Newsletter & Sermons                                   

First Church’s newsletter – The HAPPENINGS – is published monthly year round. It is mailed to homes a few days before the beginning of the month and is available here on-line in full color.

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       September 2017

                                                  August 2017


    SERMONS    (text format - click on the date)    

 September 3, 2017                 Let There Be Light ... And There Was Light   


































Please see our Facebook page for many more photos from events at First Church!


   The Church that left the Building ...

As part of the events of the Annual Conference held at First UMC and Nebraska Wesleyan University, 600 participants took part in Mission Work Day at nearly 40 agencies in the Lincoln community. It is estimated that they contributed a total of about $28,500 worth of in-kind people hours in this mission in the world, reaching for justice, eliminating poverty, transforming the world.


Nebraska Wesleyan cast of the musical RENT performing at First Church worship services


Sorting, packing, loading and sending Health Kits for residents in Haiti following their massive earthquake.


Holiday Happenings held as the United Methodist Women's Mission fundraiser featuring miles of cookies and homemade food.  Kitchen crew includes: Lois Bowmaster, Jack Geist, Ruth Knight, Joyce Gettman and Connie Geist.


Brownie Troop #423  and parents at First Church

Congregational Photo



First Church Choir sings at veteran's           memorial service.

           Senior Breakfast Group

Committee unpacking "Nuts for Missions".

Photos from our recent Peace Meal held on World Communion Sunday

Enjoying the inter-generational Peace Meal

Kitchen Patrol

Guest: Brother David Mporampora and Ross Janovec drumming

(L to R) Rev. Pauletta Lehn, Nebraska Wesleyan University Minister; Rev. Jamie Norwich McLennan, Associate Pastor, First Church; Brent Shaw, Minister of Music   & Christian Education, First Church; Bishop Ann Brookshire Sherer-Simpson; Larry Moffet, Senior Pastor, First Church, and Galen Wray, District Superintendent.

First United Methodist Church  •  2723 N 50th St., Lincoln, NE 68504  •  402-466-1906

Worship Services: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.; Sunday School: 9:30 a.m