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City Engagement

City Engagement Focus: Springs Rescue Mission

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

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

City Engagement Focus: CityServe and COSILoveYou

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: 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

Heart Behind His Help

Posted by Laura Mueller on

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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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

Volunteer Serves Through ESL Program

Posted by Sharon Azbel on

I got involved in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program with First Pres during the summer of 2018. The opportunity was listed in our church bulletin! Immediately, I began thinking about what days of the week I could serve. I had just come from Dearborn, Michigan, where I taught ESL with...

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Tags: esl, refugees, city engagement monthly focus

100 Day Countdown: Movement Week

Posted by Laura Mueller on

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

Refugee Family Adapting to Life in the Springs

Posted by Lydia Lockhart on

Rukundo and Akilimali are a young African refugee couple. Each grew up in war-torn Congo but fled with their families to Burundi, where they lived for 17 years. Three months ago, they moved to the United States with their two sons, ages 3 and 1, and are settling into a new life in Colorado...

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Tags: esl, refugees, city engagement monthly focus

City Engagement Focus: Serving with Lutheran Family Services

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Susan Staver, ESL Volunteer coordinator for First Pres, shares about her experience working with refugees and Lutheran Family Services       Lutheran Family Services partners with School District 11 and First Pres to provide English classes two mornings a week during...

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Tags: city engagement, city engagement monthly focus, lutheran family services

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