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4 Keys to Helping Kids Persevere in the Faith

It's a question I've often struggled with. How does prayer and our own action overlap in pointing our kids toward Jesus? Some lean toward prayer more; others toward action. But both are essential. So, while we continue to pray for God's work in kids, there are discipling actions to be taken too. And these are…
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Hope: Pursuing God in the Midst of the Darkness

I was recently captivated by a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel, where an elderly widower was describing his current state of grief. He said, “Hope begins when you stand in the dark looking out at the light.” This mans words of hope sprinkled over my own heart, splashing down my cheeks. I wiped the…
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Focus on Life: Sanctity of Human Life

January 2018: Sanctity of Human Life Background Information In the United States, more than 60 million unborn children have been aborted since the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973, and over 2,500 abortions occur every day. Women have cited "social reasons", not mother's health or rape/incest, as their motivation in approximately 93% of all abortions.…
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Vitality: January 2018 Prayer Points

Join us as we continue to pray and seek God's call for FirstCov in this season of ministry. Our hope is that our faithfulness today will serve those who are part of FirstCov tomorrow. Check out this post and stay up to date on information and know how to pray as we continue on the…
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God’s Will for Your New Year: Three Impossible Commands?

A challenging call! In our sermon this week, we explored how what He has done leads to the three themes of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and how Philippians 4:4-8 offers practical insight into living it. The challenge of the "always," "continually", and "all" is very real. But it also reminds us of what God is calling…
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Broken People Created for a Beautiful Purpose

When the world sees busted, He sees beauty. What the world calls worthless, He calls worthy. When the world tosses aside, disregards, or throws away, He calls us by name, regards the lowly, and collects our tears. For a great part of my life, I tried to hide my brokenness. I was ashamed of all…
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Focus on Life: Homelessness

December 2017: Homelessness Info on River Fall's Our Neighbors' Place Background Information For residents of Pierce and St. Croix Counties who find themselves in some kind of housing crisis, Our Neighbors' Place offers a range of services to provide safety, provision and a path back to independent living. Our Neighbors' Place offers short-term emergency housing,…
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Vitality: December 2017 Prayer Points

Join us as we continue to pray and seek God's call for FirstCov in this season of ministry. Our hope is that our faithfulness today will serve those who are part of FirstCov tomorrow. Check out this post and stay up to date on information and know how to pray as we continue on the…
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Vitality: On the Journey Toward a Healthy Missional Church

The FirstCov Vitality Team shares an update on our congregational vitality process. Check out where we've been...and where we are going! God is the source of all life (John 10:10, 14:6) and this is true for His body, the church as well. We have experienced a good deal of His work and presence over the…
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