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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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News

Local Churches React to Issues of Immigrant Children

A contingent from Plymouth attended a local prayer vigil Monday night. Read more about what some local churches, including Plymouth, are doing to help the cause of the immigrant Central American children coming to the U.S. This excerpt is from an article in the NY Times. “In Des Moines on Monday night, the mayor, Frank...

Iowa Conference Addresses Plight of Central American Children

The Rev. Rich Pleva and the ministers of the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ have issued a pastoral letter in response to the plight of Central American children. We know, based on the Fellowship Forum from this past weekend, that the welfare of the children concerns many of you. We encourage you...

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