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9:00 a.m. - Christian Education Classes
10:15 a.m. - Gathering Music
10:30 a.m. - Worship
10:45 a.m. - Children's Church (Preschool)
11:30 a.m. - Coffee Fellowship

Psalm 73: 23-24

“Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.  You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.”

PW Christmas Luncheon at Field Club!

IMG_0079On December 6, the Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church and Central Presbyterian Church had their annual Christmas Party at The Field Club of Omaha.  Everyone was in a festive mood, and the dining room was gorgeous with the main colors being red and green.  We had red poinsettias,  white table cloths with green napkins.

A delicious buffet of chicken marsala, London broil with roasted shallot glaze, orange roughy with amaretto cream sauce, potatoes, vegetables, salad bar, and rolls was served.  There was festive musical entertainment IMG_0093provided by the Master Brass group.  They serenaded us as we ate.  Also, Mary Mahoney spoke about the history of the involvement of the Peter Kiewit family at First Presbyterian Church.

 This was a wonderful event as we celebrate  the Advent Season.  Click on  ”Photos” on our home page to see more pictures of our luncheon.

Christmas is Coming!

IMG_0318First Presbyterian Church and Central Presbyterian Church would like to invite you to our church for ADVENT.  Advent is a time for adventure and means adventure.  Our adventure is looking forward to the coming of Jesus.  Our church will celebrate this in many ways.  Please see the schedule below and join us.  You will be warmly welcomed!

Our Advent Schedule as we celebrate the coming of Christmas and Jesus!

    December 7  -  10:30 AMChildren’s Christmas Program/Communion

     December 14  - 10:30 AM  -  ”The Christmas Story”

(A Classic Carol Celebration – A cantata presented by our Chancel Choir)

After Worship – Advent Workshop – Crafts for you to make

    December 21 –  10:30 AM –  Worship

7:00 PM – Annual Wassail and Carol Sing

December 24 – Christmas Eve

4:30 PM – Music Prelude

5:00 PM – Candlelight Service

Pastor’s Manna

This is my favorite time of the year here at First Presbyterian Church. Sure, I enjoy Lent, and I enjoy our Scottish Sunday service, but Advent is a special time in the life of the church. As we view the evergreen trees throughout the church, as we sing our advent hymns in worship, as we go Christmas Caroling and have our Wassail Party, and hear the Cantata, that spirit of Christmas just permeates all that we do.

It draws me back to my youth, and I am guessing it does for you as well. In my youth, my family used to gather around the dinner table, light our Advent wreath and read from an Advent devotional each day. It was a chance to be reminded, especially as a child, of the true meaning behind the Christmas holiday…a Holy Day when God came down to the world.

Advent reminds us of the waiting, the anticipation of a Savior to come to bring victory and freedom to the people of Israel. Advent reminds us that the Savior return in the end days. We live as Advent people, waiting, anticipating the salvation that only the Messiah can bring.

I hope you can find some time this Advent season. Time when you can remember ..
anticipate …
wait …
and celebrate…

the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

This Advent, I encourage you to take one of our Advent devotionals, and read through it each day. Use these devotionals written by members of your church, to prepare you for the birth, and the return of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

In Him,
Pastor Jon

We Gathered Together

IMG_0032On November 23, 2014, Central Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving.  A home-cooked meal was served to a large crown of congregation members.  Turkeys were baked on Friday, carved on Saturday, and served on Sunday.  Uh um delicious!  Then many church ladies met on Saturday morning  to peel, boil, and mash the potatoes, make dressing, get the yams ready with butter and brown sugar, and get green beans andIMG_0061 corn ready and to also set the tables.  Everyone enjoyed the meal on Sunday, and many went back for seconds.  It is said that Presbyterians like to eat, and yes, we do.  Come and join us for dinner sometime!  See more photos of the dinner by going to the home page and clicking on “Photos.”

Churches Merge!

The Presbytery of Missouri River Valley unanimously approved the merger of First Presbyterian Church and Central Presbyterian Church. God is doing wonderful things.   Come and see God at work!

Adult Bible Study Groups

FPC Bible Study Groups are open and love visitors!  One will find these studies Biblical, Challenging, and Relevant!

9:00 AM - SUNDAY

 ”THE PRESENT WORD” curriculum by PC (USA) in Millard  Hall

or

BIBLE STUDY WITH ALAN in Jenks Lounge

 

9:30 AM - SATURDAY, December 13, 2014

(for women)

RECONCILING PAUL“, A Contemporary Study of 2 Corinthians

in Calvin Hall

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DOWNTOWN

5:45 PM- 6:30 PM – Dinner – Free Will Offering

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Adult Education – “GOD IN THE MOVIES

 

 7:00 PM - FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

(location to be announced)

Word and Wine:  ”FAITH  LESSONS – ON THE PROMISED LAND

FPC has Active Church Pantry

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFPC has deep roots in mission giving.  One example of this is the Hand Up Food Pantry.  Our Pantry is open every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Our church provides the budget to get food from the Food Bank for the Heartland, which is our major supplier of USDA food.  We also purchase other food at various outlets to supply well-rounded meals for our clients including turkey dinners for Thanksgiving and hams for Easter.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Congregation members are the volunteers that gather food, put it on shelves, and serve the clients in our church auditorium.  We have the ability to serve over 100 clients each week, and we continue to grow.  Just last week we served 183 people! Occasionally, we even have other Presbyterian churches in the
Omaha area provide us with monetary gifts to supplement our pantry!  We are grateful to be able to serve our community and give people a “Hand Up.”

 

 

First Presbyterian Shirts for Sale

Would you like a First Presbyterian shirt?   Following is a list of shirts available.  T-Shirts (adult and youth sizes) – $12 for short-sleeved; $17 for long-sleeved;  Hoodies – $20;  Collared Polo Shirts - $18;  V-Neck T-Shirts – $15.    In most cases, shirts in shades of white, blue, and yellow can be ordered.  Please talk with Phil Franco at (402) 345-5383,  pfranco@fpcomaha.org, or in person on Sundays.  They make a nice witnessing tool.  Get one today!

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