2723 N 50th St. Lincoln, NE 68504  •  (402) 466-1906

First Connection Groups

Go to First United Methodist Church Lincoln Facebook page and click on groups to join in on active discussions happening within the community!

Due to the covid-19 pandemic and the continual focus regarding the health and safety of the Church, the building will remained closed during the week. All groups and meetings are currently happening virtually via Zoom and our First UMC Facebook Page.

Online Small Groups

Compassionate Conversations: Pause and Prayer

Join us virtually via Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 – 7:45. We open with a short centering silence and prayer; share a brief reading; and an invitation to consider how it is with our soul or what is on your heart that wants to be shared. We hold space for each person to share their truth and explore. 

This is dialogue rather than discussion. We end in a closing meditation and prayer.  Our time together has become a safe space for sharing; learning and engaging in dialogue – deep listening for understanding; and practicing being present to God, to ourselves, and to others. We are finding comfort, connection, acceptance, belonging, honesty, and gratitude in our conversations.

All are welcome to join anytime. If you want to join in the Zoom conversation or have questions, please contact Terri Storer at tstorer@neb.rr.com 

"I'm Still Here" Small Group

We are inspired by our Pastor opening her heart and sharing her stories of living as a black woman in white culture. Kirstie has made room in her heart to learn about white culture, now we want to learn about black experiences. 


“I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.” From a leading voice on racial justice, Austin Channing Brown shares an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with diversity so often falls short of its ideals.

If you’d like to join us, pleas email Elaine Johnson (ejanenej@gmail.com) or John Spilker (john@firstumclincoln.org)