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.

Re-Creation: Summer Worship Series

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
May 28 2020

“What is given at the beginning challenges man to the self-transformations that will allow him, in spite of everything, to stand in the presence of God.”–Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

This summer at First Central our worship will draw from the stories of the Book of Genesis.  These familiar stories of Adam & Eve, Noah’s Ark, Abraham & Sarah invite us to focus on issues of creation and the environment, the effects of sin, violence, and division on humanity, living faithfully in catastrophe, and seeking a blessed life.  Together we will explore how we are invited to participate in God’s acts of re-creation.

Our new series will begin on Sunday, June 7 with the account of Creation in Genesis chapter 1.

Join us online.

 

© Creation, Donald Jackson with contributions from Chris Tomlin, 2003. The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.  Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, © 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Living Well During the Pandemic: Zoom Forums

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
May 26 2020

We are living through a public health crisis with profound implications for all other aspects of human living—morality, psychology, culture, politics, economics, … More

Scott’s Column: Dirty Hands

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
May 26 2020

It’s gardening season.  And that has truly been one of the blessings of the quarantine.  One of the few things to invade … More

From the Health Team

Kerrie Kleppin-Winn
May 13 2020

Submitted by Bonnie Harmon, First Central Health Team   In preparation for this week’s Adult Forum on Mental and Spiritual Well Being, … More

Special Forum: Spiritual and Mental Well Being

Kerrie Kleppin-Winn
May 12 2020

We are living through a public health crisis with profound implications for all other aspects of human living—morality, psychology, culture, politics, economics, … More

From The Refugee Team

Kerrie Kleppin-Winn
May 5 2020

We received word last month that our (current) refugee family was struggling during this time of pandemic. The bread-winner of the Khamis … More

Katie’s Musings – Normal

Kerrie Kleppin-Winn
April 29 2020

  NORMAL So how are you doing?  Like, really? Find a rhythm yet? Lose that rhythm and find another one? Lose your … More

From The Health Team – Mask Mastery

Kerrie Kleppin-Winn
April 24 2020

Your mask protects me, and my mask protects you. I hope you have heard this many times by now. It is the … More

Wisdom: Wednesday Bible Study

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
May 12 2020

“To move from Job to Proverbs to the Song of Solomon is to see the many ways God is engaged with us–in … More

From The Health Team: I Don’t Know

Kerrie Kleppin-Winn
April 2 2020

Jamie Rudd is a member of First Central, active member of our health team, and accounts her experience working at Nebraska Medicine’s … More

An Interview With… Sally Lewis

Kerrie Kleppin-Winn
March 18 2020

Late last year, the Council – with guidance from the Health Team – asked First Central member Sally Lewis to step into … More

State of the Church 2020

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
January 27 2020

At yesterday’s Annual Meeting, Senior Minister Scott Jones delivered his annual “State of the Church” address. This being my tenth Annual Meeting … More

TAGG – One Easy Way to Give to First Central!

Kerrie Kleppin-Winn
November 20 2019

TAGG, which is an acronym for “Together A Greater Good” is a non-profit organization unique to Omaha.  The phone app was launched … More

From the Health Team: Cold & Flu Season

Kerrie Kleppin-Winn
November 19 2019

Here we are again, right at the onset of cold and flu season. We are all interested in things we can do … More

Education Spotlight: What’s Happening Downstairs?

Kerrie Kleppin-Winn
November 6 2019

On Sunday mornings, the kids all head out of the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.  But then what happens? Most Sundays, the … More

Parables: Wednesday Night Bible Study

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
September 11 2019

“The parables give us access to the way Jesus re-imagined the possibility of living, of being in the world.”–Brandon Scott Our Wednesday … More

First Central Library

Cassie Williams
June 21 2019

Ever wondered what books are available in the church library? The First Central Library catalog is now online. You can access it … More

Scott’s TED Talk

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
April 2 2019

In February Scott was an invited speaker to this year’s TEDxUNO where the theme was Resilience.  His talk, “Living Open” has now … More

Scott’s Column: Pay Attention

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
May 18 2020

During last Saturday’s Zoom Forum on Mental & Spiritual Well-being, retired therapist Nikki Zimmerman shared this bit of wisdom, “Pay attention to … More

Scott’s Column: Dark Night of the Soul

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
May 12 2020

We are all experiencing a form of Sabbath–we have stopped our normal activities, particularly our economic activities, and we’ve been compelled into … More