Our congregation’s health and safety is important. Due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the church building is closed. Worship will continue online.
Special Online Offerings
Remember that God is always with you! Take care of yourself spiritually by using the church’s online resources during these anxious times.
- If you’ve missed a recent service or want to revisit a sermon, visit our website to access the Sermon & Service Library for a recording. Social distancing is tough and can be isolating for many. If you know someone who is looking for a worship experience during these uncertain times, please direct them to our website to view one of our worship services.
- Follow us on Facebook for additional interactions in the coming weeks.
- Read our announcements for important updates about COVID-19 and church news.
- If you are used to finding The Upper Room publication in our Narthex, you can now find it on our website! The May/June issue and four short prayer resources are now available.
Tuesday Bible Study
We are currently studying the New Testament book of Acts. This book tells the story of “The Acts of the Apostles” in forming the Early Church. This week we will study Acts 20. Pastor Zieman will deliver the Bible study via e-mail each week, and we also will post it to the website.
Want to join the study? Contact Marshall via email: email@example.com
Sunday School Fun for Kids
More Kids Faith Activities
The creator of the materials that we use in the kids’ worship kits during church services has provided these printable home activities.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Your One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) fish bank should have arrived in the mail several weeks ago. Keep filling them with your coins and dollars. When we are able to meet again at church, we will collect them. Try these fun lessons and activities to learn more about the terrific projects that the OGHS offering supports to repair the broken things in our world.
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 25
HEALTH & SAFETY: COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS
Our congregation’s health and safety is important. As more testing becomes available in Douglas County, the number of positive cases continues to increase. Our Session considered these numbers as we met this week to determine how PCOC will move forward in the days ahead. The Session’s decision was for us to continue only with online worship until Session meets again in mid-June to reevaluate. The Session made this decision with guidance from the Presbytery, and you can read the full recommendation from the Presbytery. Marshall also addresses the decision during his sermon on May 24.
The church office is open by appointment only. Let us know if you need assistance. Until we are able to worship at church together again . . . stay at home, stop the spread, save lives, and find us online.
If you need a mask, contact Rock by email or by phone at (402)333-7466. He will arrange to have one delivered or have one ready for you to pick up.
Remember that God is always with you! During these anxious times, take care of yourself spiritually by using our church’s online resources. Our church usually makes The Upper Room publication available in our Narthex to members. It is now available on our website, too!
VBS HAPPENING ONLINE JULY 13-17
THANK YOU FROM VESPER CONCERTS
YOUTH CHOIR FESTIVAL JUNE 22-28
PCOC PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN - RECOGNITION OF SERVICE
PCOC’s Presbyterian Women have presented Diane Kratz with the denomination’s Honorary Life Membership certificate and pin for her faithful service for ten years as our Moderator or Co-Moderator between 2004 and the present. Diane has helped spearhead our missions with hygiene kits, the prison stocking ministry, and the Presbytery sewing day.
Congratulations, Diane, and thank you for a job well done!
HEARTLAND HOPE MISSION PANTRY
Food and hygiene item collection for the Heartland Hope Mission pantry continues. With the impacts of COVID-19, HHM is serving up to 4 times as many families as they normally do. Bring your items to the circle drive doors of the church by 4 p.m. each Wednesday, and leave your donations just inside the doors – no need to enter the church further. The most needed items are listed below.
Mac & Cheese
Baby Diapers (all sizes but biggest need is sizes 4-6)
Full-Size Shampoo and Body Wash
HHM has changed their delivery model to a drive-thru system to protect volunteers and families coming to the pantry. In addition to donations, they are looking for volunteers to work at the pantry, distributing goods to cars and pre-packing donation boxes before distribution.
If you are interested in volunteering in this capacity, you can sign up on their website. PCOC discourages members who are part of the high-risk group from serving in these volunteer capacities.
- South Omaha: 2021 U Street
- Millard: 5321 S 139th Plaza
Volunteer distribution hours:
- Tuesday evenings 6 pm – 9 pm
- Wednesday afternoons 1 pm – 4 pm
- Thursday afternoons 1 pm – 5 pm
- Friday mornings 10 am – 12 pm
- Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm
Volunteer pre-pack hours:
- Tuesdays – (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) & (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM) • DRIVE-THRU PRE-PACKS
- Wednesdays – (9:30 AM – 11:00 AM) & (1:00 PM – 3:0 PM)• DRIVE-THRU PRE-PACKS
- Fridays – (9:30 AM – 11:00 AM) & (1:00 PM – 3:0 PM) • DRIVE-THRU PRE-PACKS
If you have questions about PCOC’s support of and volunteer work with HHM, please contact John Bennett.
PCOC WOMEN'S RETREAT
Family-ology (Biblical, Church, Individual) is the theme for the PCOC Women’s Retreat at Camp Calvin Crest. We’re hopeful that we can have the retreat Friday, September 25 – Saturday, September 26, 2020. The “study of families” will be led by Pastor Christine, with several sessions beginning in late afternoon on Friday, and ending in late afternoon on Saturday.
There will be time for reflection, outdoor activities, jazzercise, crafts, games, relaxation, worship, snacking and visiting. More detailed information and registration forms will be available soon. Put these dates on your calendars now! You don’t want to miss out on this wonderful opportunity to experience some great bonding time with the women in our church family. It will be a time to, as the song says, “Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.” If you have any questions, please contact Heather.
BEWARE OF EMAIL/TEXT SCAMS
Once again, we are hearing that people are receiving texts and emails that are falsely coming from our pastors. Marshall and the rest of the PCOC staff will never contact you via text or email asking you for a favor. We will never ask you to buy gift cards or donate through an outside website. Do not respond to these emails and texts. Do not click any links within the messages.
- Carefully inspect the email addresses in all messages landing in your inbox. The PCOC staff does not use gmail email addresses.
- Note spelling and punctuation. Phishing emails are noticeably full of typos and grammar/punctuation errors.
- Treat with caution any emails or texts with subject lines or information about the coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.
- Don’t reveal personal or financial information via email or text message.
- Verify the authenticity of a charity before donating money.
- Read guidelines offered by the Federal Trade Commission on avoiding phishing scams.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PRESENTATION VIDEO
Neighborhood meetings related to the capital campaign and building expansion have been postponed until further notice. The informational meeting/video of the February 9th presentation can be viewed here. The tri-fold brochure and the slides can be viewed starting at the 49:15 mark.