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Childrens Ministries

Bethany Hanson - Associate of Children's Ministry

Posted by Angela McKibben on

  Bethany shares a favorite Scripture: "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp, how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to...

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Allen Hunter, Lead Associate of Children’s Ministries

Posted by Angela McKibben on

Allen shares a growing-in-faith moment from his life My church had a vibrant children’s ministry and a very impactful Vacation Bible School program each summer. I remember that each summer our senior pastor would lead us in the morning. He was an old man and always wore a suit...

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Helping Kids Live for the Long Haul

Posted by Angela McKibben on

Children’s Ministry is here to guide families toward a life-long faith in Jesus. We believe that the family is the lifeblood of the church and when families thrive, churches thrive. Caring adults create vibrant programs and engage with kids to leave them with memorable experiences, so...

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

In the October 2018 issue of First Pres Magazine, Aaron and Heather Zimmerman take some time to talk about money, giving and priorities. This post is a continuation of that interview.  First Pres Magazine:  “How have you tried to impart to your kids lessons about money and...

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74 Years of VBS: Rufina Holstegge's Story

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> On Sunday we'll celebrating this week's Vacation Bible School and hear from our VBS kids, so today we share a story that appeared in our May 2018 magazine. Rufina Holstegge had a 74-year run as a VBS volunteer across the...

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Summer Sunday School Changes

Posted by Tom Pipkin on

Dear First Pres Parents, Summer is almost here, and with it come vacations, family outings and time to get into the great outdoors! Summer also brings change as our kids move up a grade. It’s hard to believe—wasn’t it just last week that we were dropping them off for their...

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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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Mini Camp 2017

Posted by Beth Morrison on

Our two- and three-year-olds spent an active, fun, colorful, exciting week immersed in God's Good Creation. Our theme was "God Made the Birds, Animals and Fish." We played games, made crafts and visited with animal friends from Kritter Karavan. Mini Camp was part of a summer-long series for...

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VBS 2017: God is on the Move!

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

VBS 2017 was simply wonderful. Nearly 180 four-year-olds through 4th graders started off each morning in worship, and the sounds of "God is on the Move" and "Every Move I Make" could be heard loud and clear from the Worship Center (and all week long in the kids' homes, likely). Thirty adult...

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Skyward Camp 2017

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Week 1 of Ascent Camps is in the books for 2017! Skyward Camp was a brand new camp created this year to introduce incoming first through third graders and their parents to the overnight camp experience. Campers each brought along a parent (or grandparent) for a fun adventure with many special...

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