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RELIGION NOTES Dec. 25-Jan. 2. Plan ahead for your Christmas worship services, concerts and events.

RELIGION NOTES Dec. 25-Jan. 2. Plan ahead for your Christmas worship services, concerts and events.

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Please see individual websites for your church, cathedral, temple or mosque events and services.

Christmas Concerts

New Year's Eve Blast with the Plymouth Brass — 7 p.m. Dec. 31. Featuring the entertaining Plymouth Brass, internationally celebrated virtuoso-organist Todd Wilson, and beloved guest conductor Jeremy Bankson, donations accepted. First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D St.

Christmas Worship Services

Calvary Community Church — 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 26, Worship service, 4400 N. First St.

Capitol City Christian Church — 10:30 a.m. Dec. 26, Worship service.

Cathedral of the Risen Christ — Dec. 25, Midnight mass with Bishop Conley; also 6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. masses. See website for complete mass times, 3500 Sheridan Blvd.

Faith Bible Church — 10 a.m. Dec. 26, Worship service, 6201 S. 84th St.

First Free Church — 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 3280 S. 84th St.

First Lutheran Church — 9:30 a.m. Dec. 26. Enjoy the Music of Christmas with Priscilla and Patrick Hayden-Roy. Scripture topic is learning where the tradition of carols started, sing-along with your favorite carols, 1551 S. 70th St. 

First-Plymouth — 11 a.m. Dec. 25, Christmas devotional, free coffee and doughnuts. Led by Dr. Jim Keck and Pastor Juan Carlos Huertas, Pilgrim Hall, enter through the west doors; 11 a.m. Dec. 26, Worship service with Christmas carols and jazz music, 2000 D St.

First-Plymouth (Southpointe) — 9 a.m. Dec. 26, Calm and peaceful worship service, 7010 Helen Witt Drive.

First-Presbyterian —  10 a.m. Dec. 26. The theme is “dwelling.” Developed in the 14th century, the word "dwell" became known as lingering or abiding. Learn how dwelling had connections to the word "inhabit" after an Advent-Christmas season of focusing on housing the holy. Contemplate what habits you will invite into your heart this season, 840 S. 17th St.; 10 p.m. Online worship is available:

Grace Lutheran Church —10 a.m. Dec. 25, Christmas Day worship service; 9 a.m. Dec. 26, lesson and carols, 2225 Washington St.

Mount Zion Baptist Church — 10:30 a.m. Dec. 26, worship service, 3301 N. 56th St.

Sheridan Lutheran Church — 5:30 p.m. Dec. 25; 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 26 worship services, 6955 Old Cheney Road.

St. Mark's United Methodist Church — 10 a.m. Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Worship service only. There is no chapel service on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. More information:

Trinity Lutheran Church — 9 a.m. Dec. 25. All of the services include Communion, 724 S. 12th St.

Trinity United Methodist Church — 9 a.m. Dec. 26. Worship including nursery, pre-school, elementary and middle school groups, lower level near parking lot; 10:30 a.m. Worship service, music with the Trinity Choir High School Group, 7130 Kentwell Lane.      


PLEASE CALL AHEAD OR SEE WEBSITE BEFORE ATTENDING EVENTS. If you have an event or your facility is reopening, contact:

Adult Bible Studies at First Lutheran Church in-person and Zoom — 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays; 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. The Tuesday group is studying the Gospel of Luke and the Wednesday group is studying the book of Proverbs. Join anytime, 1551 S. 70th St. More information:

"Amahl and the Three Kings" at Church of The Holy Trinity — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2. Presenting a children's story, an adaptation of Amahl and the night visitors including two life-sized puppet camels, from UNL Theatre Department, live music, Christmas hymns, public welcome, 6001 A St. 

AWANA at Faith Bible Church — 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Designed for 3rd-5th graders. Through lessons, games, music and Bible verse memorization, AWANA aims to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ, 6201 S. 84th St. More information:

Barnabas — 9-10 a.m. (Saturdays), free grab-and-go breakfast; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. free shopping in the store, 931 Saunders Ave.

