The Amazing Grays Pay Tribute to the late Pete Seeger
After worship on Sunday, March 9, we will enjoy a luncheon prepared by Rhonda Eitsert and, after a short video, John Escosa will lead us in a sing-a-long of Seeger’s most memorable songs. Come enjoy the music, the message, and the food! Please use the signup sheet on the bulletin board outside the office.
One Great Hour of Sharing: Sunday, March 30
One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in 138 countries around the world. By working with local, national, and international partners, the offering provides support for health, education, refugee, agricultural , and emergency relief initiatives.
Joining with many other denominations around our cournty, all gifts are distributed through the ministry of Church World Services (CWS). Based in Elkhart, Indiana, CWS provides disaster relief for victims overseas and her in the U.S. The funds we gather together and share become very real gifts of love, joy, and restoration: families displaced by natural disaster or political unrest rejoice to receive food, shelter, and the comfort of a safe place to begin rebuilding their lives; the worried faces of mothers, whose children are threatened by food insecurity due to drought and famine, are transformed to deep peace when sustenance arrives; a woman who has had to walk miles for potable water for her family smiles as she draws water from a clean well near her home; children arrive excited for the first day of class at the village’s new school.
When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing, you participate in a worldwide ministry of helping people change their lives ... A ministry of caring by and for God’s people. Offering envelopes will be available in upcoming worship bulletins. Please give generously!
Women’s Retreat, April 12, 2014, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Victory Noll Retreat Center, Huntington
Join us for a day focused on the theme "Mindful Living"
Mindfulness is both a specific meditation practice and a general approach to living. In recent years, increasing scientific evidence points to the benefits of this ancient practice. For many, it has brought more serenity, healing, focus and joy in the midst of many presses of modern life. Join us at this retreat for a taste of this practice.
Retreat leader will be Cheri Krueckeberg, MDiv, MSW is Associate Professor of Social Work and Gerontology Program Director at Manchester University. She has had much training and experience in a range of contemplative and wellness practices, and has led many retreats on these topics.
All Plymouth women are invited, whether you are a member or a friend. Feel free to invite someone to come with you. A retreat is a wonderful, informal, relaxed setting in which to get acquainted with new folks or get to know someone a bit better. Our time together will be balanced between presentation and personal time. You will have opportunity to explore the lovely Victory Noll grounds and to walk the Labyrinth, if you wish. The Victory Noll Sisters and staff welcome us with genuine open hospitality.
Scholarship is available in confidence; so anyone who wants to attend may do so. Contact Rev. Ruth E. Phillips, with your request.
You may register with a $10 deposit and pay the balance by the April 4 deadline.
Make checks payable to: Plymouth Congregational Church; memo “women’s retreat.” Registration forms are on the bulletin boards in Main Hallway and Folsom Room.
Planning Team: Patricia Adsit, Joyce Black, Jan Gibson, March McCardle-Bir, Jane Meredith, Sandy Moliere, Nada O’Neal, Dana Wichern
A Festival of Hymns: RESCHEDULED for Palm Sunday, April 13, 2:00 pm
Your favorite hymns, songs, and spirituals are the fare on this festive menu of faith inspired music. The concert features choirs, organ, brass, hand bells, and YOU! Join us for a glorious, celebratory experience! All concerts are free and open to the public. Goodwill offerings are welcome and appreciated.
2014 Holy Week Schedule
April 13, Palm Sunday: Worship: 10:00 am
April 17, Maunday Thursday: Worship & Communion: 7:00 pm
April 18, Good Friday: Prayer Vigil: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (Please signup on bulletin board for 15-minute prayer times); Service of Tenebrae: 7:00 pm
April 20, Easter Sunday: Sunrise Service: 7:00 am; Breakfast: 8:30 am (please signup on bulletin board); Festival Worship & Communion: 10:00 am