First Omagh has a congregation that encapsulates and welcomes a broad spectrum of the local community, from rural as well as town dwellers. They are friendly and outgoing.
The location of the church and adjacent manse to the town centre makes it a convenient location for all in the catchment area. There is ample car parking for worship and church activities and this is also available for church members during the week.
There is opportunity for mission within a close area, both to local people as well as a growing number of EU transients.
We are however an ageing congregation and this is reflected in weekly attendance. The youth group is active within the church raising funds and participating in special Sunday services and the Choir provide seasonal music on a regular basis.
Over the past four years the church has explored mission in its broadest sense, initially through a Kirk session training weekend and in 2009 through a series of evening meals organised by church elders and their family groups. We asked the congregation for assistance on the way forward and as a result have developed a mission plan. The Mission Plan examines where First Omagh is currently, including recent initiatives, states our aims and confirms our methods of achieving these, including recognising and correcting our weaknesses and building upon our strengths. We believe that this is a journey and part of God’s plan.