Archive for September, 2017

Plymouth Women’s Career Closet Needs Shopping Bags and Sorters

Plymouth Women’s Career Closet wants to thank all of you for your fall donations! We are overflowing with lovely clothes for our clients. Now, we need two other things you can help with. The first: Big, handled shopping bags. Can you go through yours at home and send us what you don’t need? The second:... Read More

God’s Work; Our Hands

  “…here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.” -President John F. Kennedy January 20, 1961 How does heaven come to earth? It has a lot to do with us. This week we enter the second book of the Bible and take up the story of Moses. Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-15; 4:10-17 23After a... Read More

Jacob’s Ladder

  We are…climbing…Jacob’s…ladder. If you frequently attend Plymouth’s Saturday Night service—and you should!—this week’s text may have you humming an old spiritual. This week we are all climbing Jacob’s ladder. Of all the Narrative Lectionary texts for this year, the story of Jacob may be the one that got me thinking about the idea of... Read More

Time to Sign-Up for Sacred Hospitality Meals

Jesus taught us that relationships are at their best when we gather around a table together. Sharing a meal reminds us what we have in common with one another even if we are (or appear to be) very different. This fall, you are invited to participate in a meal hosted by a Plymouth member. During... Read More

Green Space: A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican

“A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican. His bill will hold more than his bellican.” It’s fall and the White Pelicans with their wonderful beaks have returned to Jester Park. Keeping in mind they are birds and move around a lot, you should still be able to find them in the morning and early evening from... Read More

Quilting Ministry Seeks Supplies

The Plymouth Church Quilting Ministry was once almost extinct. Now it has been revived with seven members who quilt every Monday morning at the church. The Quilting Ministry once again is accepting donations of fabric, particularly pieces of fleece which can be made into warm clothing for children at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. For more... Read More

The Binding of Isaac

  This one is…uh…this one… This one is hard. In the second week of our program year, the Narrative Lectionary serves up one of the most challenging and, frankly, disturbing of all the stories in the Bible. We call it the Akedah-the Binding of Isaac. Here is how the story goes: Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14 21The Lord dealt... Read More

Seen God Lately?

The blog is back! For that matter, so is everything else: choirs, church school confirmation, new programs for adults. On the weekend after Labor Day, Plymouth Church comes roaring back to life. It is one of my very favorite Sundays of the year. And so, yes, the blog is back. Join me here each week... Read More

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Good Question; Bad Sitcom (Acts 16:16-34)

  It’s one of my favorite questions -and one of the 80’s more mediocre sitcoms: Who’s The Boss? That is also what this reading from Acts is all about: Who is in charge and why does it matter? Acts 16:16-34 16One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave... Read More

Plymouth Welcomes Nikira Hernandez-Evans to TiM Program

The Transition into Ministry Committee is pleased to announce and welcome Nikira Hernandez-Evans as the newest Associate in the TiM program. Nikira will join us at the beginning of June and this will be her first time living in the Midwest. She grew up in California but did attend undergraduate school at Mount Holyoke College... Read More

Memory Cafe

Memory Cafe happens 10-11 a.m. the first Friday of the month (April 6 this month) in Plymouth Grounds Coffee Shop. If you or someone you love is living with memory loss, come join us for a coffee or tea and a social hour in the coffee shop. It’s not a support group, exactly, but we... Read More

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