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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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  • Come 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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  • New Day

    Sanctuary renovation & pastoral Transition

    It's a NEW DAY for Plymouth ChurchA sanctuary being renovated and open by fall. Senior Minister David Ruhe retiring in November after 20 years at Plymouth. And then we welcome Matt Mardis-LeCroy to the position of Senior Minister.

    God is up to something at Plymouth! Watch this space for continual updates! 

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Big Reveal of Renovated Sanctuary is a Big Hit!

The sanctuary is finished. The sanctuary is not finished. And I, for one, am grateful. Sunday, September 14 is a day I will long cherish in my memory. We had a great celebration in our stunning new space. I still can’t quite catch my breath every time I step into the sanctuary. I hope that...

Dedicate a Chair in the Renovated Sanctuary

The newly renovated sanctuary marks the dawn of a New Day in the life of Plymouth Church, a melding of the past, present and future. Now, there’s a way to ensure your loved ones have a permanent place in this welcoming sanctuary. The 180 movable chairs closest to the chancel will have plaques on the...

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