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.

Parrish School “Backpack” to School Supply Project

Cassie Williams
July 18 2019

Parrish School “Backpack” to School Supply Project

It’s once again time for one of our favorite activities – Back to School shopping!  I’m really kidding, but for the students and families at Parrish School, our “Backpack to School” outreach has an important role in the education of these young people.  The principal at Parrish also said they have need of single-subject spiral notebooks, so if you don’t want to search for the entire list, just notebooks will be most welcome. These students take their backpacks home and often share supplies with brothers and sisters – so this project reaches more than just the students at Parrish School.

Parrish School is an alternative school program for students who may have been expelled from their home schools, or who have trouble working in a regular school environment.  They get extra attention and direction at Parrish, and First Central has supported their efforts for several years.  Our annual school supply project helps these students and their teachers achieve the educational goals so necessary for success in life.

There are backpacks and supply lists available in the Parlor starting July 21st, and supplies need to be returned by August 4th.  Parrish school starts on August 14th, so we want to deliver these before classes begin.

Contact Barb Switzer if you have any questions.

Scott’s Column: Synod 2019

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
July 17 2019

In June I attended my fifth General Synod of the United Church of Christ.  We went as a family, since I was … 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

First Central’s All Church Retreat

Cassie Williams
August 18 2019

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Hamburg, IA – Donations

Cassie Williams
June 13 2019

Included are several photos of First Central Congregational United Church of Christ members taking furniture to Hamburg, Iowa where over 160 homes … More

Katie’s Musings: Church/Theater

Katie Miller
May 21 2019

One of the first theatrical productions I was a part of took place in a decommissioned Episcopalian church.  In retrospect, it was … More

Wild & Precious Life: July Worship

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
April 18 2019

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”–Mary Oliver Earlier this year, America’s most … 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

Katie’s Musings: Leaning In

Katie Miller
February 28 2019

So, hi, I’m a minister, in the United Church of Christ, the denomination in which I grew up.   Very people saw … 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

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


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: Don Wester

Cassie Williams
June 14 2019

Last week I made a quick trip to Shawnee, Oklahoma to attend the funeral of Don Wester, Senior.  Many of you will remember … More

Scott’s Column: Happy Birthday Walt Whitman

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
May 30 2019

Driving to work this morning NPR informed me that this coming Sunday is the bicentennial of Walt Whitman.  “Darn it,” I thought. … More

Scott’s Column: The End is Coming

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
May 9 2019

Do you watch Game of Thrones? I came a little late to the party, about time for the third season, I think.  … More