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Childrens Ministries

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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Tags: vbs, bulletin, me to we, worship

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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Not by Accident: Confirmation Sunday 2017

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

"The gospel doesn't move from generation to generation by accident." - Pastor Tim McConnell 24 fifth through twelfth graders were received into the life of the church after completing Foundations of Faith classes this spring.  Meanwhile, second graders received personalized...

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Care Portal: Meeting Children's Needs in Colorado Springs

Posted by Beth Morrison on

  When families are in crisis, sometimes simply having a physical or relational need met can bring stability.  El Paso County's Child Welfare system has reached out to churches to meet the needs of vulnerable children who are at risk of being removed from their biological...

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Special Times at Camp

Posted by Danny Shaw on

What's so amazing about summer camp?  Camp gives us the space to step out of our regular routine and step into a special rhythm. When that happens, we see things change. Our world has so many distractions—computers, tvs, tablets, phones, YouTube. They bombard us continually...

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Register this Week to Get Early Bird Camp Discounts

Posted by Danny Shaw on

Because it could be the best week of your child's summer... Because so many followers of Jesus mark major spiritual milestones at a summer camp in their childhood... Because it's always great to save $25... Register by Thursday, March 30, for either Children's Ministries Camp...

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Tags: camp, children, early bird pricing

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