Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

Grateful Living

Grateful Living

Wed. January 25, 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Margaret Rickers, Licensed massage therapist & Reiki master, certified healing touch practioner. Workshop cost: $5. Register with addie@firstplymouth.org

We celebrate a day a year for Thanksgiving, and yet it's possible to have each day be a time of gratitude and awareness of our blessings. It is a time for each of us to find opportunity to express gratitude for our blessings and our lessons and even some of our trials. Join me as we explore this way of expressing and being in our lives.  

Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

The Big Gamble

The Big Gamble

Wed. January 25-February 8, 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Patrick Messer.

The stor of Paul’s ministry could have played out very differently. Paul could have easily ridden off into the sunset preaching the gospel in Spain and beyond just like he wanted. But instead, he made the climatic gamble of his life by first pursuing one last act of service in Jerusalem that changed everything. Was that final mission worth a lifetime in prison? Come and find out.

 

Jan
26
7:00 pm19:00

Exploitation of the Poor

Exploitation of the Poor

Thursday, January 26, 7:00pm, Mayflower Hall. Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Team.

Lea Wroblewski, manager of the Access to Justice Clinic at Legal Aid of Nebraska, will be speaking on a wide range of topics concerning exploitation of the poor. Her 20 years of experience have well-equipped Ms. Wroblewski to talk about areas of exploitation, often systemic of low income Nebraskans. This exploitation is often exacerbated by the absence of legal counsel. She will conclude with an interactive conversation about how we as a community can respond to issues of exploitation. (Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low income Nebraskans who cannot afford an attorney.)

Feb
1
6:30 pm18:30

The Big Gamble

The Big Gamble

Wed. January 25-February 8, 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Patrick Messer.

The stor of Paul’s ministry could have played out very differently. Paul could have easily ridden off into the sunset preaching the gospel in Spain and beyond just like he wanted. But instead, he made the climatic gamble of his life by first pursuing one last act of service in Jerusalem that changed everything. Was that final mission worth a lifetime in prison? Come and find out.

Feb
2
6:30 pm18:30

Pet Loss Support

Pet Loss Support

Thursdays, February 2-March 2, 6:30-8:00pm.

Support for those who have recently lost a pet or are unable to move beyond losing a pet. Led by Karen Clarke, karen.clarke2829@gmail.com. Open to all.

Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

Mothers in Genesis

Mothers in Genesis

Saturdays, February 4-25, 10:00-11:0am. Led by Leah Rediger-Schulte, Ph.D. $5.
Discover how the matriarchs (Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel) are described in the biblical Hebrew text and learn about their actions. Discuss their impact on the future of the Israelite community from their influence on the patriarch’s decisions, their communication with God, and role as mother’s. Class will follow the book, Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis, by Tammi J. Schneider. Copies of the book available with registration.  Register with adddie@firstplymouth.org

Leah Rediger Schulte holds a PhD in Women's’ Studies in Religion, with an emphasis in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. She is teaching two courses at UNL for the Spring 2017 semester.

 

Feb
5
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support Group

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
1st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Feb
8
6:30 pm18:30

Relaxation Response

Relaxation Response

Wed. February 8, 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Margaret Rickers, Licensed massage therapist & Reiki master, certified healing touch practioner. Cost: $5. Register with addie@firstplymouth.org

Stress is a part of all of our lives. This mediative technique was developed by Dr. Herbert Benson in the 70's and continues to be used by many as a way to harness in the "monkey mind." Research also has been shown that there are many health benefits to finding a time of quiet and being in contrast to doing.

Feb
8
6:30 pm18:30

The Big Gamble

The Big Gamble

Wed. January 25-February 8, 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Patrick Messer.

The stor of Paul’s ministry could have played out very differently. Paul could have easily ridden off into the sunset preaching the gospel in Spain and beyond just like he wanted. But instead, he made the climatic gamble of his life by first pursuing one last act of service in Jerusalem that changed everything. Was that final mission worth a lifetime in prison? Come and find out.

Feb
11
9:00 am09:00

Loss, Grief, and Mourning

Loss, Grief, and Mourning

Sat. February 11, 9:00-10:30am. Led by Lisa Borchardt, LCSW. 

