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Posted by Tim McConnell on

A few weeks ago now, we gathered as a church to reveal a set of values, a kind of code to keep us focused as we track our way through life together, The First Pres Way: 7 Values in Our Pursuit of Jesus. The fifth one is about our opportunity and responsibility to share the good news of Jesus...

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Tags: eblast, don everts, good job, light and life for the city, first pres way

Coming Together

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote to a small community of pastors in training: “Let him who cannot be alone beware of community. ... Let him who is not in community beware of being alone.” We need each other and the joy of coming together. Solitude can be a gift, but alone is no...

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Tags: life groups, eblast, eco national gathering

Look Forward

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I, and the staff and leaders here, are all still buzzing after Vision Weekend 2020. I can say genuinely, it was more than I had “asked or imagined.” The Lord is at work in our church doing things far beyond human plans and intentions. It is exciting and encouraging, and the only...

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Tags: eblast, first pres, vision weekend

Vision Weekend

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Vision Weekend 2020 is around the corner, and this place is buzzing! Hundreds have registered already. If you haven't yet, please take a minute to reserve your spot and guarantee a lunch and a few gifts. Click here to register >> We are ready to walk through The First Pres Way: 7 Values...

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Tags: eblast, first pres, vision weekend

Good Job

Posted by Tim McConnell on

We started a new series on Sunday morning. Good Job: Your Work Matters. Whether you are currently in a paid position, retired, committed to parenting, a student, or otherwise devoting your time and energy each week to some end, God cares about your work. Your work matters to God, and your...

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Tags: tim keller, good job

New Year's News

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Welcome to 2020! As we kick off the New Year, I want to take this opportunity to share a number of items to catch you up with all God is doing around First Pres. Life SafetyOur hearts go out to the community in White Settlement, Texas, after the tragic church shooting on December 29. Almost...

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Tags: ordination, vision weekend, e-blast, gtw, life safety, linda boyles, good job

Keep the Feast

Posted by Tim McConnell on

The Great Feast approaches. I hope you have saved some room. Christmas is on the way. The Great Feast. The Mother of All Feasts! Why do I say that? Because like the source of a river, if Christmas never happened, neither would any of the other things we celebrate. Without the birth, there would...

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Tags: eblast, my hope is built, christmas at first pres

God Is in the Manger

Posted by Tim McConnell on

In December of 1943, pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer was preparing to spend Christmas alone and separated from his family and friends. He was a prisoner in Nazi Germany awaiting trial for his participation in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He was tempted to lose hope. He wrote to his...

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Tags: e-blast, my hope is built

The Solid Rock

Posted by Tim McConnell on

“Why is there a rock formation in the middle of my church?” I remember it was just about a year ago we were asking, “Why is there a tractor in the middle of my church?” Because it’s Christmas! Of course there’s a rock formation in the middle of the...

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Tags: solid rock, e-blast, my hope is built, christmas at first pres

Thanksgiving and Hope

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

It’s going to be a chilly Thanksgiving week, but I hope your celebration of gratitude will not be delayed. The psalmist joyfully invites us to give thanks to the Lord, “For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm...

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Tags: thanksgiving, e-blast, my hope is built, ecumenical social ministries

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