Barnabas  1-3 p.m. (Tuesdays), free shopping in the store. 

Barnabas — 3-5 p.m. (Thursdays), free shopping in the store; 5:40 p.m. livestreamed worship service; 6-7 p.m. free grab-and-go meals.

Book Discussion First Presbyterian Church group at the Eatery — 6-8 p.m. Jan. 12. “Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues” by N.T. Wright. Each week group members will share in fellowship, eat and discuss the current book, 2548 S. 48th St. Register:

Brock's Boutique event — 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 1. Lots of free clothing for kids and adults, everything is free, in memory of Debbie Boltz's son. Please call Debbie Boltz at 402-430-7569 if you want to donate items or volunteer, or just show up with your donations, Havelock Christian Church, 6520 Colfax Ave. 

Coffeehouse Church — 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesdays). Mid-week inspiring service, sharing coffee, a song, poems or a wholesome joke, 1941 N. 68th St.

Depression support group at St. Mark's — 7-8:30 p.m. (Thursdays). Open to anyone on a come-as-you-can basis. Meet in the lower Fellowship Hall, free to attend, 8550 Pioneers Blvd.

FoodNet at Seward United Methodist Church — 5-6 p.m. (Thursdays). Offering free produce, boxed and canned items. Anyone in need can drive through the parking lot and pick up boxes of food, please stay in your car, 1400 N. Fifth St., Seward. 

FoodNet at SouthPointe Christian Church — 5:30 p.m. (Wednesdays). Anyone in need is welcome, also volunteers are welcome to help serve, 7010 Helen Witt Drive.

Friday Night Live at South Street Temple — 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Kabbalat Shabbat service, including once a month, live music from the Star City Kochavim Temple Band. The band will accompany the regular service with a Klezmer Eastern European Jewish sound. The music and prayers flow from one to the next, connected together with stories and lessons from the traditional, making the Shabbat service a lively sermon in song, 2061 S. 20th St. More information:

Friends Book Club: Unity Lincoln — 6 p.m. (Tuesdays). "The Time is Now," by Sister Joan Chittister, 1941 N. 68th St., Please call ahead, 402-476-6887. 

Grief Support Group at St. Mark's Church — 1-2:30 p.m. Saturdays. This is a safe place to share with others who are experiencing similar issues, feelings and to learn the tools for effectively navigating the grief process. All are welcome, Vermeer Education Center, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. 

Marian Mantle Silent Strength Prayer group — 4-5 p.m. Meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Meeting schedule: Dec. 28. The group will pray for the return of the prodigal children to the Church and meets at Rector’s Hall, Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd. More information: contact Kathy at 402-423-3810 or

“Legacy: Cathedral Classics and the African American Spiritual” at First-Plymouth Church — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. The Conservatory Singers from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory will perform, celebrating the work of prominent African-American composers, free admission, free-will offering, 2000 D St. 

Spiritual Gifts class — 9:15 a.m. Sundays at First Baptist Church, 1340 K St. More information: 402-477-4198 or

True Strength with REFIT fitness class at Faith Bible Church — 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Fridays); also 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Tuesdays). Fitness class that combines positive music with movements for the body, soul and spirit. True Strength brings together various fitness levels, shapes, sizes and ages. You are invited to dance, share in devotion and build relationships, strengthening yourself and your body with the Lord, Fellowship Hall, 6201 S. 84th St. More details: email Elisabeth at or call 402-484-6020. 


Book video series: St. David's Episcopal Church via Zoom — 6:30 p.m. (Wednesdays). Interactive Bible study, discussion of a variety of books, followed by a healing service., click on the Zoom address to join the study.

GriefShare at Sheridan Lutheran Church online support group — 6-8 p.m. Register:  

Metaphysics class — 9 a.m. (Sundays).

