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MAY 2010 First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs


Dear Friends, May has always been one of my favorite months. Perhaps it was because of the end of a school year. Perhaps it was anticipating the start of summer. In Colorado, May is the prelude to all the fun hiking of summer in the mountains. Each year there are new trails to explore. In the church, May normally signals Pentecost Sunday (though some unusual years it happens in early June). This month we celebrate Pentecost on May 23. I love Pentecost, one of the three great feast days in the Christian Calendar and usually the least celebrated of the three. Pentecost, which falls on the seventh Sunday after Easter, is all about the third person in the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. We started our current sermon series on April 18th on the Holy Spirit and the different forms the Holy Spirit takes in various places in the gospel of John. At Pentecost, we acknowledge the Holy Spirit descending upon the disciples (Read Acts Chapter 2). If you missed any of this sermon series and want to catch up, previous sermons are located at www.first-pres.org/media. Looking forward to the end of this month, we will start a sermon series on Love, Grow, Go—Together which will carry us through the end of August. Love, Grow, Go—Together is the journey we’re on as we continue our exploration of what it means to be a missional church in this community. We will spend the better part of three months exploring the implications of this type of ministry upon each individual Christian. I’m looking forward to it. As you plan your summer schedules, I encourage you to check out our camp offerings for the young ones and opportunities for middle and high school youth. Our Women’s Ministry offers a special opportunity for MOPS and Women’s communities to be together in the Word. I will actually be doing the teaching for that in the month of June on some of the tough questions of the Christian life. Our Men’s Ministry heads out for a baseball game, hiking and various activities to be in community with one another. Information regarding all these summer activities can be found on our website. Let’s celebrate all that has been given to us.

Jim Singleton, Senior Pastor First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs


MAY 2010 contents Worthy of Love . . . . . . . . . . Brandy Campbell Our Compassion Relationship Today Susan Buenger Living Out the Missional Church . . Jim Singleton Meet Your Deacon Month! . . . . . Habitat: The Greathouse Family . . . Adam Holz 4

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First Pres Spotlight: Meet the Book RuthAnn Sidley First Pres North You are sending me where . . . ? . Hugh Eaton College/Young Adult Ministries . . Student Ministries . . . . . . . . Music Ministries . . . . . . . . . Events Calendar . . . . . . . . .

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Contributing Writers: Susan Buenger, Brandy Campbell, Hugh Eaton, Joe Farrell, Adam R. Holz, Alison Murray, RuthAnn Sidley, Jim Singleton Contributing Editors: Wendy Buckler, Lydia Countess, Collin Grant, Alison Murray, Chris Sebby, Michelle Swanson Photographer: Alison Smith All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, © 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. First Pres Magazine, May 2010, Volume Two, © First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs, CO. Published by First Presbyterian Church, a non-profit organization. To contact First Pres Magazine: 719-884-6162 or 219 E. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 809031392 or magazine@first-pres.org. Printed in the U.S.A.


Abandoned teen finds Compassion sponsors love through hip By Brandy Campbell, with Arada Polawat in Thailand haichana Chuwed has no memory of his mother, who died when he was an infant. He doesn’t remember the day his father dropped him into his grandmother’s tired arms and hurried away without looking back. But even though his mind doesn’t remember, his heart can’t forget that abandonment. It would take one person—who lives thousands of miles away—to teach Chaichana what true loves feels like.

Feeling Disconnected

Chaichana says other children often mocked him because he lived with his grandmother. “When I was young, the kids always made fun of me,” says Chaichana. “They teased me about my family, my parents . . . I felt really bad and hurt. I didn’t want to go to school, I didn’t want to make friends, and I felt that I was an outsider.” Even after Chaichana’s grandmother registered him at the Sai Tan Rak Child Development

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Center (TH-617), Chaichana struggled to make friends. He was painfully shy, and every few months his grandmother had to send him to live with his father because of her poor health and inability to care for him. The trips to his father’s home left Chaichana reeling. They disrupted his life and fueled his feelings of insecurity. He’d return to his grandmother’s home sullen, refusing to go to school. The constant breaks from the Compassion-assisted center made it hard for him to keep a sponsor. “Every time we announced the names of children who received letters from their sponsor, I noticed that Chaichana was sad,” says Vaila Wonwanna, center director. “He saw his friends writing letters but he could not because he did not have one.” “I was very disappointed,” adds Chaichana. “I felt that no one really loved me. I was very lonely and empty . . . but I acted like I was normal. I didn’t want anyone to know my feelings.”


