Bible Studies

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

Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap is on hiatus. We will be taking a break but resuming at a later date this spring. Stay tuned for more details or contact patrick@firstplymouth.org.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesdays | September - May  | 9:30-11:00am | Calvert Parlor | Led by Carolyn Zeisset
Explore Bible stories in their historical context and look for what they have in common with life today. Thematic units, but each week is a self-contained lesson.  All are welcome!

Fall Series: Stories from an Insecure, Desperate, and Fearful Time.
Sept. 10 - Oct. 29. Calvert Parlor. People who lived in the fear-mongering Assyrian Empire
felt insecure and sometimes desperate. Their stories can evoke our empathy with people
who experience similar feelings today, and help us understand hard-to-read Bible
passages.

Sept. 10, Why Not Just Ignore Ancient Stories?
Sept. 17, Violence
Sept. 24, Blood and Gore
Oct. 1, Anger and Judgment
Oct. 8, Punishment
Oct. 15, Patriarchy
Oct. 22, Unlovable and Unloving God
Oct. 29, Remember; Do Not Forget


Women’s Circle 3 Bible Study
2nd Wednesday (September-May) | 9:30-11:00AM | Art Room | Led by KJ Langlais
Come laugh, fellowship and grow with this amazing group of women, as we dive into another book study by Lisa Harper called ‘Untamed: How the Wild Side of Jesus Frees Us to Live and Love with Abandon’. Cost $12.

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.

Five - Bible Study for Adults in their 20s and 30s    
Sundays | 1:00-2:00pm | Art Room | Group led. **Will not meet June, July or August.
A group for young adults in their 20s and 30s from both the church and community who meet weekly for focus on spiritual and community development. Keep it simple with five tenants: pray, share, give, serve, and study. Contact rachael.wendler.shah@gmail.com                                                        


Discussion Groups

Walk-ins welcome at all Discussion Groups

‘Something Else’ Discussion
Sundays | September - May | 9:00-10:00am | Calvert Parlor
Discussion on current events, theology, and comparative religions. Led by Chuck Williams, iamchuckwilliams@gmail.com

Between Services Book Discussion
Sundays | September 10-May 27 | 9:45-10:30am | Tower Room
Coordinated by Penny Larsen, pennylarsen66@gmail.com

A Course in Miracles
Sundays | Year round | 9:50-11:00am | Room 207W (2nd floor) | Group led. Contact kathyhanna7@gmail.com

Monthly Book Discussion
3rd Tuesday | 11:30am-12:30pm | Room 207W | Group led. Contact nbecker180@gmail.com

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

Men’s Lunch & Conversation with Dr. Keck
1st and 3rd Wed (September-May) | Noon-1:00pm | Calvert Parlor | Led by Dr. Jim Keck
Spiritual and current event discussion. Bring your lunch!

FIVE: 20s/30s Community Group
Sundays | 1:00-2:00pm | Art Room | Group led. *Will not meet June, July, & August.
A group for young adults in their 20s and 30s from both the church and community who meet weekly for focus on spiritual and community development. Keep it simple with five tenants: pray, share, give, serve, and study. Contact rachael.wendler.shah@gmail.com

Spirituality Discussion Group
4th Wednesday | Noon-1:00PM | Calvert Parlor | Group led | Coordinated by Arlen Etling, Aetling1@unl.edu.
Members choose topics related to spirituality and take turns leading the discussion. A sharing group that leaves final conclusions about spirituality to each member. We aim to be supportive as each member develops a personal understanding and application of spirituality.

Sacred Circle – Women’s Spirituality Study Group
2nd Thursday (September - May) | 7:00-8:30pm | Room 211W
Contact jeanne@firstplymouth.org

Early Birds Group for Men
Thursday | 7:00-8:00am | Calvert Parlor | Coordinated by Bob Reeves and Ray Zeisset.
Stimulating book discussion and a light breakfast.

Contemplative Prayer Group
1st & 3rd Thursday | 1:15-2:00pm | Prayer Room | Led by Rev. Patrick Messer and Spiritual Director Jeanne Johnson, jeanne@firstplymouth.org
Explore various forms of prayer including: Centering Prayer, guided imagery, meditation.

Early Bird Discussion for Women
1st and 3rd Friday (September -May) | 7:30-8:30am | Calvert Parlor
Group led discussion of the role of our faith within daily life issues. Open to all women in the community. Contact Jeanne@firstplymouth.org or 402-304-9899.

Peace & Justice Coffee Chat
1st Saturday | 9:00-10:00am | Meadowlark Coffee (17th and South) | Led by FP Peace & Justice Team. Discuss contemporary peace and justice issues.