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Title: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH


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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • We are a Family of God
  • Loving, Learning and Serving Christ together
  • COME JOIN OUR FAMILY!

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR MISSION
  • To love and obey God, to follow Christ, and
    through the power of the Holy Spirit to share
    with others the story of Gods love, mercy and
    grace.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR VISION
  •  
  • To share our love of God, to rely on God for
    direction, and to develop a personal relationship
    with our Creator.
  • To provide leadership that will ensure that the
    Word of God is paramount within our worship,
    study, service and fellowship.
  • To educate the youth of our church and create a
    safe, nurturing, Christ-centered environment to
    strengthen their spiritual development and
    everlasting faith in God.
  • To accept responsibility as active members within
    the church to the development of our
    mission, ministry, worship and stewardship.
  • To demonstrate how we love others and are
    committed to service within and beyond our church
    through mission and congregational care.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR HISTORY
  • 1869-1919
  • Organized in 1869 eight original members. Mrs.
    Hannah Wallace, Mrs. Abbie Cochran and her
    mother, Mrs. Goodwin, Casper K. Conger and his
    wife and three daughters.
  • On Christmas Day, 1870, the foundation of the
    church was laid and during that winter, the house
    was enclosed and seated.
  • In the summer of 1868, a steam boat on the
    Missouri river was wrecked a short distance below
    Decatur and the citizens of Tekamah bought the
    bell with the understanding that it should be
    given to the first meeting house built. Our
    church was the first meeting house.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR HISTORY (Cont)
  • 1869-1919 (Cont)
  • First pastor - Jeremiah B. Long 1870-1873
  • The First Church served the community of Tekamah
    for 103 years before it was bought by the United
    Methodist Church and burned in a controlled fire
    by the Tekamah Fire Department.  The lot is now
    used by the Methodist Church for parking.
  • During the pastorate of the Rev. R.M. L. Braden
    (1889 to 1890) a second church was erected
  • In 1912, a lot was purchased in the east part of
    the city at 1016 K street where a manse was
    erected

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR HISTORY (Cont)
  • 1920-1975
  • In 1948, a Quonset hut was erected on the back of
    the church lot.  This was used as office space
    until 1965 construction began.  The space was
    divided into three rooms by the Mariners in
    1962.  This provided a Pastors Study, Church
    offices, and a large meeting room
  • In June 1962, a building committee was appointed
    and an architect engaged. 

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR HISTORY (Cont)
  • 1920-1975 (cont)
  • In March 18, 1965, plans were made to finance the
    building of a New Christian Educational the
    building committee was asked to dispose of the
    Quonset because the new unit would be built on
    the back of the church property.
  • The building progressed during the year and was
    dedicated in May, 1966. It included the Pastors
    Study, the Church Secretarys office, three
    Sunday school rooms (one of the rooms on the
    north was divided at a later date), a parlor (may
    be divided) and a kitchenette in the parlor area,
    two rest rooms, a work and storage area, and
    furnace room. 

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR HISTORY (Cont)
  • 1920-1975 (cont)
  • In 1972, a new manse was constructed at 909 Q
    Street in Tekamah
  • The second Presbyterian Church served with
    Christian dignity until the afternoon of Easter
    Sunday, April 27, 1975.  On that afternoon, an
    electrical storm completely charred its
    interior.  The structure was razed.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR HISTORY (Cont)
  • 1976-2008
  • The Third church was dedicated on May 16, 1976
  • The church was attached to the old educational
    wing. 
  • The steamboat bell continued to call its
    worshipers together, not with a pull of the rope,
    but with an electronic striker
  • A Memorial Hall addition was dedicated on June
    13, 1982. There are a Sunday School room, choir
    room, two large toilets, a utility room, a
    storage area for chairs and tables, a large
    kitchen, dining room, and has a complete P.A.
    System
  • A new metal roof was added in 1999.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE
  • Session/Committees
  • Deacons
  • Organizations
  • Presbyterian Women (PW)
  • LOGOS
  • Youth Group /Mission Trips
  • Church Community Council
  • Chimes (Monthly Newsletter)

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • SESSION
  • 9 members
  • Committees
  • Worship
  • Christian Education
  • Trustee
  • Stewardship/Outreach
  • Personnel
  • Nominating

