Dynamic Preaching and Teaching this Fall!
Guest preacher and former Yale theologian Allen Hilton will preach at worship and teach exciting Bible studies at First-Plymouth throughout this fall!
Hilton is the founder and leader of House United, a non-profit dedicated to bringing people together across political, religious, and racial division for the common good. He has served on faculties of the Yale Divinity School and St. Mary’s College of California, and on clergy teams across the country. He is currently working on the last chapters of a popular book entitled, “House United” and a scholarly book, “Illiterate Apostles.”
Register with firstname.lastname@example.org for the special Bible studies with Pastor Hilton!
Misunderstood: The Apostle Paul in Three Acts
Bible study series.
Mon. - Wed., October 17 - 19, 6:30-7:30 pm, Pilgrim Hall at First-Plymouth. Registration suggested with email@example.com. Attending all three workshops encouraged but not required.
To some Christians in our time, Paul's sole purpose is to give us Jesus the savior; rescuing us from hell and taking us to heaven. To other Christians in our time, Paul is the devil himself -- homophobe and misogynist, purveyor of bigotry for the ages. But the Paul of the New Testament pictures a Jesus "for this world and the next," and in this world he has mad skills for building community. He may even be just what the divine doctor ordered for what ails us in America these days.
Oct 17: Unashamed: Paul's Good News for Our Whole Lives (Paul the Heaven and Hell Guy)
Oct 18: Undaunted: Paul's Courage and a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (Homosexuality and Paul)
Oct 19: Undivided: Paul's Communities as Our Salvation (Women in the church)
Preaching 9:30 am First-Plymouth East (Kloefkorn Elementary, 6601 Glass Ridge Dr), 11:59 am at 20th & D, and 7:00 pm FP Presents at Brewsky’s Haymarket (201 N. 8th St).
Red (-and-Blue)-Letter Bible
Bible study. November 20, 12:45-2:00 pm, Pilgrim Hall at First-Plymouth.
Free and open to the community. $6 optional sack lunch available. Register for a lunch by Thursday, November 10th with firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagine a scene: Worshippers are making their way into a large American church, each carrying a marked and worn Bible under an arm or in a hand. What kind of church is it? You likely answer, "conservative/evangelical/fundamentalist." Why is that? In this session, we will ask about the politics of the Bible, asking, "Is the book big enough for all of us?"
Preaching at 9:30 am Firt-Plymouth East (Kloefkorn Elementary 6601 Glass Ridge Dr), 11:59 am at 20th & D St., and 7:00 pm FP Presents at Brewsky’s Haymarket (201 N. 8th St).
Nativity on Time
Bible study. December 4, 12:45-2:00 pm, Pilgrim Hall at First-Plymouth. Free and open to the community. $6 optional sack lunch available. Register for a lunch by Thursday, December 1, with email@example.com
Jesus will arrive at just the right time again this year. We'll rush through crowds to buy presents. We'll fight over whether nativity scenes should grace public squares. We'll revisit the "Merry Christmas" vs. "Happy Holidays" controversy. Frantic will reign around us and threaten to reign in us. But then, from a quiet corner of the ancient world, nativity. Join us as we look again at the story of Jesus' birth from its two biblical tellers, Matthew and Luke.
For more information about Allen Hilton and to register for his upcoming Bible studies, contact Addie Vortherms, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-476-7550.