Isaiah has a vision of shalom, where the animal and human worlds become a peaceable kingdom of harmonious relationship. Join Dr. Jim Keck, Rev. Barb Smisek and Tom Trenney as they meditate upon this idyllic image in worship this weekend at First-Plymouth.

Dr. Allen Hilton Returns to Preach
Sunday, December 4, 9:30am FP East (6601 Glass Ridge Dr); 11:59am at 20th & D Streets; and at 7:00pm FP Presents (Brewsky's Haymarket, 201 N. 8th St. )  There are no cages in Isaiah’s zoo.  Wolves and lambs are roommates, leopards and goat-lings share nap time, and the lions have all gone vegan.  What?!  The prophet has a divine dream, and we get to interpret it together.  What does it mean that the Prince of Peace also brings the Peaceable Kingdom?  Join Dr. Allen Hilton at East, 11:59, or Brewsky’s as we see how the Bethlehem Babe reconciles all creation.  Hilton will also be leading a special Bible study "Nativity on Time" at 12:45-2:00pm in Pilgrim Hall. The study is free and open to the community.


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What's Happening at First-Plymouth

What Type of church Is First-Plymouth?

Wednesday, December 7, 6:30-7:30pm. 

Delve into the historical and theological aspects of First-Plymouth and our denomination The United Church of Christ.

Women In The Bible

November 30-December 14, 6:30-7:30pm

How are women viewed in the Bible? What stories does the Bible contain about women? Explore the books of Ruth & Esther. Led by Dr. Dan Clanton.

Nativity On Time

Sunday, December 4, 12:45-2:00pm

Join us as we look again at the story of Jesus' birth from its two biblical tellers, Matthew and Luke.

Programs & Activities this Fall at First-Plymouth

First-Plymouth Congregational Church touches thousands of lives each week with the good news of Jesus Christ. Its ongoing ministries reach out to meet the needs of our community and our world.

First-Plymouth seeks to provide pathways for growth. A variety of small groups, events and workshops offer opportunities for friendships, spiritual and personal growth, emotional and spiritual support, or activity and service.

Job Opportunity

Children and Family Coordinator at First-Plymouth East (office, worship at Kloefkorn Elementary)
PT Position (15-20 hours)



Reach Out & Live


Rev. Dr. Jim Keck

Open Minded

Our worship services have a quality that echoes through the ages and yet, speaks to the present and points to the future. 


We believe God is a spirit of love that can be felt and known by each one of us.


Rather than resisting change or innovation, we eagerly experiment with new ways of being faithful and new understandings


We celebrate the differences among us such as sexual orientation, ethnicity, class, mental abilities, physical capabilities, personalities, and backgrounds.