2019 Mission Trips
Questions about mission trips? Interested in leading a trip? Contact Pastor Hollie.
Pine Ridge Family Trip: July 27-Aug 2, 2019 - Full
More trips TBA soon
Dominican Republic- NEW
November 2-9, 2019
We will be traveling to the Dominican Republic and working with Wine to Water to build & install water filters as well as help locals with access to clean water.
For more information about the work check out these links:
Open to adults; youth 16-18 must travel with a parent.
Cost: $800/person + Airfare (approx $900)
Plus $25 application & background check fee
Spending money, passport, vaccinations
Ready to go?
April 1 with $400 deposit
June 1: $400
Aug 1: $600
Sept 1: Final payment TBD
Volunteer In Our Community
Every year First-Plymouth provides numerous opportunities to serve others. To learn more or to volunteer contact Pastor Hollie Schmidt, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402.476.7565 ext. 217, 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 email@example.com 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.
Tabitha Meals on Wheels provides a hot, nutritious meal and daily safety check to seniors and individuals with disabilities who are able to remain in their homes. First-Plymouth delivers an average of 50 meals each Sunday over four routes. Volunteers are needed to drive a route 5 to 6 times per year. Routes take about 60-90 minutes and can begin from First-Plymouth after the 9:00am or 10:30am services. This is a great opportunity for the whole family or individuals. To volunteer contact Beth Hartman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Shelley email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER AT FIRST-PLYMOUTH CHURCH
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 KJ Langlais, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-476-7565.
Loaves and Fishes
First-Plymouth offers meals to church members during difficult times when they are in need. Contact KJ Langlais at402-476-7565 or email@example.com
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 Lana Gates, firstname.lastname@example.org 402-476-7565 ext.201.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Pastor Barb Smisek at email@example.com or call the church office at 402-476-7565.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-476-7565 ext. 250.
Looking for 3-4 drivers who would enjoy helping our older members be able to still worship at the church by providing them with round trip rides to the 10:30am service on Sundays. We would like to find individuals who would cover a geographic area of Lincoln and enough drivers to rotate. We are willing to provide a stipend and a waiver for the rider to sign releasing you and First Plymouth from liability. You must be a safe driver, clean vehicle and carry insurance. Hoping one of the drivers would become the coordinator and work with Pastor KJ to meet this ministry goal. Contact email@example.com.
NATIONAL mission & Outreach
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.
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.
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.
INTERNATIONAL MISSION TRIPS
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.
Contact AA at 402-438-5214 for meeting times at First-Plymouth