"A Continuing Work of God's Hands"

 

Chapel Communion ServiceSundays, 8:00 am

WorshipSundays, 10:00 am, Second and Fourth Sundays

Worship & Communion: First and Third Sundays

Worship & Healing: Fifth Sundays

Christian Education/Chapel ClassSundays, 9:00 am

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Summer Worship Begins June 7

Hospitality:     9:00 am

Worship:       10:00 am

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Adult Chapel Class In May

Adult Chapel Class, Sundays through May 31, 9:00 am, will feature discussion lead by Dr. Erin Williams, using themes from the book  Compassion: Living in the Spirit of Saint Francis, by Ilia Delio, O.S.F.  (You do not need the book in order to attend and participate.) Come and join others who are seeking to deepen their personal spiritual journey.  All are welcome.  

 

Bible Study: Wednesdays, 5:15 pm, in the Chapel, with Rev. John P. Gardner.

 

Special Treat For LAST Wednesday Night Live of the Season, May 20

Plymouth's Children's Choir will be performing at the final Wednesday Night Live of the season, Wednesday, May 20. The music staff has put together a review that consists of a handful of the songs done over the past year, adding instruments and some audience participation to liven things up. So by keeping things pretty familiar, even kids who haven't been able to be there every Wednesday night can join in with us.

To honor the routine that has been in place over the year, children may start eating at 5:45 pm (or as close as possible), so that they can start singing around 6:20 pm; songs should be done a little after 6:30 pm. To show how much the music staff appreciates all their hard work and bright smiles throughout the year, a carriage and pony will be coming to give rides in the parking lot and around the block.

Thanks for encouraging the kids to sing with the choir!  The music staff has had an absolute blast working with them this past year and already are looking forward to starting back up in the fall! 

 

Pentecost Sunday – Birthday of the Church: Baptism & Confirmation, May 24, 2015

Dixieland Jazz music and the colors of red, orange, and yellow will create a vibrant worship setting for the Rite of Confirmation, including the Sacrament of Baptism .  The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will also be celebrated in this joyous festival worship for the birthday of the Church! 

Covenant Class has been meeting since September with Rev. Ruth E. Phillips as the students prepared to make their individual decisions about confirming their Christian faith and joining Plymouth Church. 

Come!  Celebrate with them on this auspicious beginning of their faith journey as adults:  Arianna Crumpacker, Theo Garcia, Ramie Kuhns, Kyra Mendenhall, Hannah Moore, Miles Nicholson, Chloe Price, Brendan Sutter.

The congregation is requested to wear the colors of red, orange, yellow as expressions of the Spirit! 

 

Last Day of Sunday School May 24

Join us in the Folsom Room and Porte Cochere area as we celebrate the end of the year with cotton candy, bubbles, and sidewalk-chalk.  Thank you to all of the families who have been a part of our Sunday school this year! 

(Classes resume on September 13, the week after Labor Day.)

 

Plymouth Will Collect Adult-Sized Toothbrushes For Church World Service Through May 31

HAVE YOU BRUSHED YOUR TEETH, TODAY?

Next Week (through May 31) is the last week that Plymouth is collecting adult-size toothbrushes for Church World Service hygiene kits! The Sunday School classes, with Katie Watson, have been leading Plymouth’s efforts.  UCC congregations around Indiana and Kentucky are collecting other supplies and then all components will be assembled into hygiene kits at the Annual Meeting of the IK Conference, June 5-6 in Indianapolis.  

Plymouth has 563 members plus many active friends, so the goal is to collect at least 500 toothbrushes (and we have only 104, currently), which must be in their ORIGINAL PACKAGING, INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED.  Bring them to church and place in one of the labeled receptacles in the Folsom Room or the Narthex.  Toothbrushes will be delivered to the IKC meeting by one of our Delegates, David Bayle or Carol Patterson.

If you can’t go shopping and would like someone else to purchase the toothbrushes, you can make a donation with your check payable to Plymouth Church, Memo Line:  CWS Toothbrushes.

 

Rescheduled Organ Mystery Concert Set For June 14, 2:00 pm, in the Plymouth Sanctuary

The Plymouth Music Series presents an Organ Mystery Concert, where YOU, the audience, solves mysteries such as, "Who's playing? What's the piece? Who's the composer?"   Organists from around Fort Wayne will be the featured artists. All mysteries will be revealed at the end of the program, and if you've solved the mystery, there's a prize! The concert is free, open to the public, freewill offering.

 

UCC Response to Nepal Earthquakes: How You Can Help

Generous donations to the International Emergency Fund allow Disaster Ministries to respond to global disasters. To send your support, please give generously to support emergency relief and rebuilding efforts http://www.ucc.org/disaster by clicking on the link to make a secure online donation. 

