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.

Scott’s Column: Drumming

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
April 16 2018

Back in January 2017 the Long Range Planning Task Force held a brainstorming session for the congregation.  Grant Switzer attended and shared one activity he wanted to see us do more of—drumming.  His idea made its way into the final report as one way to enhance our programming with a wider range of creativity.

Last spring for our All-Church Retreat the highlight for many was the drum circle that involved all ages from our toddlers on the floor to our seniors and also bridged language gaps as our refugee family was able to fully participate.

The experience was an epiphany for many of us as to how inclusive and welcoming drumming could be.  The Worship Ministry imagines that drumming could become something we do a few times a year.

So, this coming Sunday we’ll celebrate Earth Day with a drumming circle beginning at 10:10 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  The drumming will turn into the prelude for our worship service.  All ages are invited to participate. Bring your own percussion instruments if you have them, or use ours.  Play the entire time or join in for a few minutes.

Also, the Long Range Planning Task Force will be getting together again soon in order to develop a mechanism for evaluating how we are doing in progressing toward our ten year goals and objectives.

And let’s celebrate how one congregant’s idea has enriched the life of the community.


Health Team: Give Your Kids a Gift…

Cassie Williams
April 12 2018

Have you had THE TALK yet? No, not that talk. The Talk that tells loved ones what you want in case your health … More


Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
April 12 2018

Do you find it difficult to overcome your hurt and anger and forgive?   Forgiveness is a skill we have to develop.  It’s … More

Ongoing Reformation in First Forum

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
April 29 2018

How did the Reformation only begin a series of changes to how we think, live, and practice our faith? Last year we … More

The Power & Vulnerability of Love

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
April 26 2018

What can theology learn from the experiences of mothering and giving birth?  That’s one of the questions posed by The Power and Vulnerability … More

Eat Like a Babylonian

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
April 26 2018

You’ve heard (and maybe danced) to the song “Walk Like an Egyptian.”  Calling all foodies and cooks–Now you can Eat Like an … More

Theology Brunch

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
March 1 2018

“Let’s gather over food to talk and learn some contemporary theology.” Announcing a new program–Theology Brunch. Our Senior Minister Scott Jones is … 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

Forgiveness Resources

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
April 18 2018

Forgiveness is a skill we have to develop.  Want to study further?  Here are some resources: Books Embodying Forgiveness by L. Gregory … More

Scott’s Column: Stephen Hawking

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
March 19 2018

Theoretical physicist and pop culture icon Stephen Hawking died last week.  I read  his popular book A Brief History of Time when I was … More

Scott’s Column: Food Stories

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
March 12 2018

Food Stories For the March gathering of the First Central Book Club, we read Michael W. Twitty’s The Cooking Gene.    The book … More

Katie’s Musings: Mr. Rogers

Cassie Williams
March 9 2018

I’m not a very frequent crier, but there are two things that are guaranteed to get to me: The part in the … More