Serving Want to take meaningful action that changes lives and even changes the world? We do too! Therefore, we extend ourselves, investing in community, and advocating for justice. Here at First Central, you will find many opportunities to explore your passions and use your skills, talents, and background to make a difference. Check out our activities, such as serving meals to our homeless neighbors or welcoming refugee families. Excited by what you see? Then get involved! We partner with the region’s largest homeless shelter: Siena Francis House provides food, shelter, clothing and hope to men, women, and children who are homeless. We regularly serve dinner and in the winter we donate warms socks, coats, and blankets. Our Refugee Team welcomes and befriends new families to the United States. We help them get settled in their new apartment, learn English, and get acquainted with Omaha. Our Health Team provides opportunities for health screenings, blood donations, flu shots, health education, and mental health support. They have also just hired a Health Care Advocate, to assist families as they encounter health care issues, and life transitions. The Befrienders ministry cares for our elderly who are homebound or in nursing homes by matching them with congregants who check in and visit, developing caring relationships. This only scratches the surface, for we have dozens of Ministry Teams which give you a chance to connect with like-minded people. You can participate at your level of availability, gathering with others to “do” ministry, rather than sitting in meetings talking about it (unless that’s your thing, of course).