Living Questions class: "Taking the Bible Seriously" via Zoom — 7 p.m. (Mondays). The next class is Nov. 22. People know that at its core, Christianity has something good to offer the human race. At the same time, many have a sense that they are alone in being a “thinking” Christian. Enjoy a safe environment to ask questions. Zoom link and sign-up:

Trivia night with First Presbyterian Church via Zoom — 6 p.m. Next trivia is tba. Each month play as an individual, family or team, prizes given. Each round has seven themed questions. You will need a computer, phone or tablet. You can join a Zoom link or call in on your phone. To register for Zoom link:; password: 510203. To join by phone: 1-312-626-6799; meeting ID: 836 2523 9901; passcode: 510203. More details:

Unity Cafe online discussion — 6:30 p.m. (Wednesdays). Interactive discussion led by the Rev. Toni and Evan, based on spirituality dealing with a variety of current topics.

Wednesday Night Live Family Night at First-Plymouth — 5 p.m. through April 2022. EZ Meals by Chef au Chef. Individually packed to-go meals, freewill donations accepted; 5:30 p.m. Kids and youth choir rehearsal and confirmation for 8th grade; 6 p.m. Mid-week groups including: First-Plymouth Littles, birth-age 5; First-Plymouth Kids Studio, grades K-5; Middle School, grades 6-8; and high school, grades 9-12; adult program this week is "Justice 101" with Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas, Pilgrim Hall; 7:15 p.m. Adult Choir rehearsal, 2000 D St. 

Please see all in-person and virtual worship services listed online at, search: Religion Notes. Also view on individual church websites. 


Aldersgate Church — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship in-person; livestream available. 8320 S. St.

Calvary Community Church — 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. (Sundays). Worship services are also available online, 4400 N. First St.

Christ Lincoln — 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. (Sundays). Traditional worship service in the Sanctuary, 4325 Sumner St.; 9:30 and 11 a.m., "211 worship" multi-sensory service, 4325 Sumner St.; 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., 6700 Chatsworth Lane (Yankee Hill), "211 worship" multi-sensory service; (Mondays), 7 p.m. traditional worship service in the Sanctuary. Livestreamed worship:

Christ Place Church — (Sundays) One church, multiple locations offering a variety of services. Please see website for a complete listing of worship services and times.

Christ United Methodist Church — 11 a.m. (Sundays) in-person worship service is beginning, in the sanctuary, must RSVP to attend, 4530 A St. RSVP: 

Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Father Clay Lein leads the worship services, 6001 A St.

College View Church of Seventh-day Adventists — 9:15 a.m. and noon (Saturdays) in the Sanctuary, 4801 Prescott Ave. Livestreamed on Facebook and

CrossBridge Christian Church — 10 a.m. (Sundays), worship service, 2800 Crossbridge Place. or

Elevate Church — 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship service (Sundays). Children's Church is available only during the 11 a.m. service, 8251 Pioneers Blvd.

Epic Church — 10 a.m. (Sundays), 6601 S. 70th St.

Faith Bible Church — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Sundays), enter and exit through the front doors only, services are in the Worship Center; 9 a.m. services are in Fellowship Hall, enter and exit through the south doors only; Children's Ministry and nursery available during the 10:30 a.m. hour. Services are also livestreamed:

First Christian Church — 10:15 a.m. doors open (Sundays), enter on the west side of building; 10:30 a.m. worship begins, masks are required, 430 S. 16th St.

First Evangelical Covenant Church — 11:30 a.m. (Sundays). In-person worship service, introducing Pastor John Leonard Harris and wife Charlene, 6024 L St.

First Evangelical Free Church — 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Sundays). Adults and youth can show up for church, 3280 S. 84th St. Must register kids at

First Lutheran Church in person and online — 5:30 p.m. (Saturdays); 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. (Sundays). Must register at for any service you want to attend, 1551 S. 70th St.

