Bible Studies

Go deeper with the week’s scripture and sermon. Walk-In's Welcome

Not Your Ordinary Bible Study
Thursdays | Noon-1:00pm | Choir Room Led by Rev. Dr. Jim Keck
A spiritual adventure that lets Scripture speak directly to our lives, and catapult us into far-ranging topics of real interest.

Academic Bible Study
Sundays, Sept 13 – May 28 | 9:00-9:50am | Resource Room
Led by Dr. David Peabody, Retired Professor of Religion, Nebr. Wesleyan University

Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tues | Sept 6 - May 30 | 9:30-11:00am
Led by Carolyn Zeisset

Apr. 18 - May 2: Biblical Roots of Hymn Lyrics
Where in the Bible are the scriptural roots of words in some favorite hymns?
April 18:    Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
April 25:    Great Is Thy Faithfulness
May 2:    Thine Is the Glory

May 9 - May 30: The World of Herod the Great
From the Bible we know the name Herod. Video instructor and biblical archaeologist provides a fuller picture of this complex historical figure.
ay 9:    From Roman Annexation to Herod the Great
May 16:    Herod as Builder–Jerusalem’s Temple Mount
May 23:    Caesarea Maritima–Harbor and Showcase City
May 30:    From Herod’s Last Years to Pontius Pilate

Women’s Circle 1 Bible Study
1st Wed (Oct-May) | 9:30-11:00AM | Various locations | Led by Rev. Ralph Sturdy

Women’s Circle 3 Bible Study
2nd Wed (Aug 10-May) | 9:30-11:00AM | Art Room | Led by Rev. Barb Smisek
Monthly Bible-based study, Laws of the Heart written by one of the most articulate social analysts and religious leaders of our time, Joan Chittister.

Five - Group for 20s and 30s                                                                                                 Sundays | 11:30am-12:30pm | Art Room | Group led. | Contact Megan   Meet weekly to focus on spiritual and community development. Keep it simple with five tenants: pray, share, give, serve, and study. 

Discussion Groups

Walk-ins welcome at all Discussion Groups

‘Something Else’ Discussion on Current Events and the Bible
Sundays, Sept 11 - May 28 | 9:00-10:00am | Calvert Parlor
Led by Jim Hewitt, author, retired lawyer and college professor

Between Services Book Discussion
Sundays beginning Sept 11 | 9:45-10:30am | Tower Room
Penny Larsen,

A Course in Miracles
Sundays, year round | 9:40-11:00am | Room 207W (2nd floor) | Group led

Monthly Book Discussion
3rd Tues | 11:30am-12:30pm | Room 207W | Group coordinator Amy Tuttle

Early Risers Group for Men
2nd and 4th Wed (Sept-May) | 7:00-8:00am | Pilgrim Hall | Led by Bob Bartle
Study spiritual issues as they relate to current events.

Men’s Lunch & Conversation with Dr. Keck
1st and 3rd Wed (Sept.-May) | Noon-1:00pm | Calvert Parlor | Led by Dr. Jim Keck
Bring a Sack Lunch

FIVE: 20s/30s Community Group
SUN | 11:30AM | Art Room
Meet weekly to focus on spiritual and community development. Keep it simple with five tenants: pray, share, give, serve, and study. Contact AJ at

Spirituality Discussion Group
4th Wed | Noon-1:00PM | Calvert Parlor | Group led
Explore the meaning and depths of various approaches to spirituality. Bring  your lunch.  Contact Barbara Michael

Racial Justice Task Team
Open to all as we work to involve First-Plymouth in racial justice work. 

Sacred Circle – Women’s Spirituality Study Group
2nd Thurs (Sept-June) | 7:00-8:30pm
A focus on “Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within,” by Christine Painter. Each month we will read one chapter, share what we’ve found meaningful, and support one another as we seek to deepen our union with the divine.

Early Birds Group for Men
Thurs | 7:00-8:00am | Calvert Parlor | Contact Bob Reeves or Ray Zeisset
Stimulating discussion and a light breakfast.

Women’s Prayer and Meditation Group
1st & 3rd Thurs | 1:00pm | Calvert Parlor | 
Practicing meditation, silence, and guided imagery as ways of connecting to spirit.

Early Bird Discussion for Women
1st and 3rd Fri (Sept.16 -May) | 7:00-8:00am | Calvert Parlor
Group discussion of the role of our faith within daily life issues. Open to all women in the community. Contact or 402-304-9899.

Peace & Justice Coffee Chat
1st Sat | 9:00-10:00am | Meadowlark Coffee (17th and South) | Peace & Justice Team