Donation checks may also be made out and sent directly to:

Wider Church Ministries

Financial Services - 6th Floor

 700 Prospect Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

 

Are You Ready for New Clothes for this Spring?

Shed those winter coats.  Store the sweaters.  Pack up the boots. Bring on the flip-flops.  Don the shorts and capris.

And let Plymouth help you with the short sleeved shirts!

Polo shirts, tastefully done with the Plymouth logo, are now available in navy blue!  T-shirts with the Plymouth branding, in v-neck style for women and crew neck for men, also can be purchased.  

women's t-shirt

 v-neck

navy        

$20.00

men's t-shirt   

crew neck      

navy

$20.00

polo shirts                      

 

navy

$30.00

Special “TWO-FOR” Bargains!

  • Two t-shirts for $35.00               
  • Two polo shirts for $50.00
  • One polo and one  t-shirt for $45.00

Order forms are available in the bulletin announcements. Please make checks payable to Plymouth Church. Please submit your order form with cash or check to the office.  

 

Support Our Rising Stars Elementary School Children

The Nebraska Elementary School Fifth graders are going to Chicago again this year, at the end of May. They need funding for fees and extra expenses for activities within the Museum of Science and Industry.

Registration fees are $20 per child. For many children, this trip will be the first time they have been out of Indiana.  To make the trip possible for all fifth graders to enjoy, we are asking for $20 donations, but any amount would be greatly appreciated. 

Please send a check to:

                                   Nebraska Elementary School

                                   c/o Jason Bayles

                                       1525 Boone Street

                                       Fort Wayne, IN  46806

            On the memo line, please mark “5th grade field trip.”

 

Master Gardener Workshop, Saturday June 13, 10:00am – 12:00 pm, At Plymouth

Rick Ritter, Advanced Master Gardener, will be presenting information on Composting, Native Gardening, Bees, Safe alternatives to chemicals, and whatever else he can cram into two hours.

Resource handouts will be available. Please join us in the Folsom room. This will be open to the public, so please bring a friend along. Please  sign up we can make sure to have plenty of room!

If you have any questions, please contact Nada O’Neal at (260) 804-0070, or ask any ESC member.

 

Plymouth Parade Float Needs YOUR Help!

The Parade Float is coming along nicely; what is missing is YOU!  We need to find out how many people are interested in walking and passing out goody bags, and how many would like to ride on the float.

We have a checklist of needs:

  1. Large stuffed animals to borrow for the day. They will get to ride on the float.
  2. Helpers to stuff the 2000 goody bags with the goodies.
  3. Helpers on Friday, July 10, to do the finishing work on the float.
  4. Walkers and Riders

If you can help in any way, please contact Nada O’Neal at (260) 804-0070, or email nmoneal59@gmail.com.

 

Save The Dates: Plymouth Music Series Summer Arts Festival 2015

This summer, each day from July 12-19, Plymouth Music Series presents again presents a series of concerts each day of the Three Rivers Festival.  

The Series features three performances of the Musical GODSPELL (Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, July 16, 17, and 19), along with various concerts including the Alicia Pyle Quartet (piano, jazz violin, bass and percussion), a chamber music, organ, a traditional hymn sing, and more.

A complete listing will be mailed early June.  For now, mark your calendar for these dates!

 

Help Build A Habitat Home: April to December

Volunteer opportunities are available every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from April to December. Our goal is to build homes for ten families before the end of the year!  To volunteer, individuals can sign up online at: http://fortwaynehabitat.volunteerhub.com/Events/Index#16597 All available opportunities are listed as "Construction at Fuller's Landing."

 

Our Whole Lives 2015-2016

Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive sexuality education program for all ages developed in a partnership between the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalists.  It provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of sexuality.

During the 2015-16 school year Plymouth will be offering Our Whole Lives (OWL) classes for FOUR age groups!

1)      Kindergarten-first grade – Six sessions after worship during Spring 2016 – taught by Sandy Moliere and Cher Jackson

2)     Grades 4-6 – Eight sessions after worship during Fall 2016 – taught by Sandy Moliere and Cher Jackson

3)     Grades 7-9 – Meets weekly after worship beginning October 11 – taught by David Joliff, Linda Eltzroth and Katie Watson

4)     Grades 10-12 – meets during the Sunday school hour beginning September 13 – taught by Molly Jordan and David Grim

Middle and High school families, please  watch for more information this summer.   OWL classes are open to Plymouth families, and if space permits, to families in our community as well.  Parents are required to attend a parent session before each course begins.  The parent meeting for the 7-9 and 10-12 classes will be following worship on Sunday, August 9.  If you know of families interested in OWL classes, please speak to any of our OWL leaders listed above.

 

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