"A Continuing Work of God's Hands"

 

Plymouth Rocks, Saturday, February 6!

Plymouth's Diner will serve food from 6:00-7:30 pm with Burgers, Fries and Milk shakes on the Menu!  Combo Meals ($5/$6) and Kids Meals ($4) available!  The Band Endgame plays from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and Dancing is required!!! Come and join the fun and support the Youth of Plymouth Church!

 

Sunday, February 7, Fifth Sunday after Ephiphany

8:30 am:      Hospitality

9:00 am:          Sanctuary Singers

9:00 am:          Christian Education

10:00 am:       Worship 

11:30 am          Youth Group

2:00 pm          Plymouth Music Series: Hymn Festival

 

The Adult Christian Education Class meets in the Amistad Room at 9:00 am, February 7. This unit is being  led by Charlie Belch and discuss topics from the “Living the Questions II” DVD set. Living the Questions is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers.  Living the Questions creates an environment where participants not only interact with one another in exploring the best of today’s theological thoughts, but together strive to explore what is next for Christianity, featuring 35 of today’s leading religious voices. 

 

Plymouth Music Series: A Festival Sing: Hymns to Warm the Soul, Sunday, February 7, 2:00 pm

A Festival Sing: Hymns to Warm the Soul. This special hymn sing features many of our most favorite people: our audience! Guided by the inimitable host Janice Furtner, and accompanied by Maestro Robert Nance, we journey through centuries of soulful song together.

 

The New UCC Lenten Devotionals "Heart Soul Mind Strength" are now available!

Pick up your copy as a way to enrich your Lenten journey. Look for the displays in the Narthex and the Folsom Room, while supplies last! Suggested donation is $4. 

 

Wednesday Study Group

Wednesday Study Group continues, 6:45 - 7:30 pm, February 17, and 24, with Rev. Ruth E. Phillips, in the Amistad Room. We are reading and discussing the book The Evolution of Faith by Philip Gulley, in preparation for his Parry Lecture here on February 27, 4:30 pm  

 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper February 9

Congregational Life is hosting Shrove Tuesday activities on Tuesday, February 9. Pancake supper is 5:30 - 7:00pm.  Activities will include face painting and crafts.  Please use the signup sheet outside the office, to indicate how many adults and children will be attending.

 

Ash Wednesday Service

 

Ash Wednesday Worship & Communion, with Imposition of Ashes, February 10, 7:00 pm: You are invited to gather for worship in the sanctuary.

 

 

Plymouth University is ComingFebruary 14 - March 20, 9:00 am

Our Lenten series of adult classes feature a variety of Plymouth members sharing their passions and practices.  Sing a song, share a story, kneed some bread or pray in silence.  Make Sunday morning your time, choose a class each week that interests you!  Schedules of the options are available in the narthex today.

 

Amazing Grays Celebrate Valentine's Day

The Amazing Grays announce the third annual Plymouth Talent Show, Sunday, February 14, 11:30 am. If you would like to be a part of this Valentine’s Day special event, please contact Kara Jaurigue (kkjaurigue@gmail.com).  A special luncheon will be prepared by Rhonda Eitsert. Please sign-up by 5:00 pm, Thursday, February 11.

 

First Grade OWL Class

We are now enrolling first-graders for their session of Our Whole Lives, the UCC's comprehensive sexuality education program. This class teaches about birth, babies, bodies and families.  Parents are involved through projects and discussions the students bring home each week. The required parent meeting will be held after worship on February 21

The class will meet from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, February 28, March 6, 13, and 20, and April 3, 10 17.  Class size is limited, so please contact Katie Watson to reserve your child's space.

 

Save the Date: Plymouth's HVAC Presentation

On Sunday, March 6, immediately following worship, Andrew Louderback, from Primary Engineering Resource, will give a presentation on Plymouth’s new HVAC system.

 

 

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$cholarship Opportunitie$ - February DEADLINES!

The Grants and Scholarships Committee has the pleasant responsibility of awarding scholarship grants for tuition and fees from the earnings generated by several endowed funds.  Completed applications are due in the church office as noted below.

By February 15

  1. The Richard Nelson Kent Memorial Fund provides educational grants for tuition and fees for members of the United Church of Christ in the Northeast [Indiana] Association and other qualified applicants who are at least 16 years of age and entering into or continuing ecological studies, conservation biology, or other environmentally related studies.
  2. The R. Donald and Genevieve M. Sinish Fund provides awards for tuition and fees for 16-to-24-year-old members of Plymouth Church.
  3. The Van Gorder Scholarship is awarded annually for tuition and fees for post-secondary education leading to a degree, certificate, or license for a graduating senior who is a member of Plymouth Church.

By April 15

  1. The Richard C. Hess Peace Studies Scholarship will award a $1,000 tuition and fees scholarship for a college student majoring in peace studies or a related program.

Completed applications with all supporting materials must be received in the church office by the stated deadline.  Incomplete applications are ineligible for consideration.

To request application packets or to receive additional information, call the church office (423-9424) and leave your name, phone number, and  e-mail address so one of the members of the Grants and Scholarships Committee may respond to your request.