Happy almost Holy Week! Just a quick update on the life of the church.



This week we made the difficult decision to continue our suspension of all in-person activities and keep our building closed through May 10. It is painful to be physically separated from one another, but we want to want to do our part to love our neighbor and to keep our community safe.



As we prepare to celebrate Holy Week, we hope that you will come and get some palms. Starting on Friday, palms will be available outside of the church doors. Pick some up, take them home and be sure to have them in hand when you join us for Saturday Night worship (livestreamed at 5:30 on our Facebook page) and Sunday morning worship (beginning at 9 a.m. at our YouTube channel).

On Monday of Holy Week we will release a full schedule of on-line opportunities to help you enter more deeply into the mystery of these days. We will also be ready to share specifics about the 2020 Easter Offering, which will be 100% designated for important work right here in our community.



Plymouth will be sending out two important pieces of mail in the coming days. 1st quarter giving statements are just about ready to hit your mailbox. And you will also be receiving a letter from LeAnn and Matt to all of our households, urging people to be in touch with us and to update their contact information.


Are you “liking” and “sharing” our on-line offerings? Are you reaching out to Plymouth people you know who may not be connected to us? If we all do our part, Plymouth can continue to stay connected in these challenging days.



WEBSITE. To Find the Latest News About Plymouth Church: In your web browser (Interent Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, AOL, etc),  go to Under the large picture, you will see the NEWS heading in capital letters. That is where you will find the latest information and links to our most recent worship videos.


FACEBOOK. To Connect to Plymouth on Facebook (including livestreams of Bible studies and Saturday worship): In your web browser, go to and enter the words “plymouth congregational church (ucc) des moines” in the search bar. The first search result will be our page. Feel free to browse through posts and pictures. If you are looking for a livestream specifically (such as Saturday Night worship), look to the left hand side of the screen. There will be a list of words arranged vertically. One of them, about halfway down the page, is “videos.” Click on that and it will take you to our latest offerings. If a livestream is in progress, there will be a small tag with the word “live” next to the word “videos.


YOUTUBE. To view our extensive collections of music and sermons on YouTube: In your web browser, go to and enter the words “Plymouth united church of christ dsm” in the search bar. The first result will be our YouTube channel, which currently has over 160 videos of worship in our sanctuary. New videos are added every Sunday!




News Digest for May 28

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Video: Sunday Worship for May 24 with Matins Seniors

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Plymouth Goes Solar

Plymouth Church is looking on the sunny side. Solar panels may be installed in the coming months on the south-facing roof that overlooks the driveway between our church and St. Augustin’s Catholic Church. This solar array is a landmark in our church-wide effort to live more sustainably and protect God’s creation. As heard from the... Read More

Daily Video Offerings

In this season of social distancing, Plymouth is offering a full range of daily opportunities to connect on our Facebook page, available by clicking right here. Each day, you can watch live (at 11:00 a.m. for most offerings, 5:30 p.m. for Evening Prayer) or watch whenever you like.   On Monday, Matt Mardis-LeCroy hosts the... Read More

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