Below, you will see a list of what is happening at Plymouth Church!

Lent 2023

Lent 2023 Below, find out what's going on at Plymouth this Lenten season! More details for Holy Week coming soon! Click here for the Lenten Reflection & Conversation Guide. Lenten Book Look — Begins Sunday February 26 at 4 p.m. Join Pastor LeAnn Stubbs and Brian Leckrone for Plymouth's virtual Lenten Book Look. This year, [...]

One Great Hour of Sharing

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 [...]

The Sound of Matins

The Sounds of Matins Variety Show will be held on Sunday, March 26 at 6 p.m. in the Plymouth Sanctuary. Tickets will be sold at the door: $10 per person, $30 family max. Proceeds from this concert go to a charity of the Matins choice. This year, they have chosen Annie's Foundation. Learn more about [...]

Leah Hawkins

Leah Hawkins, who delighted Des Moines Metro Opera audiences last summer as Serena in Porgy and Bess, will bring her soaring soprano to Des Moines for an afternoon concert that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. The concert will be held on Sunday, March 19 at 4 p.m. in the Plymouth Sanctuary. Joining [...]

Aizuri Quartet & Panel Discussion

The Civic Music Association (CMA) is bringing the Grammy-nominated Aizuri Quartet along with renowned clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh to Des Moines to perform a Migration-themed concert. The concert will occur on Sunday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Sheslow Auditorium on the Drake campus. Purchase tickets here. In conjunction with the concert, is the panel [...]

Holy Week 2023

Saturday, April 1 Plymouth Family Easter Festival  |  10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join us for Plymouth’s Family Easter Festival on the Upper Level Parking Lot. (Alternative location due to weather will be Waveland Hall). Come and go for crafts, games, LEGO, Egg Hunt challenges, and an Easter Story Walk. Activities and prizes will be [...]

Palm Procession & Service for Peace

Palm Sunday Procession & Service for Peace Keynote speaker - Bishop Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church April 2  |  Palm Sunday Procession at 3 p.m. and Service at 3:30 p.m. Organized by Des Moines Faith Committee for Peace and co-sponsored by many organizations and churches, including Plymouth Peace and Justice [...]

2023 Scholarship

Plymouth is accepting scholarship applications NOW! To apply for our college/grad school scholarships, a student should be a college junior, senior, or graduate student in good standing in a four-year educational institution who is preparing for a career of service to others, or a student planning to return to school for the same purpose. If [...]

Faithful Readers

Join the Faithful Readers in the Inspiration Lounge or on Zoom on at 7 p.m. on the dates listed below. See the upcoming books below: March 23: The Women’s March: A Novel of the 1913 Women Suffrage Procession by Jennifer Chiaverini April 27: Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry May 25: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver [...]

Serving Shelter Meals

Each month on the 26th and 27th from 6-8 p.m. volunteers from Plymouth serve the evening meal to more than 200 people experiencing homelessness at Central Iowa Shelter & Services (CISS). Serving at this homeless shelter is a longstanding tradition at Plymouth. CISS prepares the food, and Plymouth volunteers will be stationed to serve the [...]

Theology & Film

Where do we encounter God? Sometimes it is in stillness, nature, or worship. But often it is in a new understanding that comes out of conflict with another person or confronting a new situation. In other words, we encounter God in our stories and if we are attuned, we can also experience God when we [...]

Adult Basketball

Get active each week with some basketball at Plymouth! Every Thursday from 8-9:30 p.m. the Gym is open for adults to participate in some friendly competition. Play full court 4-on-4 teams, rotating games when there are enough players. Contact Dan Stoa ( if you have any questions.

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! Mackenzie Bunz Mackenzie is an instructional coach at Roosevelt High School. She moved to Des Moines four years ago. She enjoys running and biking the trails in the area. She is looking forward to getting involved at Plymouth Church! Kimberly Burch Kimberly is [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

Church Center

Plymouth has implemented a new Church Management system called Planning Center for our day-to-day church operations such as membership, worship planning, donation tracking, etc. In addition to the backend processes we do in the church office, Planning Center includes a mobile app called Church Center which is a congregation-facing tool you can access via smartphone [...]

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 [...]