Stressed out, alone, or have a wonderful family? Join us at First Presbyterian Church for the Christmas Season. We have many special services that you will enjoy. See the calendar listed below. YOU are welcome to attend any and all of these services and events!!
November 29 – 10:30 AM – Worship Service/Communion
December 6 – 10:30 AM – Children’s Christmas Celebration
Following worship there will be a luncheon and then our wonderful Advent Workshop
December 13 – 10:30 AM – Christmas Cantata
“One Silent Night” – A Christmas ballad of Love and Joy performed by our Chancel Choir
December 19 – 11:00 AM – Blue Christmas Service
If you find the Christmas Season difficult due to circumstances in your life, join others like you during this hard time. Pastor Jenni will have a special service and activities for you. In order to be sure we have a place for everyone at the table a reservation is required. Please R.S.V.P. to the church office, (402)345-5383, by Sunday Dec. 13th.
December 20 – 10:30 AM – Worship
7:00 PM – Annual Wassail & Carol Sing
December 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE
4:30 PM – PRELUDE
5:00 PM – WORSHIP
(THIS IS AN EVENING YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!)
I am constantly amazed by what God is doing in our church through us. I am so grateful to be able to serve in a church that takes seriously its call to serve the world and be the hands and feet of Jesus in a community and world that so desperately needs to hear of His love, grace, and salvation.
During the month of November, people often reflect on why we are thankful, why we are grateful, and I would challenge you to do so throughout the month. Here are some of the things I am thankful for:
I am thankful to be a Pastor of a Church where we can have diverse opinions, yet recognize that we worship the same Lord and creator of all. We are able to get past theological differences and see the other as a created, loved, child of God.
I am thankful for a staff at this church that are truly dedicated in what they do and recognize that we dthis all for one purpose, the Glory of God.
I am thankful to have a church full of people that gather for the same reason: to glorify God.
I am thankful for the generosity of this church. I have never been let down when we have asked for special projects, or when you make your pledges. You are a generous people when it comes to giving back to God out of the bounty he has given you!
I am thankful for my family and loved ones. Our parents have had health issues this year and I am so grateful Lori and I have our parents with us still. We are truly blessed to have three generations that are part of our family, and parents and children that are good people.
I am grateful that we live in what I consider the greatest country in the world, with the freedom to worship as we choose, and the freedom to exercise God given unalienable rights.
I am grateful for a God that loves me not just for who I could be, but for who I truly am. I am grateful for a Savior who died for me, in place of me, so that I can have eternal life.
In Him, Pastor Jon
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
“Being Christian in the 21st Century, Current Events and Christian Responses”
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!