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We resolve to love

We unite to serve

  • 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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  • Directory

    We're creating a new photo directory

    In this historic year of pastoral transition and sanctuary renovation, we are getting ready to create a new Plymouth Church Photo Directory. We need YOU to help make it complete. Set up an appointment and have your or your family's photo taken and you will receive a FREE 8x10 print and a copy of the directory.

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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


Video of David Ruhe Passing Stole to Matt Mardis-LeCroy

The official service of Pastoral Transition occurred Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, during both worship services, signifying the release of duties of Plymouth’s retiring Senior Minister, David Ruhe, to incoming Senior Minister, Matt Mardis-LeCroy. The service included a Service of Beginning and Ending, a Litany of Thanksgiving and Hope, and a Bestowing of the Stole. We...

Recap of Sunday, Nov. 16

It was a fun-filled but emotional weekend at Plymouth. Senior Minister David Ruhe, who retires Nov. 23 after 20 years at Plymouth, preached his final sermon Sunday morning to a full sanctuary. And later that afternoon roughly 1,000 people gathered at the Paul R. Knapp Animal Living Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds for a...

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