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Adult Chapel Class in June

Join us in June! All are welcome to Adult Chapel Class, 9:00 a.m. each Sunday, as we explore the following stimulating topics.

June 11, 18, and 25, Charlie Belch will lead continuing discussion of "Jesus for the Non-religious," a DVD presentation by John Shelby Spong. Spong says, "Jesus calls you to be whole, not religious ... to be real, not religious ... to be loving, not moral and righteous ... to be inclusive, not hating everybody that disagrees with you and claiming your superiority over them. That's what this Jesus portrait is about and why people believed they experienced God in the life and person of Jesus of Nazareth."

June 11                The meaning of "Christ" and the images of Messiah in Old and New                                 Testaments, beginning with Paul -- the first to write about Jesus.

June 18                The meaning of God and God presence known in Jesus.

June 25                The meaning of miracle in the experience of first followers of Jesus.

Next Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network Hosting Opportunity

Plymouth will be the host for Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network Sunday, June 11 through Friday, June 16. Volunteers are needed to Support the only Shelter in Fort Wayne that Keeps the family together while addressing their needs of shelter and employment.

Plymouth provides the evening meal for guests at the shelter and an hour of evening activities during these dates.

It only takes a little of your time to provide part of a meal, read a book with children, or play a game. Your efforts provide for those families that find themselves in need of a safe place to temporarily call home.

The sign-up will be done through Sign Up Genius. It is a simple online tool that allows you to select just what you want to help with and then sends you a reminder a few days before your commitment. You will not receive unwanted emails from this site!

If you have questions or would like to be included on the email invitation to Sign Up Genius contact Laura Rudolph, rudyfw@yahoo.com. We are always looking for individuals who would like to be more involved in this community outreach supported by Plymouth Church.

Organizational Meeting for new NE Indiana Sierra Club

 

 

The NE Indiana Sierra Club group, about to be formed in the Fort Wayne Region, will have its first organizational meeting on Monday, June 26, 6:30 - 8:45 p.m., in the Large Meeting Room of the Dupont Branch Public Library, 536 E. Dupont Rd.

Two top Indiana Sierra Club leaders will drive up from Indianapolis to talk that evening. Bowden Quinn, Director of the statewide Hoosier Chapter, and Jesse Kirkham, chair of Indianapolis' active Heartland Group, will offer advice and answer questions about how to get a local Sierra Club started and impactful here in our multi-county NE corner of Indiana.

Plymouth Music Series

Kalamazoo Ringers
Monday, June 26 - 7:30 p.m.

The Plymouth Music Series is delighted to announce the Kalamazoo Ringers will return to Plymouth Church, bigger and better than ever, on June 26th at 7:30 p.m. This nationally famed ensemble will present a varied program of music featuring the region's largest collection of handbells and choir chimes. Come prepared to be amazed at the sight and sounds! This concert is free and open to all, with a freewill offering received to support the artists.

Plymouth Summer Arts Festival, July 7-16

Daily concerts feature Seussical the Musical, a handbell and hymn sing, chamber music for flute and trumpet, the Heartland Sings Vocal Arts Institute, the band "Endgame," and much more. Evening concerts begin at 7:00 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. A complete schedule will be released this month. 

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Foods Resource Bank

For the past 12 years Plymouth Church has joined with Salem-Magley Church to support the mission of Foods Resource Bank (FRB). This year, however, the way we will be raising funds has changed. We will not be partnering with Salem-Magley, but will be working on our own to continue the goal of FRB. Foods Resource Bank's overall goal is to assist people in developing nations to become more food secure and independent. This support also includes such things as building water storage facilities, the development of new seeds and crops, improvement of farming techniques, and animal husbandry efforts. 

Through FRB farmers are granted micro-loans for start-up and expansion of food-related endeavors that will help families to become more independent and food secure. Improved farming methods and the possibility of creating a crop surplus can provide an opportunity to access markets. The opportunity to sell crops increases money available to the family and the potential for improved quality of life in other areas.

Our involvement in this program was initiated by Doug and Gale Cunningham and has been faithfully and continually supported by our congregation for the past 12 years. Plymouth's faithful giving and generosity to the FRB mission has directly improved the lives of thousands of needy people by moving them from subsistence to surplus agriculture. Plymouth's Global Mission pillar calls us to support programs such as FRB that impact and improve the lives of our sisters and brothers around the world.

As we begin this year's campaign, we will be exploring the possibility of finding a new farming partner, but for this year we will be asking for your support as Plymouth only. Your generous support to date totals slight over $143,927. We ask that you prayerfully consider a contribution to this year's campaign and the continuation of our FRB global mission which means so much for so many around the world.

                                                           Thank you, 
                                                         The FRB Committee

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Foods Resource Bank - 2017

I would like to contribute: (please check below)

___1 bushel of CORN seeds - $200.00         ___1/2 bushel of CORN seeds - $100.00
___1/4 bushel of CORN seeds - $50.00       ___other amount = $______

Name _____________________________________________________

Address____________________________________________________

Phone ________________________________

Email ________________________________

 

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 "Lisa’s Legacy Bags" Can Bring Comfort in Variety of Circumstances

"Lisa’s Legacy Bags" can be used to bring comfort and cheer to those who are struggling with any difficult situation in their lives, including the death of a loved-one. Filled with thoughtfully-chosen items by the Filler family, a bag can be given to a friend who is facing a divorce, a devastating medical diagnosis, job loss, depression, loneliness, or many other situations, and help initiate compassionate conversation. Please feel encouraged to reach out to others with the Lisa’s Legacy Bags in whatever way that you would like.  Just contact John Gardner, Ruth Phillips, or Carole Green to get a bag.

How to Donate ONLINE to Plymouth Congregational Church

Just go to the Plymouth page at https://wwweservicepayments.com/67099.htm.  Use this convenient and confidential link to support Plymouth Church’s mission! Your generosity helps advance the local and global outreach of Plymouth benevolence.  

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BUILDING USE FORMS AVAILABLE HERE FOR DOWNLOAD & PRINTING

All groups requesting to use a room in the Plymouth building MUST complete either a "One-Time Event" building use form, or a "Repeating Event" building use form BEFORE the date can be held on the church calendar AND the use of the requested room confirmed. (For a copy of the form needed, click on it above). Please remember that we cannot guarantee the condition of any room in the building until the construction is finished.

A returnable damage deposit of $125 also should be submitted with the form, and a custodial fee ($75 for outside groups/$50 for inside groups) also should be paid, when applicable. 

For a hard copy of the Building Use Policies, Room Fee Schedule, and/or Ceremony Fee Schedule, please call the office at (260) 423-9424.