Happy Mothers' Day!
Celebrate Mothers’ Day with a Special Concert, Sunday, May 12, 2:00 pm, Plymouth Sanctuary: Yoko and Hikaru Tamaki, Koto and Cello Duo. You won't want to miss this very special presentation!
Pentecost Celebrates Birthday of the Church
On Sunday, May 19, 10:00 am, Dixieland music and the bright colors of red, yellow, and orange will create a festive worship for Plymouth's celebratin of the birthday of the Church, Pentecost. You are invited to be an "expression of the spirit" by wearing these Pentecost colors which represent the "tongues of fire" that touched the apostles and gave birth to the Church.
Chapel Classes: Sundays, 9:00 am
5-12-13 Dave Grim: An Excerpt from the "Jesus Seminar, “The Once and Future Jesus," by Marcus Borg
5-19-13 Peace and Justice: Presentation by Jan Evard, with the DVD, "The Line,” about the new poverty.
Rainbow Scarf Project
The rainbow scarves made for the General Synod will be dedicated on Pentecost Sunday, May 19. The scarves will be worn during this festive worship service by the knitters, crocheters, and weavers who made scarves as well as by others who are willing to be participants in the dedication of the scarves prior to their being shipped to California. All those with scarves nearing completion are invited to bring the completed scarves to the church office by Friday, May 17. Contributions toward the cost of shipping can be made by checks payable to Plymouth Church with Synod Scarves on the memo line.
Plan to join us Sunday, June 2, as we celebrate all of our Graduates!
If you or a loved one is graduating from high school, college, tech school, culinary school, cosmetology school, etc., please contact the church office. We want to recognize and honor you and your accomplishments! We promise a festive service filled with great music, as well as reflections from two of our high school youth who are about to graduate, themselves. This has always been a special service for families of our Grads, as they share with the congregation what Plymouth Church has meant to them over the years. Please help them celebrate!
Habitat Fundraiser Features Evening of Jazz
The Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build unites individuals and faith communities with the vision of a world where everyone, regardless of race, religion or any other difference, has a decent place to live. Join us at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker Street, Thursday, June 6, for an Interfaith Build fund-raising event to celebrate the diverse communities coming together to put faith into action by building a home for a hardworking Allen County family. VIP ticket-holders will enjoy an exclusive, intimate performance starting at 5:30 pm, from The Mark Maxwell Sax Experience, including complementary drinks and appetizers from the unique cultures and faiths represented. Doors open for general admission ticket holders at 6:45 pm, with a cash bar available. The Mark Maxwell Sax Experience continues the entertainment with a full concert starting at 7:00 pm. VIP tickets are $100 per person and general admission tickets are $20 per person. For tickets, please contact the Habitat Office (422-4828) and be sure to tell them you attend Plymouth UCC Church. Each congregation can add their own designated contact person’s information for folks to reach out to purchase tickets. The committee’s goal is for each group to sell 10 VIP tickets.
Summer Worship Schedule
Although regular Sunday worship will continue through the summer at 10:00 am, the last weekly Communion Service conducted in the Plymouth Chapel on Sundays, 8:00 am, will be June 2 and resume on Sunday, September 8. Hospitality also will be moved to 9:00 am for the summer and NO Children's Christian Education classes will be held from Sunday, June 2 through Sunday, September 2; they will resume Sunday, September 8.
Summer Chapel Classes for Adults
This summer in Chapel Class, we will have an informal Adult Sunday School starting Sunday, June 2, 9:00 am. We will meet in the Folsom Room in a comfy corner and may eventually move elsewhere. For questions or contact information, please see the May edition of the Bell.
Amazing Grays Present Storyteller Stan Holdeman in June
The next meeting of the Amazing Grays, Sunday, June 10, 11:30 am, will feature famous story-teller-in-residence, Stan Holdeman, talking about “Bonnie and Clyde of the Bible.” If you have never heard Stan tell a story, don’t miss this entertaining meeting! You will see the Bible come alive in his vivid adaptation of each character in the story. A luncheon will be prepared by Rhonda and Mom. The Menu: Minestrone Soup and Rustic Italian Sandwiches, Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad or Summer Kraut Salad, and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake. The cost of the luncheon is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. For reservations, please use the signup sheet on the office bulletin board or call the church office: 423-9424.
Aids Task Force Needs Volunteers
The Aids Task Force urgently needs volunteers to answer phones. Shifts can be as short or long as you are willing to work. Office hours are Mondays, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, and Tuesdays through Fridays, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information, please call the Aids Task Force office at 744-1144.