• 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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  • Just Peace

    What is just peace?

    Just Peace is a recognized designation for activities which are intentional and purposeful to alleviate inequities and injustices which may lead to violence. A Just Peace congregation recognizes there can be no true peace without justice for all, including Just Peace in the Community – so that all may live free from fear.

    A Plymouth committee was formed to study how the Just Peace pronouncement would affect Plymouth and to recommend (or not) to Plymouth’s Church Council that Plymouth be designated a Just Peace Church. As a Just Peace Church, Plymouth would seek justice and peace in every sphere of life. The committee presented the proposal to the Church Council in September and it was approved unanimously at the October Church Council meeting. Plymouth is proud to be a Just Peace church!

    Proposed Just Peace Covenant

    Should Plymouth Be A Just Peace Church?

    Justice in Action at Plymouth

    Why Should Plymouth Be Designated a Just Peace Church?

    What is a Just Peace Church?

    Learn More About the UCC & Just Peace
  • 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 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday, nov. 12, 2017:

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


Time to sign up for Nine to Dine!

Would you like to meet new people and feel a greater sense of connection to Plymouth Church? Consider Nine to Dine — it’s a great way to enjoy old friends, reconnect with others and make new friends, too. Sign up to take part in a nine-person group that will gather once a month for five... Read More

Justice Is Not Optional

  Let justice roll down! It’s time to talk about the Prophet Amos. Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24 The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of King Uzziah of Judah and in the days of King Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel, two years... Read More

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