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RELIGION NOTES Jan. 8-21: Concerts and Faith to Forest climate series via Zoom at First-Plymouth; Living Questions class: "Taking the Bible Seriously" via Zoom at First Presbyterian; Friday Night Live at South Street Temple.

RELIGION NOTES Jan. 8-21: Concerts and Faith to Forest climate series via Zoom at First-Plymouth; Living Questions class: "Taking the Bible Seriously" via Zoom at First Presbyterian; Friday Night Live at South Street Temple.

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


“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. 

"The Mark of Zorro" silent film with Tom Trenney, organist at First-Plymouth — 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Virtuoso organist Tom Trenney performs music selections on the 6,000-pipe Lied organ, accompanying the non-stop action of the legendary Douglas Fairbanks in the 1920 film. Free concert, donations are encouraged, 2000 D St.  More information:


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:

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. 26. “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, Feb. 5. 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.

Cookie decorating and ice skating for families: John Breslow Hockey Center — 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Free event for families, meet at 433 V St.

Compline Service — 7 p.m. Jan. 9. Mystical service, sit quietly and allow yourself to experience an inner peace, 2000 D 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.

Faith to Forest climate series via Zoom — The series celebrates the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, including celebrations of every aspect of tree education, worship, tree-plantings, volunteer opportunities and more. Series schedule: Jan. 13, Justin Evertson will discuss an overview of trees and the role they play in our environment, economy and communities; Jan. 20, Sarah Browning, Bob Henrickson and Kaylyn Neverve will go into detail on selecting the right tree, planting and providing establishment care; Jan. 27, City of Lincoln forester Lorri Grueber will introduce Prairie Pruners, a new volunteer opportunity to learn to prune small trees and then use those skills in city parks; Feb. 3, wrap up the series with Lincoln City Libraries Director Pat Leach and State Climatologist Martha Shulski discussing the Faith to Forest community-read book, "The Future We Choose, A Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to Climate Change." Register:

Faith to Forest Tree Sabbath Worship at Westminster Presbyterian Church — 9:30 am. Jan. 23. Worshippers can find the chancel decorated as a small forest, and the service will feature scripture, hymns, meditations and a children’s chat focused on the special role that trees play in creation. According to Pastor Chris Peters, “There are at least 290 scriptures referencing trees, but we won’t read them all that Sunday.” Masks and social distancing are encouraged for in-person worship, 2110 Sheridan Boulevard, Aslo livestreamed:

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 monthly 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 traditional stories and lessons, 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; this month Jan. 11 and 25. Remaining meeting schedule: Feb. 8 and Feb. 22; March 8 and March 22; April 12 and April 26; May 10 and the May 24; June 14 and June 28; July 12 and 26. 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

“Postcards from Lincoln: History of Lincoln Speaker Series”— 7-8 p.m. Mondays. Series Schedule: Jan. 10 “Postcards from Lincoln," speakers are Jim McKee and Ed Zimmer; Jan 24. “Women Changemakers: Mari Sandoz, Sandy Dennis, and Esther Montgomer,"  speaker is Ron Hull, Ed.D.; Feb 7, "Lincoln in Black & White: the photographs of African-American photographer John Johnson," speaker is Ed Zimmer; Feb. 21, “Lincoln’s Parking Lots and What They Displaced," speaker is Jim McKee; March 7, “The Poet, the Publisher and the Talk Show Host: John G. Neihardt, Virginia Faulkner, and Dick Cavett," speaker is Ron Hull, Ed.D; March 21, “Saint Paul & the Churches of Lincoln," speakers are Ed Zimmer and Jim McKee, Saint Paul United Methodis,t Church sanctuary 1144 M 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 the Questions class: "Taking the Bible Seriously" via Zoom — 7 p.m. (Mondays). The next class is Jan. 10. 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 Revs. 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 27. 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 the 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.

* Hope Book Club — 10 a.m. (Thursdays) beginning Jan. 13. This club will start the year reading “Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief” by Joan Cacciator. Participation is free, register online at or call 402.486.8506.


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