Food PantryHand Up Food Pantry

The Pantry appreciates receiving jelly and jam for the children’s cupboard, which is a special kid-only area with kid-friendly and favorite foods.

We continue to need toilet paper, plastic bags, egg cartons and would appreciate dish soap as well.

                                      Thanks for your continued support!


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s InterfaithCoalition, of which First Presbyterian Church is a part, has started work on our new house for this year.

The address is 3936 N. 21st St, and we are actively seeking volunteers to help us out. No experience is necessary, you learn by doing, and if you have just part of the day free on any Satursday through the first part of December, come help us out! YOU can work half a day, or a full day. For more information, go to or contact Paul Jelinek at 402 960-8901.


               50 Backpacks for Kellom Elementary

Yikes! It’s too early to think about back-to-school! But after July 4th, ads will start appearing for school supplies sales.

CCGM wants to collect 50 backpacks for students in need at Kellom Elementary. They can be new or gently used and should be appropriate for either male or female elementary students. They don’t need to be top-of-the-line—just something the owner will enjoy carrying back and forth to school. There will be a bin in Calvin Hall to put them in.

Then on Aug. 20th, Pastor Jenni will lead a “Blessing of the Backpacks” when students in the congregation will bring their backpacks to church to be blessed as a way to pray for the Lord’s guidance during the students’ school year. The 50 backpacks donated for Kellom will be blessed as well.

We will also collect school supplies to give to Kellom. Notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, rulers, hand sanitizer, facial tissue, glue, scissors, etc. are all needed.

Getting the school year off to a good start can make a huge difference for any child. Having a new, fun backpack will help a child make that good start. Help us reach the 50 goal! Thanks for your generosity!





Schuyler Vacation Bible School

This mission project began in 1998 as several church- es got together and traveled to Schuyler, Nebraska to host a VBS for the children of Schuyler.

First Presbyterian Church joined this ongoing project in 2009. Our goal in hosting VBS is to simply share the Good New of Jesus Christ with the children of Schuyler. Over the years we have developed great relationships with these young people and for some it is the highlight of their summer.

Last summer we hosted a one day event in the middle of the week for over 75 children. This summer our plans are underway to once again share the good news of Jesus with the children of Schuyler but we need your help. Please consider a way in which you can help us continue this ministry – whether it be by volunteering to go with us, prepping crafts, shopping for supplies, or simply praying for this mission project!

It is an amazing ministry that we have been able to offer to the Schuyler community and the impact that we are able to have on over 100 children and their families is incredible.

YOU can participate in this group just by calling the church, 402 345-5383 and ask for Pastor Jenni