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • WORSHIP COMMITTEE
  • Worship - Sundays 1030 am-1130 am
  • Recommends changes in worship format
  • Assists with music program
  • Prepares communion
  • Assists in plans for special services

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • WORSHIP COMMITTEE (Cont)
  • Assists in preparations for Christmas and Easter
    services
  • Secures ushers, greeters and acolytes
  • Oversees the beautification of the church
  • Assists the Pastor in arranging supply pastors

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE
  • Sunday School
  • 915 am-1015 am
  • Adult (year round)
  • PreK-K, 1-6, 7-12 (Sept thru Mid-May)

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Cont)
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Large, all-community event with multiple churches
    participating
  • 200-240 participants
  • 1 week usually in June
  • 2008 Theme Power Lab (Group)

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Cont)
  • Christmas program
  • Annual music/drama event in December during
    worship. Sunday school and Logos Pre-K-12
    participate.
  • Soup and pie supper follows

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Cont)
  • Confirmation (every 2-3 years)
  • Bible presentations (3rd grade)
  • World Vision sponsor
  • One Great Hour of Sharing
  • Kids Against Hunger

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • TRUSTEES
  • Responsible for maintenance and repair of
    facilities
  • Recommends to session purchases needed related to
    facilities
  • Supervises general use of facilities
  • Responsible for long range needs of facilities
  • Responsible for monthly financial report to
    Session
  • Conducts annual audit

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • STEWARDSHIP/OUTREACH
  • Oversees annual stewardship drive
  • Promotes year round interpretation of local
    mission and world-wide mission
  • Promotes wills and bequests
  • Promotes fellowship within the congregation by
    providing church-wide social events during the
    year.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
  • Supervises custodian with the Pastor
  • Supervises staff with Pastors assistance
  • Evaluates staff members performance and
    compensation annually prior to budget development
  • NOMINATING COMMITTEE
  • Responsible for receiving nominee suggestions
    from congregation for Elders and Deacons
  • Nominates church officers at the annual meeting
    of Congregation
  • Nominates members-at-large at the annual meeting

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • DEACONS
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Card ministry
  • Visitations to sick/shut-ins
  • Assist with Home Communion
  • Christmas Food Baskets
  • Mitten/Glove tree
  • Coffee Hour

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN
  • Purpose Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus
    Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit we commit
    ourselves to nurture our faith through prayer and
    Bible study, to support the mission of the church
    worldwide, to work for justice and peace, and to
    build an inclusive, caring community of women
    that strengthens the Presbyterian Church and
    witnesses to the promise of Gods Kingdom
  • Bible study
  • Hospitality groups
  • Annual Spring Luncheon

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • LOGOS
  • Wednesdays (Oct-Mar)
  • 1st6th grades
  • After school- 600 pm
  • 2007 - 20 youth
  • 7th-12th grades
  • 630 pm-830 pm
  • 2007 - 11 youth

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • LOGOS (Cont)
  • The Purpose of LOGOS
  • To create an understanding and desire for
    embracing Christ as Lord and personal Savior
  • To develop intelligent, active and loyal
    membership and leadership in the church
  • To give worthwhile study, wholesome recreation,
    personal relationships, and opportunities for
    service all bound up in a true Christian
    context
  • And to develop the kind of Christians who are
    able and willing to communicate their faith and
    to assume personal responsibility in assisting in
    the building of Gods kingdom on earth.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • LOGOS (Cont)
  • What Happens at Logos?
  • The following four (4) parts combine to create
    the structure or atmosphere in which the
    theology and practice of Christian
    relationships can happen 
  • Bible Study - Bible study is the focus of the
    program. It is based on the conviction that the
    Christian faith, as presented in the Scriptures,
    needs to be taught to young people so they may be
    challenged and nurtured towards a spiritual
    maturity.
  • Worship Skills and Choir - Worship is our primary
    act of service to God. Through singing,
    instruments, and drama, our choir provides an
    all-important opportunity for young people to
    actively participate in worship.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • LOGOS (Cont)
  • What Happens at Logos? (cont)
  • Recreation and Crafts -  Thus says the Lord of
    hosts . . .And the streets of the city shall be
    full of boys and girls playing in its streets.
    (Zechariah 85).  The goal of Recreation and
    Crafts time is to have great fun at the expense
    of no one!! It is here that the children and
    youth get to practice Christian principles that
    they are learning through crafts, games, and
    activities designed to cover a broad range of
    interests.
  • Family Time - But if we are living in the light
    of Gods presence, just as Christ does, then we
    have wonderful joy and fellowship with each
    other. (1st John 17). The goal of Family Time
    is to provide a joyous intergenerational
    celebration over a shared meal as we experience
    being the family of God. This helps provide a
    camp-like experience, and gives our children the
    opportunity to practice gratitude, respect,
    appreciation for others. . . and a generous dose
    of laughter.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • YOUTH GROUP
  • 7th-12th grade
  • Fellowship on Wednesday nights
  • Community service events and fundraisers
  • Youth dances
  • Car washes
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Letter campaign
  • Last Soup Supper
  • Dodge ball tournament
  • Youth Room

