the love of

God and neighbor

  • What We Believe

    What We Believe

    Plymouth Church is a vibrant, caring, active, thinking – and even questioning! – congregation in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa where all are welcome! During every worship service you’ll hear us say: “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are always welcome here.” We say it over and over again because we live it...not just in worship, but through hundreds of rewarding and enriching activities that happen in and around Plymouth all week and all year.

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  • Worship

    Come Worship

    Worship at Plymouth Church nourishes your mind as well as your soul. Whether you opt for casual Saturday night worship or traditional Sunday services...or a combination of both!'ll experience extravagant welcome, choirs and musicians that lift your spirit, and an overarching theme of Growing in Love of God and Neighbor.

    Casual Service with the Saturday Night Band
    5:30 p.m., Waveland Hall

    Traditional Worship
    9 & 11 a.m., Sanctuary

    Please join us! ALL are welcome!

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  • Stories

    Every Story matters...even yours!

    This fall, we focus on stories. Not the stories in the Bible, necessarily. Although we will talk about them. But most importantly, right now, we're interested in YOUR stories! You'll hear Plymouth people sharing their stories in a number of places this fall. In the CONTACT. In board and committee meetings. In Fellowship Forum. In classes. What's YOUR story?


    Matt Mardis-LeCroy talks about stories.
  • Sermons

    Plymouth preachers can PREACH. But these sermons aren't performances. They might not even make it on TV. There's no light show, no video screens, no praise band behind them. It's just a Plymouth minister, bearing his or her beliefs about scripture in a way that will touch your soul. Each week, you'll find that Plymouth ministers will leave you with a message that you'll ponder for days to come. And isn't that what sermons are all about?

    Whether you're a potential visitor and want to sample a sermon from our Saturday night or Sunday morning worship service, catch a sermon you missed while traveling, or relive a sermon you thoroughly enjoyed, just click below. Manuscripts are available for most Sunday sermons and some Saturday sermons. And because every minister doesn't always follow a manuscript and preaches more extemporaneously, you'll also find a link to Plymouth's podcast of a portion of the Sunday morning service, including the scripture reading, anthem and sermon. Click this button, check out the resources in the left column and click on the option you'd like.

    Sermons and podcasts are just a click away!


PITCH In is Oct. 11

Bring items for Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (IHYC). IHYC works to eliminate homelessness among children, youth and young mothers in Polk County. IHYC serves youth ages 16–21 (or 25 if pregnant or parenting), and offers a variety of programs that teaches youth to live independently and become self-sufficient. These programs include supportive housing/transitional living (for...

Blessing of the Animals

God’s blessing is for ALL creation! Whether you’ve got hands or paws or wings or claws, all are welcome at Plymouth Church’s Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m., on the front lawn. (Rain location: lower-level parking lot). Invite friends and neighbors to this fun community worship event, led by LeAnn Stubbs, Corinne...

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