A Chosen Son

Chaichana’s outlook on life changed the day he found out he had a sponsor. For the first time in his life, Chaichana felt that he had been chosen after a life of being rejected and passed around. His sponsor, Mary Ann, had chosen him. “She makes my life better,” says Chaichana, who met Mary Ann when she traveled to Thailand in 2006. “I like having a relationship with her through writing letters. She tells me about her life, her job, her hobbies . . . she encourages me to keep my faith in God and helps me in so many ways.” Mary Ann’s letters—those simple words of encouragement and love on lined and smudged paper—are a lifeline for Chaichana. When Mary Ann explained to him the importance of church, he began attending regularly. And, with each mention of God’s love, Chaichana’s heart softens. He says her letters helped lead him to Christ.

“I Feel That I Am Worthy ”

“We all have seen a change in Chaichana,” Says Vaila, the center director. “Since he met Mary Ann, he is much more committed to Christ and to the church. Everybody in the office noticed this good change in him.” Today Chaichana, who is 18, dreams about his future. He wants to graduate from college and work as an engineer. He credits his success to Mary Ann—“his lifesaver.” “I have received the love that I sought for my life from my sponsor,” says Chichana. “I feel that finally there is someone who loves me and I feel really good. . . I feel that I am worthy.” *Copyright 2008 by Compassion International. Used by permission. The Mary Ann in this article is Mary Ann Springer. Mary Ann works at Compassion International during the day and is regularly on mission around the world. At First Pres, she can be found in the alto section of Big Blue and is a member of our spiritual formation community.

As a First Pres community, we sponsor over 600 Compassion children. Many First Pres sponsors have opportunities to meet their sponsor child and sometimes their families. “When we met Itzel, it was easy to see that our sponsorship had changed not only her life, but the lives of the entire family!” says Walt and DiAne Fischer. “Our relationship with Itzel has changed our lives too.” Beginning in 2010, we are taking another step in our relationship with Compassion. First Pres is part of a pilot project to develop a church-to-church partnership with the Presbyterian Free Church of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India. Presbyterian Free Church hosts a Compassion Child Development Center serving 270 children. After a recent visit by Ralph Gates (of our First Pres North community) and Susan Buenger (First Pres Missions staff), they note there are currently 18 children in this community needing a sponsor. Will you consider sponsoring one of these children and making a difference in their lives? We celebrate our relationship with our Compassion Children and Compassion International on Sunday, May 16th. Compassion will be in our Narthex to answer questions you might have about Compassion, and its work. You can also sign-up to sponsor a Compassion child . . . maybe even one of the 18 waiting in Kalimpong. To read more information about Compassion International, go to their website at www.compassion.com. Susan Buenger, First Pres Missions staff, contributed to this article.

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FIRST PRES SPOTLIGHT

Meet Book! �e

By RuthAnn Ridley

On May 2, The Library Hosts First Pres Authors book is a person. Our church library has thousands of such persons on its shelves, waiting to reveal their concerns, interests and dreams. But sometimes it's fun to "meet the author" face to face. You will have that opportunity on Sunday, May 2, when our library hosts a reception for First Pres authors from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. One author who plans to be there is David McCasland. Reading about the lives of great men and women has made a significant impact on his life. So when God called him to write, David decided to focus on biographies. Among his credits are works about the lives of Eric Liddle, Oswald Chambers and C.S. Lewis. His favorite is Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God. When David read Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest, he felt as though the man had been reading his mail. The devotionals stimulated David's interest in the man's life. Not being able to find a biography that satisfied him, he began researching on his own. When he learned Discovery House Publishers was planning to feature Chambers for a whole year, David jumped at the chance. The publishing company commissioned him to write a new Oswald Chamber's biography. David’s new work led to a script for the television program "Day of Discovery." He's still writing biographies for this program, seeking to capture the lives of exceptional men and women who have made an impact because of

