Arts @ Plymouth

Arts@Plymouth is the Music and Arts Ministry of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Des Moines.

Many exciting things are happening with the Arts@Plymouth! We work very hard to minister through music and are widely known for the quality of our program. A very large majority of people who attend and visit Plymouth continually mention music as a significant reason they attend. We are very proud of that.

Often what we “do” is provide music for worship, but that is only a beginning to music ministry. Our job doesn’t end with the benediction on Sunday morning, but includes many facets of discipleship and mission activities through which music and the arts can be a tool to touch lives. This drives our goals and our activities.

Children’s Music

Children's Choirs The Children’s Music Program at Plymouth Church is an important opportunity in the lives of our children. The children’s music program seeks to provide age-appropriate music education in a Christian environment. The children are exposed to a variety of musical experiences, including choir training, which focuses on teaching the children how to sing [...]

Youth Choirs

Youth Choirs Youth Choirs return this year with one new addition! Plymouth continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. All choirs plan to resume rehearsal and worship performances, requiring masks for all participants. Please know the plans listed on this page may change. If changes need to be made, all registrants will be alerted. Soul Singers [...]

Adult Choirs & Ensembles

Adult Choirs & Ensembles1. Chancel Choir Rehearses: Thursdays, 7-8:45 p.m. in Recital Hall Sundays Warm-up: 9:45-10:15 a.m. in Recital Hall; 10:15-10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sings: Sundays at 11 a.m. Active: September through May Director/Contact: Christopher Goodson | cgoodson@plymouthchurch.com   The Chancel Choir is the principal choir for the 11 a.m. Sunday service. The Chancel [...]

Music Staff & Volunteers

Music Staff & Volunteers Music Staff Christopher Goodson Director of Music & Fine Arts {{ vc_btn: title=Contact&color=blue&size=xs&el_class=popmake-380424 }}{{ vc_btn: title=Biography&color=blue&size=xs&css=.vc_custom_1630520374470%7Bmargin-left%3A+5px+%21important%3B%7D&el_class=popmake-380425 }} Diane Hayes Music & Fine Arts Admin. Assisant {{ vc_btn: title=Contact&color=blue&size=xs&el_class=popmake-379358 }}{{ vc_btn: title=Biography&color=blue&size=xs&css=.vc_custom_1630520374470%7Bmargin-left%3A+5px+%21important%3B%7D&el_class=popmake-380597 }} Susan Waller Director of Creative Arts {{ vc_btn: title=Contact&color=blue&size=xs&el_class=popmake-383119 }}{{ vc_btn: title=Biography&color=blue&size=xs&css=.vc_custom_1640126732566%7Bmargin-left%3A+5px+%21important%3B%7D&el_class=popmake-380434 }} Carl Gravander Organist {{ vc_btn: title=Contact&color=blue&size=xs&el_class=popmake-380430 [...]