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 Metro Area neighbors.
Recipients of this year’s Easter Offering are:
- Dorothy’s House: Dorothy’s House provides a safe place for those whose lives have been interrupted by human trafficking, exploitation and prostitution. Plymouth funds will help improve security with the installation of keypad door locks, and interior and exterior security cameras.
- Central Iowa Shelter and Services: Plymouth funds will be used for job training and to buy soil and supplies for the Mulberry Farms Agri-hood program. Funds will also defray greenhouse costs and will support digital literacy for the trainees.
- Fatherhood Outreach: Specializing in helping once-incarcerated individuals find meaningful pathways back into their family’s lives, the Fatherhood Program works with men, women and grandparents to better understands various avenues of partnership to benefit the family unit. The special offering will support costs associated with this eight-week program.
- Sleep in Heavenly Peace: Money from the special offering will be used to purchase lumber, hardware, tools and supplies for ‘Bed Build Days’ where volunteers build twin size beds for children ages three to 17) in need. Beds are then delivered and assembled in the children’s homes, complete with new mattresses, sheets, pillows and comforters, quilts or blankets.
- Bhutanese Community in Iowa: The funds from the special offering will be used to purchase materials for activities of the BCI Self Help program, including purchasing teaching material and stationaries for our classes, installing better internet service, providing PPE for volunteers and clients, and purchasing food for needy families.
- Trinity Las Americas United Methodist Church: Funds from the special offering will help create content on the church’s website about legislative issues and will educate members about how to advocate for issues with their elected officials.
- Hawthorn Hill/New Direction Shelter: Plymouth funding will be used to help families to transition out of homelessness and into permanent housing. More specifically, the funding will cover costs for families staying in the shelter, including food, personal hygiene items, health products, cleaning products, bus tokens, postage stamps, bedding, towels, and transportation costs for families who travel to appointments and interviews during their time in New Directions Shelter.
This year’s Easter Offering will continue through Eastertide, culminating on Pentecost weekend, May 23.
If you would like to donate to this offering, you can do so online here: plymouthchurch.com/give. Please select the Easter Offering under “Donation Type,” then click the yellow “Donate” button below, and fill out the PayPal form. You can also mail a check or cash with “Easter Special Offering” on the memo line to:
Plymouth Church Attn: Nancy Bassett
4126 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
Thank you for your generosity,
Plymouth Board of Benevolences