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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First-Plymouth Church Has Reinvented Sunday School

A new concept, FP Kids, begins September 3

FP Kids invites all kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade to a new innovative Sunday morning experience that includes art, games, music, cooking, drama, science, computer labs and other inspiring learning activities.

“We think FP Kids should be the best part of a kid’s week,” said First-Plymouth’s Minister for Children, Youth and Families Hollie Schmidt.

“We have created a fun environment where kids can explore, imagine, connect and grow in their faith. Each Sunday session will explore a faith-inspired theme and use activities to bring to life the foundations of Christian living,” said Schmidt.  

FP Kids is scheduled Sundays at 9:00am and 10:30am at First-Plymouth Church, 20th and D Streets, and at 9:30am at First-Plymouth’s East location, Kloefkorn Elementary School at 6601 Glass Ridge Drive. 

Also NEW! FP Kids Studio

As a mid-week extension of FP Kids, First-Plymouth will also offer Wednesday evening FP Kids Studio—with more hands-on learning and fun. FP Kids Studio will provide sessions specifically for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade allowing them to explore their faith through the creative arts-music, dance, drama, art and more.

First-Plymouth will continue hosting Wednesday Night Live for all ages, beginning at 5:00pm with a casual dinner, followed by our NEW short, informal worship time. Classes, talks and other activities are then available for people of all ages. 

All are welcome. Invite your friends! Let’s pack the house. More information about FP Kids and FP Kids Studio is available at www.firstplymouth.org. 

First-Plymouth Presents
Summer Party!

Sunday, July 2, 6:00-8:00pm in the Courtyard
Summer Fun * Fellowship * Inspiring Message
Join us back at 20th & D Streets for a summer party!
Bring your lawn chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

6:00pm: Food, drinks, adult and kid friendly root beer floats available with free-will donations. Donations support church missions. 
Live music entertainment provided by the Daniel Christian Band.
7:00pm: Jim Keck and Patrick Messer host program
7:45pm: More music (and dancing!) by The 402


August 16  |  9:00pm

All are invited to simply walk into this mystical service, sit quietly and allow an experience of deep inner peace. In September the worship will return to its 7:00pm time

Learn more about Compline.

High School Guatemala Mission Trip

I have participated in mission trips for the past 23 years and have led them for the past 10 years, but in all these years I have never experienced one as powerful and moving as this trip to Guatemala.  I witnessed what an incredible, life-changing experience it was for each of the 22 youth & adults who willingly stepped out of their comfort zones to serve others.  We went to build four houses, and we did, but what we gained was a greater sense of community, a deeper understanding of the culture of Guatemala and a love for people who exemplify what it means to be welcoming to a stranger.  I cannot thank the congregation enough for all the support and prayers that made it possible to help our youth learn, grow and deepen their faith through serving others in such an amazing way.  I know that what will come out of this experience will continue to be seen in our youth for years to come.   -Pastor Hollie

VBS @ First-Plymouth

As always, VBS continues to be a week of energy, excitement and fun for so many of our children here at First-Plymouth. It’s such a joy to see the ways in which kids begin to feel a deeper connection to the church, to their faith and to God. Thank you to the more than 40 volunteers who made it possible for over 120 kids to come learn & grow!