Life at Plymouth
During COVID-19

We care about your health, our staff’s health, and the health of our community. Therefore, Plymouth Church continues to keep the building primarily closed and most in-person activities remain suspended.

While our building may be closed, however, Plymouth is very much at work throughout the community and accessible to you!

Plymouth Church staff is still working and may be reached at their individual email addresses, or by calling the church office Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The automated phone system will guide you to the voice mail of the staff person you’re calling.

Church Health and Safety Task Force

Your Church Health and Safety Task Force continues to monitor data, articles, and local guidance and continues to meet via Zoom twice a month while working closely with church staff to make scientifically-informed and data-driven recommendations about the time and manner of Plymouth’s reopening. While we all recognize the need to connect with the church, its people, and its programs, we also recognize the importance to doing so safely while monitoring the spread or containment of COVID-19 in Polk County. The Task Force continues to weigh the need to gather, the need to do so safely, and the personnel resources available to devote to planning and executing in-person versus online/outdoor worship opportunities. The Task Force also continues to support the breadth of creative online and outdoor programming and worship opportunities Plymouth staff offers to a wide variety of Plymouth members. Ultimately, it is Church Council that approves the movement to indoor worship offerings, with the Church and Safety Task force advising the timing and Plymouth staff planning the procedures for such a time. We all look forward to the time when we can worship together again in person! The members of the Task Force thank all the people of Plymouth for continued patience, prayers, precautions, and perseverance while we all work to regather safely.

Click here for more specific information as of Nov. 24, 2020.

Worship Services Continue

Join us online for both our Saturday and Sunday worship services.

  • Saturday Evening Worship at 5:30 p.m., on Plymouth’s Facebook page. Or watch the replay at your convenience.
  • Sunday Morning Worship at 9 a.m. on Plymouth’s YouTube channel or on the website. You may also watch recordings of this service or any past service at your convenience.
  • And watch our weekly emails, Facebook posts, and the website for information about masked and socially-distanced outdoor worship experiences available as weather permits.


Weekly Facebook Offerings:

  • On Mondays, a member of the Plymouth staff will post a short video on Facebook about what’s coming up this week.
  • On Wednesday evenings, at 7, one of Plymouth’s ministers will host a Bible study on Zoom that will also tie to the upcoming weekend’s text.


The Fellowship Forum Online
Join us for the Fellowship Forum on Zoom, Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for a conversation about God, life and whatever happens to come up. Just follow the link below –all are welcome! _blank

Other On-Line Offerings and Programs
Plymouth will continue to make other on-line offerings available throughout the summer. Don’t miss Evening Prayer, every Monday through Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on Plymouth’s Facebook page.

Parents and grandparents: keep an eye on the Plymouth YouTube channel, which will soon include an extensive playlist of videos intended especially for kids.

High School Youth: Be sure to stay in touch with Susan Waller as she works to keep you connected to Plymouth this summer.


Task Force Members

Jodi Gruening, Moderator-elect; former Senior Deacon

David Johnson, Moderator

Julie Carroll, Teacher, Junior Deacon

Cathy McMullen, Botanist and former Deacon

Rocky Morton, Physician and Deacon

Dan Mowry, Plymouth Facilities

Emily Pontius, Attorney, Immediate Past Chair of Personnel Committee

Sarai Rice, Interim Senior Minister

Rev. LeAnn Stubbs, Minister of Care and Connection

Emily Tripp, Director of Finance and Operations

Bill Wedeking, Architect, Plymouth House and Space Committee, former Deacon