“The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.”
On Sunday, October 19, Central Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church voted on a name and merger of the two churches. Both churches strongly agreed on a name, and the vote was unanimous that the two churches merge together to form one new church. This is both an exciting and historical day for all of us!! The two churches have been having worship services together since July 7, but it is great news to know that we will be officially ONE! This will now go to Presbytery on October 25 for approval.
On October 18, members of Central Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church were members of FPC’s PUFF group (Presbyterians United For Fun) and traveled to Nebraska City. The weather was beautiful, the group was jovial and had a great time, and they visited many places in Nebraska City. Kimmel Orchard plus another orchard was a highlight as well as John Brown’s Cave, the Pendelton Mills, a Victorian Garden, and of course, lunch! People came home with apples, cider, flowers, clothing, and other goodies that were purchased in the city.
The PUFF group is a fun group that sometimes takes day trips. Church members and their friends are always encouraged to be a part of the group. If you can’t attend a BIG RED GAME, then definitely be a PUFF! As of this writing, there are no more out of town trips planned due to the ensuing winter weather coming in a couple of months. Stay tuned for next spring. Check the “Photos” on the homepage of the website for further pictures of this trip.
On Saturday, October 4, First Presbyterian Church and Central Presbyterian Church held an all-churches hayrack ride in Lincoln. It was a wonderful day to have a hayrack ride. Pastor Jon even drove the tractor for the ride! The weather was a little crisp, the sky was clear, and it was just perfect to be doing something outside together. Besides the hayrack ride, there were games for all ages and even pumpkin carving! It was a great evening to grill a hot dog, and members brought chips, dip, salads, and other goodies. We thank Pastor Jon and his wife Lori for being the hosts for this wonderful evening. Please check the “Photos” on our home page and you will get to see more pictures of this great evening.
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
BIBLE STUDY WITH ALAN in Jenks Lounge
9:30 AM - SATURDAY, November 8, 2014
“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 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.
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
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!