This Week In Worship

The story of Zacchaeus scrambling up a sycamore tree to see Jesus is simply beloved.
But it is also replete with subtle hints for our own spiritual journey. Join Dr. Keck in a tree climb Sunday. 

What's Happening at First-Plymouth

Otis Young Lecture Series Presents

Racial Justice
Traci Blackmon


1:30pm: Doane University (Perry Campus Center, Crete, NE)
7:00pm: Keynote Lecture at First-Plymouth Church (20th & D St, Lincoln, NE). $10 donation suggested.

A featured voice by many regional, national, and international media outlets, Rev. Blackmon’s communal leadership and work in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown, Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri has gained her both national and international recognition from the White House to the Vatican. 

Co-Sponsored by First-Plymouth Congregational Church and Doane University

Trunk or Treat

Wednesday, October 26, 6:30-7:30pm|
A safe, family friendly, trick or treat - costumes encouraged! Arrive early to enjoy a fun Halloween themed dinner in Pilgrim Hall that will be served anytime between 5:00-6:15pm.

Dr. Abla Hasan

Dr. Abla Hasan, assistant professor of practice of Arabic Language and Culture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be teaching a variety of special learning opportunities about Islam and more this fall at First-Plymouth.

“The Seven Lively Virtues":  
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

In this sermon series Dr. Keck will explore the basic building blocks to a life of moral and spiritual excellence. Nov. 6, 13, & 20

Programs & Activities this Fall 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


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.