MRD: Dist. & Conf. Resources

12/3, 12/10 & 12/17






Omaha First UMC - Alternative Shopping Sundays

According to the National Retail Federation, holiday shopping sales are predicted to top $678 billion this season, with consumers planning to spend $979 each.  Imagine the great things that would be possible if even a fraction of these funds were intentionally directed towards mercy and justice?

We have the opportunity to make thoughtful purchases at our Alternative Christmas Mall at FUMC on December 3, 10, and 17th. On all three days, plan to shop in the Gathering Place for donations to charitable organizations as well as fair trade items from a variety of local vendors on the 10th and 17th. As you plan your holiday gift lists, consider reserving a portion of your spending to support mercy and justice.

Please contact Omaha First UMC office for more information.  

Christmas Cantatas, Musicals, Plays & Other Special Events

CLICK HERE for a listing of all known Christmas Cantatas, Musicals Plays and other Special Events in the Missouri River District.  


Blue Christmas

CLICK HERE for a listing of all known Blue Christmas services in the Missouri River District.  


Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Other Holiday Services

CLICK HERE for a listing of all known worship services in the Missouri River District.  








Omaha First UMC - Taize Prayer Services

On the first Saturday of each month, First UMC hosts a community Taizé Prayer service at 5:00 p.m. in Mead Chapel

Taizé prayer services are inspired by the Taizé ecumenical monastic community in France where people – young and old – come to pray, to be silent, to listen, to be simple, to be faithful. They come seeking space in which to be with God. The community was founded by Brother Roger Schutz during the Second World War. 

Perhaps the most distinctive character in the service is the music, simple meditative songs with few words that are repeated again and again.  This allows the words to penetrate deeply as a way of listening to the Divine Presence.  The service also includes short readings, spoken prayers, a period of silence and the use of candles adding to the meditative aspect of the service. 

The service, about 40 minutes in length.  All are welcome.


Omaha Clair Memorial ​

Alan Black a member of Omaha Clair Memorial has published a book titled, "Here I Am Lord" CLICK HERE for a flyer with more information. 



Please contact Christy at the Great West District Office at 308-284-8922 or by email at for more information or click here for an order form.   


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The United Methodist General Conference Next Global Health Initiative: Abundant Health: Our Promise to Childern.

In our Great Plains Conference, United Methodist congregations – whether large or small -- are uniquely blessed with the availability of the all the resources necessary to develop an effective congregational health ministry.

For more information regarding Congregational Health Ministry, The NE Faith Community Health Network and the Health Ministry at Omaha Faith Faith Westwood UMC click here