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • MISSION TRIPS
  • Our mission trips are coordinated through
    Homestead Youth on Mission - a casual
    conglomerate of churches in the surrounding area
    who share the same passion for mission work (e.g.
    Norfolk, Wayne, Lyons)
  • We have been attending mission trips every year
    since 1999
  • Youth 7th -12th grade and any adults (including
    college age) are invited to attend.
  • Average Tekamah attendance 10-15 youth and
    adults.
  • Average Homestead Youth on Mission attendance
    25-40.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • PAST PRESENT MISSION TRIPS
  • 1999 Ashland, NC Recreation Experience
  • 2000 Mexico Casas Por Christo
  • 2001 - Camp Cedar, MN
  • 2002 St. Louis, MO
  • 2003 Denver, CO DOOR
  • 2004 Rockford, IL RUM
  • 2005 Hallam, NE
  • 2006 Louisville, KY
  • 2007 Ft. Collin, CO Group Work camp
  • 2008 - Bowling Green, KY Kentucky Heartland
    Outreach

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • MISSION TRIPS (Cont)
  • 2006 Louisville, Kentucky

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • MISSION TRIPS (Cont)
  • 2007 Ft. Collins, Colorado

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • MISSION TRIPS (Cont)
  • 2008 Bowling Green, KY July 12-20
  • Kentucky Heartland Outreach is the program we are
    proposing this year. The program provides safe,
    warm, and dry homes to homeowners who cannot
    afford to make much needed home repairs. KHO
    searches for low-income residents in Central
    Kentucky and provides them with home repairs at
    no cost to the homeowner. KHO performs a wide
    variety of rehabilitation work including but not
    limited to roofing, painting, vinyl siding, and
    the building of decks, porches, wheelchair ramps
    and handrails. See website for more information-
    www.khohome.org

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • CHURCH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
  • The Council consists of the pastor and one lay
    member from each of the following congregations
    Baptist Church-Tekamah, Baptist Church-Riverside,
    Catholic Church-Tekamah, Catholic Church-Decatur,
    Herman Community Church, Emmanuel Lutheran
    Church, Methodist Church-Tekamah, Methodist
    Church-Decatur, and the Presbyterian Church.
  • The councils main focus is the Food Pantry for
    those less fortunate in our area. The food
    pantrys housed in the Methodist Church in
    Tekamah and serves many families in the area.
    Each year we give over 55 Christmas boxes of food
    to families this year.
  • Some of the other activities the council is
    involved with are the Mens Lenten Breakfast
    Easter Sunrise Service Community Vacation Bible
    School, Kids Against Hunger, School Backpack
    Program, Baccalaureate service for the graduating
    seniors and the Thanksgiving service with a soup
    and pie supper. They also sponsor various other
    musical or community programs.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR SERVICE (Cont)
  • THE CHIMES
  • Our newsletter, The Chimes, is published and
    mailed monthly. It provides our congregation and
    subscribers information on upcoming events
    happenings as well as session minutes.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • OUR LOCATION CONTACT INFORMATION
  • Address
  • 1318 K Street
  • Tekamah, NE 68061
  • Phone 402-374-2228
  • Church Website www.tekamahpresbyterian.org
  • Tekamah Website www.tekamah.net
  • Email Firstpresby_at_huntel.net

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TEKAMAH
  • We are a Family of God
  • Loving, Learning and Serving Christ together
  • COME JOIN OUR FAMILY!

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