We will serve
We invite our children, youth and families to put hands and feet to what they are learning. We have them put action to their faith and begin to engage the world around us by serving the needs of our neighbors. We strive to reach out into the church’s neighborhood and we partner with other not-for-profits as we build relationships with our community.
Each month we provide, prepare and serve the dinner meal at Matt Talbot on the Second Saturday. Throughout the year we schedule confirmation students, MSYG, HSYG, Families and our board to serve in this important mission.
Our confirmation class participates in a weekend of serving as part of the confirmation process. They serve in multiple ways and through multiple agencies in the Lincoln community. They sleep outside in our courtyard and they reflect on the needs of our community and what it means to be a person of faith in the world today.
Kids Against Hunger
Each year our 4th & 5th graders host a Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for Kids Against Hunger. Then in January we will go and package meals for kids around the world.
MSYG Mission Trip
In the summer we invite our 6th-8th graders to go on a weekend mission trip to a community within approximately 3 hours of Lincoln. This is a great way for them to reach beyond their comfort zones to build relationships with their peers, see another community and the needs they are facing and to learn what it means to share their own gifts and talents with our world.
HSYG Mission Trip
Each summer our high school youth will have the opportunity to travel to another part of our country or world to engage in a week of serving others. Whether it is the Pine Ridge Reservation, the people of Guatemala, Camp Friendship or somewhere else- our hope is that by leaving our everyday life behind we will be able to turn our attention to the ways in which God is calling us to love and serve our neighbors. This is a great way for high school youth to grow in such amazing ways. (We hope that every 3 years we will be able to offer the opportunity for high schoolers to travel overseas.)
Pine Ridge Reservation- Family Week
Each summer there is a week in which we send families to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to serve the Lakota people. Contact Pastor Hollie or Pastor Barb for more information.
Vacation Bible School
As part of our week of VBS we incorporate a missions station so that kids begin to learn at an early age what it means to love and serve like Jesus did. We also support a local non-profit with a special collection of items during the week. Watch for more information as VBS gets closer.
Other Serving Opportunities
Watch for other ways you and your family can get involved in mission work through First-Plymouth's Children, Youth & Family Ministry.