We believe that God calls us to “Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.” (Micah 6:8) Through Jesus the Christ, God calls us to “Love God with all our heart and soul, strength and mind, and our neighbors as ourselves.” (Mark 12:30-31)
Seeking to be faithful individually and collectively to God’s will as it is revealed to us, we strive to be a church that is:
- A place where worship is spiritually nurturing and intellectually challenging;
- Open to all people because we believe that our differences, as well as our common affirmations, strengthen us as a caring community of faith;
- Appreciative of tradition, but committed to faith that is contemporary and vital;
- A community in which each participant plays an active role in our shared life and ministry;
- Actively a part of the worldwide Body of Christ, through participation in the United Church of Christ and its ecumenical partners everywhere;
- A catalyst for personal and collective involvement in God’s work of mercy, love, and justice in our community and the world.
To these ends we offer our prayers and commitment, our talents, resources, and energies.(Mission Statement 1992)
Everyone is encouraged to get involved at First Central. Through volunteering, service projects, music, or social activities, there are lots of opportunities to choose from. Review some of the possibilities below, and contact us today to get more information on how to get involved, or about other activities not listed.
Activities in our church
Music has always been an important part of worship at First Central. We have music opportunities for all ages. Click here for rehearsal times and individual music group descriptions.
First Central supports a broad range of local, national, and international mission project with donations of funds, labor, and materials.Click here for more information.
First Youth is our youth fellowship group for 7th – 12th graders. The group meets Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10 a.m. in the YOUth Room for bible study and discussion. Group social activites are typically held after church. For activities information, call Carrie Sybert, 402-210-8115, email email@example.com, or watch for news in The Congregationalist.
All women are considered members of our Fellowship and welcome to attend. To get more information or reserve a spot at our next meeting contact us today.
EVES is First Central's ageless, supportive, flowing, growing, unstructured community of female friends featuring fellowship, fun, and food. For more information about this ministry, download a schedule.
MARCOS (MARried COuples)
MARCOS began as a social group for married couples (MARried COuples - who knew?) It now functions as a group of friends who go out to dinner once a month - all are welcome. A different restaurant is selected each month; the members take turns coordinating the evening. Typically held on the fourth Friday of each month, activities are announced in the Congregationalist, Bulletin, and on our calendar.
A social group for 18 - 26 year olds, this group meets occasionally for socializing, camping, and other activities. Watch the Congregationalist for dates and details.
2030A social group for those in their 20's and 30's, this group meets occassionally for socializing - sometimes with children, sometimes without. Watch for announcements in The Congregationalist or the Sunday bulletin.
Not to be outdone, this group is for those in their 40's and 50's (as well as those above and below the parameters!). Watch for activities and gatherings in The Congregationalist.