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Sunday Services

To submit a Joy or Concern to be shared in worship, click here.

Worship begins at 10:30 and typically runs 60-75 minutes.

Worried about virus exposure?  Masking provides effective protection to the wearer and masking is always welcomed at church. (It is not required.)  Complimentary surgical masks are available. For the highest protection, bring your own N95 or KN95 mask. Another option is to join in worship via YouTube. The church's COVID Task Force encourages everyone to keep up with vaccines and boosters. (Need a ride?  Email

Visitors are invited to fill out a Visitor Form to get on our e-list and learn more.

Learn how to use YouTube to attend Sunday services with Oliver Coffman, our AV Technology Coordinator. He's recorded an easy to follow how-to video. Click here.

This Week:

Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 10:30am, in-person or online via YouTube

"Breathing Space”

by Rev. Shari Woodbury

What’s the common thread in Digital Detox Camp, mathematician J. H. Poincare’s inspiration, conscious parenting, and Thoreau’s experiments at Walden Pond? This meditative start-of-summer service will explore the role of breathing spaces in our lives. Are you ready to slow down?

YouTube page for livestream:
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The Order of Service may be downloaded on Sunday morning.

Elementary and middle/high Sunday School classes begin after the Time for All Ages portion of our service. Children of all ages are always welcome to attend the full service with their families in our sanctuary. Childcare is offered during our Sunday services for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. 

Our Share the Plate recipient for June is Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).  Founded in 1973, PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families. Click here to donate.

Coming Up...

Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 10:30am, in-person or online via YouTube

"Re-acquaintance with the Higher Self"

by Bob Bosco

What does it mean to be a 'fully realized' human being? Joseph Campbell notes how "mythology is the underlying form of every civilization and the underpinning of each individual's consciousness." Take this trip to 'wholeness' with your Mythological Guides. Consider these three simple steps, then take the time to wonder what, if anything, you have been missing.

About the speaker: Bob is a long-time friend of our church, recent member, full time artist, and retired from Creighton University Fine Arts.

Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 10:30am, in-person or online via YouTube

"Ask the Minister"

With Rev. Shari Woodbury 

Sunday, July 2, 2023 at 10:30am, in-person or online via YouTube

"Gather the Spirit”

by Rev. Shari Woodbury

Amid the diversity of world’s wisdom traditions, is there also common ground? What religious ideas and practices are nearly universal? So wonders the winning bidder of the “designer sermon” our minister offered up in the church’s last auction. Whatever tradition(s) inspire you, you are invited to come Gather the Spirit, and Harvest the Power, as Rev. Woodbury shares her response.

Land Acknowledgment

It is appropriate to acknowledge that the First Unitarian Church of Omaha occupies the traditional treaty lands of the Omaha and Otoe-Missouria Tribal Nations whose sovereignty existed long before the state of Nebraska. We would also like to express our respect to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, and over 170 other tribes represented within the Omaha area.

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