Calling all creative kids! This summer, we will be having our first Creative Arts Camp. All kids from Kindergarten to 8th grade are welcome! Come and share your talents with us, whether it be playing instruments, dancing, writing, poetry, the culinary arts, singing, painting, pottery, etc. Join us from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day from Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4. More details to come!
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All kids from Preschool to 6th grade are welcome! ReNew is an environmentally- focused VBS programthat inspires kids and adults to grow in faith, have fun, and change the world as they practicestewardship of creation! VBS will be held each evening from Tuesday, June 20 to Friday, June 23.Then on Saturday, June 24 there will be a mission and service project for families. More details to come!
Agape Handbell Choir Concert2023-03-10
Presented in collaboration with the Des Moines Concert Handbells. Join the Agape Ringers on Saturday, June 24 at 7 p.m. in the Plymouth Sactuary.
The Agape Ringers are an auditioned community handbell choir from the Greater Chicago area. They were founded in 1992 and are currently under the baton of KC Congdon. Brought together by their love of handbell music, they strive to further the art of handbell ringing through concerts, workshops, and recordings. While they take their music seriously, they also make sure they enjoy their time together making it!
Learn more about the Agape Ringers: agaperingers.org.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Students are free.
Matins Home Concert2023-03-10
Celebrate the end of the season and the culmination of the Matins Choir’s hard work with the Matins Home Concert, the culmination of the annual choir tour. Join them on Sunday, June 4 at 7 p.m. in the Plymouth Sanctuary. Admission is free.
Note: This year’s Matins Tour is June 10-16, 2023!
Des Moines Concert Handbells2023-03-10
On Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m. join Des Moines’s own premier handbell choir presents their spring concert. This concert will be held in the Plymouth Sanctuary. Admission is free.
Luther College Jazz Orchestra2023-03-10
Whether they’re swinging to the tunes of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, making a Brazilian samba come alive, or simply laying down a heavy funk groove, the musicians of the “Superband” (as director Dr. Juan Tony Guzmán calls the ensemble) are guaranteed to make any space alive with musical energy.
The Jazz Orchestra travels annually and tours abroad every four years—most recently in May 2016 to Brazil for a three-week, 13 performance immersion in the musical cultures of Rio de Janeiro and the northeastern states of Paraíba, Pernambuco, and Rio Grande do Norte.
In addition to regular performances on the Luther College campus, the Jazz Orchestra has been featured at the Iowa Jazz Championships and Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference. Guest artists and clinicians on campus in recent years include Danilo Pérez, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Luciana Souza, Kenny Barron, David Sanchez, and Kurt Elling. The Luther College Center Stage Series and Music Department regularly include professional jazz artists on their performance calendars.
This concert will be held on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Admission is free (freewill offering).
For more information visit: luther.edu/music/ensembles/jazz.
K-12 Singing Church Sunday2023-03-10
The year has flown by and it’s almost time to close out the 2022-2023 Children’s Choir year. On Sunday, April 16 at 9 a.m., we will culminate this wonderful year of worship leadership by the Children’s Choirs in our annual Singing Church Sunday service. The Children’s Choirs, Soul Singers and Matins will lead worship through scripture and song with a focus on Creation Care. These choirs have lived out their love of God and others through song and are eager to share their gifts in worship together with our Plymouth community. Don’t miss this wonderful worship service.
Heartland Youth Choir2023-03-10
Heartland Youth Choir “Meet the Composer” Festival will be held on Friday, April 14 (SATB Choir Day) and Saturday, April 15 (Treble Choir Day) here at Plymouth. This is an annual event for area choirs, produced by the Heartland Youth Choir. Each choir coaches with the featured composer and performs in a concert together with the other choirs.
For more information visit: joinhyc.org/meetthecomposer.
Questions? Contact Contact Heartland Youth Choir at 515.221.3922, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are available at the door.
PK-8 Choir Graduation2023-03-10
Join us in the Plymouth Sanctuary on Wednesday, April 12, as we mark the last Wednesday of the PK-5 Choir year and celebrate a year of accomplishments.
One Great Hour of Sharing2023-03-09
Every year, Plymouth Church participates in theUnited Church of Christ’s (UCC) One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Lenten Offering. Plymouth members pride ourselves that Special Offering donations go for good stewardship — where funds provide actual benefits to those in need, rather than administrative funds for organizational overhead. Of every OGHS dollar donated, 95 cents goes directly to program work and five cents toward promotional materials supporting this work.
This year’s UCC Lenten Offering will be designated for disaster relief, refugee support, and developing ministries of the wider UCC. Historically, 55% of this offering supports international development − used toward refugee resettlement; disaster preparedness and response; and to fund relevant volunteer work. In 2019 some of the OGHS funds came to Iowa for flood disaster relief of impacted areas along the Missouri River.
Plymouth’s OGHS collection services will be on March 18th and 19th. Be sure to mark your donation as designated for the OGHS gift. This includes all envelopes, checks and on-line donations. Your gifts online gifts may be made on-line at plymouthchurch.com/give or through Church Center. Checks may be dropped in the collection plates or mailed to:
Plymouth Church Attn: Accounting
4126 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
Thank you for your generosity,
Plymouth Special Offering Committee