We are blessed to have a vibrant Sudanese ministry that reaches out to all Sudanese, not only in Lincoln, but as far west as Grand Island, and as far east as Des Moines, Iowa. Under the leadership of Pastor Jock Paleak, this community within First Presbyterian Church gathers for worship, Bible study, prayer, and service.
Under Pastor Jock's leadership, a strong relationship has developed between all the members of First Presbyterian Church, both Sudanese and Americans, and we look forward to continue building on that this year.
Worship & Study During a Pandemic
Sudanese worship in the Nuer language is held Sunday afternoons at 12 noon in the sanctuary.
As we are still working our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have several safety protocols in place. You can read about them by clicking the safety protocols button above.
Because music is one of the primary expressions of worship in the Sudanese community, the Session has approved allowing congregational singing in this service only, as long as masks are worn while singing, and extra distance is maintained between family groups. We ask everyone to abide by these guidelines so we can continue to offer meaningful in person worship.
Five Goals We're Working On
1. Reaching out to more Sudanese in the Lincoln community, inviting all, regardless of tribe or language, to be a part of our vibrant ministry.
2. Growing disciples through our Saturday morning Bible Study class (on hold during the pandemic)
3. Growing our Home to Home Friday Evening Prayer Team (on hold during the pandemic)
4. Providing basic Nuer language instruction to our kids parallel to our Sunday Service. (We are currently looking for a teacher, so if you are interested, let us know!)
5. Working with parents to register all Sudanese youth from Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School so that they can be included in First Presbyterian’s Children & Youth Ministry