About Us:

OUR CHURCH:

We have a rich heritage that began in 1879 with a congregation formed in Alvo, NE named Weeping Water.  In 1922, they moved to Lincoln and had a meetinghouse at 22nd and Q St. In 1953, this building was built and dedicated at Sumner and Normal Blvd. and it was named the Antelope Park Church of the Brethren.  The sanctuary was remodeled in 1981.  Also that year we founded Helping Hands Handcrafts ( a free trade organization and now part of Ten Thousand Villages in downtown Lincon.  In 2000 the fellowship hall was remodeled.  In 2004, Community Crops began using land on our property for gardeners in the community. Also in 2004, a blanket ministry began that has grown into Mittens and More as well and now benefits Clinton Elementary in Lincoln.  We also partner with People's City Mission with monetary and material donations.  In 2016, a year long process ended and the congregation voted to becoming part of the Supportive Commuities Network and officially an open and affirming church.  In the decade of the 20's, we hope with Pastor Sue's leadership and the Lord's guidance, we will continue to find ways to reach out and be a blessing to our community.

OUR DENOMINATION:

The Church of the Brethren began in 1708 in Schwarzenau, Germany by a group led by Alexander Mack which was a melding of radical pietists and Anabaptists.  The Brethren came to the US in 1723 to Germantown, PA.  They began Heifer Organization and Brethren Disaster Ministries, as well as many other service organizations. The central emphasis of the COB is not a creed, but a commitment to follow Christ in simple obedience and to be faithful disciples in the modern world.  We hold the New Testament as our guidebook for living.  We emphasize the principles of peace and reconciliation, simple living, integrity of speech, family values and service to neighbors near and far.  

- from the COB website - please visit to learn more

Mission

We are a faith community striving to follow Jesus Christ and nurture our God-given gifts for supporting one another in service to others. We invite all people to experience and celebrate God’s love with us through active peacemaking, the pursuit of justice, and the sharing of hope with our community and the world.

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Values

We are an open and affirming church that believes all are welcome at the table.  We welcome anyone on a faith journey to walk alongside us as they continue to find a relationship with Jesus Christ.

We have no creed except the New Testament.

We believe in peacemaking and seeking justice in all areas of our lives and in society.

This church is accepting, caring and loving. they give much back to the community. they make you feel at home. love this church!

Krystie Huebert

This is a great religious community that cares about the love of people and the love of our fragile earth.

Alan Thompson

Friendly and they care. No matter what, you are included.

Karen Swenson