their faith. He is currently working on the story of the singer Marian Anderson. David considers it a great privilege to be associated with these men and women of God. It humbles him. He says, "It's easy to write and talk about Christian things so much that you deceive yourself into thinking you're doing them." His advice to writers is, "Seek God! Remember you are writing to honor Him." We will have a chance to meet David and many other First Pres authors on Sunday, May 2, between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00 p.m. in our First Pres library. Join us for chats amid the tomes; listen to these gifted writers share their passions. Experience the life! Meet the book! Don't miss the gala! RuthAnn authored a historical novel, Bach’s Passion, about the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, which is in our library. When not writing, RuthAnn is the piano accompanist for our Servant Singers Choir and a library volunteer. The John C. and June Pauline Gardner Library at First Pres is located at the top of the stairs as you leave Fellowship Plaza. Library hours are: Mon–Fri 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. ( Wednesday nights until 8:30 p.m.) Sunday 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturday closed Staffed entirely by devoted volunteers led by Janet Wilcox. Call 884.6117, or go to www.first-pres.org/library

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Living Out �e

Missional Church By Jim Singleton

“We  LIVE for the LORD in  worship AND we  LIVE for the  LORD at  work.”

nytime there is a new emphasis in local church ministry it is easy to become confused about what we are now supposed to be doing. With the dawning of the concept of a missional church (around 1995), a few aspects of the mission of a local church were sharpened. While nothing in a missional concept of the local church is altogether new, it is a reality that there are several new accents. There are five areas of the missional life of a congregation that need to be remembered—vocation, social compassion, local evangelism, international mission, and seeking the common good.

Vocation

The first area to discuss is vocation which is the expression of a kingdomoriented lifestyle right in the midst of our daily calling. In our Reformed tradition, the idea of our vocation is intended to be significant. We believe that everyone is called by God to particular arenas of service in this world. In medieval Roman Catholicism, it was seen that the sacred jobs like being a priest or nun was a calling, but people with a secular vocation were not actually called. Martin Luther and John Calvin turned that idea upside down with the notion of “the priesthood of all believers.” Calvin took that idea further than Luther and affirmed that all of us have a calling from God. Some of our callings are expressed in the things we do for money. All kinds of lawful jobs can be callings—a government worker, a teacher, a real estate person, a doctor, a salesman, a repairman. Calvin even believed that the street sweepers could do their work as an expression of his calling from God. In addition, there are vocations that we have for which we do not get paid—chiefly those that have to do with family—a mother, a child, a brother or a friend. Thus, even though someone may be retired there are still callings to be expressed. Both the paid and unpaid callings of our lives are vitally included in a missional lifestyle. Sometimes we think of missional as something we have to do at a soup kitchen or in Mongolia—but it actually includes things you are already doing. You don’t have to do something different, but you might do what you are already doing differently. For to live in our vocation as a missional calling means that we look for every way we can find to express the values of the kingdom of God in the midst of our vocation. This completely erases a sacred-secular split. We live for the Lord in worship and we live for the Lord at work. We treat people in each place with the values of the kingdom of God. We adopt the values of the kingdom such as honesty, integrity, and sincerity in our work. This may mean we initiate a Bible study during lunch at work—but it might just mean that we invest in the people around whom we work and live and play. Vocation is the primary place where a missional lifestyle can be expressed. It is the place where everyone may serve. Jim Singleton is First Pres’ senior pastor.

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Meet Your Deacon Month!

Your Deacon calls you on the telephone, may write emails or even send you a card of encouragement from time to time. But when was the last time you actually shook your Deacon’s hand or gave them a hug and thanked them for their love and support? In May, you will be able to do just that. Meet your Deacon on: Sunday, May 2 if your deacon has a last name between A & F Sunday, May 9 if your deacon has a last name between G & K Sunday, May 16 if your deacon has a last name between L & P Sunday, May 23 if your deacon has a last name between Q & Z Look for further information around the church and watch for announcements in Happenings! See you in May!

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Jessica: The house is five bedrooms, two baths. This is probably one of the most wonderful things that’s ever happened to my family. I can’t even explain how excited we are about absolutely everything. And it’s not just the house. It’s being involved with this program and being out there helping with these people and their houses and knowing that they’re going to help with my house.

