Choir, Bible Study, Food, and Fellowship for Everyone!


Fall 2022 – September through November
Spring 2023 – January through March


Presbyterian Church of the Cross
1517 South 114th Street
Omaha, NE 68144

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Registration is closed. Please contact Heather in the church office if you have questions.

2022 Cornerstone Fall Schedule

This Wednesday night program is for all ages and features a variety of activities including classes, music, games, and dinner will help participants to build strong ties with God and one another. This is a wonderful opportunity to have a “sit down” dinner with family and friends, and the food is always delicious. Childcare is provided for parents or grandparents who are attending an adult class or music program after dinner.

  • Fall semester is September 14 – November 16.
  • Spring semester is January 11 – March 15.

Cornerstone is run solely on volunteers, and it takes everyone’s help to make it run smoothly. That means you may miss part of choir or part of a class to volunteer, but that is what is necessary. Thank you! We ask all adults to volunteer to serve dinner or clean up at least 5 times. Presbyterian Men will start our year by cooking, serving, and cleaning up for us on September 14. Please sign up for your five slots on the registration form.



September 14-November 16

Choir and Bible study schedules are provided below. Dinner is served between 6:00 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. You can find the full menu at the bottom of the page.

Child Care is provided from 5:30 – 8:15 for choir members and adult education class participants


  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM Children’s Choir for 1st – 7th graders – Room 5
  • 5:50 – 6:45 PM Chamber Singers – Choir Room
  • 6:50 – 8:20 PM Alleluia Choir – Choir Room

Bible Study

  • 6:30 – 7:15 PM Preschool – 3rd graders – Room 1
  • 6:30 – 7:15 PM 4th – 7th graders – Room 2
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM Confirmation Class – Library
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM Adult Education Class – Room 13

In the Event of Bad Weather

  • A decision will be made by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday
  • Cornerstone staff will be contacted
  • A notice will be added to our PCOC Web Site
  • TV and Radio stations will be called
  • An all church email will be sent
  • PCOC Facebook page updated

Registration & Fees

Registration is Now Closed.

The program fee covers dinner and class materials. Click the Pay Now button on this page to make an online payment, or give your payment to Heather in the church office. Checks should be made to Presbyterian Church of the Cross.

Family Pricing Program fee per semester is:

  • 1 person – $45.00
  • 2 people – $80.00
  • 3 people – $115.00
  • 4 people – $150.00
  • 5 or more people – $175.00
Cornerstone Classes for Kids & Youth

Preschool-3rd Grades

This group of 3 year olds through 3rd graders will explore Bible lessons that will help them learn more about God’s love, and help them in their everyday lives. They will be using the “Whirl” lectionary based curriculum. It provides a fun and age-appropriate way for kids to experience the church seasons and scripture verses. This class is taught by Sue Thomas and Anna Flairty.

4th – 7th Grades

The class will be using the “Whirl” lectionary based curriculum that provides kids with a fun way to experience the Revised Common Lectionary. Through exploring the church seasons and diving into the lectionary each week, the kids begin to understand the three-year cycle of Bible readings and rhythms of the church year. This class will be taught by Heather Berry and Quinn McGuire.

8th Grade Confirmation Class

A Confirmation Class is held on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Library. The class is taught by Associate Pastor Christine Dempsey. Eighth graders will be given formal instruction on the Presbyterian beliefs, the scriptures and worship as they seek to re-affirm their baptism and seek membership in the church.

Cornerstone Classes for Adults

Diving into Scripture
led by Kirk Ryckman

On Wednesday evenings during Cornerstone, I am pleased to be offering a class which uses three sources in the Kerygma Bible Study Series: Your Bible: The Study Begins; and Listening to Scripture – Strategies for Interpreting the Bible; and of course, the Bible.

The class will aim to be helpful for the newer Bible study participant, and yet have a depth that will also engage the experienced student of Scripture.  Areas we will look at will be:

  • How did the Bible Come to Be?
  • What is the Old Testament about?
  • What is the New Testament about?
  • How has the Bible been preserved and handed on?
  • Exploring the historical setting.
  • Discovering the original audience.
  • Putting it all together for future study.

As always – all questions are welcomed.

See on September 14!

– Kirk

Fall 2022 Dinner Menu

9/14 PCoC Men Grilling

  • Burgers & hotdogs
  • Loaded potato salad
  • Calico beans
  • Fruit
  • Rice krispy treats

9/21 Fiesta night

  • Tacos & nachos
  • Mexican pasta salad
  • Sopapilla cheesecake bars

9/28 An Ode to Bacon

  • Bacon wrapped pork loin
  • Loaded mashed potatoes
  • Green beans with bacon
  • Cheddar biscuits
  • Caramel bacon brownies

10/5 Asian Inspired

  • Asian salad
  • Sesame chicken
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Steamed rice
  • Asian donuts

10/12 Trip to Italy

  • Italian salad
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Rigatoni with ragout
  • Breadsticks or garlic bread
  • Cannoli poke cake

10/19 All-American Dinner

  • Garden salad
  • Fried chicken
  • Mashed potatoes & gravy
  • Fried corn
  • Dinner rolls
  • Texas sheet cake

10/26 Frightful Delights

  • TBD

11/2 Chili & Cinnamon Roll Time

  • Dinner salad
  • Hearty beef chili
  • White chicken chili
  • Cornbread/cornbread muffins
  • Cinnamon rolls

11/9 BBQ Time

  • Dinner salad
  • BBQ pulled pork or pulled chicken
  • Coleslaw
  • Hashbrown casserole
  • Mexican street corn salad
  • Chocolate chip brownie cookie bars

11/16 A Pilgrim’s Pride

  • Harvest salad
  • Creamed Turkey and mashed potatoes
  • Roasted root vegetables
  • Dinner rolls
  • Pumpkin bars