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Children & Teens

Nothing is more important than nurturing our children and teens and passing on to them our values and the great stories of the Bible.

Through the year we have all sorts of special events such as summer camp, the Christmas program, playdates in the park, and hiking trips. Children and teens also participate in the many intergenerational events and ministries of the church such as the All Church Retreat, Homecoming Picnic, and Thanksgiving Dinner. On this page you can learn more about our regular, weekly programs.

Children & Teens

Registration for Vacation Bible School 2024 is now Open!

We are so excited for our weeklong Vacation Bible School!  Kids entering kindergaten up to kids entering 7th grade are welcome to attend First Central’s Vacation Bible School from June 17-June 21 9 AM-Noon.  We can’t wait to see you!  Please click the link to register.


With playfulness and caring, our nursery workers lay the groundwork for the lifelong spiritual journeys of our children.

Childcare is available on Sundays in the Nursery from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m. However, your child is always welcome to stay in worship with you; we actually enjoy the babble of babies.


On Sunday mornings, our kids join us for the start of worship, and following the Conversation with the Children they are accompanied to our fun and vibrant third floor classrooms for a small worship service of their own, followed by age-appropriate lessons featuring stories, music, drama, videos, games, and more. Parents and family members are welcome to join their children anytime. FIRSTKids ends at 11:40 am and is geared towards PreK-6th graders.


Teenagers are full of questions as they begin to critically examine faith and apply it to their lives. We try to be guides and partners in their individual journeys. FIRSTYouth, for those in 6th-12th grades, meets (almost) weekly in the Fall for dinner and activities from 6-7:30.  Check out our fun schedule of events below!  For more details, contact Lizzie Patterson, or check our church Facebook page as we get closer to each event! 

Feb 18th: Childcare for Parents’ Night Out.  Meet at church at 5:30 for pizza and cookies, then get ready to babysit some kiddos until 8!

Feb 25th: Movie Night at Church 6-8 PM.  Dinner provided by the Buchholz family.

March 10th: Deliver St. Patrick’s Day cookies to our homebound congregants.  Bring a sack lunch!  12:30-2:30.  Lizzie will drive!

March 17th:  Axe Games Omaha from 1-2 PM.  Pizza lunch in the parlor before we depart!

March 24th: Fun with Terry!  Help clean up around the church from 12:30-2.  Bring a sack lunch to church to eat beforehand!

April 14th: Trivia Night and Bring a Friend Night at Church from 6-7:30.  Dinner provided by the                                                                                                                                Higginbotham family.

April 20th (Saturday): Volunteer at the Food Bank of the Heartland from 9-11:30 AM.  Meet                                                                                                                                           there.

April 28th: Gene Leahy Mall/Riverfront Outing from 6-7:30.  Bring a sack dinner to eat picnic-                                                                                                                                         style.  Meet there.

May 18th (Saturday): Volunteer at the Food Bank of the Heartland from 9-11:30 AM.  Meet                                                                                                                                            there.






Every Wednesday night during the school year, we have Family Night from 5:30-7 at Church.  Bring a side dish and enjoy dinner, fellowship, and togetherness for all ages.  This year, our Family Nights begin on September 13th.


421 South 36th Street, Omaha Nebraska, 68131
(Located at the corner of 36th and Harney Streets)






First Central Congregational Church