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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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  • TiM Jubilee!

    They're Coming back!

    Aaron, Anissa, Stephanie, Jeanette, Anthony, Cameron, Kit, Corinne

    Mark your calendars and plan to participate in the TiM Jubilee weekend October 25-26. It kicks off with a TiMposium on Saturday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. featuring all past and present Transition into Ministry associate ministers, plus special comments by Senior Minister David Ruhe.

    And don't miss a single worship service the weekend of the TiM Jubilee -- ALL of our former TiM ministers will take their turn at the pulpit during one of our three services. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Waveland Hall; Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m., Sanctuary.


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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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