Phone: (719) 884-6100
Mailing Address: 219 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
We are meant to be together as a church, but that isn’t possible for everyone, all the time. Our hope is that you’ll join us as we begin to journey back to church together through three phases. In phase one of First Pres Lives Here, we are encouraging those who are healthy to begin meeting in smaller communities of 10 people in homes throughout the city to worship together online as the church devoted to prayer in the Scriptures, teaching, the breaking of bread, fellowship and prayer.
That means our First Pres online worship experience will continue. And we want to make it easy for you to create an environment of worship in your home where you can invite trusted friends and neighbors, to build and double over in community. And soon we’ll return to worship in our building, with webs of relationships of people that we have walked with through this difficult season.
We understand that everyone has different levels of comfortability when it comes to gathering in groups right now. We want you to know that we'll support you every step of the way as we journey back to church. Our online worship experience will still be available for all to join in.
We're looking forward to the day when we can worship in person again, and at the same time we're considering the health of our community. For phase two we're not thinking in terms of dates, but rather thinking in terms of increasing gathering sizes in homes to 30-40 people. In phase three, we will learn how to start gathering in larger bodies safely and with care for one another.
Yes. Out of care for our neighbors and to keep you and your family healthy, we will continue to livestream worship on Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.
Yes! Our Family Ministries team has an awesome summer planned with Sunday videos, Online Small Groups, devotional guides and Neighborhood VBS so that you can bring church home for your kids and students.
We would love to get you connected with a Life Group! Whatever season of life that you're in, there's a place for you to connect with a community of people to walk through this season with.
Contact our Pastor of Discipleship, Michael Thornton, at and he'll help you find a group to start meeting.
We understand that some may have health concerns about gathering with other people right now and recommend that you discern who you feel comfortable gathering with. Our Caring Ministry team will continue calling and checking in.
While some churches in our area will begin hosting in-person worship, they will follow health measures including wearing masks, sitting 6 feet apart and practicing contact tracing. We believe that Jesus is calling us to be Light and Life for the City in a new way by rolling into smaller communities spread across Colorado Springs.
Here are the guidelines that you might want to review when gathering:
In an effort to keep you healthy and safe, we are currently not opening the building or Weber Street Lawn for groups to meet. Instead, we encourage your group to find a home or outdoor space to safely gather.
Should you find yourself struggling with issues relating to mental health, please utilize one of these safe and trusted resources.
GRIT offers training tools to become a Resiliency Support Coach in your community. To get involved, go to grit.uccs.edu.
Colorado Crisis Service Line
Text or call 24/7
Text the word ‘Talk’ to 38255
Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention
Accessible from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Contact at 719-573-7447 or visit pikespeaksuicideprevention.org
First Pres Counseling Coalition
First Pres Lives Here gives those who are ready the chance to enter into phase one of meeting in smaller communities of 10 people in homes throughout the city to worship together online as the church spreads out. Whatever season of life that you're in, there's a place for you to connect with a community of people to walk through this season with.
We love connecting on Sundays, but Light + Life Devotionals keep you connected and growing in Scripture during the rest of the week. Start each weekday morning with an encouraging word from Pastors and staff that follows our daily Scripture reading.
Reach out to us if you need assistance with groceries, picking up medications, or if you simply need someone to talk with. Let us know how we can help by calling into our helpline at 719-884-6145 or by filling out the form here >>
If you are healthy and able, Love Like Jesus by joining our Caring Network. Let us know that you're available and we'll connect you with tangible ways to help others. Fill out the form here >>
This summer God is on the move and so are we! Throughout the summer we are focusing on where God is moving by growing in our faith individually, in community, and as a family! While this summer will look different than most, we can't wait to see what God will do.
You can always drop a check in the mail to the church address. Mail checks through U.S. Mail to:
ATTN: Business Office
219 E. Bijou Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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