First-Plymouth — 5:30 p.m. (Saturdays); 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:59 a.m. (Sundays). In-person service limited to 150 people, must register for services. Masks and social distancing. Online services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., 2000 D St. Register:

First Presbyterian — 8:30 a.m. (Sundays) In-person worship and Communion services in the Great Hall and online; 10 a.m. worship service in-person in the Sanctuary and watch on Facebook online, masks required, 840 S. 17th St. Instructions for Zoom online Communion services: go to or, password is 137049. Call-in live worship services: call anytime 402-200-4940 to listen to the previous Sunday worship service. 7:15 p.m. (Wednesdays), online evening prayer service, scripture and reflection, All online worship information:

Friedens Lutheran — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Sundays) English services; 1-2:30 p.m. (Sundays) Karen language services; 5-7:30 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays) Spanish services, 540 D St. Facebook: Search Friedens Lutheran.

Havelock Christian Church — 10:30 a.m. (Sundays). Drive-in style service in the parking lot. Bring your own Communion elements or use pre-packaged elements available, 6520 Colfax Ave.

Horizons Community Church — 9 a.m. (Sundays); 10:45 a.m. services beginning May 2, 45-minute service, including live music and teaching, kids are always welcome to worship with their families, must wear a mask, 3 years and up. Kids can join in Discovery Zone or Fusion for kids at the same time of the regular worship service. Must register online for all services, 3200 Grainger Parkway. Register:

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church — 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. (Sundays). In-person worship services with communion, 2001 S. 11th St.

Indian Hills Community Church — 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Sundays), 1000 S. 84th St. Livestreamed:

Lincoln Berean Church — 7 p.m. (Saturdays); 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Sundays), 6400 S. 70th St. or

Mercy City Church — 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (Sundays). Services include live music and teaching. Must register for worship on your Mercy City phone app or City Kids ministry is available for all ages, must register:

Mount Zion Baptist Church — 10:30 a.m. worship (Sundays), 3301 N. 56th St.

Northeast United Church of Christ — 10:30 a.m. (Sundays). In-person worship service, 6200 Adams St.; also virtual worship: and; 9:30 a.m. Zoom fellowship hour. Please call the church for an invitation at 402-466-0696 or email

Sheridan Lutheran Church — 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Sundays). 6 p.m. (Wednesdays), wear a mask, 6955 Old Cheney Road.

Southview Baptist Church — 9:30 a.m. (Sundays), 3434 S. 13th St. In-person and livestreamed.

Southwood Lutheran Church — 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Sundays) In-person worship offered, 4301 Wilderness Hills Blvd. Online worship available at:

Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church — 8:30 a.m. in person; 9 a.m. in person and livestream; 11 a.m. in person and parking lot (Sundays). Register for all service options at:, 5901 NW 1st St.

Saints Simon and Jude Eastern Orthodox Church — 11 a.m. (Sundays). English-speaking, open-minded, in the canonical tradition of Eastern Orthodoxy, 450 E St.

St. Luke United Methodist Church — 5:30 p.m. (Saturdays); 10:30 a.m. (Sundays), limited to 20 people. Must register to attend at:, 1621 Superior St. Livestreamed worship on

St. Mark's United Methodist Church — 5 p.m. (Saturdays) in-person service, Bliss Chapel; 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Sundays) in-person services, in the sanctuary, 8550 Pioneers Blvd.; 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Sundays). Livestream services are available.

Trinity United Methodist Church — 9 and 10:30 a.m. (Sundays). Worship in-person or watch the livestream service, via website or Facebook, 7130 Kentwell Lane. Livestream:

Unity Lincoln — 10:30 a.m. (Sundays). Limit is six people, please call ahead to register for worship service at 402-476-6887, leave a message with your phone number, 1941 N. 68th St.

Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) — 9:30 a.m. (Sundays) in-person worship. Must register for any in-person service at and please enter through the East parking lot doors, 2110 Sheridan Blvd.; Also worship virtually at


All parishes currently utilize social distancing and wearing masks.

* Cristo Livestreamed: Facebook, search Parroquia de Cristo Rey Lincoln.

