• 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.

    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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  • Anti-Racism

    Read a letter from Plymouth's pastors about the call to anti-racism at Plymouth Church: https://www.plymouthchurch.com/walk-faithfulness-christian-love-pastoral-letter-call-anti-racism-plymouth-church/

  • Stewardship

    It is all about connection. And when it comes to connection, you get what you give.

    At Plymouth Church this fall, through the work of Karen Jeske and our new Connections Committee, we are focused on strengthening our connections: to God, to one another, to our neighbors. And God is weaving our lives into something beautiful. We are learning how good it can be to connect and care for each other; we are discovering just how much good we can do when we commit to doing it together.

    But there is only one way to connect: you have to give of yourself. So that is what we are asking you to do: join with the people of Plymouth Church in investing your time, your talent and your treasure to the work God is doing in our midst. When we all give something of ourselves, our connection can only grow stronger. Learn more about how you can Connect & Care for One Another by clicking here.

    Plymouth's budget is not a mystery. It's based on MAPs -- Mission Action Plans -- created by each Plymouth board, committee, and program. These outline what the boards hope to accomplish during 2018, and how much it will cost to implement that. Later this year, the Board of Trustees will examine each of the MAPs carefully, along with the complete church budget for 2018 that also includes the expenses to keep the building in good condition and running, salaries for staff, and a lot of other operating expenses that many people take for granted. If you would like to read some of the MAPs for 2018, click here.


Want to dig deeper into the Narrative Lectionary?

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.

Video podcast from the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, march 4, 2018:

View past video podcasts by clicking on Plymouth’s YouTube Channel.



Come and See: An Invitation to Holy Week at Plymouth Church

  This week’s blog post is simply an invitation: come and see. Holy Week is better experienced than explained. First, a little autobiography: I discovered Holy Week as a college student. My Low Church evangelical upbringing treated Easter as a one-off. The notion of commemorating, for example, Maundy Thursday seemed exotic and strange to me.... Read More

It’s time to think scholarships!

The Marie Green Award is given each year to two outstanding high school seniors who have been actively involved in the life of Plymouth Church. ... Read More

Green Team: “Chickadee Check-Off” time again.

Couldn’t be any simpler to support Iowa’s Wildlife Diversity Program. Just add one dollar or more to your taxes to support wildlife habitat development and restoration.... Read More

All Church Reads

Plymouth will continue to explore race during Lent using books as our conversation partners.... Read More

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