Recent Posts by Melissa Falde

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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FirstCov’er Story: FAITH – Blessed Beyond Measure

As we continue to explore the theme of "Daring Faith" in our fall series and small groups, one of our own, Lana Foster, shares a significant time in her life. Read her inspiring story of how she is patiently and expectantly waiting on God, even when the odds were not in her favor. When we are waiting, He is working.…
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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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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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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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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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Father’s Day: A Heavenly Perspective of Fatherhood (Psalm 25)

Father’s Day is a day typically set aside to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. The Bible is the ultimate instruction book for life here on earth, including instructions for Christian men raising their children. Ephesians 6:4 is a summary of instructions for the father, “Fathers, do…
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