Distinguish death from tangible and intangible losses, define carried grief and how to heal it, and discuss hope and living your whole heart. Register by Feb. 8 with addie@firstplymouth.org 

Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

A Prophet's Struggle With God

A Prophet’s Struggle with God

Wed. February 15-22, 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Patrick Messer.

The story of Jonah that often gets told in children’s Bibles ends with a freshly regurgiteated prophet preaching in Nineveh. Jonah finally does what he is supposed to, the people of Nineveh turn to God, and the everything ends happily ever after. But the book of Jonah doesn’t end that way. The rest of the story is one in which this prophet struggles to accept the mind-shattering love and inclusivity of God.

 

Feb
18
1:00 pm13:00

Writing the Stories of Our Lives

Writing the Stories of Our Lives

Saturday, February 18, 1:00-3:30p. Led by Becky Breed and Lucy Adkins. Cost: $35.

Participants will reflect upon their significant life stories, celebrating their meaning and value, and complete a series of structured writing exercises to capture them. Becky Breed is a long-time poet, essayist and co-author of Writing in Community. Lucy Adkins earned her MFA in Creative Writing in 2016 from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her poetry has been published in many journals. Her book of non-fiction, Writing in Community (co-authored with Becky Breed) won a silver Ippy in the Independent Publisher's Book Awards.   

Register for the workshop with addie@firstplymouth.org

Feb
22
6:30 pm18:30

A Prophet's Struggle with God

A Prophet’s Struggle with God

Wed. February 15-22, 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Patrick Messer.

The story of Jonah that often gets told in children’s Bibles ends with a freshly regurgiteated prophet preaching in Nineveh. Jonah finally does what he is supposed to, the people of Nineveh turn to God, and the everything ends happily ever after. But the book of Jonah doesn’t end that way. The rest of the story is one in which this prophet struggles to accept the mind-shattering love and inclusivity of God.

Feb
25
9:00 am09:00

Normal Personality: Typical Differences

Normal Personality: Typical Differences

Saturday, February 25, 9:00am-1:00pm. Led by Ray and Carolyn Zeisset. Workshop cost: $10.

Using the research-based, time-tested framework of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, we will explore implications of typical, normal personality differences in communication, work, stress, and religious expressions. Ray and Carolyn Zeisset provided certification programs for 30 years for MBTI trainers. Register by Feb. 22 with addie@firstplymouth.org

Mar
5
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Mar
19
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Apr
2
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

May
7
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

May
21
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Jun
4
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Jun
18
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Jul
2
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support Group

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Jul
16
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support Group

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Aug
3
6:30 pm18:30

Pet Loss Support Group

Pet Loss Support Group: 
Thursdays, August 3-24, 2017 | 6:30-8:00pm | Room 202W

Support for those who have recently lost a pet or are unable to move beyone losing a pet. Led by Karen Clarke, karen.clarke2820@gmail.com. Open to all!

Aug
6
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support Group

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Aug
20
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support Group

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Sep
3
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Oct
1
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Oct
19
6:30 pm18:30

Pet Loss Support Group

Pet Loss Support Group: 
Thursdays, October 19-November 9, 2017 | 6:30-8:00pm | Room 202W

Support for those who have recently lost a pet or are unable to move beyone losing a pet. Led by Karen Clarke, karen.clarke2820@gmail.com. Open to all!

Nov
5
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support Group

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Nov
19
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Dec
3
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support Group

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!

Dec
17
1:30 pm13:30

Chronic Illness Support Group

Chronic Ilness Support Group:
st & 3rd Sundays of the month | 1:30-2:30pm | Room 207W

Safe and confidential place to talk about challenges, roadblocks, relationship difficulties, and more. Led by Karen Clarke, Karen.clarke2820@gmail.com Open to all!


Jan
18
6:30 pm18:30

The Bible: What is It and Where Did it Come From?

The Bible: What Is It and Where Did It Come From?

Wed. January 4-18 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Pastor Patrick Messer.

The gravity of the Bible is represented in the names we call it, such as Sacred Scripture and the Word of God. But, Christianity has not always had “the Bible” as we know it. So, where did it come from? Why was its creation so important? How does this story of the Bible affect the way we read it as Sacred Scripture?

Jan
11
6:30 pm18:30

Church Building Tour

Church Building Tour

Wed. January 11, 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Judi Cook. 

Take a guided tour of our historic and beautiful building. Meet in the back of the Sanctuary. 

Tour open to all!

