• 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.

    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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  • Lent

    ubi caritas

    Where there is charity and love, God is there. This season of Lent – which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1 and continues through Easter Sunday, April 16 – the chant of Ubi Caritas will permeate the walls of Plymouth Church. Join us as we progress through Lent.

    Lenten Vespers, every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 9.
    Palm Sunday, April 9, 9 & 11 a.m. services, Sanctuary.
    Maundy Thursday Dinner, April 13, registration due by Monday, April 10 at 5 p.m. Dinner, 6 p.m., Waveland Hall.
    Maundy Thursday Worship, April 13, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary.
    Good Friday Worship, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary.
    Three Marys, April 14, 8:45 p.m., Rehearsal Hall.
    Holy Saturday Worship, April 15, 5:30 p.m., Waveland Hall.
    Three Marys, April 15, 6:45 p.m., Rehearsal Hall.
    Easter Sunday, April 16, Sunrise Service led by Plymouth's Confirmation Class, 6 a.m., Waveland Hall; regular Easter worship, 9 & 11 a.m., Sanctuary.

    Easter Vigil, April 14-April 16, Meditation Chapel.
    Labyrinth, April 14 & 15, Waveland Hall.



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  • Podcasts

    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 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 audio podcast of a portion of the Sunday morning service, including the scripture reading, anthem and sermon. And now, you can also watch video podcasts of Plymouth's complete Sunday morning worship service! Click this button, check out the resources in the left column and click on the option you'd like.

    Podcasts and sermons

Want to dig deeper into the Narrative Lectionary?

Now, prior to each weekend’s sermon, you can follow commentary on the upcoming scripture with Sr. Minister Matt Mardis-LeCroy’s weekly blog. Still want more? Check out the Working Preacher website, which provides lay-friendly analysis of next week’s scripture.


Video podcast from the 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday, March 19, 2017:

View past video podcasts by clicking on Plymouth’s YouTube Channel.



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