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Ready to roll Bike fix-up project energizes small church, touches community need BY TONI MONTGOMERY, SPECIAL TO PRESBYTERIAN NEWS SERVICE Editor’s note: This is the 21st in a series of stories about congregations engaged in significant outreach and evangelism ministries, reflecting the General Assembly’s commitment to “Grow Christ’s Church Deep and Wide.” ― Jerry L. Van Marter Fixed-up bikes are everywhere by the time the Spring Bike Clean-up of First Presbyterian Church of Colorado City, TX, is completed. STATESVILLE, NC — First Presbyterian Church in Colorado City, TX, proves that no church is too small to make a difference in the community it serves. Eighteen members strong, First Church held a Spring Bike Cleanup for their community of roughly 4,000 people on April 19th and the results easily eclipsed the number of people and the amount of money it took to produce the service and outreach project. The congregation — part of Palo Duro Presbytery — organized and funded the program completely on its own. Executive Presbyter Richard Schempp was very pleased with what he saw. Read full article here.

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June 6th, 7PM doors open at 6, First Pres in Ardmore Disciple in Concert FREE Tell your youth about it and let Rick Baggett ( know you’re coming. If you haven’t heard of this nationally recognized Christian rock group, check them out at Seeing Beyond the Ordinary: Healing Ministries of Faith Community Nursing July 16, 2009, First, Edmond Hosts: Faith Community Nurses Association (FCNA OK)Catholic Charities Faith Community Nursing Resource Center Sponsors:Mercy Health Center, Legend Assisted Living and Memory Care At Council Road, HealthBack Home Health/ Faith Hospice, Odyssey Health Care and Choice Home Health/Hospice Keynote: Rosemarie Matheus Registration:$60 for FCNA OK members, which includes all conference materials, meals, snacks, nursing CEUs, and evening reception. Non-member fees are $90. Students, clergy, and health ministers fees are $55. Registration is $40 for RN graduates since January, 2009. For registration information, contact Marilyn Seiler, Faith Community Resource Center at Catholic Charities, 405-523-3006 or email her at or see the FCNA website: for a brochure with the registration form.

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