A church the size of Plymouth can seem a bit overwhelming at first. But while we are one large church, we are also many small communities that are passionate about many things.
Look around (use the list below as a start!), think about where your passion lies, and you’ll see that Plymouth Church has a little bit of everything for everyone. You’re welcome to sit back for a bit and absorb the culture, if you’d like. But the best way to learn about your new church is to become involved, even if it’s only sticking your toe in the water at first.
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- If you’re an adult, you might be interested in Chancel Choir.
- If you’re in high school, check out the Matins Choir.
- Your children are welcome to be part of our excellent children’s choir program.
- And, if your children are too old for children’s choirs but too young for Matins, check out Soul Singers.
- Prefer to make music instead of sing it? You can ring bells as part of Plymouth’s adult Handbell Choir, and your children age 3 and up can participate in our Hand Chime Choir.
- Finally, if you play a flute, click here to learn more about our Flute Ensemble.
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- Then you might be interested in teaching church school.
- Or maybe your niche is helping provide childcare during worship services and special events.
- If youth faith formation is of interest to you, perhaps you’d like to investigate being a guide in our confirmation program for 7th and 8th graders.
- Or, you might be the right person to be trained to help facilitate the Our Whole Lives (OWL) program.
- If you’re a high school parent, help with Wednesday Night Dinners for youth.
- Volunteers are needed each morning to work with intellectually disabled student baristas at Plymouth Grounds Coffee Shop.
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- Assemble supplies for the homeless with the Homeless Assistance Team (HAT).
- Help host several families in need as they temporarily stay here at Plymouth, one week a quarter, through Family Promise.
- Partner with men and women recently released from prison and help them re-enter society through the Transition from Prison program.
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Plymouth’s Community Engagement area has lots of potential for you.
- Get involved in fighting human trafficking.
- Become involved in community organizing with AMOS.
- Advocate for local, national and international peace with the Peace Committee.
- Push for environmental resilience with the Green Coalition.
- Live into our church’s open and affirming policy through involvement in the Willits GLBT group.
- Become engaged in the community through RENEW Family Literacy, Economic Justice Task Force and Mental Health Task Force.
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- Listen, by being a Stephen Minister.
- Visit with at least one homebound Plymouth member once a quarter as a Visiting Minister.
- Rearrange the Sunday Chancel flowers into smaller bouquets and deliver them to home-bound or hospitalized Plymouth members. Flower Delivery Team.
- Pray, as part of the Plymouth Prayer Chain.
- Help families who might need a temporary hand as a member of Plymouth’s Casserole Patrol.
- Knit prayer shawls with the Shawl Knitting Ministry.
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- Create worship banners as part of Chancel Arts.
- Keep the Plymouth Gallery vibrant with local art as part of the Gallery Committee.
- Care for flowers and landscaping through the Gardens and Grounds Committee.
- Take care of our building as part of the House and Space Committee.
- Maintain its integrity through the Arts, Memorials, and Architectural Changes Committee.
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- Take part in weekly Adult Bible Study groups.
- Join All Men Exploring New Spirituality (AMENS)
- Take a class through the Center for Spiritual Growth.
- Participate in Women in Spiritual Exploration (WISE)
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- Play Bridge.
- Take part in Plymouth’s Daddy and Me Playgroup.
- Join a Nine to Dine group.
- Be a Plymouth Office Volunteer.
- Join Plymouth Women at monthly luncheon program meetings, and affiliated meetings, including:
- Moms of the Metro
- Moms Monday Evening Book Club
- Plymouth Women’s Adventure Groups (PWAG)
- Plymouth Women Career Closet
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- Board of Benevolences
- Board of Christian Education
- Board of Christian Social Action
- Board of Deacons
- Board of Membership
- Board of Music and Fine Arts
- Board of Spiritual Growth
- Board of Stewardship
- Board of Trustees