We join Temple Israel, who in 2013 became the first partner to construct a facility on the campus. The envisioned faith partnership will be completed when the Christian partner—Countryside Community Church (United Church of Christ)—relocates its congregation to its future facility on the Tri-Faith campus, a process that commenced in 2015. A Tri-Faith center will eventually rise from the campus as well.
We look forward to an enduring partnership with our brothers and sisters of the Abrahamic faiths. The community has shown tremendous support for The Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha, a historic endeavor and very likely the first of its kind in the world. The four buildings will form a multi-faith neighborhood of collaboration serving Omaha, the Heartland, and ultimately a global community.
We thank the Tri-Faith Initiative for sharing the following information from their website:
The Tri-Faith Initiative is led by the following partners:
Temple Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation that strives to bridge tradition and modernity, linking a cherished Jewish history with fresh approaches to spirituality, lifelong Jewish learning and acts of justice.
The congregation was founded in 1871 and nearly 750 families are members today. Temple Israel is the first of the Tri-Faith Initiative partners to build on the campus. The congregation dedicated its new synagogue October of 2013.
Learn more about Temple Israel here.
The Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska is a founding partner of the Tri-Faith Initiative and is in the process of transitioning its leadership role over to Countryside Community Church.
The Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska is an organization of 53 churches located throughout Nebraska, where diverse communities of people gather to encourage and support each other in worshipping Jesus, nurture each other through good times and bad, and reach out in service to the larger world.
The Episcopal Church has been a presence in Nebraska since 1865. The Nebraska Diocese is part of the larger Episcopal Church, which is in turn a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Learn more about the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska here.
On April 12, 2015, Countryside Community Church voted to accept the invitation made by the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska to take its place as the Christian partner of the Tri-Faith Initiative.
Countryside Community Church is an inclusive, open and affirming family of faith, welcoming all to God’s table of love and acceptance. Its members are diverse, yet united by Christ’s example, caring for one another, supporting one another and challenging one another to become all that God creates us to be.
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 campus. Countryside’s worship services are held each Sunday at 9:00 am (classical) and 11:00 am (jazz). All are welcome.
Learn more about Countryside Community Church here.