News

Below, you will see a list of what is happening at Plymouth Church! Our doors may be opened on a limited basis, but the work of our church continues! This page will be regularly updated with everything that is going on!

Advent 2022

Advent 2022 Below, find out what's going on at Plymouth this Advent season and into the New Year! Click here for the Advent Reflection & Conversation Guide. Week 1 November 26 First Saturday of Advent, Worship Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Waveland Hall 27 First Sunday of Advent, Worship Sunday, 9 & 11 a.m., Sanctuary No PreK-12 [...]

Abundance in Action

Abundance in Action Dear Plymouth friend, I love good questions — questions that challenge our thinking, actions, and living faith. As we approach another year of life together, several important questions are in front of us: What can we accomplish when we vision and dream together? What does an abundant life look like at Plymouth [...]

Pie Weekend

Who doesn’t love a good party? At Plymouth Church, that means celebrating with PIE! We’re not talking pie charts here, though it’s true that the Board of Christian Stewardship has been known to toss a few around each annual stewardship campaign. No, we’re talking about eating, not calculating, pie this time. This is an exciting [...]

Thanksgiving Special Offering 2022

This year Plymouth’s Thanksgiving Special Offering will be the weekend prior to Thanksgiving (November 19 and 20). These “special” offering collection funds will be gifted to the following initiatives: Family Promise of Greater Des Moines: Family Promise provides temporary housing and daily needs, as well as counseling services, to help obtain jobs, keep children in [...]

LEGO Series

Ages 4 to 99+. That’s the age range displayed on most LEGO sets. If you are not a kid or teenager, when was the last time you experienced the simple joy of snapping two bricks together? Maybe you had the chance to build a car for the “LEGO Series: Racing the Road to Emmaus” event [...]

Faithful Readers

This is an invitation for you to join the Faithful Readers on at 7 p.m. on the dates listed below. See the upcoming books below: October 27: The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak, discussion leader Judy Stark in the Spiritual Growth Library and on Zoom. December 1: The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michelle [...]

Margaret Eaton Memorial Funds

Jay and Kathy Eaton provide this information regarding the artwork recently acquired for Plymouth Church. After moving from Waukon, Iowa to Deerfield Retirement Community, Margaret Eaton became a member of Plymouth Church until her death. Margaret supported many young children throughout her life, including teaching Sunday school, teaching reading in public school, mentoring children, and [...]

Brian and LeAnn’s Book Look

Join Brian and LeAnn’s Book Look for our Advent Study, The First Christmas by Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan. This is an account of the two nativity narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Borg and Crossan focus on discovering the actual literary story that the Gospels tell. Borg and Crossan feel that [...]

AMOS: Grounded Solutions Training

Grounded Solutions Training Community Land Trusts are a proven model for communities to control land and development. Community land trusts (CLTs) are nonprofit organizations governed by a board of CLT residents, community residents and public representatives that provide lasting community assets and shared equity homeownership opportunities for families and communities. CLTs develop rural and urban [...]

Eighty & Energetic

Eighty and Energetic is a new small group for 80+ year olds who self-define as healthy. We meet in the Greenwood room the third Wednesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. As interest arises, other groups meet. Watch for these events. A history discussion on Russia is coming up on December 1. [...]

Common Ground on the Border

The Welcoming Migrants Committee is organizing a delegation to attend the Common Ground on the Border conference, taking place January 12-14, at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Sahuarita, Arizona, near the U.S.-Mexico border. About the Conference The United States-Mexico borderlands has always been a beautiful mix of culture, language, cuisine, economies, and people. [...]

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Join one of the Plymouth pastors and explore the scripture text that will inform our upcoming weekend worship at 9:30 a.m. in Greenwood or on Zoom. Click here to join us virtually.

Welcome New Members!

We’re glad to have you as part of Plymouth’s faith family. Welcome! Charla Bruce Charla is a lifelong church-goer. She grew up in Colorado, and has lived and loves the Midwest. She has a daughter, Kat, who is a grad student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Charla is retired from [...]

Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Group – Sponsored by Plymouth Church Stephen Ministry Have you just received a cancer diagnosis? Are you currently going through treatment? Dealing with life during and after the cancer diagnosis? And a million other questions, emotions, difficulties during this time in your life. What do you need, what do you want to talk [...]

Registration for 2022-2023 is Now Open!

Are you ready for a brand new program year at Plymouth? Registration for all Children & Youth activities is now open.   Childcare Childcare is offered on Sunday mornings. Openings are limited. Please register each week to reserve your child’s spot. Click here to register.   Church School: Pre-K to 6th Grade Registration for 2022-2023 [...]

Forum

After Sunday worship, why not join us for the Forum? You can join in Waveland 1 and 2 or on Zoom ever Sunday morning at 10 a.m. The weekend preaching minister or a guest speaker will facilitate our weekly conversation about God, life, and whatever happens to come up! Use the link below to join [...]

Plymouth Digital Library

Plymouth Digital Library Inside of Plymouth's Center for Spiritual Growth is our Library and some cozy chairs. While Plymouth was closed last year, the Board of Spiritual Growth prepared competitive grant to create a digital library offering of digital books, materials, and documentaries using OverDrive. Click here to visit our digital library! On this page, [...]

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 [...]

Get Involved

Get Involved! Looking for a way to connect and serve God and one another with a friend, your family, or church? This is it! On this page are some ways you can volunteer your time to Plymouth Church Office Volunteers WantedDo you have free time during the week and are looking for something safe you [...]