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City Engagement Focus: ESM

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, esm, city engagement monthly focus

Contribute to Hurricane Dorian Relief

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The reality of living in a fallen world is that we can't respond to every disaster. But where we do have a clear avenue to help, we act quickly and wisely. You can contribute to the relief of those affected by Hurricane Dorian in two ways:  1. World Renew, ECO's relief partner...

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Tags: relief, hurricane, dorian

Creativity in Action

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This coming Sunday Pastor Lydia Lockhart and Greg Hartnett are continuing our Humanize Me Series and preaching on creative poverty and how we are all made to make. Our church has the privilege of partnering with several fantastic small business development organizations. As we prepare for...

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CityServe - One Month Away!

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What would happen if 5,000 people went out in the name of Christ to serve their city? We have the opportunity to find out!  CityServe Day is a is a no-strings-attached, city-wide day of service where “all are welcome to serve and be served.” The motivation is simple...

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Tags: serve, cityserve, cosiloveyou

City Engagement Focus: CityServe and COSILoveYou

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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: cityserve, cosiloveyou, city engagement monthly focus

Walking for a Purpose

Posted by Laura Mueller on

It is an honor to share our building to provide a home for families experiencing homelessness, even if only for four weeks out of the year. While there are only four more nights for the Interfaith Hospitality Network families in our building this summer, we will have one more full week to share...

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Tags: ihn, family promise, city engagement monthly focus

The Adventures of an Old Man in Mongolia

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Don Wallace, member of First Pres, shares about his recent experience visiting Mongolia, one of our Global Engagement Partners.    When I retired from being a junior high principal I asked the Lord “What should I be doing?”.   He said share what you have learned...

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Tags: mongolia

Heart Behind His Help

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Brad Gillispie, IHN Coordinator for First Pres, shares about why he serves with Family Promise.  When you’re newly married, you don’t expect to both be unemployed and struggling to make ends meet within two years. That’s what my wife and I experienced. By the third year...

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Tags: ihn, family promise, city engagement, city engagement monthly focus

City Engagement Focus: Family Promise/IHN

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: family promise, city engagement, city engagement monthly focus

100 Day Countdown: Movement Week

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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

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