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.Learn More About Us
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.
Casual Service with the Saturday Night Band
5:30 p.m., Waveland Hall
9 & 11 a.m., Sanctuary
Please join us! ALL are welcome!Learn More About Us
Where there is charity and love, God is there. This season of Lent – which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1 and continues through Easter Sunday, April 16 – the chant of Ubi Caritas will permeate the walls of Plymouth Church. Join us as we progress through Lent.
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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
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.
There's still time to apply. Apps are due March 31!... Read MoreFebruary 13th, 2017
Luke 7:36-50 Sometimes compassion can be…awkward. Just consider the situation in this week’s story. 36One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. 37And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the... Read MoreFebruary 2nd, 2017
This position works with the department of Care and Welcome to help people connect their passions to Plymouth Church.... Read MoreJanuary 24th, 2017
As you purge unwanted items from your house, don't pitch them – save them for the Plymouth Youth Garage Sale. Donations will be accepted in April!... Read MoreRead More News