Springs First Church

Our vision is to see the military and veteran community of Colorado Springs impacted by the Gospel and transformed into fruitful disciples of Jesus. We seek to do this by embracing, supporting, and transforming the service members, veterans, and families of Colorado Springs through bible study, worship, prayer, and fellowship in the love of Christ.

We understand the unique pressures placed on military families, from repeated deployments, strenuous training schedules, and the stress of moving away from friends and family to a new community. So if you are a service member, veteran, spouse, or other family member in the Colorado Springs area; we want to make you feel welcome, loved, and supported.
If you have any questions, please email, call, or just stop by for our weekly bible study.
Contact Pastor Jerry Scroggins at jscroggins@springsfirst.org or call 719.596.5119.

Deployed Spouses & Family Dinner

Springs First, New Life Church and First Presbyterian served over 60 women and children of deployed spouses at Ft. Carson.
 
 

SFC Military Ministry Appreciation

 

Appreciation From Our Troops

“Hi! I got my care package! Thank you SO much! I am very blessed to have such an amazing support group in SFC! I miss you all very much and am counting the weeks as they’re seeming to fly by rather quickly!:)” – Robert in Afghanistan.
“I appreciate it a lot. Please let them know I read the letters and that I appreciate them and their gifts.” – Clayton in Okinawa.
 
“I received a care package today. Thank you so very much. Know that your actions are highly appreciated by myself and my men. I picked through it and grabbed a few items, but the mass majority I shared with the guys. The package actually arrived about a week ago. The mail came in on the same flight that took me out. My job requires me to go back and forth between two locations. I returned today to find your package and several letters from my wife. What a pleasant surprise that was.
In the letter you ask if there was anything I need or perhaps just wanted. I actually have all I need, for I have the advantage of going back to KAF every couple weeks where there is a small soldiers store. As for my guys, they’re stuck here at Tarin Kowt with nothing of the sort. In fact they got the showers up and running here only just yesterday, so amenities are extremely limited here at Tarin Kowt. With that being said any and all hygiene products would be greatly appreciated, including toilet paper. We always seem to use it faster than they supply it. I have also noticed guys asking around for envelopes and paper to write to their families, so writing materials would also be nice. And for my final request,… There is a checker/ chess set a couple soldiers made out of water bottle caps and a peace of cardboard. So a few board games would really bring on some smile’s among the guys.
Thank you again for all that do. Most of all thank you for your prayers. May the Lord Jesus bless you and yours.
Sincerely, Joshua”
 
“I wanted to let you know that we received your care package! Thank you so much to all those who took time to do that for us. We appreciate your thoughtfulness, and it’s nice to know we are on your mind
and in your prayers.
Daily highs hit 105-110 these days, with an occasional 115. It gets down to around 80 at night, which actually feels pretty good! Thanks again for your thoughtfulness. Appreciate your faithful support of our great Soldiers and Families!
Blessings, Pat Devine”
 
“Just another quick note to let you know that your package arrived, and the contents are in the hands of our great Soldiers! Thank you SO MUCH for your ongoing support of 2nd Brigade, both with sending packages forward and supporting the deployed spouses dinners. One of my passions is connecting the local community to our Soldiers, and I sure appreciate your interest and energy in doing that for 2IBCT.
Thank you again, for your ongoing love and care of our Soldiers!
Blessings, CH Devine”
 
“Greetings everyone,
What a joy and honor to have worked with every single one of you over the past 9 months!
This coalition of local churches that want to support and minister to our military, is an absolute answer to prayer.
We are looking forward to this months Deployed Spouses Dinner, and have an excellent guest speaker; Rachel Mitchell (my worship leader from Provider Chapel).
It is somewhat sad that this is the final one for 3ABCT, yet the great news is that they are coming home. Hallelujah!
You all have made a wonderful difference in the lives of our 3ABCT spouses and children during this deployment.
Thank you so much, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone on the 17th.
In Christ, CHK
 

THINGS YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT OUR MILITARY

1. Adopt” a specific deployed service member for their 8+ months of deployment

2. Purchase items from list to fill boxes.

3. Donate $25 monthly to cover shipping costs.
 
4. Volunteer at Families of Deployed Dinners at Ft. Carson or Peterson.
 
5. Childcare at Protestant Women of the Chapel Bible studies on both bases.
 
6. SFC Easter Egg Hunt for our surrounding community and military families.
 
7. Pray for our military and their families.
 
Please stop by the Military Counter for more information.
 
 

Donations Requested by Ft. Carson Chaplains

March: Safety razors, shaving cream (no aerosol), female sanitary items.
April: Tooth brushes, tooth paste, chewing gum, temporary dental filling kit.
May: Bar soap, tubes of shampoo & conditioner, combs, body lotion.
June: Sunscreen, Chapstick, eye drops (moisture), Tylenol, band-aids, antibiotic ointment.
July: Boxes of individual drink mixes (to include coffee), microwave popcorn.
August: Individual snacks; cheese or peanut butter, tuna/chicken & crackers, beef jerky or stick (no pork).
September: Small packages of crackers, pretzels, cookies, and dried fruit.
October: Hard or chewy candy (no chocolate – except m&ms)
November: Small containers of laundry soap, magazines, puzzle books, and DVD movies.

 If you would like to help provide care packages, please stop by our Military counter and pick up a list of items to purchase or you can contribute by check, cash or online. Please designate contributions to “Military Ministry”. 

You don’t need to be or have been in the military to volunteer.  Everybody is welcome and needed!