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  • 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!...you'll experience extravagant welcome, choirs and musicians that lift your spirit, and an overarching theme of Growing in Love of God and Neighbor.

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  • Bible in 90 Days

    plymouth reads the bible in 90 days!

    Have you ever read the Bible from cover to cover? Every last psalm, gospel, letter, song and list of begats?

    Do you ever wish you could disappear when someone quotes a chapter and verse and acts like everyone knows which one that is? Except you don’t?

    And do you ever get frustrated when conservative Christians use Bible verses to support political causes?

    Most of us can answer “yes” to at least one of those, if not more! So join us for “Plymouth Reads the Bible in 90 Days!” Ministers LeAnn Stubbs, Kit Novotny and Corinne Ellis will lead the journey of 12 pages per day and discuss the readings each Wednesday night.

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  • Advent

    Advent at plymouth

    While we rush around during the Christmas season, in the church it is the season of Advent, and Advent is altogether different. In these weeks before Christmas, the church becomes a space apart, a kind of counterculture. We slow things down, we light our candles, we sing songs set in a minor key. We pray and we ponder promises that have yet to be fulfilled. We stir up our longing for things that have yet to be. We learn to look for the One who is yet to come.

    And it will be so much better—it will mean so much more—when we have waited and watched and felt our own deep need for all that God has promised. Plymouth has many events to help you experience Advent in the church. Download a calendar and join us.


    Advent Calendar


Plymouth Reads the Bible in 90 Days. Join us!

Wednesdays, Jan. 7-April 8 6-7:30 p.m., Greenwood Room $10 fee for workbook; BYOB! (Bring your own Bible!) Reserve a workbook online or by calling the church office. All are welcome! Have you ever read the Bible from cover to cover? Every last psalm, gospel, letter, song and list of begats? Do you ever wish you...

Angelique Hakuzimana featured on IPTV’s Market to Market

Angelique Hakuzimana is a familiar face around Plymouth Church, selling fresh vegetables throughout the summer and fall. She is able to farm in the U.S. through Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI). Angelique and LSI’s Global Greens program that helps refugee farmers were the focus of a Nov. 26 story on Iowa Public Television’s Market to...

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