What We Do

Gatherings

IU Faith Fest

If you are a new or continuing IU student, join us at the IU Faith Fest, August 18 from 1:30-3:00 in Dunn Meadow (East End), to meet other students and discover exciting UKIRK events for the coming year.

 Ivy Tech Club Fest

If you are a new or continuing Ivy Tech student, join us at the Ivy Tech Club Fest on Tuesday August 22 (11-2).

First 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. First dinner: September 2 at 5:30 in Lyman Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 221 East Sixth Street. After a delicious dinner, find out about upcoming events and enjoy some of your favorite games.

II. Future dinners:

October 7
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: Immediately after dinner, Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort will discuss her new book: Outside the lines: How embracing queerness will transform your faith.

Service and Fun Events

September 29: Volunteer service project.  Participants will decide what project they want to work on, e.g., Habitat, Shalom Center, etc.

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.