Our very active Adult Ministries committee is planning informational summer tours for 2019. Look for more information regarding dates, times, and sign ups to tour these local sights.
July — Christian Church in the Tri Faith Community
August — Stephen Center
About the Tour Locations
Cloisters on the Platte
Rest in Peaceful Serenity. Silent, serene, contemplation. The Cloisters on the Platte is a spiritual weekend retreat open to men and women of all faiths that provides an incomparable opportunity for you to reflect peacefully on your life and relationship with God.
Holy Family Shrine
A unique church stands on a hill visible from both directions on I-80. The Holy Family Shrine is glass-walled, with supports holding up its 45-ft. tall roof. A man-made stream bubbles along a path cut along the walkway to the entrance and then in the floor of the nave.
The idea for the shrine was hatched in 1993, and a series of miracles led to the acquisition of property and building of the shrine, which opened in 2002. Interstate drivers have a place to stop, pray, and discover Catholicism.
Countryside Community Church (UCC)
Countryside Community Church is an inclusive, open and affirming family of faith, welcoming all to God’s table of love and acceptance. The church was founded in Omaha in 1949 and is a part of the United Church of Christ, which is known as the oldest denomination in the United States (going back to the Pilgrims). Countryside Community Church continues with the planning and design process for becoming the Christian presence on the Tri-Faith Commons. Countryside’s worship services are held each Sunday at 9:00 am (classical) and 11:00 am (jazz). Construction began in June of 2017, and the new church is anticipated to open in spring of 2019. Learn more about Countryside Community Church here.
Stephen Center has served homeless and low-income individuals in Omaha since 1984. Established as a 501(c)(3) in December of 1983, the organization was founded by Sharon and Dick McNeil, who recognized a distinct need to assist those living in poverty in south Omaha. The name Stephen Center was chosen in honor of the Apostle Stephen, one of the first Deacons of the church and a man of faith who committed his time to giving food and charitable aid to the poor.
In partnership with the McNeil family, the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Omaha’s Holy Ghost Church purchased a 103 year old building on Q Street for $10,000. It was a grass roots community effort that transformed the existing building into a shelter for homeless men in early 1984. From those humble beginnings in a rundown former pool hall and bar, Stephen Center has grown to include a multi-facility campus designed to support vulnerable men, women and children as they seek to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty.