WORSHIP SCHEDULE: SATURDAY @ 5:30pm SUNDAY @ 8:30am, 9:45am & 11am

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Contact us:

Dwight Thiemann, Executive Director

Dana Rademacher, Community Life Coordinator
Carol Petersen, Volunteer Coordinator

Store Hours

    Saturdays: 9am-3pm
    Thursdays: 9:30am-12:30pm & 6-8pm
    Sundays: (FoodNet Only) 3-4pm
Barnabas Community is not open on holidays. This includes Easter weekend and the Saturday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.

On-Site Donation Hours

    Saturdays: 9am-3pm
    Thursdays: 9:30am-12:30pm & 6-8pm

Upcoming Events

Worship Service

Thursdays; 5:40-6pm; Barnabas Community
Short worship services will be held Thursday nights, followed by a meal and the regular store hours. Worship will include a time for prayer, a sermon and Holy Communion. All are welcome.

Thursday Night Meal

Thursdays; 6-7:30pm; Barnabas Community
Join us for a simple meal following worship.

Eye Clinic

Every first Thursday of the month, Barnabas Community, in partnership with Shared Vision - a non-profit eye care organization, will offer eye clinics monthly at Barnabas Community. If you wish to make an appointment, email Dana Rademacher. If you would like to volunteer for the eye clinic, we need help with hospitality. Sign up to volunteer here.
    Located at 931 Saunders Ave. (near the SW corner of 11th & Cornhusker)

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Barnabas Community offers free clothing, books, toys, household goods — and hope and hospitality — to our guests. We do not charge for the store’s merchandise or activities in the community center, but first-time shoppers must complete minimal paperwork to be eligible to shop.

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Donating to Barnabas Community

Donate through Give to Lincoln Day:

While Give to Lincoln Day isn’t until May 31, online giving has already started! Your donations through Give to Lincoln Day will help us upgrade our kitchen equipment, create a more permanent and spiritual worship/prayer space and help us purchase our weekly meal needs. Your donation to Barnabas through Give to Lincoln Day giving will be stretched further from a partial match fund thanks to Lincoln Community Foundation. Thank you for your continued support, generosity and prayer!

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On-Site Donation Hours:

Saturdays: 9am-3pm
Thursdays: 10-11:30am & 6-8pm

You can also bring clean items for Barnabas to the vestibule area south of the church office during these designated hours:

Monday-Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 7:30am-1pm

Immediate Needs
  • Men’s Jeans (All sizes)
  • Men’s Briefs (All sizes)
  • Men’s Shirts/ Sweaters (Large to XXXL)
  • Women’s Jeans (All sizes)
  • Women’s Clothing (L, XL, XXL)
  • Pots and Pans
  • Dishes
  • Bedding (sheets, blankets, etc.)
  • Towels
  • Winter Shoes
Ongoing Needs

Barnabas can always use in-season clothing for all sizes. It’s always helpful if you can donate clothing in the season when it can be worn because we are not able to store it for later use in the store.

Baked Goods

Guests at Barnabas enjoy baked goods while they wait. Donations of baked goods may be brought to Sheridan Lutheran Church before Thursday.

 Items We Cannot Accept
  • Televisions
  • Large appliances
  • Exercise machines
  • Cribs
  • Pack ‘n Plays
  • Furniture
  • Large electronics
  • Alcohol


Other Ways You Can Help


For God’s continued guidance and blessing. We are walking by faith, not by sight. Please also pray about how you can be a part of the Barnabas Community.


Learn about some of the ways to volunteer at Barnabas
Volunteers are always needed to welcome guests, facilitate check in and out, sort and hang clothing, offer hospitality and more. Whatever your talents and abilities, you’re needed at Barnabas. Both guests and volunteers are welcome to check us out before getting involved by dropping by anytime during open hours. We’d love to show you around and visit about how you can be part of the Barnabas Community. You may volunteer as an individual, family or small group. If you can help with these tasks, or you can teach a class or give a musical performance, contact us at 402-742-0035, or barnabas@sheridanlutheran.org.

Sign up to volunteer
Sign up for the volunteer email list!

Make a Financial Contribution

We need funds for operating costs, purchase of store fixtures and furnishings, professional services and many other needs. You may place your contribution in the Sheridan offering plate any Sunday; please indicate it’s for Barnabas. You can also make a contribution online. If you are interested in sponsoring any of our larger needs, please contact the church office.