Plymouth’s Solar Panels Need YOUR Help!
Hopefully, you all have gone online and taken the survey that needs to be taken. Thanks to David Bayle, who is working tirelessly to direct this project, and who does need YOU to take the survey! It is required that a certain number of Plymouth members take it; so if you haven’t already, please go to: https://iucsr.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8dWOX7oGRD4B35q. Be sure and select Plymouth as the congregation you belong to when starting the survey. Part of this process is a petition for you to sign, which soon will be available in the Folsom Room. Please participate in this process!
Signup NOW To Build The Habitat Interfaith House
They will hold spots for Interfaith volunteers only until August 2, at which time, they will open the spots not currently filled to the general public and other groups. The build dates are now as follows (subject to change due to weather):
September 6: Start Date
October – TBD in mid-September as subcontractors are scheduled and as we gauge the progress of the build.
Church World Service School Kits
Help Keep Plymouth Grounds Beautiful!
Helping keep the grounds around Plymouth in tip-top shape is the goal of the Grounds-Keeping Task Force. Helpers are needed for pruning, weeding, and trash pickup. For contact information, please call the church office.
Women's Book Study
Women's Book Study currently is on a summer hiatus. Meeting once again on Tuesday, September 2, at 11:45 am, the group will resume its first-and-third-Tuesdays schedule.
Foods Resource Bank Needs YOU!
Millions In The World Are Not As Blessed As We Are At Plymouth Church. As a global mission outreach we have been providing money through Foods Resource Bank to make a small dent in food shortages in the world. This is now our tenth year partnering with Salem-Magley Church to support the FRB. At present our giving is about $7,500. Last year we gave almost $11,500. Thank you very much to those who have made a financial commitment to this project. Please remind those who still would like to contribute that it is not too late. Let’s make our tenth year the very best!
NOTE: Harvest Sunday at Salem-Magley is October 19.
--The FRB Committee.
On June 18, the Foods Resource Bank (FRB) representatives from Salem United Church of Christ, Magley, IN, and the Plymouth United Church of Christ, Fort Wayne, IN, met with Rachel Brink, the new liaison from the FRB home office. <click here for more of this story>
Pepper Jelly Fest
Plymouth's very own Pepper Jelly will be made in the church's kitchen on Tuesday, August 19, and Thursday, August 21. Volunteers will meet each of those days at 11:00 am to clean, chop, cook, and process all the ingredients. Sweet peppers, and jelly jars in all sizes (especially 8 & 12-ounce) also are needed. Please bring donations to the Plymouth kitchen. Orders currently are being taken: please call the office for contact information.
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Pony-Up For A Potluck!
Wednesday Night Live resumes on August 20, 6:00 pm, with a cookout-potluck-carnival. Activities include pony rides, carriage rides, games, and food. Bring a prepared dish to share! Meat for the cookout will be provided.
Cold-Dish-Potluck & Jell-O Judging Contest!
On Wednesday, August 27, 6:00 pm, Plymouth will host a cold-dish potluck and Jell-O Judging contest! Bring a cold dish to pass and your family-favorite, jolly, jiggling Jell-O dish to win over the surprise judges!
Hall's Gas House downtown is reserving a private room for Plymouth members and friends every fourth Sunday, following 10:00 am worship. The next Brunch Bunch is Sunday, August 24. Please join us for this fun fellowship opportunity!
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Learn the History Of Plymouth In A Fun And Meaningful Way! West Central Neighborhood Tours, September 6 & 7
Did you know that, during the 1990’s, there was an art wall that completely covered up the windows in the Folsom Room? Did you know that, at one time, the music director would run across the rooftop and through the education wing to get from the organ in the balcony to the organ in the chancel, during the Sunday morning worship service? Did you know that, at one time in the church’s early history, there was an open-air courtyard where the chapel and Amistad Room are currently located?
All of these interesting facts and more will be shared not only with our current Plymouth Church members, but also with the community, during the West Central Neighborhood Association Tour. Plymouth will be a participant in this event, Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7.
We are asking that Plymouth members help serve as volunteers to greet and inform the tour visitors about our church, its architecture, and its history. “Talking points” will be provided for docents who will be stationed at six locations throughout our building.
Volunteers can sign up to serve three hour shifts (from 10:45 am – 2:00 pm, or from 1:45 – 5:00 pm), either Saturday or Sunday. The sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board outside of the first floor office. We welcome your help!
Plymouth Program Year Begins Sunday, September 7
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8:00 am Chapel Communion
9:00 am Christian Education
9:00 am Chapel Class
9:00 am Sanctuary Singers
9:00 am Hospitality
10:00 am Worship & Communion
11:00 am West Central Neighborhood Association - Plymouth Tour (Volunteers Needed!)
11:30 am Youth Group
The Jesus Seminar on the Road program: Friday, September 19, and Saturday, September 20, at Plymouth.
The Westar Institute brings scholars of the Jesus Seminar into conversation with interested people across North America and around the world. Designed to address significant issues in current biblical and theological research and scholarship, the program comprises a Friday evening lecture, and presentations and discussions on Saturday. Watch for more information!
Faith Formation Workshops with Dr. Marian Plant: Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4
Presented in memory of Judy Kuelling
Friday, October 3, 6:00—8:30 pm - Parents and Grandparents workshop on best practices in the home and in the church, for nurturing faith in children and youth to meet their developmental stages.
Saturday, October 4, 9:30 am to Noon, Adults of All Ages workshop on how we, as individuals and as community, nurture our adult faith to keep developing, maturing, asking questions, being honest, and sharing the journey of faith.