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.

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 Night Bible Study this autumn will explore the parables of Jesus.  Jesus was a superb storyteller.  The stories he told are engaging, provocative, and often more complicated and nuanced than we first realize.

Beginning Wednesday, September 11, each week we will read, explore, and discuss one of these stories.  Senior Minister Scott Jones will lead the class.

Our Wednesday Night Bible Study begins at roughly 6:05 p.m., after our Wednesday Night Potluck that begins at 5:30, and we conclude the class by 7 p.m.

For our first class on September 11, we will read Luke 6:39-45, the Blind leading the blind.


Scott’s Column: Church Camp

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
July 31 2019

The second week of July I spent in the Sandhills, on the banks of the North Loup River outside of Burwell.  I … More

First Forum: July & August

Cassie Williams
August 4 2019

Peace Works: Summer Camp at First Central

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
July 24 2019

Our campers this summer explored the topic of peacemaking from a variety of cultural and theological perspectives.  Now Katie and Scott are … 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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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

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: 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

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