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Sower Church COVID-19 Update (May 2021)

Our city’s COVID-19 Risk Dial is now at low risk (green), which signifies a minimal and controlled level of COVID-19 in Lancaster County. At this level, residents may resume normal activities again without many limitations. Provisions for masks and social distancing are also no longer a part of the new Directed Health Measure (DHM). We will continue to have a two-service format. Our first service begins at 9 am, and our second service starts at 10:30 am every Sunday. Our production team…

Next Step Class

God has been doing wonderful things at Sower Church, and all glory goes to Him for growth and new visitors each week, and this amid a pandemic. Because of this growth, it’s important that we share who we are, what we are, what we do, how we are structured, where we’re going, and why we do what we do with those who eventually consider Sower their church. Every fourth Sunday of the month, Pastor Mike Whitney will hold an introductory…

2020 Reviewed as We Look to 2021

Let’s be real, Church. 2020 was not the year we had planned. In January, we rebranded as Sower Church and celebrated all that God had done in our history as a church replant, allowing us to move forward and carrying the mission to reach our city. A global pandemic in March changed everything for everyone. The spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) caused fear and anxiety, even among believers. Though Scripture is clear that God has given us a spirit…

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…

Christmas 2019

It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. We’ve been celebrating Christmas all month long. We’ve decorated with Christmas trees, and we have been singing Christmas carols during worship. Our Children’s Ministry also sang their little hearts out about Jesus’ birth in their yearly Christmas program. To continue to grow our Generosity Culture, especially in a season of giving, our Community Groups gave back to our community by buying gifts for families from a nearby elementary school. Thank…

Fall Happenings

By the chill in the air, it sure does not feel like fall anymore, but we sure can praise God for all He has done in our church this fall. Here’s some highlights: By the chill in the air, it sure does not feel like fall anymore, but we sure can praise God for all He has done in our church this fall. Here’s some highlights: Baptisms Nikki, Joshua, Renys, and Felicity chose to get baptized in front of our…

Restore Campaign: Sunday School Rooms

It was your generosity that allowed for a much-needed update to our Sunday school rooms. Back in April, we announced the launch of our Restore Campaign, a one-year financial commitment to remodel our church to help facilitate our growing attendance and our increased ministry opportunities for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Over the summer, work began upstairs. Y’all came and did the demo work like you were Chip & Joanna Gaines. A work crew then installed new floors upstairs and painted so we could…

Men’s Night Begins

It begins, just like it did for the women: the men prepare for a monthly meeting of their own. Every third Friday of the month, from September to May, Men’s Night will be held at Sower Church. The Vision for Men’s Night Men’s Night is a time for men to be encouraged, inspired, and connected: to be encouraged by other men, to be inspired to live according to God’s calling, and to be connected with others who are pressing on…

Ladies Night Begins

It begins all over again. Every month, starting this September until May, on the second Friday of the month, Ladies Night takes place at Sower Church. So, what is Ladies Night all about? Well, let us tell you.  “Our goal of Ladies Night is that we’d grow together relationally and spiritually, that new friendships form and familiar ones become stronger, that we’d grow spiritually by hearing truth from scripture, and that our knowledge and love for our Savior would grow…

Restore Campaign: An Update

Your generosity was a game-changer. Back in April, we announced the launch of our Restore Campaign, a one-year financial commitment to remodel our church to help facilitate our growing attendance and our increased ministry opportunities. But mainly,  we hope to play a vital role to restore our city for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, increasing our community involvement and neighborhood impact. You all were asked to pray about how God would want you to be part of advancing the Gospel…

Onward into 2019

In late 2012, a merge brought the Lincoln church and the Omaha church together. It was a merger that brought about many changes, including 35 individuals moving to Lincoln from Omaha, restarting the college group on the UNL campus, sustaining the legacy of international ministry, and providing a foundation which our healthy and growing church now stands. Looking back as we enter another year, we are so grateful for all that God has done in our history. Each year, our…