Every year First-Plymouth provides numerous opportunities to serve others. To learn more or to volunteer contact Pastor Barb, Barbara@firstplymouth.org or call 402.476.7565 ext. 219, unless otherwise listed.


Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach is a faith-based organization which provides meals, medical, housing and crisis assistance. On the second Saturday our youth group and adults/families prepare and serve a meal. Contact deb@firstplymouth.org or 402-476-7565 to volunteer.

Gathering Place provides a free, hot meal Monday through Friday between 5-6pm. In addition to monetary support, volunteers have an opportunity to serve once or twice a month.

Clinic With a Heart is a faith-inspired organization designed to serve the uninsured and underinsured through a ministry of health care. Volunteers serve the first Thursday of the month. Medically skilled and unskilled help needed.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing organization that builds affordable housing in a partnership with people in-need. Volunteers needed every fall and spring.

Lincoln Food Bank Backpack Program is a school-based program to provide a weekly backpack of nutritious food to children of low-income families. We purchase, pack and deliver 100 backpacks. Volunteers needed on Thursdays and Fridays during the school year.

F Street Community Center provides safe/fun recreation opportunities for families. The Singles Ministry helps serve an evening meal to the children though out the year. Contact Addie at addie@firstplymouth.org or 402-476-7550 to volunteer.


Disaster Relief
Annually, in partnership with Westminster Presbyterian Church, skilled and unskilled volunteers travel to nearby areas of destruction to help rebuild. Spend a week or a few days.

Kamp Kaleo
Adventures in Community Camp: Twice, in the summer, companions are needed to help with a 4-day camp for developmentally challenged adults at our church camp in Burwell, NE.

Pine Ridge
Volunteering through the non-profit organization, RE-MEMBER, participants spend one week on the Pine Ridge Reservation doing various construction projects, touring the Reservation and learning about the Oglala Lakota people.


For 20 years, First-Plymouth has held a leading role in the UCC Partnership with the Evangelical-Presbyterian Church in Ghana, Africa. Our financial support and volunteers have built a medical clinic, nurses’ quarters, and children’s library; dug a well, and purchased medical supplies. Teams travel to Africa approximately every two years.

Under the guidance of Constru Casa, volunteers spend one week building homes alongside Guatemalan masons and the home owner. Time is also set aside to explore Mayan culture and the beautiful city of Antiqua. Lodging is with host families.


Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministers are lay folks trained to provide one-on-one , confidential and compassionate care to those going through a difficult time in their lives. Contact Rev. Barb Smisek, barbara@firstplymouth.org or 402-476-7565 ext. 219. 

Loaves and Fishes
First-Plymouth offers meals to church members during difficult times when they are in need. Contact Rev. Nancy Erickson at 476-7565 ext. 244 or nancy@firstplymouth.org

Funeral Care Committee
Committee helps bereaved families by providing refreshments at the reception following a funeral/memorial service at church. Volunteers provide food and/or serve. Contact Pastor Barb at 402-476-7565 ext. 219 or Barbara@firstplymouthy.org

Greeters welcome people as they come into the church for worship at the 9:00, 10:30 and 11:59am services. Contact Lana Gates at 476-7565 ext. 201 or lana@firstplymouth.org

Ushers needed on Sundays at 9:00am and 10:30am services. Hand out bulletins, help people find seats, collect offering and assist where needed. Contact Lana Gates at 476-7565 ext. 201 or lana@firstplymouth.org

Anybody Everybody Worship Shepherds
Needed year-round to build a supportive relationship with worshipers with developmental disabilities. Shepherds participate in a social time and worship service Saturdays from 5:15-6:15pm. Contact Cherie Bayley at byelyab@inebraska.com or 402-423-5546.

Sunday School and Wednesday Nights
Volunteers needed for 9am and 10:30am services. Small and large group leaders, audio visual, music leaders and more. Contact Deb Comstock deb@firstplymouth.org or call 402-476-7565 ext. 250.

Animal Ministry Committee
Contact Jean Keister jmkeister@hotmail.com or Dick Spearman dspearm@gmail.com


Alcoholics Anonymous
Contact AA at 402-438-5214 for meeting times at First-Plymouth