Intergenerational Sunday School For Advent
During Advent (December 1 – December 22), all of our Sunday school classes, from preschool through adult, will be meeting together. Join us as we trace our way through the Bible’s family tree in preparation for Jesus’ birth! Each week starts with a story from Allen Haynes in the Chapel, and moves in to the Folsom room for activities that encourage all ages to work together. Jesse Tree Advent calendars also will be available for participants to follow along with the stories.
Hats, Mittens and Gloves for SCAN
Plymouth Is Providing Hats, Mittens & Gloves For SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect), sizes 0 - 3, and Teens/Adults. Please bring your donations to the church and place them in the bin in the Folsom Room, prior to Friday, December 13.
December Knife & Fork
Knife and Fork will next meet at 11:30 am, Monday, December 16, at Hall’s Triangle Park, 3010 Trier Road. Please contact the office at 423-9424, to confirm your reservation.
Appeal for Typhoon Relief
The UCC has issued an appeal to church members and friends for $250,000 to support Typhoon response efforts in the Philippines. The Benevolence Committee already has committed $1,000. Additional gifts from Plymouth members should be designated and marked in the memo line: Typhoon Haiyan. All gifts will be directed to Wider Church Ministries of the UCC.
Be Green This Christmas!
Congregational Life Board invites you to save postage and be green this Christmas. Share your Christmas greeting with the entire Plymouth family. Bring your Christmas card or letter to the designated box in the Folsom Room and Congregational Life will display the cards for all to enjoy!
Christmas Eve Services, Tuesday, December 24
7:00 pm Communion & Candlelight
10:00 pm Carols & Candlelight Service
Church offices will be closed Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1.
Crossroad Special Offering
With a mission-relationship to the United Church of Christ, Crossroad Child and Family Services is in ministry to serve the “neediest of God’s children.” Crossroad works with children who have had a very rough start in life, and who have more risk factors than those in similar programs around the state. The outcomes at discharge, however, show their percentage of improvement for youth and families is close to or better than other statewide benchmarks. When we pray for Crossroad children and families; when we make financial and in-kind donations; and when we fix roofs and paint walls, we help them create promising futures for children – whatever it takes! Plymouth will receive a special offering for Crossroad on Sunday, December 22, and on Christmas Eve. May we give generously!
Annual Boar's Head Festival Information
The 39th Annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, December 28, 29, & 30, 5:30 & 8:00 pm. Box Office Day, when tickets are available to the general public, is Thursday, December 19, 4:30 - 7:00 pm.
Flower Dedications for the New Year
The 2014 Flower Calendar is posted on the bulletin board (just behind the 2013 Flower Calendar), outside the church office. Start making your dedications for the year! Flowers will remain at a contribution of $40.
Get Ready for 2013 Annual Reports
It’s almost that time again! The 2013 annual reports will soon be due! All reports should be completed and submitted to Lettie in the church office by Friday, January 3. Reports should be typed in 11 point Times New Roman font and emailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your help in getting these reports in is appreciated. Please call Lettie at 423-9424 with any questions.
Save the Dates: January 2014
1) Congregational Life’s Annual Dance, Friday, January 24, 6:00 pm.
2) Annual Business Meeting, Sunday, January 27, immediately following worship, with Casa d’Plymouth served by the youth group.