What We Do

Gatherings–2018

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

On the first Sunday evening of each month, join us for a home cooked dinner, a time to meet other students, and fun activities.

I. Next dinner: October 7 at 5:30 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

II. Future dinners:

November 4: Guest Speaker (see Speaker series)
December 2 (Hoosier Heights activity before dinner)

Speaker Series

Each semester we will host a guest speaker on a topic relevant for college students.

November 4 at 5:30: at First Presbyterian Church, 221 East Sixth Street in Lyman Hall. Immediately after dinner, Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort will discuss her new book: Outside the lines: How embracing queerness will transform your faith. See Mihee’s webpage (http://miheekimkort.com/).  

Service and Fun Events

Saturday, September 29th: Volunteering @ Habitat for Humanity ReStore from 1:00 to 5:00pm

The HfH ReStore helps support Habitat for Humanity builds that benefit low-income families in Monroe County. By selling new and used furniture, appliances and building materials, the ReStore makes affordable housing a reality and reduces waste. It’s a very fulfilling volunteer experience and I hope that everyone can make it! Rides will be available.

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.

Upcoming Events:

October 26-27: Camp out at the Larry Crowe property (east of Bloomington). Transportation provided

December 2: Hoosier Heights (climbing gym) before Sunday evening dinner

Trips

January 2-5, 2019. Montreat, North Carolina Conference Center: College Conference. Please let Gary (gcrow@indiana.edu) know by October 1 if you are interested in attending.  More information regarding registration will follow.

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.