News & Events Highlights

Here you will find information on some of the exciting things going on at FCC. Visit this page often to review featured events, ongoing opportunities, and various updates from the congregation.

Advent & Christmas at First Central

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
December 1 2018

Christ is coming. Let us anticipate and rejoice!

SONGS OF PROMISE is our Advent theme this year.  Here are the events and worship services you’ll want to participate in.

WORLD AIDS DAY SERVICE
Saturday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at First Unitarian Church
Ecumenical service of remembrance and action.

SONGS OF LOVE
Worship Sunday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m.
As we prepare for the coming Day of Christ, let us begin this season praying for our love to overflow.

ADVENT CRAFT WORKSHOP
Sunday, December 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch and holiday crafts for all ages.

SONGS OF HOPE
Worship Sunday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m.
The Sanctuary Choir will premiere an original cantata composed by Stephen Bouma.

THE LITTLE DRUMMER DUET
Worship Sunday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m.
You won’t want to miss the Children’s Christmas Program, an original play by Rev. Katie Miller.

COOKIE WALK
Sunday, December 16 at 11:30 a.m.
Our annual tradition of sharing baked goods and raising funds for the Women’s Fellowship.

CAROLING
Wednesday, December 19 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Join for dinner, caroling, and dessert as we share the holiday joy.  Details to come.

SONGS OF PEACE
Worship Sunday, December 23 at 10:30 a.m.
As the day draws near, we are encouraged that God’s peace will be with us.

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
Monday, December 24 at 6:oo and 11:00 p.m.
Hear the Christmas story, sing your favorite carols, and pass the Christ light.

SONGS OF CHRISTMAS
Worship Sunday, December 30 at 10:30 a.m.
A service of lessons and carols.


Art Sale

Cassie Williams
December 2 2018

Small Art Sale: Dec. 2, Dec. 9, and Dec. 16.  All art $50 or less.  We are seeking our very creative church … More

Neighbors in Need

Cassie Williams
November 8 2018

Neighbor in Needs is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion. Part … More

Scott’s Column: Some Children’s Books

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
November 5 2018

In October Sebastian and I were driving along as I was listening to a podcast about Islamic science.  The podcast mentioned the … More

Katie’s Musings: Who are the People in Your Neighborhood?

Katie Miller
October 31 2018

Everything I know for sure to be true about humanity – the good and the bad, the interconnected of us all, the … More

Give Thanks: Worship in November

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
October 23 2018

“Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving to God our Creator triumphantly raise.” Join us for worship in November as … More

Stewardship Campaign 2019

Cassie Williams
October 11 2018

For the past few weeks Church members have been sharing their First Central stories. They have expressed what make this Church important … More

Stewardship 2019- What’s Your Story? Matt & Megan Henkes

Cassie Williams
October 1 2018

“First Central wasn’t our first stop on that journey, but it is where we found our community.” – Matt & Megan Henkes … More

Book Club

Cassie Williams
November 15 2018

In Nov (11/15) we’ll have our “Meet and Greet” with author Scott Jones about his book, Open.

Stewardship 2019- What’s Your Story? Julie McKillip

Cassie Williams
October 1 2018

“That hole has been filled and for that I thank you.”  – Julie McKillip   “Hi my name is Julie McKillip. I … More

Stewardship 2019- What’s Your Story? Sara Sharpe

Cassie Williams
September 24 2018

“First Central is so much more than a church. We are here because it is our family, our tribe.” – Sara Sharpe … More

Stewardship 2019- What’s Your Story? Gary McConnell

Cassie Williams
September 24 2018

“As I reflect on my life, I have no doubt that First Central has made me a better person and given me … More

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Cassie Williams
September 20 2018

“The Judges material is supposed to be rough, uncouth, and in places very exciting and comical.” So writes Victor H. Matthews in his … More

Stewardship 2019- What’s Your Story? Pam Beranek

Cassie Williams
September 18 2018

“I feel love here in times of sadness and happiness.” – Pam Beranek   “I’m Pam Beranek and I’m what I call … More

Stewardship 2019- What’s Your Story? Nikki Zimmerman

Cassie Williams
September 18 2018

“I will always remember that a simple invitation to visit our church where everyone is made to feel very welcome may lead … More

Stewardship Campaign 2019

Cassie Williams
September 14 2018

“I felt like I had a hole that needed to be filled, a longing for companionship with friendly, loving people.” — Julie … More

Autumn at First Central

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
September 6 2018

Inspire–a worship series in collaboration with the Joslyn Art Museum. New Wednesday Night programming for all ages. Trunk or Treat. And more … More

Theology Brunch: Fall 2018

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
August 30 2018

“Let’s gather over food to talk and learn some contemporary theology.” We will continue to gather at noon the last Thursday of … More

Wednesday Night Bible Study–The Book of Judges with Scott Jones

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
August 22 2018

“The Judges material is supposed to be rough, uncouth, and in places very exciting and comical.” So writes Victor H. Matthews in … More

MasterSingers 2018/2019 Season & Audition Information

Cassie Williams
August 16 2018

MasterSingers Omaha Announces 2018/2019 Season Omaha, NE – The Omaha MasterSingers are excited to announce their upcoming 2018/2019 season of performances. Join Omaha’s … More

REFUGEE TEAM TWO

Cassie Williams
July 19 2018

REFUGEE TEAM TWO As you know, for the last two years I have chaired a team on behalf of our church which … More

TAGG for First Central

Cassie Williams
August 17 2017

TAGG for First Central TAGG – Together A Greater Good – is a small, local enterprise based here in Omaha.  Conceptualized by two … More

Scott’s Column: Book Tour

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
October 24 2018

I did enjoy the 79 degree, sunny day I was in Dallas.  Beat the inch and a half of snow we had … More

Scott’s Column: The Strain

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
October 3 2018

In his magisterial work The Open Society and Its Enemies philosopher Karl Popper contrasts closed societies with open ones.  Closed societies are … More