July Ministry Letter ~ Praise for Volunteers from Texas

Work Group First Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX

Dear Friends, So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith. Galatians 6:10 (NET) What do you do when opportunity knocks? Ignore it, wait until it passes by, or jump on it, seize the opportunity and continue until you

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May Friends Letter

Girl on Swing

Dear Friends, Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”– Matthew 11:28 NLT Our last letter detailed recent changes at Family Life Services. In addition to the changes we are experiencing growing opportunities. Four new families have moved into apartments on

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Special Mother’s Day Opportunity

Mother's Day 2014 FLS

Before Mother’s Day this year we invite you to help us bless our special moms in Colorado Springs who are actively engaged in Women of Courage and in our resident programs. Would you please consider making a special donation to our programs for single mothers? Your designated gifts will help fund: Our Women of Courage meetings

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Fifth Annual TP in the Springs

Kathy Peterson, TP in the Springs

Family Life Services is blessed and honored to be a recipient of one of the most practical and helpful programs in the city – TP the Springs. This is a program started by Kathy Peterson who recognized a very basic need of every household –  toilet paper!  Every year, we receive pallets of toilet paper collected by

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March Update from the Family Life Services Board

Where They Are Now

Dear Friend of Family Life Services, After over ten years of marriage, violence filling the last few of them, Andrea finally reached out for help. Her children, no strangers to the violence, had started acting out and she found herself struggling with depression. She mentioned what was occurring at home to a friend. Her friend

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Get to Know Our Office Manager Peg

Peg

We wanted to share with you our amazing staff over the next few posts. Today we sat down with our wonderful Office Manager, Peg Wiederholt. Peg has been with FLS for almost nine years. We hope you love her as much as we do! We should mention that Peg enjoys in-depth study of God’s word

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FLS & Greccio Housing to Host Open House

FLS Carriage House

On January 23, 2014 4-5:30 PM at 1880 South Cascade Ave. there will be an Open House. This event is  scheduled for community leaders and partners to  learn more about how FLS and Greccio Housing will be working together in the future to provide affordable housing options to low-income, female head of household families in

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Family Life Services and Greccio Housing Join Forces

FLSGATE

January 7, 2014 (Colorado Springs) – As non-profits seek to provide critical services to our community, the collaborations they develop can sometimes have a greater impact on their community than that of a single agency. By working together, they can be better positioned to achieve shared goals, advance missions, enhance long-term viability, and improve the

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Single Moms Are Invited to Join Women of Courage in 2014

Family Life Services

This year I am going to eat healthy foods, be nicer, read scripture everyday, do my paperwork immediately, join a gym, keep my house cleaner…all worthy resolutions I have made in the past. My typical resolution, in recent years,  has been to have only one resolution.  Simple and done: no guilt around the corner for

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Thanking God for a Safety Net ~ Andrea’s Story

Children on Swing

After over ten years of marriage, violence filling the last few of them, Andrea finally reached out to seek help. Her children, no strangers to the violence, had started acting out and she found herself struggling with depression. She mentioned what was occurring at home to a friend who helped her see that what was

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