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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  • Questions

    That's a good question!

    This summer, the questions you submitted helped set the agenda for the preachers of Plymouth Church. Beginning with the last weekend of July and continuing through the end of August, each sermon at Plymouth will wrestle with a question submitted by you. Click the tab below to see the good questions that have been selected to be the topics of upcoming sermons. See you in church!


    That's A Good Question...August Sermon Series
  • 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!


Recent Legacy Gifts Benefit Plymouth Church Foundation

The Plymouth Church Foundation recently received legacy gifts from the Trusts of Donald W. Cordes and Harriet L. Cordes totaling $75,342. Don and Harriet were well-loved members of this church, and we are honored to know that this gift will be part of their legacy here. Thanks to gifts like this, we are making a...

At Plymouth Church, Confirmation is More Than Just a Class

It is a two-year youth experience in which seventh and eighth grade students, along with their adult guides, participate in service projects, fun events, and learning that is lively and interactive. (This year we will focus on the biblical stories that are part of our faith). Students also have opportunities to deepen their faith and...

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