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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.

    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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  • 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 led the journey of 12 pages per day and discussed the readings each Wednesday night. If you didn't make the 90 days, but are continuing toward your goal, you're not alone! That's why we're leaving this page and the reading program on the next page live on the website for a while longer.

    Learn More About How YOU Can Read the Bible in 90 Days
  • 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 here. 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. Check out the resources in the left column and click on the option you'd like.

    Sermons and podcasts are just a click away!

News

Plymouth Women Award Scholarships

Five people were recognized during worship on Sunday, May 17 as recipients of two separate scholarship programs. Funded by the estates of Susan B. Turner, Opal Jordan and Mary and Frederick Royal, and with additional donations, Plymouth Women awarded three scholarships to students who have attained at least junior status in college and are working...

Church School Lead Teachers

Celebrating Joni Lore’s Tenure By Barb Godwin, Director of Child and Family Ministries The Lead Teacher Program is a very important part of Plymouth Church’s Christian Education program, providing teachers at five different grade levels who serve for the entire year of Church School. These teachers provide a consistent presence, and work together and independently...

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