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Updated October 14, 2021

All Saints Day - Nov. 1st

The worship committee is putting together a tribute to everyone that we have lost to Covid this year including our family members and friends that you know that have passed from it and we will honor our own members that we have lost from our church family this year.
Please send names to Carrie at by October 25th and watch for something to be posted on November 1st.

Living the Questions

People know that at its core, Christianity has something good to offer the human race. At the same time, many have a sense that they are alone in being a “thinking” Christian. Many also have been afraid to ask troublesome questions that seem to question the basic teachings of Christianity, for fear of being thought a heretic. What is needed is a safe environment where people have permission to ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask but have been afraid to voice. That time and place is Mondays at 7 pm, in our LIving the Questions class. More info:

Get to know FPC

Sunday, Nov. 7, 11 am in Fellowship Hall

If you’ve been visiting or just want to know more about our church, or just want to meet some cool people, then join us Sunday, Nov. 7 after worship. We’ll hear some info about our church, who we are and what we do, and have a chance to hear each other’s stories.
By the way – this isn’t just for new people! For all of our long-time members and friends, we’ve had some pretty cool guests join us – so come to get to know them!

A Wall of Witnesses for our Youth

We are continuing to collect handprints of all our church members who were part of the life of FPD when they were in high school. You can add your handprint to “Cloud of Witnesses” in the East Entrance of the church following worship throughout October. We will also have the canvas out over the holidays to catch some of our college students and those who live out of town.

Bible 101

Bible 101
September 19, 9:00 am – October 31 | Hebrews 211

What is the Bible? Sounds like an obvious question with an obvious answer, but is it? This seven-session/week Sunday morning class will meet from 9:00 – 9:45 am, and is designed to help adult participants learn/refresh the basics of what the
Bible is and what the Bible is about.

“Short Stories by Jesus” Book Discussion Group

September 22, 6:00 pm – November 24 |
The Eatery Restaurant
We are not meeting on October 20th, but will resume on Oct. 27th

The book Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine invites us to look at the parables of Jesus not through our modern Christian lens, but through the Jewish lens in which the parables were originally told. Each week, the group will gather together to discuss the week’s chapter/parable and dive into a discussion about what it has to teach us anew. Join us on Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00 pm at The Eatery restaurant on South 48th Street between Normal and Van Dorn.

Sunday School Opportunities

We will resume in-person classes on our Celebration Sunday, September, 12th.

Adult Education Opportunities (under “TYPE” search for Adult Education)

Sunday School Classes starting 9/19/21
Preschool/Toddler – Room 115
Children K-5th Grades – Rooms 206 and 207
Youth Middle/High School – Room
Bible 101 (Adult) – Room 211
Bible Discovery (Adult) – Room 105
Faith and Theology (Adult) – Room 107

Presbyterian Women & Presbyterian Disaster Buckets
Fires across the United States, Floods, and a Hurricane.  Presbyterian Disaster Kits are DEPLETED AND NEEDED.

 PW can and should help.  As coordinator of Missions for Homestead PW, I would like to challenge each church in our Presbytery to contribute 10 clean up buckets. The challenge is this:

September 27 to Oct, 3 collect –
7 sponges, assorted sizes X10 (7 sponges go in each bucket)
1 scrub brush X10
5 dust masks X1
50 clothespins X10
October 3 to 10  collect-
Clothesline two 50ft or one 100 ft. X10
1 Bottle 50 oz. or tw0 25 oz bottles liquid laundry detergent X10
2 pair latex gloves (like Playtex) X10
1 liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol) 12 oz. X10

October 11 – October 17 collect-
1 bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn) 25 oz X10
1 Pkg. cleaning towels (18 reusable like Easy Wipe) X10

October 18- October 24 collect –
1 bottle insect repellant (drops or lotion, not aerosol) 6-14 oz. X10
4 scouring pads X10

If you can help our church can meet the challenge, you have created 10 clean up buckets. Along with all the other churches in Homestead Presbytery, we could have close to 500 buckets ready to go by November 1.  PLEASE CONSIDER TAKING ON THIS WORTH WHILE CHALLENGE.

Also needed are 5 gallon buckets with lids.

If you have questions, please call, email, or text Terri Sherman, or Joan Berglund,  Items can be brought to the church office.

Job Opportunity - Finance Administrator

Cheryl Rennick joined us for what was intended to be a short time, and that short time has turned into several years.  She is ready to retire, so that means we are looking for a new Finance Administrator.

The Finance Administrator is responsible for the overall financial life of the church and Foundation in terms of record-keeping, accounting, payables, payroll, reporting, and working directly with other staff responsible for receiving and recording deposits.  This is a part time job, 20 hours per week, with a flexible schedule.

If you know of anyone who might be interested, please direct them to more info on our website:


Important Links for Services This Week

Sunday Worship Watch Party – 10:00 am on Facebook

Sunday Worship Service – Available in person and on our website

Sunday Sermon – Available on our website


Prayer Chain and Requests

If you are needing prayer, please let us know!

Text the word PRAY to 402-235-9510 or e-mail

Or you can go to the Prayer Chapel

Do you feel called to pray for others? Please contact the church office at 402-477-6037 or e-mail Carrie at to be placed on the prayer chain.

Giving Options

Thank you for your continued support of the ministry and work of First Presbyterian Church. 

If you would like to be a part of our work through your financial gifts, you can give by mail, text or e-gift.
CLICK HERE for ways to give.

Would you like to volunteer?  Contact our office and we’ll talk about ways you can use your passion for Christ’s ministry through this church.

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