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Religion notes: Events in Lincoln June 8-16

Religion notes: Events in Lincoln June 8-16



150th celebration: First Christian and First Presbyterian — 10:30 a.m. June 9. Service at Antelope Park Band Shell; potluck picnic following at Auld Pavilion,1650 Memorial Drive. Public is welcome to help both churches celebrate, or

Book Event — 2 p.m. June 8. Discussion of "Reviving Ophelia" by Mary Pipher and Sara Pipher Gilliam. Book sale and signing, snacks provided. Free event but please register at 402-488-7844, Eastridge Presbyterian, 1135 Eastridge Drive.

Brock's Boutique — 9 a.m.-noon, June 1. Free clothing and meal, donations accepted, all proceeds go to flood victims. Havelock Christian Church, 6520 Colfax Ave., 402-430-7569.  

Bible study — 5:30-7 p.m. (Thursdays). Led by Pastor Judy Fitzgerald. Bring your Bible. Study ends with a prayer and 20-minute silent sit, Contemplate Lincoln, 135 N. 31st St. or 402-802-9508. 

Coffeehouse Church — 6:30 p.m. (Wednesdays). Interactive gathering with music, conversation and lesson led by the Rev. Evan Coleman, Unity Lincoln, 1941 N. 68th St. or 402-476-6887.

Free Movie Night: "Christopher Robin" — 8-10:30 p.m. July 12. Free hot dogs, ice cream, chips, arts and crafts activities; 9 p.m. movie, bring blankets and chairs, free and open to the public, Trinity Lutheran Church, 724 S. 12th St. or 402-466-1800.

First-Plymouth Church Singles Ministry Anniversary Picnic — 5:00-6:30 p.m. June 9. Live music, free barbecue sandwiches, drinks and table service will be provided, bring a pot luck dish to share, Roberts Park, picnic shelter, 1822 S. 56th St. First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D St. or 402-476-7565.

Friends Book Club — 6 p.m. (Tuesdays). "The Art of Finding Yourself" by Fiona Robertson, book available for purchase, Unity Lincoln, 1941 N. 68th St. or 402-476-6887. 

GriefShare support group — 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Thursdays) through Aug. 8 (no meeting July 4), Sheridan Lutheran Church, 6955 Old Cheney Road, Room 522. or 402-423-4769.

Knit and Crochet group — 12:30-2 p.m. June 11. Learn to crochet and/or knit with a great group, no experience required, teachers available to help you learn, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. or 402-489-8885.

Lunch with the Bunch – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church singles, June 23, noon at Noodles & Company, 2801 Pine Lake Rd. St. For more information email or call 402-489-8885.

Moving in the Spirit Tai-Chi and Zumba — 10-11 a.m. (Fridays). Moving in the Spirit Tai-Chi; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Fridays) Zumba. Wear comfortable clothing, bring something to drink, First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St. or 402-477-6037. 

Prayer and bag lunch — 11:45 a.m. (Wednesdays). Thirty minutes silent prayer, bring your lunch, Unity Lincoln, 1941 N. 68th St. or 402-476-6887.   

Restorative noon prayer sit — 12:15-12:45 p.m. (Monday-Fridays). Silent prayer, brief reading and sit, Contemplate Lincoln, 135 N. 31st St. or 402-802-9508.

Tuesday evening round table — 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays). Volunteers read a small passage, silent reflection and period between readings, everyone welcome, Contemplate Lincoln, 135 N. 31st St. or 402-802-9508.

Show 'n Shine Father's Day Car Show — 1 p.m. June 16. Enjoy the variety of fancy cars; lunch for purchase, $7 (adults), $3 (kids under 12), menu is hamburger or hot dog, baked beans, coleslaw, chips and pie. Proceeds benefit Transportation for Humanity Ministry, St Mark's, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. or 402-489-8885.

SPUMMA: Saint Paul United Methodist Music Arts — 11:30 a.m. lunch ($5); 12:10 p.m. concert (free), June 14. Featuring Nebraska Wesleyan University Children's Choir Camp, and McKinley Bells, played by Brent Shaw, art in Paine Parlor by Ruth Langon, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St. or 402-231-3104.

Thankful Thursday men's group — 6:30-8:30 a.m. June 13. Join St. Mark's United Methodist Church men's group for fellowship each week, Egg & I, 6891 A St. More details: call Keith 402-770-6496. 


Daniel Christian Concert — 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 9. Barbecue pork sandwiches, chips and drinks, freewill offering accepted for food, free concert, bring blankets and chairs, Hickman Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Third St., Hickman. or 402-792-2800.

Workshops, classes, forums, retreats 

Book series — 5:30 p.m. supper; 6-6:45 p.m. study and discussion (Wednesdays). "Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God," with Max Lucado; 6:45 p.m. healing service and Holy Eucharist to follow. St. David's Episcopal Church, 8800 Holdrege St. 402-489-2772. 

Caregiver and grief support groups — 10-11:30 a.m. (Mondays). “Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group,” Front Porch Coffee Shop, 5925 Adams St. 402-485-8577; 1:30-3 p.m. (Wednesdays), “Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group,” Harbor Coffeehouse, 1265 S. Cotner Blvd. 402-486-8577; 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Fridays: June 7 and June 21) "Men's Drop-in Grief Group,"Hy-Vee deli, 7051 Stacy Lane. 402-486-8577: "Growing through Grief" six-week support group (Wednesdays, June 19-July 24), Tabitha, 4720 Randolph St. 402-486-8546.

Metaphysics class — 9 a.m. (Sundays), Rev. Evan Coleman leads this philosophy and religion class, Unity Lincoln Church, 1941 N. 68th St. or 402-476-6887.  


Vacation Bible School: "ROAR" — 9 a.m.–noon, June 24-28. Send your kids on a roaring African adventure, 4 years old through 5th grade, $10 (per child); $20 (per family). The theme is that kids can discover even when life gets wild, God is good. Register at or 402-489-8885.


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