week, worship bulletins will be accompanied by this weekly Advent devotional. View worship bulletins >> Meditation by Jennifer Holz, Executive Pastor One of the most beloved Christmas characters of...

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Tags: brighter, worship, advent devotionals 2017

Most Needed ESM Donations This Month

Posted by Laura Mueller on

First Pres City Engagement Partner Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM) assists with emergency social service needs, promotes self-sufficiency, and restores dignity to those they serve. In support of ESM's ongoing needs, First Pres collects food to help stock their food pantry on the First...

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Christmas Comes Once a Year

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Is your calendar filling up? Christmastime is here. It is so much fun. At home our lights are on the house and decorations are starting to come out of the boxes. The boys helped me set up the Nativity scene. Plans to get a tree are underway. At church our decorating elves are busy setting up...

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Tags: advent, brighter, e-blast, worship

Meet Tom Pipkin, Part 2

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

New Pastor of Family Ministries Tom Pipkin, his wife Dawn and their daughter Hope have arrived in Colorado Springs. Beginning this Sunday, you'll see Tom on the platform leading in worship services. Here's Part 2 of an introduction to the our newest pastor: Read Part 1 >> First Pres...

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A Prayer of Thanks

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're celebrating Thanksgiving, and we hope you are too. We're all ready for worship on Sunday, though! View worship bulletins >> A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, The fountain of all goodness, You open Your hand and satisfyThe desires of every...

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Tags: bulletins, kingdom come, worship

Thank You from Hope Community

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Hope Community Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, is led by church planter Nate Stratman. Nate was ordained at First Pres and served as Pastor of Family Ministries until 2016, when he started Hope Community as a new ECO congregation.  A portion of our City Engagement spending goes to...

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Tags: church planting

I Will Rejoice

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

This week we finish our sermon series in Habakkuk, and this week we give thanks around our tables for God’s goodness in our lives. It’s fitting that our final word from the prophet (3:18), is “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD.” The “yet” indicates that joy may...

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Tags: e-blast, kingdom come, worship

Meet Tom Pipkin, Part 1

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

New Pastor of Family Ministries Tom Pipkin, his wife Dawn and their daughter Hope have arrived in Colorado Springs. You'll see them in worship each Sunday, and beginning in December, you'll see Tom on the platform leading in worship services. Here's an introduction to the our newest...

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Kingdoms Come and Go

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> Not of this World One of God's little serendipities in my life this fall started when I picked up a long-time favorite book, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, just as the Kingdom Come sermon series...

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Tags: bulletins, kingdom come, worship

Synthetic Hope

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Two weeks ago we started the series on Habakkuk and I asked, “Where do you hang your hearts? Hang your hearts on something that will hold.” I laughed the other day when I got a note from a friend in the church who said, “Pastor Tim, my hearing aids weren’t working well. I...

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Tags: e-blast, kingdom come, worship

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