This week in Worship


Ash Wednesday  |  March 1, 7:30am, Noon & 6:30pm

Ash Wednesday (March 1)  marks the beginning of our journey to Easter as we walk with Jesus through the final weeks of his ministry. This day we remember our own humanity and our need for God through the imposition of ashes made from the palm fronds of last year’s Palm Sunday.

Our Ash Wednesday worship service will be at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. This deeply spiritual service will help prepare our hearts for the season of Lent and will be designed for the entire family to worship together. Infant and toddler childcare provided. Dinner served anytime between 5:00-6:15pm in Pilgrim Hall ($6/$3) Menu: Beef Biscuit (vegetarian option available).

Other Opportunities to Receive Ashes on March 1
Stop by on your way to work anytime between 7:30-8:30am or over the lunch hour between Noon-1pm to receive your ashes in the sanctuary.

The Screwtape Letters

Lenten Sermon Series & Book Groups  |  March 5-26, 2017

In 1941 C.S. Lewis wrote this brief satirical novel in the form of the letters from a devil named Screwtape who is in an administrative position in Hell and is acting as a mentor to his nephew Wormwood who is an inexperienced tempter. Screwtape gives Wormwood detailed advice on various methods of undermining faith and of promoting sin in a person who has just become a Christian. This short book is also interspersed with observations on human nature and on Christian doctrine.


What's Happening at First-Plymouth

Wednesday, March 15, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wed. March 8, March 22, and 29

March 6-April 24, 6:30-7:30

Live Inspired. Give Inspired.

2017 Annual Pledge Campaign

Jim Miller joins First-Plymouth pastoral team

First-Plymouth welcomed Jim Miller to its pastoral team Feb. 1. Miller, a retired Methodist minister, will provide care, counseling and support for individuals in need, as well as offer general ministerial coverage for our church.

“We are very fortunate to be able to add Jim Miller to our team,” said Senior Minister Jim Keck. “Both his credentials and his personal dedication to caring for individuals make him a good fit with the First-Plymouth community. I look forward to working with him.”

Miller most recently served as Senior Minister at Christ United Methodist Church in Lincoln. He retired from that position in 2015. Miller says this new part-time role is a perfect fit for him because he has a passion for ministry and a desire to serve a vibrant spiritual community like First-Plymouth.

Programs & Activities at First-Plymouth

First-Plymouth Congregational Church touches thousands of lives each week with the good news of Jesus Christ. Its ongoing ministries reach out to meet the needs of our community and our world.

First-Plymouth seeks to provide pathways for growth. A variety of small groups, events and workshops offer opportunities for friendships, spiritual and personal growth, emotional and spiritual support, or activity and service.


Reach Out & Live

"The Jesus Strategy (Part III)" this week on Reach Out and Live by Dr. Jim Keck of First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, NE. Recorded 2-19-17.


Rev. Dr. Jim Keck

Open Minded

Our worship services have a quality that echoes through the ages and yet, speaks to the present and points to the future. 


We believe God is a spirit of love that can be felt and known by each one of us.


Rather than resisting change or innovation, we eagerly experiment with new ways of being faithful and new understandings


We celebrate the differences among us such as sexual orientation, ethnicity, class, mental abilities, physical capabilities, personalities, and backgrounds.