Serving Our Community
Share the Plate
Since 2011 we have donated half our offering each Sunday to charitable organizations. We call this Share the Plate!
We select a new organization every other month. During worship we learn about the recipient’s social justice program. Then at the end of two months, we award half the collected offering to the organization.
We accept nominations from church members via our Share the Plate Nomination Form.
We also look for opportunities to support organizations that provide quality programming to the community.
KIOS – We underwrite “All Things Considered,” a National Public Radio program aired on our local affiliate, KIOS.
River City Mixed Chorus (RCMC) – We sponsor ads in the programs of RCMC, Omaha’s volunteer chorus of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons and their straight allies (GLBTA). RCMC is known for “creating exceptional musical experiences to support diversity, inspire change, and empower communities.”
Elders for the Earth – A Retreat in the Spirit of Chautauqua – We sponsor this annual educational event expanding participant knowledge of the science of climate change, its impacts on Nebraska as well as the rest of the world, and what we can do to limit emission of greenhouse gases.
Holiday Support – This past December church members provided gifts, supplies and monetary donations to Lutheran Family Services – Afghan Refugee Aid, Siena Francis House, Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH), and Food Bank for the Heartland.