Welcome to First-Plymouth Church

Our mission is to increase the love of God and neighbor. We are an open-minded, spiritual, evolving and diverse congregation. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

First-Plymouth Church is one church in two locations.
Our main campus is located at 2000 D Street and First-Plymouth East, is located at Kloefkorn Elementary (6601 Glass Ridge Dr).


On Not Turning Wine into Water

Jesus performed his first miracle at a wedding. He turned water into wine. But too often we have shown the ability to turn wine into water. That is, we can take the rich, complex and flavorful aspects of our lives and turn them into something diluted and tasteless. Also, much of modern Christianity takes the wonderful wine that is our Gospel and waters it down into something lacking all distinction. Join Dr. Jim Keck for an imaginative exploration of the wine miracle.

Sat 5:30pm at 20th & D
Sun 9:00am & 11:59am at 20th & D


Unrelenting Love 

In one of the last sermons he ever preached, Martin Luther King Jr. claimed that the basic impulse of all humanity is the desire to be important and surpass others. Dr. King praised our desire for distinction so long as it fit Jesus’ paradigm of greatness:  humble, non-violent, and unrelenting love. This Sunday, come honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by hearing anew Jesus’ call to dethrone our desire for significance so we might enthrone our desire to serve one another no matter what the cost.   

Sun 8:00am and 10:30am at 20th & D
Sun 9:30am | FP East (Kloefkorn Elementary, 6601 Glass Ridge Dr)


First-Plymouth Church Annual Meeting

Our 2019 budget will be presented to the Congregation and voted on at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 20, 9:45am, in the Sanctuary.  All members are invited to attend.

Cancelled: The Courage to Stand for Love in Midst of Racism

We made a mistake. A special Cathedral Series worship service honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. was scheduled at First-Plymouth at the exact same time as the annual Community MLK Worship Service at Mt. Zion Baptist Chruch. But, what began as an oversight has become the occasion for new friendship and partnerships for the future. In that spirit of love of neighbor, we have cancelled our Cathedral Series worship service and encourage anyone interested to celebrate Dr. King’s vision of beloved community by joining with the larger Lincoln community at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (3301 N 56th ST, Lincoln, NE) on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7pm. We hope to see you there.  


Pledge your support today

First-Plymouth is a loving, caring congregation. We offer support through difficult times along life’s journey. If you or a loved one would appreciate some pastoral support, we encourage you to let us know through our Care Connection.



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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.