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As we move into Lent, we prepare room in our hearts for more of God’s love. More of our mission to increase the love of God and neighbor.

First-Plymouth’s new Development Council has organized a first-ever giving event, a four-day LOVEfest.

On Feb. 11, 12, 13 and 14, coinciding with the beginning of Lent, a one-time special gift to First-Plymouth will help support all of the ways we, as a church, live our mission:

  • Lincoln Food Bank backpack program

  • Matt Talbot’s Kitchen and Outreach

  • Mission trips

  • FP Kids programs

  • Special speakers for the entire community

  • Wednesday Night Live

  • Confirmation

  • Music Ministries

We still have $500,000 yet to raise in order to cover the entire 2018 budget. While historical numbers tell us we can anticipate non-pledged income to cover the remaining $500,000, LOVEFEST is a great way to help assure with greater certainty that the remaining budget gap will be covered through one-time gifts--thoughtful statements of support for the work of our beloved church. Such a gift can also be a way to honor a loved one. One member donated $500 to LOVEfest, an amount equal to two Food Bank backpacks, to honor her parents.


A few ideas for your your unrestricted gift could be used to: 

  • Help fund the Bibles that are given to second graders ($15 each)

  • Sponsor a child for Vacation Bible School ($30 per child)

  • Sponsor staffing for FP Kids programs at FP East ($55 per week)

  • Help fund the costs of confirmation classes ($150 per youth for one year)

  • Provide funding for the “Anybody / Everybody” worship service ($125 per week)

  • Provide food for one dinner at Matt Talbot’s Kitchen & Outreach ($250)

  • Sponsor a soloist for worship ($150 per week)

  • Sponsor a backpack of food for one year for a child from a low-income home ($250)

  • Fund the band for Wednesday Night Live ($900 per week)

  • Provide a scholarship for a choir singer for one year ($2,000)

  • Fund building materials for a home for an impoverished family in Guatemala ($3,500)

  • Fund a nationally-known speaker for a special event ($5,000-$10,000)


Ways To Give

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Online (PayPal)

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Text "FirstPlymouth" to 73256 and follow prompts.

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Envelopes available at the Church or mail Attn: LOVEfest

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Drop off at the Church office or visit the LOVEfest tech station during services on Sunday & Wednesday


Have a question?

If you have any questions about your LOVEfest gift or need assistance, please contact Kristin in the main office. Kristin@firstplymouth.org or 402-476-7565 ext.207.