Category Archives: Children

Focus on Life: Human Trafficking

The Focus on Life initiative was undertaken by the Compassion, Mercy and Justice Team (formerly Social Concerns) to call attention to man-made or natural conditions that are taking, endangering, or denigrating human life from conception to old age. Jesus said in John 10:10 “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. But…
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Family Organic Outreach (ch. 11): Connecting in Organic Ways

This week is chapter 11 with "Connecting in Organic Ways".  FirstCov'ers Angie and Ben Branum dish out a hearty discussion of "cultural stew", open their front door to a sneak peek of their lives as parents to a pre-teen, and bring us out into the community with ideas of where to go to make connections for…
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Focus on Life: Worldwide Refugee Crisis

According the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR), we are now experiencing the highest number of displaced people across the globe of any time on record. The statistics are so mind boggling and the problems so severe and seemingly unsolvable that the average person feels helpless to make a difference. In this short article,…
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Focus on Life: Childhood Hunger

Hope is Greater Childhood hunger is a worldwide problem, where children die or go to bed hungry from a lack of food.  This month, we will focus our attention on a way that we can make a meaningful difference. At FirstCov, you may have seen the aluminum can trailer in the parking lot with the sign “Feed My…
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Family Organic Outreach (ch.5): The Home as a Safe Haven

This week is chapter five with "The Home as a Safe Haven". Joy St. John shares her husband Clint's and her experience of providing a safe home for their young family, and how they model an authentic and personal relationship with Jesus, in this summer’s Book & Blog series in “Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into a…
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Family Organic Outreach (ch. 4): Reaching Your Extended Family

This week is chapter four with "Reaching Your Extended Family". Lindsey Koskie  shares her husband Jake's and her experience of sharing her faith with her extended family, and the lessons  that God has taught her along way, in this summer’s Book & Blog series in “Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into a Lighthouse.” Each week we…
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Family Organic Outreach (ch.3): The Timing of the Spirit

This week is chapter three with "The Timing of the Spirit". Clint St. John shares his own personal experience of following Jesus as a child, as well as walking alongside his wife Joy, as they draw their children to Jesus in this summer’s Book & Blog series in “Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into…
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Family Organic Outreach (ch. 1): Living the Gospel in Your Home

This week begins with chapter one about the gospel being for the home. Pastor Brian shares Kim and his experiences, good and bad, in this summer’s Book & Blog series in “Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into a Lighthouse.” Each week we read a chapter and hear from various FirstCov’ers. Join us and…
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Join Us! Reaching Out To AND With Family

Summer is an exciting time and an opportunity to connect with many people! You may end up on many adventures and travels, both planned as well as unexpected. We often spend time with people we know but also new people God brings across our lives at social events, kid's sports events, and travel. And summer…
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