* Immaculate Heart of

* North American

* Sacred

* St. Francis of

* St. George Byzantine-Ukraine

* St. John —

* St. Joseph's —

* St. Mary's —

* St. Michael —

* St. Patrick —

* St. Peter's Catholic Parish — 9:30 a.m. (Sundays).

* St. Teresa's —

* St. Thomas Aquinas Newman


* American Lutheran Church — 9:30 a.m. (Sundays). View worship on and check on YouTube for services.

* Antelope Park Church of the Brethren — 10:15-11:15 a.m. (Sundays).

* Barnabas worship service — 5:40 p.m. (Thursdays).

* Bennet Community Church — 10:30 a.m. (Sundays). Worship service conference call. Dial 425-436-6321, enter access code 871648#. or

* Calvary Community Church — 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Sundays).

* Citylight South Church — 9 a.m. (Sundays).

* ConnectioN Point Church — 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. worship services, view on: Connection Point Church is affiliated with Christ United Methodist Church, 4530 A St.

* Contemplate Lincoln Church — 4 p.m. (Sundays). Interactive worship, contemplative, silent prayer and meditation.

* Faith Lutheran Church — To view all videos, go to

* First Baptist Church of Lincoln — Online worship only:

* First Lutheran Church — 8:15 a.m. (Sundays). Tune in to livestreamed worship services.

* First-Plymouth Church — 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Sundays). Livestreamed: Featuring Dr. Jim Keck, also including live music; 6:15 p.m. (Wednesdays) Mid-week worship for all ages, Pastor Patrick Messer, music by Will Hutchinson and prayer. or or

* First United Methodist Church — 10:45 a.m. (Sundays) livestreamed:

* Good Shepherd Lutheran Church — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Sundays), 6:30 p.m. (Wednesdays).

* Grace or

* Heritage

* Hope Community Church — 10 a.m. (Sundays).

* Horizon Community Church — 9 a.m. Online worship service. or

* Indian Hills Community Church — 10 a.m. (Sundays),

* Messiah Lutheran Church — 9:30 a.m. (Sundays),

* Mt. Olive Lutheran

* Northeast Missionary

* Order of the Red Grail

* Peace Lutheran (Waverly)

* Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist Church — 9:30 a.m. Sabbath school; 11 a.m. worship service (Saturdays), masks and social distancing, 4801 A St.

* Redeemer Lutheran worship services — 8:30 a.m. (Sundays). View the livestream on:

* Second Church of Christ Scientist — 10 a.m. (Sundays), via Zoom. Call 402-488-1255 or email to get an invitation for Zoom worship.

* Sheridan Lutheran Church — 9:45 a.m. (Sundays) and 6 p.m. (Wednesdays) are livestreamed: or

* South Street Temple — 6:30 p.m. services (Fridays), 9:30 a.m. services (Saturdays). 402-435-8004 or

* Southern Heights Presbyterian

* Southview Christian Church — 10:30 a.m. (Sundays).

* St. David's Episcopal Church — 10:30 a.m. (Sundays). or; 6:30 p.m. (Wednesdays),

* St. Luke United Methodist

* St. Mark's on the Campus Episcopal Church — 10:30 a.m.

* St. Paul United Methodist Church — 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Sundays). Online worship and archives available for viewing.

* Unitarian Church of Lincoln — 10 a.m. (Sundays), virtual worship services.

Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) — Worship virtually any time at; Also 9:30 a.m. (Sundays) in-person worship. Must register for any in-person service at and please enter through the East parking lot doors, 2110 Sheridan Blvd.

TABITHA ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS — Register: or call 402-486-8992.

 * Grieving Gracefully Book Club — noon. Meets online every second and fourth Tuesday, the next meeting is Jan 11. The support group will read and discuss “Thanks for the Dance: Transforming Grief into Gratitude” by Fred Abrams. More information: Juanita Steenbakkers at 402-416-7365.


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