We know that learning and growing in faith is something that lasts all life long. First Congregational offers formation offerings for people of all ages and experiences - wherever you are on your journey. 

Sunday Mornings

Adult Education Classes

Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

Our adult class meets weekly for Bible study, discussion on current social issues and contemporary books. 

Monthly Gatherings

  • DISCUSSIONS | A number of groups gather on a regular or ad hoc basis to discuss current books and topics. 

-    Circle 4 is a women's discussion group that meets at 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month in member's homes. Recent books have been The Warmth of Other Suns, The History of God, and The First Paul. Contact Linda Lupton for more information.

-    Other ad hoc groups included discussion on N.T. Wright's The Day the Revolution Began



Occasionally, just occasionally there is a sermon that merits extended discussion. This group meets monthly to discuss a sermon and how it affects our lives. 



Monthly large group gatherings on current issues the church faces. 'Buzzes' are held after church.


Special Themes

Special educational series are held as interest arises.  In May we held a series of discussions on Jewish-Christian relations and the nation of Israel.  


Past special programs have been held on:

·         Trauma and Compassion

·         Spirituality for Progressive Christians

·         Poverty as a Spiritual Issue

·         Antisemitism, Jewish-Christian Relations, Israel and Peace

Fellowship Groups

Men's Lunch

A Men’s lunch gathering at 1 p.m. every other Thursday. The group meets for conversation and fellowship at restaurants in the greater Indianapolis area at a different venue each time. They meet for conversation and fellowship. Contact Dan Kaufman for more information.

Women's Lunch

A Women’s lunch gathering for fun and for fellowship. No programs, no committees, no commitments. The Womens’ lunch Bunch (WLB) will meet at various locations around town on the second Thursday of each month. If you’re interested in a delightful outing with good friends, please contact Sue Chapman, and she will keep you connected.

Young Adults Group

The Young Adults Group meets monthly for various outings. Check the bulletin or Colony for the latest meeting schedule. 

Plymouth Rockers

The Plymouth Rockers meet at noon the third Tuesday of the month in the parlor for a pitch-in lunch and discussion. Some of the topics they’ve covered include FCC music staff went in to church music to the 100 Acre Woods at the IMA. Contact Jon Staton for more information.

Circle 2

Circle 2  meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month in the parlor for a pitch-in dinner and discussion. Topics that have been covered in the past include travelogues, Bible study, learning ASL basics, art projects, book reviews, and poetry. Contact  Ann Leatherman for more information.

Circle 4

Circle 4 is a women’s discussion book group that meets at 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month in member’s homes. Recent books have been The Warmth Of Other Suns, The History Of God, and The First Paul. Contact Linda Lupton for more information.

Spiritual Explorers

The Spiritual Explorers meet to review different methods of using the Bible for spiritual practices rather than as simply ‘Bible Knowledge’.  Next up will be practicing the uses of music and poetry in our spiritual lives.  Contact Jackie Gibson or Rev. Michael Montgomery for more information on this month’s explorations. 

Faith In Action

Faith in Action attempts to help us connect our faith with the critical social issues of this day, and to do so not merely with vibrant discussion, but with works of love and witness. Primary emphasis will be directed to public education, immigration/DACA and gun violence.

Safe Church Policy

First Congregational is committed to ensuring that all people are welcome to worship, learn, and work together in an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, exploitation or intimidation.

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