A Congregation of the United Church of Christ
402.476.7565   I   2000 “D” St., Lincoln NE 68502   I   Issue 2   I   February 2017

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Soul Food Festival

With the Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Lincoln


Enjoy chicken, ham, greens, sweet potatoes, and more!
Sunday, February 26, 11:30am-3:00pm, Mayflower Hall
$10.00 per person

Purchase tickets in the hallway on Sundays in February or at the door the day of the event
Co-Sponsored by First-Plymouth Peace & Justice team


Rev. Karla Cooper to Guest Preach

Senior Minister at Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Sunday February 26, at the 11:59am Worship

Ash Wednesday

March 1, Noon & 6:30pm

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our journey to Easter as we walk with Jesus through the final weeks of his ministry. This day we remember our own humanity and our need for God through the imposition of ashes made from the palm fonds of last year’s Palm Sunday. There will be two opportunities to receive ashes.

You can stop by anytime over the lunch hour (Noon-1:00pm) to receive your ashes in the sanctuary which will be filled with sacred music and readings by our pastors.

Our Ash Wednesday service will be at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. This deeply spiritual service will help prepare our hearts for the season of Lent and will be designed for the entire family to worship together. Dinner 5:00-6:15pm in Pilgrim Hall ($6 adults/$3 children).

New Lenten Book Study and Sermon Series Announced Hosts Needed!

Lent is a season of soul-searching, repentance and reflection. Dr. Jim Keck has selected a unique short novel with powerful implications for faith for an exciting all church book study and sermon series this Lent. (The book title will be unveiled a later date!).

We are currently looking for hosts for the 4 week study (1 hour a week) March 6-April 2, 2017. Leaders will have the curriculum prepared by Dr. Keck to help facilitate the discussion. This will be a fun way to get to meet other First-Plymouth Church people, to learn more about the Bible and enrich your Lenten experience! 

If you would like to host a group in your home, at church, or at a coffee shop, etc. contact Addie Vortherms, addie@firstplymouth.org or call 402-476-7565 ext239 to sign-up. We hope that the entire congregation will participate in this exciting all church Lenten study!

Compline Evening Prayer

Beautiful Advent Preparation for the Soul
Sunday, February 12, 7:00pm