Meet the Greathouse Family by Adam R. Holz

Habitat for Humanity is one of several organizations in Colorado Springs that First Presbyterian Church has partnered with through the years. This spring, we’ll help construct another Habitat home, this time for Jessica Greathouse and her three children: Tianna (15), Dymon (8) and Jesse (6). Recently, I sat down with Jessica and her family to hear their story. Habitat’s local development director, Jordan Bridwell, joined us, too. FPM: First Pres is excited to have the opportunity to serve your family. So tell us about your journey toward receiving a Habitat house. Jessica Greathouse: Last fall, I was talking with some cousins, and they e-mailed Habitat and gave them a bit of information about our situation—I’m a single mom, three kids, my daughter’s pregnant. We’ve lived in a threebedroom trailer for two years. Habitat e-mailed back within two hours. I had a physical application within a week. That was last October. When I finally heard that my application had been accepted in February, I thought, Oh my gosh, this is so great! FPM: Tell us a little bit about the house. What are you excited about? 10 | www.first-pres.org | 5/10

FPM: Every family that receives a house has to put in a certain number of hours working with Habitat, right? Jessica: Right. There are 200 “sweat equity” hours put in by the home owner, 100 by friends and family and 50 by volunteers. But the new owner’s hours can be on any Habitat house. So with my daughter having a baby in two months, things are going to get a little hectic, and I wanted to get a jump start on it. I’ve already got more than 100 sweat equity hours on other Habitat projects. FPM: And what about the kids? What are you guys excited for with the house? Tianna: My own room. Dymon: I get my own room where Jesse won’t bother me. FPM: Jordan (Habitat’s local development director), will First Pres people be able to help from the beginning? Jordan: First Pres volunteers will be able to help from the get-go. From the foundation up, we always use volunteers. We do separate out a few things for the experts. Electricity, mudding the drywall. Everything else is done by volunteers, and no construction experience is necessary. First Pres will be building every Saturday starting April 17th. FPM: Jessica, is there anything else you’d like to tell our church? Jessica: I’m just so grateful for this opportunity and to work with everybody. And to meet new people. It’s just a wonderful experience, it really is. I can’t even tell you how excited we are. Adam R. Holz, a frequent contributor to First Pres Magazine, is also the Senior Editor at Focus on the Family’s Plugged In Online.


FIRST PRES NORTH

You are sending me where…? Sentness is not a new concept for First Presbyterian Church. Since it was founded in 1872, thousands of its members have been sent on mission trips. Now God is providing a mission opportunity closer to home—First Pres North. “As a missional church, I have a deeply held notion churches grow best by casting a vision for sending out some of their people to pioneer new locations to worship,” says Jim Singleton, Senior Pastor. “I believe it is no longer best to try to get everyone to a central location. We are returning to a vision of sending Christians to outposts of the signs of the kingdom in several places where people can more naturally gather,” he continued. Paul Parsons, Senior Associate Pastor and leader of the FP North congregation, agrees. “Instead of a new church, First Pres North will be an integral part of First Pres—sharing staff and resources, but serving different geographic communities.” A Wednesday night Bible study began in January 2008, attracting about 40 people, including Pat and Richard Robertson. Pat, an executive with Community Bible Study, says, “Richard and I moved here from Virginia in 2006 and joined First Pres. The long commute downtown made getting involved with the startup of First Pres North appealing. The spiritual element soon overcame the convenience as God brought together this diverse group of incredibly gifted people, mature in their faith, to share His transforming love with northern El Paso County.” Sunday services began January 17, and our official opening to the community was last month. With regular attendance topping 140, this makes FP North the largest mission group First Pres has ever sent out. Your prayers, presence, gifts and service will help First Pres North continue as another successful mission effort of First Pres.

