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Letting Go

I must say that there is something uniquely beautiful about the process of letting go. I've witnessed crimson-colored leaves plucked from a branch  and swirl towards the ground. I watched as my rusty, but memory-filled car, was loaded onto a trailer for a new young driver to use. And most recently, I threw my own hands up to…
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Focus on Life: Domestic Violence

October 2017: Domestic Violence Background Information Domestic Violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. (Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Abuse) Log onto the website listed below to find ways to provide support…
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Vitality: October 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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4 Signs of Over-Praising Your Children…And Finding Grace for Them

There is much that can discourage or tear down kids. It is important to praise our kids. So can it ever be unhealthy? Can we really "over-praise?" How we praise our kids will impact how they grow up and their character. Today let's explore four unhealthy signs in our praising and what you can watch…
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From Grumpy to Grateful: 3 Steps to Overcome a Weary Soul

The world feels real heavy today. This week has been a weary one for my soul. Friends sharing their prayer needs for children with illnesses, spouses who are hospitalized and parents who are in their last days. These heart-wrenching circumstances are coupled with the busyness of back-to-school preparations, the winding down of summer schedules, and…
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2017 Special Fall Series: Daring Faith

How is your trust in God...and living from that trust? Pastor Todd shares about the fall series. There is a story told of a weary traveler who had traveled for miles across the desert.  His water supply had run out and with the sun beating down on his back, he knew that if he did…
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Focus on Life: Hunger & Starvation in East Africa

 September 2017: Hunger and Starvation in East Africa Background Information The worst drought in 70 years combined with war and disease has left 20 million people in Somolia, South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and in urgent need of food and water.  If urgent help does not arrive as many as 1.5 million malnourished children will die…
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Vitality: September 2017 Prayer Points

Continued Prayer for the “Congregational Vitality Process” Pathway - We recognize that it is the Holy Spirit who awakens the church for mission and we pray that we will be open to what the Spirit is saying to our church. Pray for the Vitality Team - Pastor Todd, Pastor Brian, Jeff Carow, Tom Nelson, Steve…
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Staying Connected: A Critical Need in Your Life

"Critical" is a fairly significant word. Not the version where we feel compelled to judge others, but in the sense of something of importance, something so substantial that we would potentially be devastated to be without it. Air, water and food are obviously the most critical substances on Earth that we need to survive -…
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Vitality: Prayer and Root Beer Floats?

Richard Foster once wrote that, “We cannot do the work of the Spirit in the power of the flesh.” Without the movement and blessing of God, all we are doing is running in place without really getting anywhere. The Vitality Team hosted an evening filled with prayer, fellowship and root beer floats in mid-August. The…
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