Joy Made Complete Guide

After the celebration of Easter Sunday on April 4, we get to revel in the season of the Eastertide until Pentecost on May 23.

Our theme for the season, Joy Made Complete, comes from the Gospel of John. When Jesus speaks to his disciples for the last time, he tells them he wants their joy to be complete right before reminding them of his commandment that they love one another as he has loved them. This message is echoed in Paul’s letter to the Philippians where he reminds followers of Jesus that our joy is complete when we look out for the interests of others.

Plymouth Church, this season, we hope you will find ways to experience Joy Made Complete – in God’s love for you and your love for all of creation. Our Joy Made Complete Guide includes information about: yard signs, the pet blessing, outdoor worship, Earth Day observance, Immigration testimony, member testimonies, activities for your family, book studies, and more.

No matter what your interests or personal calls, we hope you find life-giving ways for Joy Made Complete during the Eastertide 2021.

Outdoor Worship

We invite you to join us on Sundays for Outdoor Worship from 9-9:45 a.m. on the upper-level parking deck. Registration is not required. Bring some camping chairs and join us [...]

Indoor Worship

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 [...]

Spreading Joy

What could be more joyful than giving and receiving compliments? These sharable compliment pages will hopefully give you plenty of the inspiration to spread the joy of a good compliment! [...]

Go on a Joy Hunt

Go on a Joy Hunt! Make a “Joy Spotter” to look for things that bring you and your family JOY! Download a PDF of these directions here! You Will Need: [...]

Make Your Own Joy Jar

Make Your Own Joy Jar Here is a way for your family to identify the joys in their lives! Download a PDF of these directions here! What you need: A [...]

Easter Offering 2021

Dear Plymouth Members, As you prepare to celebrate Easter, please consider a Special Offering gift that supports our Just Peace covenant—working toward economic and social justice for our Des Moines [...]

Stories for the Easter Season

The Project: Stories are catalysts to create and share meaning and grow community. During Eastertide (the season immediately following Easter), Plymouth is exploring JOY. When Jesus told the disciples he [...]

Stations of the Cross Exhibit

The Plymouth Gallery has a brand new exhibit on display beginning March 1 until May 1. This exhibit will be a collection of 15 images of Christ’s last three days [...]

Joy of Living the Questions

This summer at Plymouth we will celebrate a faith in which we are invited to talk to God about our joys, our fears, our doubts, our anger, and all of [...]

Operation Friendships: Plymouth Young Adults Book Study

A young adult book study on taking care of yourself and cultivating more fulfilling relationships. Starting on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. on Zoom, Plymouth Young Adults will be [...]

John McCutcheon Virtual Concert

Join us virtually on May 1 at 6:30 p.m. (CDT) for the "John McCutcheon: Calling All the Children Home" live-streamed concert. John McCutcheon has performed at Plymouth Church several times [...]