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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Get Stuff Done

2020 Pledge Kicks Off

First-Plymouth’s annual pledge campaign, GET STUFF DONE, is in progress.

Your pledge is your indication of your financial support to the 2020 budget. All pledges are used to support the church mission to increase the love of God and neighbor.

Whether this is your first pledge or your 81st pledge in support of our beloved church, we honor your gift and will use it responsibly in service to our congregation and the community.

Pledge cards will be available in the pews in the coming weeks. You can fill one out as an offering, or return it to Kristin in the church office. Either way, First-Plymouth will honor your gift, and embrace you as a part of our community that aspires to do more in unity and love.

For more information on ways to give or to track the progress of our GET STUFF DONE pledge drive toward our goal, visit firstplymouth.org/give-back-to-firstplymouth

Jim Keck, Senior Minister

Bob Campbell, Chair
First-Plymouth Development Council

Bless This Mess
A Modern Guide to Faith and Parenting in a Chaotic World

with Rev. Molly Baskette
|Thursday, October 10, 7:00pm in the Sanctuary

For parents who want to raise their kids with a different kind of

Christian spirituality that is also grounded in good science.

How do we teach the art of forgiving and serving others? How do we raise kids who are tolerant, curious, and honorable? And what about the sex talk? 

Rev. Molly Baskette will present constructive tools that you can use to talk to your children about social justice, money, God, ethics, bullying, disabilities, sexuality, and their bodies. Parents will also glean insights on how to serve others with joy, give generously and gratefully, and—perhaps most important—learn how to stop being so afraid all the time, even while raising kids in an increasingly chaotic and often scary world. With real-life examples, relatable personal stories, and strategies tailored to the toddler, preteen, or teenager, Bless This Mess guides parents of children at all stages of their development.

Rev. Molly Baskette is a mother, spouse, cancer survivor, and senior minister of First Church Berkeley UCC in California. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale Divinity School, she serves as a senior consultant for the Center for Progressive Renewal.

This event is free and open to the community. A free-will donation (suggested $10) will be taken at the door. Copies of Baskette’s book will be available for purchase before and after the lecture. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Childcare: Free infant/toddler childcare available upon request. Register with deb@firstplymouth.org in advance.

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Beautiful Scars

Her Voice Matters Worship

October 14, 7:00pm, in the Sanctuary

We all carry with us scars; whether physical, emotional, psychological or others. However, scars are more than a mark on our body or our heart- they influence, empower and propel us to become more than we ever imagined. Our scars are beautiful- both the ones seen and unseen! It’s time we celebrate them! Come embrace your scars and begin to see them as beautiful marks that define your strength. All ages & genders are welcome.