• 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.

    Thursdays
    Vespers Service
    5:30-6 p.m., Sanctuary

    Saturdays
    Casual Service with the Saturday Night Band
    5:30 p.m., Waveland Hall

    Sundays
    Traditional Worship
    9 & 11 a.m., Sanctuary

    Please join us! ALL are welcome!

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  • Stewardship

    T3: Time, Talent & Treasure

    Plymouth's Annual Stewardship Campaign

    We share our time, talent and treasure to support Plymouth’s ministry within the church and community. And we receive the gifts of time, talent and treasure that others share.

    Time, talent and treasure each represent an element of stewardship. The connections we make as a faith community help us grow in love of God and neighbor. When we pay attention to all three areas of stewardship – T3 – we have the ability to experience exponential growth and impactful ministry.

    Plymouth's official stewardship campaign for 2017 runs through Pie Weekend, Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20. (But, of course, stewardship of time, talent and treasure really lasts year round!) For more information about "T Cubed: Time, Talent, Treasure," please click here. If you're ready to pledge, click the button below!

    I'M READY TO PLEDGE!
  • 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

“In an anxious season, remember the pilgrims”

Sr. Minister Matt Mardis-LeCroy wrote this Op-Ed piece in the Nov. 23 issue of the Des Moines Register.

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.

Working-Preacher

Video podcast from the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, NOV. 20, 2016:

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

 

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