A roundup of Omaha-area church news, happenings:

“Service in the Park”: The congregation of First United Methodist Church in Louisville, Nebraska, will move outdoors June 7. The 10 a.m. worship service, followed by a potluck, will be held at the Louisville city park. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be furnished, all other food items should be brought by participants. Please bring lawn chairs.

Music across America: “Songs That Helped Shape a Nation” will be presented Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Morning Star Lutheran Church, 331 S. 85th Ave. Chris Sayre brings to life the varied music of the continental United States, performing on guitar, mandolin, banjo, concertina, melodeon, lap dulcimer and saw. This program is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and the Senior Group at Morning Star. The program is free and open to the public.

“The Invention of Wings:” Author Sue Monk Kidd will speak May 16 on her latest book “The Invention of Wings” at Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific St. The 7 p.m. lecture is part of the Center for Faith Studies lecture series. Monk Kidd will address the themes of her novel and sign books during a reception following the lecture. Tickets: suggested donation $10; students are free with ID. Reserve tickets by emailing kellyk@countrysideucc.org or calling 402-391-0350. Information: www.centerforfaithstudies.org.

Super sale: First Central Congregational Church, 421 S. 36th St., will have its annual Super Sale from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. May 16. Enter through the Evergreen Thrift Shop at the northeast corner of the church. Along with merchandise from the thrift shop, there will be a book and plant sale, with gardeners on hand to answer questions.

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