Category Archives: Family

As Summer Approaches: A Faith on Fire and Keeping Your Cool

First Cov'er, Melissa Falde, squeezes every ounce out of the summer season. But does soaking up the sun have an impact on taking our eyes off of the Son? Read on for ways to be purposeful in our priorities as the weather heats up and routines cool down.  Bibles and Barbeques With winter in our…
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Focus on Life: Immigration

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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Broken Together: Four Ways Faith Enriches Love and Marriage

Valentine’s Day remembers the most idealistic hopes of love and relationship while living the gritty reality of everyday life. How does the heavenly faith in Christ impact the very earthy grit of life and marriage? FirstCov Pastor, Brian Majerus, breaks down common barriers that can prevent marriages from thriving and shares several concepts to strengthen…
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High Energy Community: Get Up and Go!

This past Sunday, Pastor Todd continued his Sermon Series, High Energy Faith. Listen here. His message of High Energy Community regarded the importance of living in community with our brothers and sisters in Christ, which is a different kind of community than is offered by the society around us. (1 Cor 11:17-34)  Create Your Own…
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Focus on Life: Abortion

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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Keeping Christmas: A Narrative from 1905*

Folks often reminisce of the "good old days"; the times in their life when things seemed a bit simpler, traffic speeds moved a bit slower, and conversations lingered longer. Read the tale below, written in 1905 by Henry Van Dyke, and perhaps you will get a sense that "keeping Christmas" can last far beyond the…
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Without Rival: A FirstCov’er Story

Being at the right place at the right time may happen on occasion for just about everyone. What about when the right place and time also reveals a message specifically meant for you to hear? Those rare God moments do happen and FirstCov'er Joy St. John shares her story about a recent experience where God…
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When Scripture Speaks: A FirstCov’er Story

If you have read a verse or two in the Bible and have come back to it again, only to find that it speaks to you in an entirely different way, you are not alone. FirstCov'er Jeff Carow writes on how a very important section of Scripture looked differently to him recently. Eyes to See…
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Faithful to His Promises: A FirstCov’er Story

FirstCov'er Nancy Nygaard is no stranger to physical suffering. She has weathered many storms in her life, and in continuing to seek God through it all, she has witnessed His blessings and faithfulness. Read her story below, as she gives us a glimpse into her journey. Pursue Him to Find your Purpose Seek God through…
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