Urban Abbey
Coffee. Cause. Communion

Coffee. Cause. Communion.

About Us

We are a nonprofit, fair trade coffee shop, bookstore and church located in the heart of Downtown Omaha’s Old Market. We are a space of inclusion and hospitality, building relationships and community in our neighborhood and city. We serve as hub for productivity for professionals and students, a space for meaningful events, and a home for modern worship.

We believe that to explore generosity, we must practice it. It is risky, but every month, we give 10% of our coffee bar sales to a local nonprofit partner. Since 2011, we have provided significant financial resources to do life-giving work in the community to partners such as the Stephen Center, Nebraska AIDS Project, Nebraska Appleseed, Justice For Our Neighbors, and Liberty Elementary School.

So please join us—for a latte made with local dairy milk, to work or study at our reclaimed wood tables, or to explore new ideas and engage in meaningful conversations. No matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome at the Urban Abbey.

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Get involved in worship services, small groups, college groups, spiritual formation, and volunteer opportunities.
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Join us for worship at 9:00 am, 11:00 am or 5:30 pm on Sundays, or visit us for one of our special events.
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Coffee Bar

We offer great coffee and quality foods to invite everyone to the table.
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Support our mission and community through your generosity.
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Campus Ministry

We are a new kind of campus ministry – theologically expansive and queer inclusive – where faith has as much to do with practice as it does with belief. Questions are not just tolerated but expected as we seek to be authentic disciples together.
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Community Partners

Each month we give 10% of our sales to a local non-profit partner. We have given over $57,000 from our coffee bar sales to make a difference right here in Omaha.
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Fair Trade

We believe every dollar votes and we vote for fair wages. Every stone placed in a necklace and every thread woven through a scarf tells the story of workers around our globe. We invite you to stop in and be a part of the story.
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We believe books invite reflection, challenge, courage, healing and new possibilities. We offer books for all ages and the space to pause, look and read a little while you choose the right one.
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Meet our staff.

Debra McKnight

Debra serves as pastor of Urban Abbey. She is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University…more

Sierra Salgado Pirigyi

Director of Community Engagement and Campus Ministry
Sierra is the Urban Abbey’s new Director of Community Engagement and Campus Ministry….more

Get in touch

Urban Abbey
1026 Jackson St.
Omaha, NE 68102
402. 898.7600
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Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm