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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  • Stewardship

    Every ONE matters

    Stewardship 2016

    We could take a lot of space at the beginning of the 2016 stewardship campaign to tell you about all the wonderful programs and ministries that happen every day of the year here at Plymouth Church. But if you’re listening to your church family’s “stories” this year – in board meetings, in the Contact, on the website – you’ve got a good idea of what’s important to the people of Plymouth. What brings them back to church every weekend, and what inspires them to invite their friends.

    So this year, we decided to share why Every One Matters. Why Every Story Matters.

    Stewardship materials will be available in weekend worship bulletins through Pie Sunday, Nov. 22; in your mailbox; or you can download a copy here.

    When you're ready to make your pledge, you may pledge online -- click on the arrow next to Location, Service Times and Giving at the top of this and every website page -- and click on PLEDGE. Or pick up a pledge card in the church office, or in literature racks.

    We need your help – Every One of you – to help achieve our ministry goals.
    Every gift matters.


    Here's why Every One Matters.
  • 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!


Advent Devotional Booklets Are Here!

Plymouth Women have provided free Advent Devotional Booklets located around the church, including the Sanctuary, Waveland Hall, the Center for Spiritual Growth, and the Coffee Shop. We hope the booklets help make Advent special for you....

What does it take to be a Stephen Minister, you ask?

Gifts, commitment, training, dedicated service, accountability, continuous learning: a Stephen Minister completes 50 hours of training before ever meeting with a care receiver. They learn about listening, assertiveness, confidentiality, and many other aspects of care giving. After completing the initial training, they engage in continuing education. Stephen Ministers find that their relationships become richer and...

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