“Tapping into love requires a different skill set than what it takes to memorize answers for a test or to follow all the traffic laws so you don’t get a ticket. This isn’t a love you can earn, buy, or win. It’s something better. Something bigger. And it just might be something you discover more about by “doing stuff” too.
That’s what this study is all about.
Love does is a five-week experiment in doing the love of God. Each session will explore a different aspect of God’s active love through the teachings and stories of Bob Goff. There will be an opening question, a short Bible study, and then a video featuring Bob. However, the real action comes after the video when you dig into each topic in a guided small group time. Here’s where the rubber meets the road and you see how God’s love gets practical as you are invited to join in it too. It’s going to be great. Really.”
Join us for a sandwich lunch ($3.00 donation), a time of fellowship and a great study. Look for the signup in Calvin hall or contact the church office.
Join us for Vacation Bible School!
June 13 – June 17, 9:00 am to noon.
Our adventure filled week includes Bible story, singing, arts and crafts, games, and treats. We invite all children age 4-completed 5th grade to join us for this fun packed week.
Contact the church office (402) 345-5383 for more information.
When you were a child, did you ever have a birthday party and decide to not open one of the presents that a friend brought and gave you? Of course not! Why on earth would you leave a present all wrapped up just to admire it. Yet this happens all the time with the gift of God’s grace that has been given to us.
We have spent the first part of this year looking at the grace we see extended from Jesus to those he interacted with in the Gospel accounts of His life. We have learned that the same grace is extended to us as we face similar situations in our lives. We are:
the one with a past
Each person who met and interacted with Jesus had the opportunity to come away changed. They needed to act on that opportunity.
When grace washed over them, they had to choose… Do I believe? Do I accept what is being offered, or do I walk away? It takes an intentional decision of faith to let grace change us. It isn’t enough to have grace given. We need to act on it, stepping out in faith and declaring, “Yes Lord, I believe.” Scripture tells us:
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)
Faith and grace go hand in hand, and both, combined give us the assurance to know that we will have eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. For those who have found this faith, their life is changed forever, knowing they can rely on the promises of God through Jesus Christ. Have you intentionally responded to God’s grace with faith? If not, there is no time like the present. Take a moment and say a prayer, thanking God for the grace you have received through Jesus Christ as you place your faith in Him!
9:00 – 10:00 am – Adult Education Classes – Millard Hall – Main Floor
“The Present Word” – Mustard Seed Room
Sermon Scripture – Gathering Place
9:00 – 10:15 – Preschool to 12th Grade Classes – Millard Hall
Wednesday Night Downtown
5:45 pm- Dinner – Free will offering
6:30 – 7:30 pm – Adult Christian Education in Dining Room
6:30 – 8:00 pm – Preschool to 12th Grade – Millard Hall
There is a place here for YOU!
The Hand Up Food Pantry at First Presbyterian Church is open every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. except holidays. If you are in need of food, bring your social security card and two pieces of identification with an address. We are happy to serve you. If you are 65 and over, we offer a Senior Pantry where you can come weekly. For your information, the pantry is closed when Omaha Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.
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, email@example.com, or in person on Sundays. They make a nice witnessing tool. Get one today!
Have you remembered to shop with Scrip? Help FPC earn additional money by purchasing Scrip either in Calvin Hall on Sundays or through the available website. You can add as much as 13% from the purchase of your Scrip to our church. One can purchase Scrip for many familiar stores and now we even have a grocery store. Stop by the table in Calvin Hall to see the list of stores available to you and make your purchases. Scrips ordered this Sunday will be ready for you next Sunday. Happy Shopping!