By Hugh Eaton

From the First Pres North core group Silvano Martinez and his wife, Laura, joined First Pres in 2007. Silvano, a native of Mexico, became a U. S. citizen in 1996. Silvano coordinates the audio/visual equipment set up team. “I am excited about being part of a smaller group and having the chance to connect with others and expand my knowledge of the Bible.” Jean Ann and Bill Bristol have been First Pres members for five years. They have been active in missions, their Sunday school class, and since 2008, in the organization of First Pres North. Jean Ann says, “We didn’t like giving up our Sunday school class and the worship services downtown, but we felt led to First Pres North. It’s exciting being part of a smaller church and getting to know the people well. Somehow we feel closer to the Lord.” Mark and Lauren Vlcek joined First Pres in 1988. Mark has been on Session, involved in a capital campaign and works with the youth. He says, “We felt led to First Pres North because it gives us a chance to work for the Lord here in our own neighborhood. The timing was so that it just felt right to get involved. Almost everybody involved has an opportunity to serve right away, including the youth whose participation in the services is being welcomed by the older generation. It’s a great intergenerational experience.” Hugh Eaton is a member of the core group in the process of forming the First Pres North Community 5/10 | www.first-pres.org | 11


COLLEGE/YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES

By Joe Farrell

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his past January, I happened to tune into a TV premier of a show called Human Target. The show is the story of Christopher Chance, a unique combination of body guard, private detective, and super spy. The basic premise of each show is Chance being hired and sent into the fray to protect/ rescue/ serve the client who needs him. There is nothing he cannot or will not do to fulfill his mission. He is always fighting bad guys, he has a shady past, he always gets paid, and in the end he always wins. I like the show enough to record it on DVR, maybe because he reminds me of… well, me. Or at least in part what I ought to be. As strange as this may seem, followers of Jesus are in many respects not that different than Christopher Chance. All of us are sent in the fray to risk ourselves for those who need us. We are always fighting “bad guys” (I Timothy 3:12); we have a shady past (Romans 3:23); we will get paid (Matthew 5:12); and in the end we will be on the winning side (Revelation). But here is how it’s different: our “mission” doesn’t seem quite so glamorous as Chance’s missions on TV; we are sent to do far more important and longer lasting work; we don’t actually have to be a “super spy.” Chance is sent all over the world, always meets and works with beautiful women, and always has the resources he needs—very 12 | www.first-pres.org | 5/10

glamorous. We are sent into our workplaces, our neighborhoods, our schools, sometimes to care for people the world would not describe as “beautiful,” and sometimes feel like we are lacking the tools, resources, and skills we think we might need—not glamorous. And so we take our lead from Jesus, who was incredibly humble in his approach to us, and in every way far from glamorous. The work we are sent to do is latent with everlasting potential, and it never wraps up in a neat package after one hour. Human Target has yet to air a “To Be Continued”” episode. The mission we are sent on has no end in sight. So we pray to God for strength, endurance, and courage, hoping that we will be ready when He presents opportunity. Perhaps best of all, God doesn’t need SuperSpy Jesus Heroes. He just needs us. Jesus uses the ordinary you’s and me’s to accomplish his work. The available, the willing, the sincere disciples are who Jesus uses; and by some miracle of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives, His Kingdom breaks through and people are transformed. What an amazing mystery and glorious privilege we have in being a sent one of the Living God. Joe Farrell is Associate Pastor for College and Young Adults


STUDENT MINISTRIES

Collin Grant and route 56! Collin leads the Route 56 ministry at First Pres and his favorite foods are bacon, donuts and asparagus. Look for him at first-pres.org/collingrant or on Facebook FPM: Collin, tell us about Route 56. Route 56 kicked off last fall as a ministry to 5th and 6th graders and their families. It was created to transition kids more effectively from the Connection into student ministries and to make sure we are meeting kids where they are emotionally, relationally and spiritually. FPM: What is your favorite part? I have to start by saying I am blessed to partner with a great group of leaders. On Wednesdays and Sundays we get to hang with the kids, have fun, help them own their faith, and know the grace and love of Jesus. During the week I get the opportunity to have lunches and coffee with parents. As a parent of four kids myself, I love connecting and learning from other parents as we talk about the joys and struggles of raising kids to be like Christ.

