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Child Activities Volunteers

2021-04-30

Did you know that Activities are now available for children at the 9 a.m. Sunday Outdoor Worship Service? Kids and families are excited!! We need a volunteer or two to help assist with the Activity table each Sunday. Volunteers will:

  • Set up the activity table at 8:30 a.m. (All items are in a wagon)
  • Greet children and families who come to the table and invite them to take an activity – things like sidewalk chalk, books, coloring pages and scarves to dance with!
  • Gather returned items into a bin for cleaning
  • Put all items in the wagon at the end of worship.
  • Put wagon in the entry way. (finished by 9:45 a.m.)
  • Volunteers will receive training the first time they volunteer.

Volunteer once, or once a month, or more often. At least one volunteer is needed and two would be great. Click here to sign up.

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Rooted in Love 2021

2021-04-29

To keep everyone safe, the 33rd General Synod of the United Church of Christ will be held virtually. This means EVERYONE can attend! If you’ve always wanted to see our covenantal denomination in action- this is your chance!

Click here for more information!

Save the Date: July 11-18, 2021

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Annual Meeting 2021

2021-04-29

This year’s Annual Meeting was on May 11 at 7 p.m. over Zoom.

Click here for more information about this meeting.

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Confirmands of 2021

2021-04-29

Congratulations to the Confirmands of 2021!

Whether or not you choose to be confirmed at this time, we honor the commitment of two years of learning, community building, and service as together we grew in love of God and neighbor. On behalf of the Plymouth congregation, congratulations and welcome!

Brynne Bellaire

Ava Boldt

Delaney Boldt

Ella Christensen

Abigail Galloway

Xiomara Hanson

Hadley Harvey

Kate Johnson

*Lexus Kapler

Liana Krell

Noah Olson-Daniel

Buck Pattinson

Caroline Ramsey

*Bea Vermeer

Hannah Witt

*chose not to be confirmed at this time

A confirmation program the size of Plymouth’s would not be possible without the help of many dedicated volunteers. We give thanks for the commitment and leadership of the following guides, who journeyed with the confirmation class these last two years: facilitating community, service, learning, and fun.

Robin Fortney

Hayley Harvey

Matthew Harvey

Brian Pattinson

Sarah Ramsey

Erika Smith

Jen Vermeer

Sarah Witt

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Indoor Worship

2021-04-28

We invite you to join us on Sundays for Indoor Worship from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is required for these indoor services. Service registration opens at noon on Sunday, two weeks prior to each indoor service. Registration is not required. Each service will be capped at 200 participants. Masks and distancing are required at all times. We look forward to worshipping with you in-person!

We will also have our Plymouth yard signs available at all in-person services while supplies last. Just ask one of our Deacons if you’d like one for your home!

See below a welcome video from our ministers about procedures during indoor worship.

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Senior Minister Search Update: April 12

2021-04-12

Thank you, Plymouth Church! The congregational survey was a great success! Over 300 responses were received over the two-week period. The search committee is working to assemble the information gathered into a working church profile for the UCC search and call process. The many responses will help identify the qualities you, Plymouth Church, want to see in a successful candidate.

The survey comments clearly demonstrate the passion and enthusiasm Plymouth has for the next senior minister and the opportunities they will have as a leader. Both the UCC church profile and the Slingshot search firm’s overview will be finalized and posted in the upcoming weeks.

Again, thank you to those who participated. The search committee is both encouraged and excited by your support and input. Continue to watch for updates on the church website and other church communications. The search committee is always available to hear your thoughts and comments at PlymouthSeniorMinisterSearch@gmail.com.

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Eastertide 2021 Book Study

2021-04-07

The Universal Christ is about the Eternal Christ, who never dies—and who never dies in you! Resurrection is about the whole of creation, it is about history, it is about every human who has ever been conceived, sinned, suffered, and died, every animal that has lived and died a tortured death, every element that has changed from solid, to liquid, to ether, over great expanses of time. It is about you and it is about me. It is about everything. The “Christ journey” is indeed another name for everything.

Join Pastor LeAnn Stubbs and Stephen Minister Brian Leckrone, for a six-week Eastertide Book Study as we read The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr. The study will begin on Sunday, April 18 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and conclude on Pentecost Sunday, May 23.

Click here to register for the class. We will send you the Zoom link, book information, and additional resources.

Questions, please contact Brian Leckrone at bdleckrone@gmail.com.

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Take the Creation Care Challenge

2021-04-07

April is Earth Month at Plymouth and we’re asking you to take the Creation Care Challenge. Commit to an activity that demonstrates how you protect and respect God’s creation. Listed here are some suggestions from the Plymouth Creation Care and Justice Coalition. Send an email (elbert.amylou@gmail.com) and we’ll share in future newsletters how Plymouth cares.

Also, join the 10 am Forum Sunday, April 18, when our guest will be Brian Campbell, Executive Director of the Iowa Environmental Council. He will update us on IEC activities and what we can do to work for a better tomorrow.

Will you commit to one or more of the following for the month of April? 

  • Cut your food waste in half (calculate how many garbage bags you have filled at the end of the week compared to your average). Buy and prepare only as much food as you and your family will consume.
  • Faithfully take groceries home in reusable bags rather than grocery-provided plastic.
  • Take lightweight mesh bags (sold at some area grocery stores and on Amazon) for produce rather than plastic bags provided by the supermarket.
  • Start a compost pile for garden cuttings and raw fruit and vegetable scraps.
  • Support candidates for office who work for environmental justice. Sign up for the Plymouth J-PAN e-mailing list on the Plymouth site for updates on pending environmental and social justice legislation and contact elected officials to express your opinions.
  • Buy a rain barrel and collect water to use for your lawn use. Plant native plants and plan a butterfly or rain garden. (See iowastormwater.org.)
  • Coordinate errands to cut driving time and distances in half.
  • Donate to an environmental organizations, such as the Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, Iowa Environmental Council, and Sierra Club.
  • Sign the Iowa Interfaith Power and Light faith statement on climate action, Uphold and Upheave.
  • Stop buying bottled water and carry a reusable water bottle (Americans throw away 35 billion empty water bottles a year. Of those, only 12 percent are recycled.)
  • Dial down your thermostat a few degrees at night or install a programmable thermostat.

 

Want to get really serious?