Life on Court Square

Life on Court Square

  1. An exciting Sunday at First Pres

    Can I tell you how excited I am about this weekend?

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  2. Faith or fear?

    Will we respond in faith or fear as we move on in God’s work?

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  3. ECO National Gathering: Like drinking from a water hose

    Have you ever tried drinking from a firehose? It will quench your thirst and give you a good soaking too! That is what the ECO National Gathering is like. It quenches a deep thirst for God and soaks one in his presence.

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  4. Jon’s sabbatical this summer

    We have been blessed for nearly seven years to have Pastor Jon Heeringa ministering in our midst, equipping us for ministry through preaching, leadership, teaching and pastoral care. Week in and week out, he gives his time and energy to helping us become a vibrantly growing church mobilized for ministry. Being a pastor comes with particular challenges, especially emotionally and spiritually, and so it is good for those in ministry to take periods of intentional rest every so often.

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  5. Consider visiting the Holy Land

    So, one of the missionaries we support as a Church is Dennis Karp of Chosen People Ministries. Dennis is a Messianic Jew, and Chosen People Ministries is an evangelistic mission to the Jewish people.

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  6. What is the church? Two thoughts before Sunday.

    Based solidly on Scripture, the early Church fathers declared that there is no salvation apart from the Church. Thus how we think about and relate to the Church is of eternal consequence. Yet what is the Church?

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  7. Our vision: Guiding the way for our future

    In 2019, First Pres’ leaders adopted a vision statement that we will use to guide as us we make decisions about how to serve God as a church. In the new year, we will explain more about this vision statement through a series of sermons from Dec. 29-Feb. 23.

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  8. Bell Ringers Needed

    Volunteer this holiday season and share this experience with a family member or friend. This is a great opportunity to involve children, teens and grandchildren.

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  9. Highlights from our river baptism service

    Four children and youth from our congregation were baptized during a worship service held at the North River, and another of our adult covenant partners renewed her baptism vows. Watch highlights from the day.

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  10. 8 opportunities to grow your faith and connect with each other this fall

    A bunch of our regular groups are starting up again in September, so it’s an ideal time to jump in to grow and connect with each other.

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