Category Archives: Missions

Focus on Life: Worldwide Christian Persecution

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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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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Focus on Life: Starvation

The holiday season can be a time of plenty and overflowing for some. For others, it may be a season of deficiency and lacking of resources. Read the article below, brought to you by our Compassion/Mercy/Justice (CMJ) Ministry Team, and learn about the many ways you can support local, as well as worldwide efforts to combat…
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Vitality: November 2018 Prayer Point

Our prayer this month focuses on Global Perspective and Engagement. Learn more below. The Service of Consecration has marked our covenant together to continue the journey of becoming a Healthy Missional Church that is in front of us. This month, let us continue to bathe the Vitality Process in prayer. Global Perspective and Engagement means: We…
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Vitality: October 2018 Prayer Point

Our prayer this month focuses on Transforming communities through active compassion, mercy, and justice ministries. Learn more below. The Service of Consecration has marked our covenant together to continue the journey of becoming a Healthy Missional Church that is in front of us. This month, let us continue to bathe the Vitality Process in prayer. Transforming…
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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: Continue to Pray (All Prayer Themes)

Over the 2017-18 ministry year, the Focus on Life posts (by our Social Concerns Ministry Team) has given a spotlight to areas of outreach and mission that desperately need support and prayers. We have compiled all of this year's themes below, along with specific prayer requests for each theme. See the original posts here for…
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A FirstCov’er’s B.L.E.S.S. Poem: Reaching Out

Our B.L.E.S.S. series has taught us about reaching out, reminding us that God is already working in those around us. Will we join Him? FirstCov'er Richard Franta shares a poem with a meaningful reflection on the challenges and encouragement for us as we seek to join God's work in others' lives.  Each week at my…
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How to B.L.E.S.S. Those Around You

Often the question is not whether we want to bring God's love and presence to others but it's how. What are some practical ways to follow God in serving others? Today we explore that. "Wow! Something is going on here!" An unexpected discovery happened at small group. We were discussing one of FirstCov’s four key…
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Taking It to the Streets: Help With Supplies!

One of our adult Sunday School classes is "taking it to the streets" that includes, along with a study, doing service projects to provide, support, or encourage River Falls area services. See below for supplies you can bring as well as the topics! Baked treats for River Falls Police/Firefighters/EMS (March 25) Please bring baked goods…
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