Archive for December, 2016

Christmas and New Year’s at Plymouth Church

The blog will be on hiatus until January of 2017. But here is some important information for the interim time. Here is the holiday worship schedule at Plymouth Church This is one of the richest weeks in Plymouth’s entire year. As you plan for the end of Advent and the coming of Christmas, please keep... Read More

Christmas Eve Offering Benefits These Organizations

This year Plymouth’s special offering during its Christmas Eve services focuses on compassion. Every dollar you give at this year’s Christmas Eve Services — 5, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. -- will soothe someone’s ache. ... Read More

Joy Springing Up: Isaiah 61:1-11

On the 3rd  week of Advent, the church turns its attention to joy. And Isaiah is right there with us. In this week’s text, the prophet promises joy that will spring up in the sight of all the nations. Isaiah 61:1-11 The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent... Read More

Chancel Arts Committee Adorns Sanctuary

The Chancel Arts Committee has once again adorned the sanctuary with beautiful Christmas banners. Many thanks go to the following ladies who offer hours of time and talent to create and construct our worship visual arts: Ann Conover, Jan Campbell, Myra Gipson, Bonnie Green, Dixie Hoekman, Carole Martin, Barb Miller (Chair), Jan Parkinson, Jean Stuit,... Read More

In the Gallery

The North Raccoon River Project by Des Moines Register photographer, Zach Boyden-Holmes. The photographs stem from a three-day canoe trip down the North Raccoon River this past May. In them we see the beauty of the river and the wildlife it sustains, we begin to understand the controversy that surrounds its use in agriculture, and... Read More

New Men’s Groups are Coming to Plymouth

Gentlemen, mark your calendars for the third Wednesday of the month starting Jan. 18. The new Plymouth Men’s Book Group will be meet in the Inspiration Lounge in the Center for Spiritual Growth from 7 to 8:30 p.m. We are in the process of selecting a title for the first month, so stay tuned! A... Read More


All Church Reads

Plymouth will continue to explore race during Lent using books as our conversation partners.... Read More

Take Action against Turkish Human Rights Abuse

Join the Peace Committee to sign a petition Jan. 27 & 28 in Waveland Hall, after worship services.... Read More


I’m back! The year end hiatus went a little long, but I am back at it and eager to reflect each week on the text appointed for us by the Narrative Lectionary. This week we come to a passage so familiar that it may be hard to hear: the story of Jesus and Nicodemus. It... Read More

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