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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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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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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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Vitality: April 2018 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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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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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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24-Hour Prayer Vigil

24-Hour Prayer Vigil | Friday, May 6th Noon to Saturday, May 7th Noon | Come to pray for your world, nation, community, and church! Sign up for a time and leave prayer requests at the table! | [[Smaller text]] …and lead up to this with the FirstCov Week of Prayer devotional (Sunday, May 1-Saturday, May…
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3/6-3/7 Days 10-11 – The Paradox

par·a·dox  ˈper-ə-ˌdäks, ˈpa-rə- noun : something (such as a situation) that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is actually true or possible : a statement that seems to say two opposite things but that may be true -This trip was so short and yet so long at the same…
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3/5 Day 9 – Day at the Movies

Puzzlers up early to work on the puzzle The Ecuadorian women were teaching us to knit! Making cheese with Vehilio and Juan Ramone Little children making hand tracings and signing their name in Angie's book Bringing the benches back up to the church Making popcorn....lots of popcorn! (Canguil in Espanol) Enjoying the popcorn Full house…
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