News & Events Highlights

Here you will find information on some of the exciting things going on at FCC. Visit this page often to review featured events, ongoing opportunities, and various updates from the congregation.

TAGG for First Central

Cassie Williams
August 17 2017

TAGG for First Central
TAGG – Together A Greater Good – is a small, local enterprise based here in Omaha.  Conceptualized by two moms who were overwhelmed and exhausted by fundraising activities for all of their kids schools and extra cirriculars, TAGG makes the process of raising funds simple and fun!
First, just download the TAGG app to your phone or smart device.  www.togetheragreatergood.com  Or, if you don’t have a “smart” device, you can use a computer and the web address.  You simply visit participating business around town (and there are LOTS of them), snap a photo of your receipt, send the photo using the app or the website and TAGG automatically takes 5% of your total purchase and gives it to the cause of your choice!  And in this case, we hope you select First Central.
After a trip to The Bookworm last week, I TAGGed my receipt and in less than 30 seconds, a $2.11 deposit went off the First Central account.  Seriously, it took less than a minute.
When you first sign up or download the app, you will be asked to share your TAGG via social media outlets like Facebook or Twitter.  Don’t panic!  It’s totally OK to do this!  You want all of your on-line contacts to know that First Central is out there and that we’ll happily accept TAGG donations from them.
You can find a full list of participating local businesses on the app and the website.  You’ll be surprised how many of them you probably patronize regularly.  So why not save that receipt and have a portion of your purchases help the work we do at First Central?
 
As you are out and about, you might also notice the TAGG logo on windows and store fronts.  Those are business owners who have made the commitment to the TAGG organization to make donations on your behalf!  What a wonderful partnership for our community!
Confused?  Have questions?  Ask any member of the Council – we all downloaded the app at a recent meeting.  We’d be happy to help you get started.
 
Happy TAGGing!
– Kerrie Kleppin-Winn

Scott’s Column: Charlottesville

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
August 14 2017

I respect what Utah Senator Orrin Hatch wrote on Saturday, “”We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his … More

Reformed: Autumn Worship Series

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
September 10 2017

We live in a global, postmodern, scientific, and pluralistic age. How do we renew our faith in such a time? “Reformed, Always … More

Ferial Pearson preaching August 13

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
August 13 2017

Ferial Pearson, local author, educator, and activist, will be our guest preacher on Sunday, August 13. She is an ethnic Indian and a … More

First Forum: August 2017

Cassie Williams
August 3 2017

Scott’s Column: Wandering the Mall

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
August 2 2017

Wandering the Mall On June 28 I was walking up to the National Botanical Gardens and heard loud voices over by the … More

Book Club: Crazy Horse

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
August 17 2017

Crazy Horse, the famous leader of the Oglala Lakota, will be the topic of discussion at the August Book Club gathering where … More

Sanctuary?

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
August 16 2017

The United Church of Christ General Synod has called upon all settings of the church to be immigrant welcoming. How should we participate … More

Katie’s Musings: Bravery

Cassie Williams
July 27 2017

I’ve been thinking about bravery.  What exactly constitutes bravery? The dictionary is pretty clear:  “the quality or state of having or showing … More

Pastoral Letter: Health Care & Our Obedience to God

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
July 26 2017

In their 2009 pastoral letter on health care, the officers of the United Church of Christ reflected upon Jesus’ story of the … More

Let’s Take a Hike

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
August 19 2017

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”–Thoreau Announcing our new First Central Hiking Club.  Beginning May 20, we’ll … More

Omaha Together One Community- Building Relationships to Strengthen our Democracy

Cassie Williams
August 14 2017

Building relationships to strengthen our democracy Join Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) on Second Mondays this Summer(June 12 , July 10  and … More

The Prairie Citizen

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
August 2 2017

In an effort to find common ground in these divisive times, we at First Central have launched a new weekly podcast entitled … More

A Little Space Yoga & Tai Chi: Gazing Into the Fire

Cassie Williams
July 26 2017

Summer can be a season of overdoing, or of extremes. We do so much, and then we cannot do anything because we … More

Parrish School Backpack and School Supplies

Cassie Williams
July 26 2017

School will be starting on August 17th, and once again our congregation will be collecting school supplies for the students at Parrish … More

General Synod Photo Gallery

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
July 20 2017

First Central receives Mental Health Award

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
July 20 2017

Scott Jones represented First Central at the Health & Wholeness Luncheon held July 2 in Baltimore, Maryland during General Synod 2017.  He  accepted … More

Heroes & Songs

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
June 22 2017

Need some encouragement?  Need some confidence?  Need to be empowered?  From some of the great stories of the Hebrew Bible we are … More