5 Thing to Know This Week @ First Pres

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." (1 Jn 4:7) Happy Valentine’s Day!

1 Alpha in Worship—Wow

What a great response we had this past Sunday to our first Alpha in Worship experience! God is good! Please join us—and bring a friend—as we tackle our next topic, “Why Did Jesus Die?” A big thanks to the Compassion Team for providing this week’s Alpha Cafe from 9:30-10 a.m.

2 Diaper success

A big thanks to everyone to brought diapers for our first-ever Diaper Day to benefit our local foster families. We’re still in need of sizes 4 and 6, if you’re able to pick up a package at the store.

3 Ski Trip

Our AWESOME Middle School and CTW High School Fellowships head to Monarch, February 22-23. Youth & parents, please return your registration forms as soon as possible. Also, if you can join us as a chaperone (we especially need experienced skiers), we’d love to have you join us and we'll pay the cost of your lift ticket and equipment if needed.

4 Operation Christmas Child

Post-Valentine’s Day is a great time to pick up small toys and stuffed animals at a discount for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Please bring them to church and leave in the Donation Center.

5 Help Wanted: Youth Ministries Coordinator

We’re not gonna lie…it’s a big job to ask of a volunteer, but we’re asking anyway. The Youth Ministries Coordinator will identify and train volunteers, maintain a master schedule of events, and provide administrative support for the ministries (e.g. registrations, payments, social media, etc.). A full job description is available on the website or in the Church Office.

Welcome to our Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the corner of 20th and Raton. This week's message, "Why did Jesus die? Why did He rise?"

Alpha in Worship

Our “Alpha in Worship” experience continues this Sunday, February 17. We’re so excited for this opportunity to grow in our own faith as we share the grace and love of Jesus Christ with our community. How do you do that? By inviting those family members, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and teammates. Make your own commitment to being here as often as possible for the next 8 weeks. We know you won’t regret it.

Here’s how Sunday mornings will look through March 31:

9:30 a.m. “Alpha Cafe” a continental breakfast for all who arrive early for worship 10 a.m. Worship 10:20 a.m. Teaching Kids (prek-6th grade) depart for God’s House (finishing about 11:20) 10:45 a.m. Table discussions throughout the church for our adult participants, with a special group set aside for youth 7-12th grade

Please contact Pastor MJ if you are interested in this position.

Volunteer Staff Position

Youth Ministry Coordinator

  1. Identify and recruit adult volunteers for the middle school, high school, and confirmation programs of the church, including the annual high school mission trip.
  2. Provide training to adult volunteers in youth ministry practices and skills. Training will include training in the abuse prevention policies of this church.
  3. Identify outside training opportunities and recommend these opportunities to youth leaders as necessary and appropriate.
  4. Engage in his/her own ongoing training in practices and skills.
  5. Convene quarterly youth ministry leadership meetings, for the purpose of planning, scheduling, mutual encouragement, and prayer.
  6. Keep a master calendar of youth events, to insure that no scheduling conflicts occur. Provide the Church Secretary with a monthly calendar, as well as any changes, for inclusion in the bulletin and Mid Week Messenger.
  7. Complete administrative jobs in support of youth ministry activities, including, but not limited to, registrations, correspondence, and payment for services.
  8. Maintain appropriate social media accounts to reach youth and their parents.
  9. Prepare and present an annual budget to the Finance Team and Session.
  10. Set goals within each ministry to ensure that every ministry is involved in evangelism to the unchurched.
  11. Invite 2 people to church and have one evangelistic conversation each quarter.
  12. Attend monthly staff meetings.
  13. Adhere to the Polity and Essential Tenets of Theology of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.

Download PDF for this Position

Welcome to our Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the corner of 20th and Raton.

Alpha in Worship

Our “Alpha in Worship” experience begins this Sunday, February 10. We’re so excited for this opportunity to grow in our own faith as we share the grace and love of Jesus Christ with our community. How do you do that? By inviting those family members, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and teammates. Make your own commitment to being here as often as possible for the next 8 weeks. We know you won’t regret it.

Here’s how Sunday mornings will look through March 31:

9:30 a.m. “Alpha Cafe” a continental breakfast for all who arrive early for worship 10 a.m. Worship 10:20 a.m. Teaching Kids (prek-6th grade) depart for God’s House (finishing about 11:20) 10:45 a.m. Table discussions throughout the church for our adult participants, with a special group set aside for youth 7-12th grade

5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 Alpha in Worship

Our “Alpha in Worship” experience begins this Sunday, February 10. We’re so excited for this opportunity to grow in our own faith as we share the grace and love of Jesus Christ with our community. How do you do that? By inviting those family members, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and teammates. Make your own commitment to being here as often as possible for the next 8 weeks. We know you won’t regret it.

Here’s how Sunday mornings will look through March 31: 9:30 a.m. “Alpha Cafe” a continental breakfast for all who arrive early for worship 10 a.m. Worship 10:20 a.m. Teaching Kids (prek-6th grade) depart for God’s House (finishing about 11:20) 10:45 a.m. Table discussions throughout the church for our adult participants, with a special group set aside for youth 7-12th grade

2 Welcome, Arah!

We’re so very excited to welcome Arah Minck as our new Children’s Evangelist. The Children’s Evangelist position is expanded from the old children’s ministry position, with new responsibilities for outreach to families and relationships with our local schools. Yea, Arah!

3 Diaper Day

Bring diapers (any size) this Sunday with you to worship to stock our Kids’ Closet for 2019. The Kids Closet blesses foster families with diapers and other supplies as infants and young children are being placed in foster care.

4 Ski Trip

Our middle and high school youth head out February 22-23 for a day of skiiing at Monarch. Prices vary, according to equipment and age, but lift tickets are very reasonable and scholarships are available. Packets available in the Church Foyer or at youth group on Wednesday (middle school) or Sunday (high school).

5 Thank you, Toni!

Toni Cook is our new Church Treasurer. Toni is well known in our church and throughout the community, and we’re so very grateful that God has called her to this ministry. As Church Treasurer, Toni will oversee the work of our Financial Secretary, Kathy Parker, and sign checks. Thank you, Toni!

Click on the Link below to download The Messenger Newsletter for September 2018

We are pleased to have sponsored Hayden Bickel and Bethany Bender on an adult mission trip to El Salvador with Living Water International to assist with the drilling of water wells. They were in El Salvador June 11-15. Pictures from their mission trip.