Justice Is Not Optional

  Let justice roll down! It’s time to talk about the Prophet Amos. Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24 The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of King Uzziah of Judah and in the days of King Jeroboam son of Joash of Israel, two years... Read More

Leaf Rake Needs Volunteers

Leaf Rake 2017 is less than two weeks away! For those who are new to the whole event or those that need a refresher of the whole shebang, please download and read this FAQ document that answers many of the question that newcomers may have about this first fundraiser. We will be trying to do... Read More

This Lonely Work

  Do you want to be prophet? Are you sure? Prophetic ministry is lonely work. That is what we see in this story about Elijah, prophet of Israel. I King 19:1-18 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2Then Jezebel sent a messenger... Read More

Our Edifice Complex (Or: Paul Tillich Meets Homer Simpson)

  Who doesn’t love a good building dedication? Well, lots of people, actually. This week we turn our attention to the dedication of Solomon’s Temple. All this pious pomp and circumstance serves to show us religion at its best…and its worst. It is time to talk about our Edifice Complex. 1 Kings 5:1-5; 8:1-13 5Now... Read More

Heart Condition

  Do you have a heart condition? Do you want one? This week, the Narrative Lectionary serves up the story of God calling David to be king of Israel. It is an important story because David looms so large in Scripture –one the Bible’s best developed characters and Israel’s most-revered monarch. But how did David... Read More

God is Still Speaking…But How Will We Hear?

  “God is still speaking.” That is what we like to say at Plymouth Church. But how do we hear? Are we really willing to respond? These questions drive the story of God calling Samuel, our text for this week. I Samuel 3:1-21 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of... Read More

Christmas Special Offering Grants

The Board of Benevolence seeks grant applications from non-profit organizations with projects that may include those that ease racism, relieve the burden of excessive incarceration, support immigration, and seek to help those affected by mental illness.... Read More

Plymouth’s Green Space

Plastic! It’s everywhere. Can’t live without it, or so it seems, unhealthy for the environment and ultimately unhealthy for most living beings. One estimate believes the equivalent of one garbage truck full of plastic, every minute, every day, all year long is being dumped into our oceans. Of course, plastic bags, single-use products, water bottles... Read More

Daily Bread

Daily bread. Give us today what we need for today. Jesus taught us to pray in this way, but the idea is not original to him. In the Lord’s Prayer Jesus reaches way back –back into the history of God’s people, back to the wilderness of Sinai, back to manna, the original daily bread. God... Read More

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

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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

Saved?

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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