"A Continuing Work of God's Hands"

Summer Worship Schedule: Hospitality at 9:00 am; Worship at 10:00 am

 Program Year begins Sunday, September 13:

Worship Schedule (September 13)

8:00 am: Chapel Communion

9:00 am: Christian Education

9:00 am: Sanctuary Singers

9:00 am: Hospitality

9:00 am: OWL classes

10:00 am: Worship (Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays; Healing on 5th Sundays)

11:30 am: Amazing Grays

11:30 am: Youth Swim Party

4:00 pm: Preach-Off

 

Sunday School Children Decorating Classrooms

On August 30, the children will continue decorating the classrooms. They will leave worship after the Peace Candle, and go upstairs to the Sunday school wing to continue decorating the classrooms.  We will be using some messy supplies, so please dress accordingly.  Please pick up your children after worship, upstairs in Room 205

 

Interfaith Prayers For Our City—2015

We Pray for a Caring Community: Sunday, August 30, 4:00 pm; North Campus Auditorium, University of  St. Francis, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne.

 

NEW: Wednesday Night Live Music Activities (September 2, 2015 through May 25, 2016) 

5:00 p.m.        Childcare opens; Sanctuary Singers Rehearsal (Music Room); Children’s Choir rehearsal (Room 204)

6:00 p.m.        Dinner
6:30 p.m.       
Plymouth Bell Ensemble (Sanctuary Balcony)
                             Youth Music Ensemble (Music Room)
7:30 p.m.       
End of rehearsals

8:00 p.m.       Childcare closes

There will be a slight deviation to the schedule during December when we will have Boar’s Head Choir rehearsals.  On those Wednesdays, we will simply ADD rehearsal for BHChoir from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

 

Can You Use Scissors And Tie Knots?  

If so, we need YOU on September 11 and 12, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.! The Knit & Kibitz group has been asked to support Matthew 25’s Healthy Cities Day in October by creating hat and scarf sets that can be given out with each winter coat to individuals who need them. We have found several patterns for both hats and scarves that take very little sewing, but do require cutting out and putting together. Volunteers are needed to cut pattern pieces out of fleece and then assemble them.  The fabric and thread will be provided, as will the patterns and assembly instructions. Light snacks and beverages will be available during the work time, as well.

The plan is to have several portable sewing machines available in the Folsom Room, and set up an “assembly line” to create the hats and scarves in a quick and efficient manner.  Katherine Caldwell has agreed to coordinate the work and will provide sewing machines from the Boar’s Head costume room. All we need is a dozen or more willing people of any age and ability to help with this short-term project. Do bring good fabric scissors if you have them! And come join in the fun!

 

Amazing Grays Discuss Downtown River Front Plans: On Sunday, September 13, 11:30 am, the Amazing Grays will welcome Dr. Bruce Kingsbury, professor of Biology at IPFW and the Director of the Environmental Resource Center, to speak about his involvement with Fort Wayne Riverfront Development project. He is advocating the Environmental Resource Center be located on the river.

Come hear Dr. Kingsbury, and catch the excitement of this new city project. Lunch will be served; cost is $6.00 each. Reservations are needed by 5:00 pm, Thursday, September 10.  Please use the signup sheet on the bulletin board outside the office.

 

Preach-Off Sunday, September 13, 4:00 pm, at Plymouth

On Sunday, September 13, Plymouth Church will host a “preach-off” worship service featuring the Rev. Bill McGill of Imani Baptist Temple, and the Rev. John P. Gardner. The preaching will focus upon Luke 4:16-19. In the early summer of this year, the Rev. Bill McGill announced the formation of a group called CORD – Conquering Our Racial Divisions. The “preach-off’ is a CORD event, a sample of two preachers, two churches, two traditions, working together to creatively model the Christian ministry of reconciliation.

Beginning at 4:00 pm, the event will be open to the public and will feature special music from both Plymouth Church and Imani Baptist Temple. This is a first time ever event (at least for Rev. Gardner!) and it promises to be an afternoon of inspiration and edification. You won’t want to miss it! A reception will follow in the Folsom Room providing time for fellowship, the renewing of ties, and making new friends!

 

OWL Parent Meeting--SAVE THE DATE:  This fall, we will be offering Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education classes. The parent meeting for our 4th to 6th grade OWL class will be Sunday, September 27.  OWL classes will be held after worship October 4 - December 6

We plan to offer an OWL class for Kindergarteners and First Graders in the spring of 2016.  If you have questions about joining an OWL class, please contact Katie Watson, kjwatson4@gmail.com .

 

Study Connection Collects Items for Nebraska Elementary School

Nebraska Elementary, our partner school through Associated Churches, needs items for the coming school year. By providing these materials, teachers do not have to purchase them for their students.  Any amount we collect will be appreciated.  Our congregation has been very generous in the past by collecting these items.  Please put them in a bin marked Nebraska in the Folsom Room.  We will collect these items through the middle of September. 