Jan
11
6:30 pm18:30

The Bible: What Is It and Where Did it Come From?

The Bible: What Is It and Where Did It Come From?

Wed. January 4-18 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Pastor Patrick Messer.

The gravity of the Bible is represented in the names we call it, such as Sacred Scripture and the Word of God. But, Christianity has not always had “the Bible” as we know it. So, where did it come from? Why was its creation so important? How does this story of the Bible affect the way we read it as Sacred Scripture?

Jan
4
6:30 pm18:30

The Bible: What is It And Where Does it Come From?

The Bible: What Is It and Where Did It Come From?

Wed. January 4-18 6:30-7:30pm. Led by Pastor Patrick Messer.

The gravity of the Bible is represented in the names we call it, such as Sacred Scripture and the Word of God. But, Christianity has not always had “the Bible” as we know it. So, where did it come from? Why was its creation so important? How does this story of the Bible affect the way we read it as Sacred Scripture?

 

Jan
4
6:30 pm18:30

Drumming Group

Drumming Group

1st Wed. of the month (Jan. 4) 6:30-7:00pm, Resource Room. Led by Jeremy Spale. Open to all!

Dec
18
5:30 pm17:30

Singles Ministry Annual Christmas Dinner

First-Plymouth Singles Annual Christmas Dinner will be held Sunday, December 18, at 5:30pm in Pilgrim Hall. Enjoy an elegant catered dinner, holiday entertainment, and socializing with old friends and meeting new friends during this festive time of year.  

Christmas In The Bible
Dec
15
12:00 pm12:00

Christmas In The Bible

Pastors Jim Keck and Patrick Messer will explore the key Bible passage that illumine the meaning of the incarnation. Walk-ins are welcome! 

Dec
14
6:30 pm18:30

New Member Welcome

6:30-7:30pm in Calvert Parlor. Meet others who will be joining First-Plymouth and the staff.  Walk-ins welcome. Optional dinner served before the welcome, from 5:00-6:15pm in Pilgrim Hall ($6/$3).

Women in the Bible
Dec
14
6:30 pm18:30

Women in the Bible

How are women viewed in the Bible? 
What stories does the Bible contain about women? 
Explore the books of Ruth & Esther; discuss how Paul and Jesus interacted with women; and encounter an early Christian woman named Thecla, who became a famous apostle.

Women in the Bible
Dec
7
6:30 pm18:30

Women in the Bible

How are women viewed in the Bible? 
What stories does the Bible contain about women? 
Explore the books of Ruth & Esther; discuss how Paul and Jesus interacted with women; and encounter an early Christian woman named Thecla, who became a famous apostle.

Dec
5
7:00 pm19:00

The First Amendment

Discussion on the growing problem of groups wanting special permission because of their religion to set aside law and make exceptions using the First Amendment as leverage to isolate themselves from government action in areas including foster care, education and taxes.

Nativity on Time
Dec
4
12:45 pm12:45

Nativity on Time

Join us as we look again at the story of Jesus’ birth from its two biblical tellers, Matthew and Luke.

Nov
30
6:30 pm18:30

Missionary or Tourist?

Jeanne Johnson, spiritual director and lay minister, will share pictures from Guatemala, Pine Ridge and Ghana and will talk about our work with these communities and the ways it has touched her soul.

Women in the Bible
Nov
30
6:30 pm18:30

Women in the Bible

Explore the books of Ruth & Esther; discuss how Paul and Jesus interacted with women; and encounter an early Christian woman named Thecla, who became a famous apostle.

Nov
20
12:45 pm12:45

Red(-and-Blue)-Letter Bible

Imagine a scene:  Worshippers are making their way into a large American church, each carrying a marked and worn Bible under an arm or in a hand.  What kind of church is it? You likely answer, “conservative/evangelical/fundamentalist.”  Why is that?

Four Pastors : White Privilege: Let's Talk
Nov
16
6:30 pm18:30

Four Pastors : White Privilege: Let's Talk

The Rev. John C. Dorhauer, President of the United Church of Christ, has written:  “It is time this still largely white denomination wrestles with its investment in whiteness, and learns all it can about the manifestations and impact of White Privilege.”  We agree and so are offering an opportunity for a safe, meaningful and substantive conversation on race and privilege in this three evening series based on resources from our denominational headquarters.