HERALD FRONT PAGE
A Congregation of the United Church of Christ
402.476.7565 I 2000 “D” St., Lincoln NE 68502 I Issue 2 I February 2017
Saturday is the New Sunday!
Avoid the traffic on Lincoln Marathon Sunday. Join us for our special festival worship service on Saturday, May 6, at 5:30pm. We will celebrate the confirmation of our youth, and special music will be offered by the Plymouth Choir and Te Deum, with a sermon by Dr. Jim Keck. Let’s gather to worship with the thirty-seven students who take a momentous step in their faith journey through confirmation. Of course, our regular Sunday morning worship services will also be held Sunday, May 7, at 9:00am, 10:30am, 11:59am at 20th & D Streets; 9:30am FP East at Kloefkorn Elementary, and 7:00pm FP Presents at Brewsky’s Haymarket.
2nd Annual Faith, Hope, & Love: A Revival promises to rock the sanctuary May 24
One of the nation’s great preachers, Dr. Otis Moss III, returns to First-Plymouth on May 24 at 7:00 p.m. to present the 2nd Annual “Faith, Hope & Love: A Revival.” Dr. Moss, senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, led a revival at First-Plymouth in 2016 and is back by popular demand. Music will be provided by the Plymouth Choir and guitarist Daniel Martinez. Last year’s revival with Dr. Moss, held in the sanctuary, was a joy-filled service with an inspiring message of social justice.
“We are incredibly excited to be hosting Dr. Moss for this special event. The intellectual and spiritual power of Dr. Moss’s sermons are legendary in south Chicago, and we are expecting a legendary night in Near South Lincoln,” said First-Plymouth Senior Minister Jim Keck.
“There is a stereotype that open-minded and inclusive Christians are less rigorous and intense about the faith itself. Dr. Moss is a beautiful example of a religious intensity that is based on themes of social justice and love. He is open-minded and of incredible conviction. That is an amazing combination.”
Open-minded and inclusive churches are not known for holding revivals. Revivals are typically associated with staunchly evangelical groups. First-Plymouth is hosting the revival to elevate joy and hope among participants. “The revival service will be uplifting, inspirational and consciousness-raising; not about increasing dogma or doctrine,” said Keck.
The revival service is free and open to the public.