What We Do

Gatherings–2018

Sunday dinners (We’ve Saved a Place for You)

On several Sunday evenings throughout the semester, join us for a home cooked dinner, a time to meet other students, and fun activities.  We’ll meet at 5:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, 221 East Sixth Street in Lyman Hall. After a delicious dinner, find out about upcoming events and enjoy some of your favorite games. Please RSVP to Gary Crow (gcrow@indiana.edu), 812-361-6603

February 17: Jubilee and LuMin campus groups will join us to discuss upcoming Spring Break trip to Jackson, MS.  Guest Speaker: Amrita Meyers (Topic: racial injustice)

March 3Guest Speaker: Dr. Norm Holy (Topic: climate change). We will meet in the church Parlor, next to Lyman Hall

April 7 (Game-night): in Parlor next to Lyman Hall

 

Speaker Series

February 17: Amrita Meyers will help reflect on racial justice in preparation for the Spring Break mission trip to Jackson, MS.  After dinner on February 17, 5:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 221 East Sixth Street in Lyman Hall. Immediately after dinner, Amrita Meyers will discuss racial injustice as a preparation for our Spring Break trip to Jackson, MS.  The Jubilee and LuMin campus groups will join us.

 March 3: Norm Holy will speak on climate change. After dinner on March 3, 5:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, church parlor.

Service and Fun Events

Friday, February 15 at 5:00pm : Hoosier Heights (climbing gym) Please let Andy Reese know if you plan on coming so he can send you more detailed information. Email: andreese@iu.edu Cell Phone: (317)910-0638.

Saturday, April 13–Service project (TBA). Please let Andy Reese know if you plan on coming so he can send you more detailed information. Email: andreese@iu.edu Cell Phone: (317)910-0638.

Trip

March 9-16: Spring Break Mission trip to Jackson, MS.  We will join Jubilee and LuMin campus ministries to partner with Kaleo Missions.  Excerpt from Kaleo website: “During your time in Jackson, your team will experience, learn, listen and serve. Our local staff will guide your team through experience-based learning, including spending time at the brand new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, hearing from local church leaders, and learning ways to bring God glory and celebrate each person who is created in His image. Our teams will also have the opportunity to explore the home of Medgar Evers, now turned into a museum, which honors the many sacrifices that took place in Jackson and Mississippi.”
Our hope is to gain a deeper understanding of the broken systems in our country, God’s work in redemption, and our potential for being agents of change.

Groups

If you’re interested in connecting with others over breakfast, lunch, or coffee midweek we will be coordinating schedules and times. These are oriented towards fellowship and each group will decide the focus of their group.

Mission and Service

There’s plenty of opportunities at FPC to plug into meaningful ministry and outreach to the community including Saturday Morning Breakfast at the Shalom Community Center and the Interfaith Winter Shelter. In the summer, FPC sends groups to Nicaragua and West Virginia to work with local communities for nearly week long trips.

Ecumenical and Interfaith Community

We are actively involved in building community with other campus and denominational groups and engaging in interreligious programs at IU including Jubilee (UMC), the Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA), Trinity Episcopal Church, the Muslim Student Association, and the Hindu Student Association.

On Wednesday evenings, we will join students from the Lutheran Center (ECLA) for spirited and insightful conversation. This weekly gathering will meet on Wednesdays at 7:07 PM at the Lutheran Center, 314 S. Rose St.