Warm Welcome

It has been about three months since I joined the 1st Pres family, and what a warm welcome I have received! Friendly smiles, and helpful hearts are my first impressions of the many people who call 1st Pres home.

I wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself. My family and I moved to Idaho 5 years ago from Ohio. Dean and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this fall. We have two children, our daughter Naomi (married to Isaac) and our son Noah. We also have an adorable grandson Everett. When we are not exploring the mountains and rivers, you can often find us with friends and family.

People are the most important thing in the Piovesan household; in fact we have a sign at home that reads “Enter as strangers, leave as friends.” I see that same thought here at 1st Pres. There seems to be an abundance of opportunities to find new friends to worship and serve with.

If you find you are longing for a warm welcome, I encourage you to enter in and look for a chance to meet some new friends.

Bonnie Piovesan
Church Administrator







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    carolyn keefer says

    Welcome! We are so happy to have you in the 1st Pres. Family! BTW – Your grandson is darling! 🙂

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      Bonnie says

      Thank you Carolyn, I am happy to be here too. I feel very grateful to be surrounded by such loving people.

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    Shastina Blackston says

    We are so happy you and your family are here!

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      Bonnie says

      Thanks Shastina, I have so appreciated your friendly smile and encouragement.

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    Karen Welts says

    It’s easy to want to whole heartedly welcome you and your family…you have instantly greeted all of us with open arms like we’re part of your dear friends. You have a beautiful family and an adorable grandson. Welcome, Bonnie!

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      Bonnie says

      Thanks Karen, and I am so glad you see a warm welcome from me too. You are always so nice and friendly to me that smiles just come easy when I see you.

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    Marcy says

    Can’t wait to officially meet and get to know you better!! Thank you for joining our fab staff😊

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      Bonnie says

      Hi Marcy, I agree the staff here are pretty fabulous. So glad to part of the team.

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    Wendy Taylor says

    We are so glad to have you join us. You are a wonderful new member of our First Pres Family. Your smile and warm personality are so great ~ we are always pleased to come upon you at church, which seems so often as you appear everywhere ! Welcome !

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      Bonnie says

      Hi Wendy, I am always happy to see you and Jim too. You both reached out to me on my first Sunday and have continued to be friendly every week.

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    Sharon Peery says

    Now I know you! Have run into you at several opportunities and greeted you as a greeter and anxious to get to know you more than a friendly face. Sharon Peery

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      Bonnie says

      Thanks so much Sharon, I look forward to getting to know you better too.

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    Karen Huber says

    I take some personal responsibility for your being here…..and what a great decision it was! God has been faithful in bringing the most wonderful people to us! And we are so thankful to have you with us!

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      Bonnie says

      I am so grateful to be here Karen, I can see how God works things together for good. I appreciate all your friendship and helpfulness as I learn more of the beautiful history of 1st Pres. By the way the Ladies Tea was wonderful, can’t wait till next year’s tea!!

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    Bev Turner says

    Welcome! I love your beautiful smile and willingness to help whoever, whatever. Your family is beautiful and OMG…that grandson is the cutest ever. We are happy you and yours are with us.

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      Bonnie says

      Bev you are so sweet. I am always happy to see your smile. You truly make me feel like I am part of the family.

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    Jackie Velez says

    We are so glad to have you join our church and become our office administrator. You have a beautiful family which includes your cute grandchild. You have been very helpful to me and I appreciate you.

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      Bonnie says

      Thank you Jackie, I appreciate you too. It is always nice to see you , you are so encouraging.

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