Posts from 2020

Posts from 2020

Uncommon Christmas

This year at Sower Church, we are looking forward to both the anticipation and the reflection of the season. Our December series, Uncommon Christmas, will cover stories you probably have not heard before.

Campus Fellowship Gears up for Fall & Beyond

When Zane and Faith Sherrer were hired as the new Campus Fellowship directors, they expected to be able to lead a college ministry without restrictions and guidelines to follow, the ones that have become so common during a global pandemic. Covid-19 changed everything for all us, including how two new college directors would approach their new position and upcoming school year. The vision never changed, though. With the fall semester underway, Campus Fellowship still hopes to reach many students so…

Visionary Youth

Sower Church, along with University Church and Restoration City Church, has partnered with Visionary Youth, a Lincoln-based organization that provides free haircuts along with access to basic grooming and hygiene products, clothes, coats, and personal care items for low-income youth. Formed in 2010, and officially becoming a non-profit organization in 2019 by Kwabena (KB) Mensah, owner of Oasis Barbershops in Lincoln, Visionary Youth has served over 3,000 young people and their families with free haircuts, school supplies, personal hygiene needs…

On Race, Riots, and Reconciliation

“There is a direct relationship between a person’s grasp and experience of God’s grace and his or her heart for justice.” Tim Keller, Generous Justice During the past week, protests and riots broke out in Minneapolis and across the country, including our city of Lincoln. They came as a response to the death of George Floyd, who died after a police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck, even as he pleaded that he could not breathe. This is just…

Meeting a Need during COVID-19

When COVID-19 began to spread rapidly in the U.S., health professionals and first responders would soon encounter a shortage of face masks nationwide, including here in Lincoln. Noelle Petersen knew she could help. Back in March, Noelle joined a group on Facebook, the LNK Community COVID Crafters, to sew homemade masks for Bryan Hospital, the first major medical facility in Lincoln to request homemade masks. She received five free mask patterns and began pattern testing for her husband, Jordan, who…

Online Now: Church

Online Church. Virtual Church. Livestream Church. Whichever words you want to use, the global pandemic COVID-19 has forced us to cancel our regular weekly Sunday service, ministries, and Community Group meetings until May, at least meeting in person. But it’s in times like these that the Church continues to be that, a Church. We may not gather in groups, but we still are the Church. Now more than ever, our community needs us to be the salt and light during…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

LIVESTREAM 10AM SUNDAY MORNING Dear, Church. The spread the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused fear and anxiety, even among believers. Scripture is clear that God has given us a spirit of love, not fear, and that He, ultimately, is in control, trustworthy, and good. May we experience peace in the midst of these circumstances as we dwell on the truth of God and His sovereignty. This does not mean we should be careless or reactionary, but rather be aware and work…

Beyond the Brand

From the initial teaser of the logo on January 5th, to the official unveiling of our new church name on January 12th, to sporting new t-shirts and hats, it’s been quite the month, hasn’t it? It is an exciting time for our church, and we can give all the praise to God for building our church over the years by bringing faithful men and women who love and worship God in all they do. Sower Church is now in a…

A New Era Begins

In the fall of 2012, a small and struggling church in Lincoln, Nebraska came to the pastors at Candlewood-Omaha requesting help. If this small church didn’t receive help, they feared they would have to close their doors. They wondered if Candlewood-Omaha would be interested in allowing them to merge with their church. The two pastors at Candlewood prayed about this request. Was this what the Lord had for Candlewood? Planting churches was always a desire of the church, but a replant had…