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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

Opportunity to Give Feedback to the Residences at 4000 Ingersoll Project

The board of Greenwood Park LLC (owned by Plymouth Church Foundation) has been working in partnership with Newbury Living on a development plan for the properties owned adjacent to the church. “The Residences at 4000 Ingersoll” project would preserve the historic brick houses at 4018-20 and 4050 Ingersoll Avenue and 526 40th Street. A new...

Six New Stephen Ministers Commissioned to Provide Care and Listening

This is a joyous weekend here at Plymouth Church. During each of our worship services April 25 and 26, six people from this congregation are being commissioned into a special ministry of care and concern for others as Stephen Ministers. This rite of commissioning culminates a period of extensive training and preparation for caring ministry....

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