Welcome New Members!


We’re glad to have you as part of Plymouth’s faith family. Welcome!

Joan and David Abram
Joan is a retired Special Needs Cordinator  at Iowa Central Community College. David is a retired Army National Guard Chaplin and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Pastor. Both live at Scottish Rite Park.

Zac and Dani Christensen
After 14 years of participating fully in life at Plymouth, Zac and Dani are looking forward to checking the Member box on the red Friendship Pad. Zac has taught for Des Moines Public Schools for more than 20 years, almost all at Perkins Elementary. Dani is a former journalist and current Teacher-Librarian for Johnston Schools, which they both attended many years ago. They live in Grimes with their children, Ella (15), who can be seen making beautiful music with the Matins, and Charlie (9), who enjoyed his first year in the Treble Choir and can otherwise be found dominating the activities in the children’s bulletin. Zac and Dani want all the other Attend Regularly folk to know you need not wait as long as they did to officially make Plymouth your church home.

Adam Danielson
Adam is joining Plymouth after being away from the Church for many years and is interested in becoming active with Plymouth. He lives in Des Moines with his dog, Maddie. Adam works in the tech industry.

Beth and Ted Erikson
Beth and Ted are transferring memberships from Boone United Methodist Church where Beth participated as a pre-school/adult education director and played in the bell choir. Ted was the director of the bell choir. Both are educators, Ted in Norwalk and Beth at Des Moines Public School. They have two adult children, Hans and Ashley.

Jane Wilson and Joe Hotek
Jane and Joe live in Windor Heights. Jane is a teacher of English Language Learners and Joes is a Brand Manager for Doll Distributing. They have two children, Ivan (5) and Thaddeus (21 months). Jane and Joe are excited to join the welcoming community at Plymouth Church.

Alvin and Lois Stecker
Alvin and Lois live in Ankeny. Alvin grew up in Titonka area on the farm and Lois is from Wadena, Minnesota. Alvin owns Stecker Design Consultants and Urban Design in Urbandale. Lois is retired from 38 years as a real estate broker. Between them, they have three grown children: Denise in Minneapolis, Nathan in Guerneville, California, and Melissa in Garder, Kansas. They also have five grandchildren. They look forward to becoming active members of Plymouth.


Service of Hope & Light


Join us on Thursday, January 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a Service of Light & Hope: Praying for the New Year. All are invited to participate in a unique candlelight prayer service. This will be a time for reflections, readings, and prayers as we face the New Year while longing for peace in our community, nation, and world. This service will also be live-streamed here on Facebook and on our YouTube channel. We hope to see you there!


Plymouth Calendar & Event Requests Form


Click here for our full Calendar of what’s happening at Plymouth!

Event/Meeting Request
Is your Plymouth board, committee or group planning a return to in-person meetings? If so, we’d like to help you plan for success by introducing you to our new, online, Event / Meeting Request form. You can now request a meeting space simply by accessing your favorite web browser (using your smart phone or computer) and click here.

Then, simply complete the form in as much detail as possible. When you finish, click the “Submit” button. You’ll receive a confirmation email that your request was received successfully. Note: Because there are many things that have to happen “behind the scenes” when a room is scheduled, we do ask that you make your event or meeting request at least 15 days in advance of your planned usage in order to guarantee that the space is ready when you are.


Need A Shorter Term Solution?
If your group needs a space to meet at the last minute, perhaps our hoteling option will work for you! For those who may not be aware, “hoteling” refers to the provision of meeting space on short notice (1-7 days in advance). We have set aside the Peace Room, located in the Center for Spiritual Growth, exclusively for this purpose. The room will comfortably hold 8-10 individuals, and may be “reserved” using the whiteboard located on the wall outside the room. Simply write the name of your group on the board under the day and time that you’ll need it! (Please be aware that use of this room is first-come, first-serve, is only available when the building is accessible (generally 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday) and can be reserved no more than seven days in advance.)

Questions? Please contact our Executive Assistant, Daniel Schott.


Matt Mardis-LeCroy Resigns as Senior Minister


Church Council met in executive session with Senior Minister Matt Mardis-LeCroy on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, where it received his letter of resignation. You can read the full email sent to the congregation following that by clicking here, or using the Senior Minister Transition tab at the top of this webpage. Worship on Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2 will feature Matt’s Service of Leaving, and we hope you will join us on Facebook Saturday at 5 p.m. or on YouTube Sunday at 9 a.m. to participate.

As the Senior Minister Transition progresses, you may continue to refer to the tab at the top of the website menu bar for current information.

Thank you good and faithful servant.