"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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Adult Chapel Class In May

Adult Chapel Class, Sundays, 9:00 am, May 3 – May 31, 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.

 

Small Group Study: Wednesdays, 6:45 pm, in the Amistad Room, Through May 13

Join us for Simply in Season - a trip of good food seasoned with faith. Simply in Season is more than a cook book, it is also a journey toward joy-filled, meaningful eating. Together we will explore apath to connecting food and faith, with an emphasis on the value of eating local, seasonal food.  First published in 2005, Simply in Season is a community cook book about good food: foods that are fresh, nutritious, tasty, and in rhythm with the seasons.  Leader of this journey is Karen Nesius-Roeger, accompanied by Rev. Ruth E. Phillips.

 

UCC Response to Nepal Earthquake

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country of Nepal causing significant damage and destruction in the city of Kathmandu and surrounding areas.

Since the quake, the UCC partnership through the ACT Alliance has been responding and working hard to help stabilize the situation through provisions of food, water, medicine and temporary shelter. UCC Disaster Ministries is supporting these essential on-the-ground efforts, as the death toll continues to rise. Currently it is reported more than 4,000 have died as a result of the earthquake. The earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal in over 80 years, also triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.

The avalanche buried part of the mountain's base camp, which was full of mountaineers who had come for the start of the main climbing season.  An army spokesman told Reuters that at least 18 bodies had been found on Mount Everest. Google executive Dan Fredinburg was among those killed in the avalanche, CNN reports.

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. 

Donations may also be made out and sent directly to:

Wider Church Ministries

Financial Services - 6th Floor

 700 Prospect Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

 

 

Plymouth Spring Cleanup: Saturday, May 2

Warmer weather has finally arrived and like your home, the church needs a Spring Cleaning!  Indoor and outdoor work is needed May 2, from 9:00 am to –noon. Jobs for all ages and ability levels are available, so indicate your willingness to help on the signup sheets outside the office.  Please join us for snacks, fun, and fellowship, as we spruce up the church and the grounds surrounding it!  

 

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace Hosts Speaker Daoud Nassar, Sunday, May 3

Daoud Nassar from Tent of Nations is a Palestinian Christian farmer whose family has worked its 100 acre farm south of Bethlehem since 1916, one of the last Christian families in this fertile region.  Israel's "Separation Wall," illegal settlements, and checkpoints threaten that the farm will be totally cut off. Tent of Nations' mission is to build bridges between people and the land, between people of various cultures.  Its theme is We Refuse to Be Enemies." This program, sponsored by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church on Sunday, May 3, 6:30 pm and is free and open to the public.

 

The Great American Cleanup Is Back: Saturday, May 16, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

You have the opportunity to join many others in Fort Wayne making a difference for our city and our environment. Once again, Plymouth will have a team at Crossroad to help pick up trash, sticks, weeds etc.  The best way to join our crew is to go north from Lake Avenue on to Beacon Street.  Turn left at the first lane (after the soccer field),  You will see four brick buildings. Turn right at the forth building and go around to the back.  (You will pass a playground on the left). Tools and gloves  will be provided but feel free to bring any of your own if you wish.  Please sign up on the bulletin board outside the office.  Crossroad has been very appreciative of our efforts in the past.  Let’s give them something to appreciate again this year!

 

Cedars HOPE Offering To Be Received At Plymouth On Mothers’ Day, Sunday, May 17

· Cedars HOPE programs are the only of their kind in our community, providing the permanence and feeling of home so critically needed to maintain stability in the lives of those who are homeless and living with mental illness.

· Cedars HOPE is dedicated to providing permanent living arrangements for women living with moderate to severe mental illness.

· Cedars HOPE helps to reduce the social and financial burden of the cycle of homelessness of one of the most vulnerable populations – single women with mental illness.

Your consideration of financial support is greatly appreciated--thank you!

 

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.  

 

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."

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