“Breaking the Code” Bible Study Begins Feb. 10

Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation Although many Christians find the Book of Revelation to be full of great beauty and comfort, others find this part of the Bible bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening. Bruce M. Metzger provides one of the most important and trustworthy guides of Revelation, and now it includes findings from the most current biblical research. In Breaking the Code Revised Edition, you’ll still find Metzger’s rich content and insights presented in his approachable, non-academic style, but now with additional teaching from New Testament scholar David deSilva. Join Pastor Bridget in this six-week Bible study that…

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Endowment Presentation, Meal Planned for Jan. 26

Please join us at noon on Sunday, Jan. 26 as we share a fellowship meal organized by the Endowment Committee. Following the meal Rev. Dr. Matt Fowler from the Nebraska United Methodist Foundation will offer a presentation on “Strategic Giving for Today and Legacy Giving for Tomorrow.” Topics will include the gifting of appreciated assets, including IRA Required Minimum Distributions, endowment gifts and other resources to help you give wisely. We hope you will come to enjoy the fellowship meal and learn how our Nebraska United Methodist Foundation staff can help to facilitate your giving goals.

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Men’s Bible Study: The Ten Commandments from the Backside

While the Ten Commandments are known throughout the world, it's not often that we are offered a fresh take on them.  The Bible study The Ten Commandments from the Back Side approaches the Ten Commandments through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new "lens," or the eyes of a minor character. The 10-week Bible study designed for men will explore how these "prohibitive" laws actually are our dear friends, intended to make life richer and more fulfilling. Through contemporary illustrations and personal experience, we'll explore how these timeless laws give us an appetite for divine excellence. Pastor Earl…

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Everpresence Pop-Up Event: Parent’s Day Out

Parents, plan to do some Christmas shopping on Sunday, Dec. 8 and leave the kids with us! We are hosting an Everpresence Pop-Up event from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. for kids age six weeks through 3rd grade. They will enjoy an afternoon of fun while learning about baby Jesus. Childcare will be provided by our Safe Sanctuary trained staff. To reserve a spot, call 402-371-2785 or register below.

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Pancakes with Santa, Dec. 14

Before Santa loads up his sleigh and starts his trek around the globe, he’ll stop by First United to have pancakes with some of his favorite northeast Nebraska children. “Pancakes with Santa” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will include pancakes, photos with Santa, crafts and a reading of the Christmas story. “Pancakes with Santa” is a free event open to the public.

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Decorate the Church for Advent, Nov. 24

Preparing for Advent and Christmas begins with decorating the church by hanging the greenery on Sunday, Nov. 24 at noon. We will decorate our church, sanctuary, welcome center and put up the outdoor Nativity scene. Many hands make the load light, and the fellowship is always great! Please come join in to make our church beautiful! Lunch will be provided.

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The Gospel Project Christmas Edition

Kids grades 4-6th are invited to join the Gospel Project Christmas Edition from 6:30-8pm every Wednesday from Nov. 20-Dec. 18. The children will learn about how God sent His Son, Jesus, to earth to be born as a baby in humble surroundings and that Christmas is the time to celebrate God’s greatest gift of Jesus Christ. Our time will include reading the Bible, doing Bible activities, watching videos, praying and journaling. Supper is provided.

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Drive for Bright Horizons

Through the month of October we will be collecting paper goods, personal hygiene items, and non-perishable food items for Bright Horizons. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this is one way you can honor the month while helping our partner, Bright Horizons. Items ready for donation can be placed in the tote in the narthex area. Bright Horizons offers free, confidential services and resources for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Celebrate Children’s Sabbath

At First United, we strive to tell kids two things: God loves them, and so do we. Help us spread our message of love by attending our Children’s Sabbath worship at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. Our annual Children’s Sabbath is a time to reflect on God’s gift of children, and the ways we as a church and individuals can renew our commitment to care for, protect and advocate for all children. During worship, our kids will sing, greet, usher and read scripture. The focus of Children’s Sabbath is to look deeply at the needs of children—both here in…

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Church Conference is Oct. 20

Our annual church conference will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 in Wesley Hall. All members are invited to join together along with our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Nancy Tomlinson, to discuss and vote on important matters of our church and the year ahead. This meeting will include naming our vision together, electing our lay leadership, setting our budget and compensation for the pastors, and other business. Please make plans to attend this important meeting.

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