Wednesday, September 10, 2008

PUFF the Magic Presbyterian

It is Wednesday! Time for Joyful News on Ministry!

The First Presbyterian Church of Omaha is on today's fun list.

They have created Presbyterians United For Fun (PUFF). Here is how it works:

Presbyterians United for Fun, otherwise known as PUFF, was organized in November, 2007. This fellowship group schedules various events for meals and other activities together which are advertised in the church newsletter and Sunday bulletin and on the website. Members of PUFF have toured Omaha via Ollie the Trollie, seeing Christmas lights, gone to a hockey game, seen a Omaha Royals game followed by fireworks, attended Concert on the Green, and gone to the Iowa State Fair.
Earlier this summer the congregation had a hunger awareness city-wide dinner.

You know that fun will soon be on the way when you serve baked beans.

They started a project called Presbyterian Outreach:

Presbyterian Outreach, Inc., is one of our flagship mission projects. With a very active ministry to our city, Presbyterian Outreach, Inc., is supported by many area Presbyterian churches and also by the Presbytery of Missouri River Valley. Its main service areas are:

  • School of the Arts Behind Bars
  • Christmas stockings for the incarcerated.
  • Camp scholarships to Camp Calvin Crest near Fremont, NE.
  • Senior Services Program consisting of Respite Connection, Senior Companion Program, and Interfaith Volunteer Congregational Care Teams.
  • Health and Medical Equipment Loan (H.E.L.P.) which is a loan program for those in need of medical equipment which could not otherwise be provided.
Yeah! Good job!

First Presbyterian of Omaha has Jesus dancin' in Nebraska!

John Shuck is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton Tennessee and he blogs at Shuck and Jive. Contact him with your joyful news at this E-mail.

1 comment:

Stushie said...

What a great church to highlight, John. Well done!