  *  Disinfectant Wipes    250 containers
  *  Hand Sanitizer            53 bottles
  *  Tissues                        350 boxes
  *  Hand Soap                  80 individual bottles
  *  Paper Towel                60 rolls 

  *  Gift cards for Art Supplies from United Art Supply Store on N. Clinton. 

 

Fall Festival Scheduled 

Plymouth's annual Fall Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 5:00 pm, at the Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. Watch for more details!

 

SAVE THE DATES:

Faith Formation Workshop: October 9 and 10

Presented by  Dr. Marian Plant, Defiance College. Look for more details to come.

 

Jesus Seminar On The Road: “Bringing the Historical Jesus to Church” 

 October 30 & 31, 2015

With Facilitators David Galston and Hal Taussig

 The First Century saw a creative explosion of new, experimental faith communities. Many were early Christians, many were not. Christianity was born in the context of wide diversity. Today, too, there is a passionate longing for community and many bold new experiments in community formation. This Seminar introduces the 1st and 21st-century landscapes, looking for parallels and differences for inspiration:

**Curious George, the Historical Jesus, and 21st-Century Meaning Making 

**Jesus and History in a New, New Testament 

**What would Jesus think about Church?

  • **How can a church be a home for the historical Jesus?
  • **Thinking about Jesus and the Church

All events at Plymouth Church. You may register online at http://www.westarinstitute.org/upcoming-events-calendar/fort-wayne-2015/

 or ask for a hardcopy of the registration form at the church office. Credit Cards, checks, or money orders are accepted.  Costs are:

ALL Sessions

Individual Rate                                                          $75

Pre-Registration Rate (by Oct. 16, 2015)              $60

Additional Family members                                    $50

Single Sessions

Friday evening session             $20

Saturday morning session        $30

Saturday afternoon session      $30

Please contact David Grim at davidbradlee@yahoo.com, for more information.

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Re-Discover The Plymouth Library!  http://www.librarything.com/catalog/plymouthuccfw>

The Louise Folsom Memorial Library has been reorganized and is ready for reading.  Skim, borrow, and dive into books on a variety of topics including Spiritual Practice, Church and Religious History, World Religions, and more.  Beginning in September, a selection of recommended books will be on display and available for checkout during the fellowship hour prior to the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sundayshttp://www.librarything.com/catalog/plymouthuccfw>

 

Study Connection Needs Volunteers

Anyone interested in being a tutor or a substitute tutor for Study Connection at Plymouth Church for the next school year should contact Lucy Hess: lrh22@frontier.com or 484-4430.  Study Connection meets in the Folsom Room Wednesday afternoons 3:00 - 4:30 pm, beginning in early October and ending late May.

 

Enjoy Sunday Coffee and Donuts? 

Congregational Life is in need of hosts for the Sunday morning hospitality hour.  Minimal work is required, simply refilling the donut tray, water and coffee from 8:30 to 9:40 am, each Sunday.  Hosts are encouraged to commit to a month at a time or alternate Sundays with other hosts.  Interested?  Contact Joyce Black at 260-797-3036, or joyceblack11@yahoo.com .  

 

Can You Use Scissors And Tie Knots?  

If so, we need YOU on September 11 & 12, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.! The Knit & Kibitz group has been asked to support Matthew 25’s Healthy Cities Day in October by creating hat and scarf sets that can be given out with each winter coat to individuals who need them. We have found several patterns for both hats and scarves that take very little sewing, but do require cutting out and putting together. Volunteers are needed to cut pattern pieces out of fleece and then assemble them.  The fabric and thread will be provided, as will the patterns and assembly instructions. Light snacks and beverages will be available during the work time, as well.

The plan is to have several portable sewing machines available in the Folsom Room, and set up an “assembly line” to create the hats and scarves in a quick and efficient manner.  Katherine Caldwell has agreed to coordinate the work and will provide sewing machines from the Boar’s Head costume room.

All we need is a dozen or more willing people of any age and ability to help with this short-term project. Do bring good fabric scissors if you have them! And come join in the fun!

Please contact either Katherine Caldwell at gabpat32@yahoo.com, or 602-1127; or Laura Rudolph at rudyfw@yahoo.com, or, 485-2285, to RSVP and/or with any questions.

 

Peace & Justice Walks Continue Through Labor Day, September 7

Peace & Justice invites everyone to participate with Rev. Bill McGill in summer walks that started on June 8 and continues through Labor Day. The walks start at the foot of the MLK Bridge at 7:00 pm, each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and covers about one mile. As Rev. Mc Gill says, “Let’s use exercise’s pace to erase racism’s face.”

 

Help Build A Habitat Home!

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."

 

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BUILDING USE FORMS AVAILABLE 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)

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

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

 

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