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City Engagement

ESM Donation Sunday

Posted by Laura Mueller on

This Sunday, January 7th, is our first ESM Donation Sunday of 2018. As one of ESM's eight founding churches, we are thankful for the ways that we continue to partner with ESM. You can find collection carts in the Plaza and Weber Street parking lot all morning. Bring your contributions and let's...

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Something Significant for Christmas - There is Still Time!

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Christimas cards are filling our mail boxes. Wrapping paper is consuming our dining room tables and closets. The Christmas to-do list seems to be getting longer. Despite all of this, we deliberately choose some activities simply because they help us remember the reason for the season. We rejoice...

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Something Significant for Christmas - Reasons to Give Significantly

Posted by Laura Mueller on

The leftover pie from Thanksgiving and the madness that comes with Black Friday shopping are finished, but Christmas and the spirit that comes from this time of year are just ramping up.  Often, the true meaning of Christmas is overshadowed by the commercialization and materialism that has...

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Most Needed ESM Donations This Month

Posted by Laura Mueller on

First Pres City Engagement Partner Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM) assists with emergency social service needs, promotes self-sufficiency, and restores dignity to those they serve. In support of ESM's ongoing needs, First Pres collects food to help stock their food pantry on the First...

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Thank You from Hope Community

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Hope Community Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, is led by church planter Nate Stratman. Nate was ordained at First Pres and served as Pastor of Family Ministries until 2016, when he started Hope Community as a new ECO congregation.  A portion of our City Engagement spending goes to...

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Food for Thought: Resources for A Place to Belong

Posted by Eunice McGarrahan on

On November 10-11, we'll welcome Dr. Eric Jacobsen for our 2017 Christian Life Conference. The books below are resources related to his topic: A Place to Belong: Creating Spaces for Connection in a World of Isolation. If you find your interest piqued by these brief descriptions, you definitely...

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CityServe 2017 - Let the Stories Continue

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Nearly 500 people from FirstPres went out this past weekend and showed our city the love of God through tangible acts of service. With 1,800 participating at 76 different sites, there are bound to be stories about the Kingdom work that took place this weekend.  Spontaneous Service As over...

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CityServe 2017 Video

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Our hands that hold hammers also hold hope.   Film by Prospect Arts   We miss out on the myriad miracles the Messiah has made manifest in our lives because we simply forget to step out of our safe place and serve.     When we serve with no strings attached, the...

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CityServe 2017 SERVE Day

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Four hundred eighty eight First Pres volunteers served at dozens of sites, many with their family, adult Sunday Community, Missional Community or Small Group. Altogether, 1800 people from 36 churches served at 72 sites around Colorado Springs.  Family Life Services Honoring Law...

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CityServe 2017 City-Wide Worship Service

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

The house was full—and full of joy—tonight as worshipers from dozens of churches joined to lift up our Lord and prepare our hearts to serve and love our city tomorrow.  Yemi Mobolade, CityServe Director, and Tim McConnell, Lead Pastor at First Pres welcomed...

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