Our commitment to being a community of hospitality, healing and hope comes alive through the many ways we serve together. We are each invited to take the next steps to make God visible through our everyday lives.
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.” We first must encounter and continually return to the healing power of God’s love for us before we act.
Micah 6:8 “He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” God expects that we will participate in acts of justice: personally involving ourselves in alleviating and eliminating suffering, especially among the poor, oppressed, and most vulnerable populations.
Serve at First Pres
Each visitor matters to God and to us. Welcome, inform, host, and serve our guests. Provide them with a meaningful first experience in your church home.
Thank you for your interest in the Worship Team at First Pres!
Within the Creative Arts ministry, we help accomplish that mission through our vision to connect people, through creative environments, to a creative God. We do this through the use of music, sound, lighting, and video.
We currently have a need for ALL types of instrumentalists and vocalists. To learn more about the Music Ministry, click here.
This team runs lights/ sound/ video on Sunday mornings and other services and events.
Help prepare and serve communion once a month. We are always in need of additional volunteers and the duties come once a month, typically on the first Sunday of the month.
This team provides leadership in organizing local service opportunities. We also educate our church community about how/why we serve along with staying connected with our local and global mission partners.
There is a place for you, whether your gift is teaching 5 year olds or 65 year olds!
Help with special events, drive on a mission trip, mentor or lead a small group.
Stephen Ministers give care to others in a time of need or transition.
Prayer Team: Meets at 9 AM the first Tuesday of every month and keeps our community updated on both needs and answered prayer.
The Fellowship Team cooks and helps out with events.
Missional Initiative Grants: Starting in 2012, First Pres has dedicated 25% of the overall mission budget to fund project ideas from you, the members. We believe that God has uniquely gifted and called all of you to personally and creatively respond to the needs of our neighbors in Pueblo. Projects can be either one-time events or on-going service.
Examples of past and current projects include:
- Mentoring Program to students at the Youth and Family Academy (Y.A.F.A) and at A.I.M. Global
- Deacon’s landscaping project with mission partner Friendly Harbor
For more information about our Local Mission Partners, click on the links provided. First Pres supports these organizations with volunteers and financial resources.
Located in Avondale, Los Pobres supports migrant laborers and their families through food, clothing, medical and dental support.
The center’s mission is to restore hope, dignity, and a sense of purpose to Pueblo citizens who happen to have a mental illness. Our goals are to assist these people in their quest for recovery. www.friendlyharbor.org/
Habitat is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry. Habitat welcomes all people – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference – to build and repair simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter. Link to Habitat
Located in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, the organization provides emergency shelter, food assistance, transitional housing, self-sufficiency services, homeless prevention, community outreach services, and job training for the homeless and other community members in crisis. La Puente endeavors to meet immediate needs and to empower people to live independently, with dignity. www.lapuente.net/
Posada’s mission is to provide housing and supportive services that empower homeless individuals and families in Pueblo County to become self-supporting members of the community. More info at www.posadapueblo.org
The hospice mission is to provide terminally ill patients with the necessary physical, emotional and spiritual support to ensure the best quality of their remaining lives, allowing them to die with dignity; and to provide patient’s families and friends with emotional support for the remainder of the patients’ lives and thereafter. socohospice.org/
Women come to the center in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. They come for job training and career counseling. They come for childcare. They come for health and fitness. They come for a variety of reasons. But they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives. More info at www.ywcapueblo.com
Often an important first step to serve globally is through raising our awareness of global needs along with how God is at work meeting those needs. Then, equipped with knowledge, we prayerfully explore how God may be asking us to love our global brothers and sisters.
Rev. Dr. Karla Koll is a professor of history, mission, and religions for the Latin American Biblical University (UBL), a PC(USA) mission partner. She teaches at the Evangelical Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America (CEDEPCA), a UBL-affiliated institution in Guatemala. Learn more about Karla Koll
CVM’s mission is to challenge, empower, and facilitate veterinarians to serve others through their profession, living out their Christian faith. CVM also provides education and encouragement for those who desire to minister through service, prayer, relationship building, and modeling Christ’s love. www.cvmusa.org/
Since 1993, more than 94 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through receiving a shoe box. Each year our congregation fills shoe boxes with gifts that are distributed to children all over the world. This is an annual project that runs in October and November each year. Hundreds of boxes are filled each year by people of the church. www.samaritanspurse.org/
The Presbyterian Church (USA) is very active around the world. A few examples of the activities include: relief projects, child advocacy, responding to the global food crises, and opportunities for short-term and long-term service. Please follow this link to the Presbyterian Mission Agency home page to learn more. www.presbyterianmission.org