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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.

    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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  • 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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Annual Plymouth Youth Garage Sale

Wall-to-Wall Garage Sale Bargains Are Headed Your Way You never know what you’ll find at the Plymouth Garage Sale! But if you want to take a tactical approach to your shopping extravaganza, here are general guidelines of what you’ll be most apt to find where: Clothing (not just a little clothing…but tables and racks and...

Vocabulary of Faith

by Kathryn Palen Words matter to me. Shortly before I moved to Des Moines, two clergy colleagues mentioned using language that doesn’t really match what they believe. They said they use “evangelical vocabulary” or the “language of Zion” to help make their theology more acceptable—to their congregations and to other clergy. Maybe my reaction to...

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