FPM: Why the emphasis on families? It’s all about the kids, isn’t it? It’s all about community, living life together and being the church. This is a vision we share across our student ministry and while it might look different at each stage, we are moving forward committed to kids, parents and the whole family. FPM: Collin, how can we pray for Route 56 and Student Ministries? We hope and pray that Student Ministries can be one great asset for a parent as they minister to their child. We want to come alongside families and help speak into the lives of pre-teens and teens as they navigate this difficult culture that beckons them in all kinds of crazy ways. I have discovered over the last six months that great and lasting ministry happens best when it involves the whole family. In relationship and walking together as we seek to lead our kids into the arms of Christ, please pray with us for transformation in our ministries, families and kids.

FPM: Beyond Wednesdays and Sundays, what else is happening with Route 56? In March, we had a bunch of our families join us for a great family game night. In April, we had a discipleship retreat for the kids. We are looking forward to the summer with several local family events, a family camping weekend in the mountains, summer camps and a three day local mission experience for kids and parents. 5/10 | www.first-pres.org | 13


MUSIC MINISTRIES

Music. Art. Worship. By Alison Murray

Handbell Camp June 14–18, 9 am–12 Noon 3rd–12th grade beginner & intermediate Piano Camp July 12–16, 8:30 am–12 Noon By audition Orchestra Camp July 19–23, 9 am–3 pm Advance Middle School – College Fine Arts Workshop July 19–23, 9 am–12:30 pm Age 10 years and up For further information and cost go to www.first-pres.org/ summer institute or call Lydia Countess at 884.6174. 14 | www.first-pres.org | 5/10

Summer Music and Art Institute features 4 camps for 2010!

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oung people. Music and the Arts. God. This is what our First Pres Summer Music and Art Institute is all about—giving children and youth, starting as young as 8 years, old the opportunity to praise God through music and the worship arts. Starting in 2004, Don Robinson began hosting weekend retreats based upon experiences he had leading students and professional musicians in classical and sacred concerts in countries all around the world. We caught up with Don a couple of weeks ago and he commented that, “Since those early years, our music institute has expanded to include week long camps for string instruments, handbells, piano and new this year, art. Students come from Pueblo, Denver, Castle Rock as well as Colorado Springs creating a large outreach and appreciation for the Gospel and classical music.” Just ask Don, former Concertmaster of the Colorado Springs Symphony and active member of our congregation, why he loves to spend his summer leading young people. “Working with young people and seeing them commit their lives to Jesus Christ as their Messiah and Lord is one of the most fulfilling things I do. God gave me a wonderful gift in music, and I love to share it every year through the Summer Music and Arts Institute.” Marlene Kort, new to the program this year, leads the Art Workshop. “As an artist, it is very exciting to see the creative process come alive in students. In this workshop, we plan to explore unique ways of creating art including using music as an inspiration for artistic expression,” relates Marlene. “Creating art is an exploratory journey that often is full of surprises and discovery,” she continued. If your children, grandchildren or neighborhood children and youth are involved in music and the worship arts, sign them up for these very special summer camps and watch where God leads them. Alison Murray works on the First Pres staff in Communications and Technology.


Events Calendar MAY week of May 2–8

Saturday May 1 Star Soccer begins

Sunday May 2 Meet Authors First Pres Library Meet Your Deacon

week of 9–15

Sunday May 9 Meet Your Deacon First Pres Handbell Concert 3 pm

Thursday, May 13 – 16 Pilgrimage

week of 16–22

Sunday May 16 Compassion Sunday Meet Your Deacon

Wednesday May 19 Healing Service

week of 23–29

Sunday May 23 Confirmation Meet Your Deacon

Tuesday May 25 Top Gun & Men’s Life Graduation

week of 30 & 31

Memorial Day Church Offices CLOSED

Friday May 28 Friday Night Singles

Join us in Worship on Sundays

Downtown Campus – 219 E. Bijou Blended service with Choir, Sanctuary, 8:20 a.m. & 9:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship band-led, 9:45 a.m. Fellowship Hall and 11:10 a.m. Sanctuary Contemplative Worship, Sanctuary, 5:00 p.m.

First Pres North – da Vinci Academy Contemporary Worship, 11:00 a.m.

First Pres Online – first-pres.org Sanctuary Services live broadcast beginning at 8:20 a.m.

For church information, call 719.884.6144 or mail@first-pres.org

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