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RELIGION NOTES: Sept. 11-20 Events: Back-to-school event with the String Beans Band at First Presbyterian Church, Sept. 12th; Electronics Recycling at First-Plymouth, Sept. 12th; Rummage Sale at Christ United Methodist, Sept. 16-17; McPhee School supplies drive at First Presbyterian, until Sept. 17; Wednesday Night Live family night at First-Plymouth.

RELIGION NOTES: Sept. 11-20 Events: Back-to-school event with the String Beans Band at First Presbyterian Church, Sept. 12th; Electronics Recycling at First-Plymouth, Sept. 12th; Rummage Sale at Christ United Methodist, Sept. 16-17; McPhee School supplies drive at First Presbyterian, until Sept. 17; Wednesday Night Live family night at First-Plymouth.

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String Beans Band

The String Beans Band will perform Sept. 12 at a Back-to-School event, for the community and church members, that will include Flydogz food, activities and games, at First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St. 


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Back-to-school event at First Presbyterian Church — 5-7 p.m. Sept. 12. Public and church members welcome, bring a blanket or chair, live music with the String Beans Band, food from FlyDogz, games and free school supplies for neighborhood kids, east side of church, 18th street parking lot, 840 S. 17th St. 

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.

Brock's Boutique event — 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 2. Lots of free clothing for kids and adults, everything is free, in memory of Debbie Boltz's son. Donations and volunteers are needed to help hang up clothes and straighten area. Please call Debbie Boltz at 402-490-7569 if you want to volunteer, Havelock Christian Church, 6520 Colfax Ave.

Chinese Christian Church events at Second Baptist Church — 4-4:45 p.m. Sept. 11, Seminars including School to the Job Market, Application to Grad School and Youth Family, 528 N. 58th St.; 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Evangelical Conference: "Hope in the Dilemma," 525 N. 58th St.; 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 12, Sunday worship in English and Chinese: "Seeking," 1340 K St. 

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.

Donations needed at Barnabas Community store — 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Sept. 11; also 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16. Please donate new or used clothing and household items to the Barnabas store. See complete list of acceptable items at

Fall Fest at Trinity United Methodist Church — 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Family activities including balloon artists, face painting, games, live DJ, photo booth. Food trucks including Boom Eatery and Vern & Ellie's will have food items for purchase. Public welcome, 7130 Kentwell Lane. 

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.

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.

Garden for the Community: "Sharing Table" — 9:45-10:45 a.m. Sundays. Come get items from the garden; produce is available for anyone in need. Share in the harvest, first come, first served, while supplies last, St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1621 Superior St.,

God's Garden at First-Plymouth Church — 9:30 a.m.-noon Sundays through Sept. 26. Please donate your own produce, plants and flowers from your gardens or stop by and purchase plants or produce, benefiting sustainable living ministry, in the courtyard, First-Plymouth, 2000 D St. 

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: Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Nov. 23, Dec. 14 and 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: call Kathy at 402-423-3810 or

McPhee School student supply drive at First Presbyterian Church — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-noon, Friday. Donations are accepted through Sept. 17 and are needed for the McPhee School teachers to give to their students. Drop off your donations in the church lobby. Please go to the website for a list of needed supplies:, 840 S. 17th St.

Read the Bible in a Year at Sheridan Lutheran Church — Commit to 30 minutes of reading the Bible, per day, for a year. The commitment will also include a few large teaching events and small group study buddies. First meeting is at 6955 Old Cheney Road. Register: More information: or

Recycling event at First-Plymouth Church — 8:30 a.m.-noon. Sept. 12. One day only, free event. See complete list of accepted electronic items at, 21st and E streets.

Rummage Sale at Christ United Methodist Church — 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 16; 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 17. Collectibles, estate items, clothing, housewares including a bake sale and Say Cheese food truck, proceeds benefiting mission projects, 4530 A St. 

September Fest at Sacred Heart Church — 2-6 p.m. Sept. 25. Vintage jewelry and craft jewelry sale, country store, games, Vietnamese food, Mexican food, fun for the whole family, free event, items for purchase, 3128 S St. or 402-476-2610.

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.

"Unleashing Your Creativity" writing workshop at First-Plymouth Church — 10 a.m.-noon. Sept. 25. Leaders are Becky Breed and Lucy Adkins, authors of "Writing in Community" and "The Fire Inside." The workshop will help you use a series of guided exercises to get your creative writing skills flowing. Cost is $40, Art Room, 2000 D St. Register: Email


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: 

Interfaith and Religious Identities study via Zoom at First-Plymouth Church  Sept. 14-28. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn about the beliefs and practices of five major religions. Discuss how people align themselves around religion and spirituality in a variety of ways. Speaker is Dr. Leah Rediger, Doane University. The series is free, but you must register by emailing to get the Zoom link.

Metaphysics class — 9 a.m. (Sundays).

Trivia night with First Presbyterian Church via Zoom — 6 p.m. Sept. 19. 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.

Saturday with the Guys at First Lutheran Church via Zoom — 8 a.m. Sept. 11. Meets the second Saturday of each month, reading "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis. If you want to join, email

"United States of Christianity" via Zoom — Speaker is Dr. Max Perry Mueller, PhD, Harvard University. Series schedule: Sept. 13, "Everything Happens for a Reason" by Kate Bowler; Sept. 27, "In my Grandmother's House: Black Women, Faith and the Stories We Inherit" by Yolanda Pierce, Dean of Divinity, Howard University; Oct. 13, "Proclaim Peace: Restoration's Answer to an Age of Conflict" by Patrick Mason; Nov. 8, "A native Way of Giving" by Michael Carney and Forrest Cuch, tribal member of the Northern Ute tribe; Nov. 29, final discussion of series. The series is free, registration is required. Register for Zoom link by emailing

Wednesday Night Live Family Night at First-Plymouth — 5 p.m. beginning Sept. 15. 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, K-5th grade; Middle School, 6-8th grades and high school, 9-12th grades; adult programs include "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

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 United Methodist Church — 10 a.m. (Sundays). Livestreamed service at and Facebook Live.

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

* St. Paul United Methodist Church — 10 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 Sept. 21st.  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 — 4-5 p.m. Meets the first and third Thursdays, the next meeting is Sept. 16th. The group reads inspirational and hope-based books with meaningful discussions around the book’s focus. More information: Tabitha Hoffman at 402-362-7739.

* “Men’s Grief Support Group” — 4 p.m. Sept. 15. This group meets once per month, providing monthly support for men who are grieving.

* “Grief 101” Seminar — 1-2 p.m. Sept. 16. This group will give a basic introduction to grief, including some common myths about grief.

* “Growing Through Grief” — 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays. This six-week adult education group provides supports people experiencing grief. 



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