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Welcome to the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Geneva, Nebraska!

In our congregation, we try our best to embrace the message of our UCC denomination that says, "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."  There is strength in our diversity, and even greater strength that we can leave those differences at our door and join together in the love of God and each other in this family that we call home.

Pastoral Search/Call Committee Report

Members of the Pastoral Search/Call Committee are:  Klaire Jorgensen-Jagels, committee chair, Sharon Dyer, JoDeen Schwartz, Robbie Nunns, Harold Janda, Linda Schmidt, and Teneal Barbur.

Thank you for your continued prayers for the Search & Call efforts. You are welcome to "Share" the postings to any outside prayer groups, etc. We can forward you the links!

We are still the oldest openings of the Nebraska positions. We have had two total candidates across the year-long search. Our latest applicant withdrew consideration the next day due to their own goals changing, they had very high education and limited pastoral experience.

We are referencing our opening with Christian "Job boards" so that our church profile posting hope- fully gets more visits/views/considerations leading to applicants

There has been some turnover in our Conference support, and look forward to those new individu- als to provide their perspectives and insight to our ongoing search. - Klaire Jorgensen

Links:  congochurch@windstream.net



Welcome to our Interim Pastor

Pastor Davis is coming to us from Eagle, Nebraska. He is married to Vicki. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

He graduated in 1995 from Westminster Seminary in California with a Master in Divinity. After serving as a pastor from 1996 to 2001, he chose to work outside the church to help send his children to Christian school after being homeschooled by Vicki.

Working as an electronic tech for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad since 2002, he hopes continue serving as providing pulpit supply and hopes to return to full time ministry in a few years after retirement.

“If you would like preaching which believes the Bible is the Word of God , then you will like me preaching, “ Pastor Davis says. He shares the law and the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in every sermon, has a passion for preaching God’s Word and has a heart for the lost.

Pastor Davis has served in many positions in church life such as elder, Sunday School teacher, Bible teacher and pulpit supply.

He is thankful to be serving at First Congregational UCC and looks forward to sharing with the congregation this month.

Pastoral Care is provided by Kim Dunker.  She can be reached at 402-759-8081

Message from our Administrative Assistant

I was asked to write a short biography about myself for those of you whom I haven’t met and haven’t met me. My name is Cris Elznic and my husband Al and I moved to Geneva last December 20th which was the coldest day of the month. Our move to Geneva came about because my husband grew up here and told me he thought it was time to move home. So here we are.

We are the parents of three grown children and have seven grandchildren ranging in age from 8 to 26. Everyone is so busy and so involved that we don’t get to see them like we would like to. Our 15 year old grandson Sebastian did get to spend about a month with us this summer which was a lot of fun.

We have had a great year here in Geneva. It has been great to get reacquainted with Al’s classmates and getting to know others he didn’t know before. We have made many good friends, and look forward to getting to know more of the people in town. We are involved with the Senior Center, which we have found is a great place to meet and visit with people from here and other communities close by.

I haven’t had much time to enjoy some of my hobbies this past year due to the fact that we moved more stuff than our new place can hold, so have been busy sorting and getting rid of the stuff that we really don’t need anymore. What a job! When I am not going through boxes, I enjoy reading (especially History and Stories about Nebraska), puzzles, watching and attending rodeos, going to the car races, going out for supper with friends, and craft and antique shows. The small space that we have keeps me from buying too many things at the last two.

We are both so glad we chose to attend the First Congregational Church here in Geneva. Actually I attended the Congregational Church as a child, until we moved and there wasn’t one in the new town. We then joined the Methodist Church. I have enjoyed being back in the Congregational Church. Everyone here is so nice and welcoming.

I look forward to the job of the Administrative Assistant for the Church and getting to know everyone. If you would like something put in the bulletin or the newsletter please let me know and I will do my best to make sure that it gets there. Beginning Monday, November 6th, my office hours will be Tuesday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The longer noon hour allows me to deliver meals to the shut ins for the Senior Center.

Wishing you all a Blessed Thanksgiving. Cris