"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


Lenten Bible Study 

During The Season Of Lent, Rev. Gardner will be offering a special study using the resource, Faith in the Face of Empire – The Bible through Palestinian Eyes, by Mitri Rabeb. The class will meet on Wednesdays at 5:15 pm, in the Plymouth Chapel. People interested in participating should order the resource through the bookseller of their choice.  Copies of the book currently are available from Amazon.com at around $15.00.  Study sessions are scheduled for  March 4, 11, 18, and 25.


Small Group Study

the TEN Commandments, Laws of the Heart.” by Joan Chittister, OSB, will guide what is certain to be thought-provoking and lively discussion,  on Wednesdays through March 25, at 6:45 pm.  Join us in the Amistad Room after WNL dinner, with Rev. Ruth E. Phillips.


What’s Trending at Plymouth Church?

New t-shirts that’s what! T-shirts now available in navy blue with v-neck style for women and crew neck for men.  On sale in the coming weeks:

     March 1 - Sunday (before and after the service)

     March 4 - Wednesday (WNL)

     March 7 - Saturday (Plymouth Rocks)

Plymouth polo-shirts will also be available, T-shirts are $20 and Polo’s are $30. Ask about our special prices on purchase of 2 or more! Get yours now! ~ Become a PLYMOUTHFashion Trendsetter!


Habitat for Humanity Needs Help Next Week

Habitat for Humanity needs help with finishing the Habitat House. Times and dates are posted on the website so volunteers may begin signing up as early as today. Anyone who is unable to sign up online may contact Laura Oberholtzer directly at this email address: loberholtzer@fortwaynehabitat.org, or by calling (260) 449-5849.  

Dates of Work


# Volunteers


Wednesday 3/4


4 Volunteers

Thursday 3/5


4 Volunteers

Friday 3/6


4 Volunteers


Indiana Center for Middle East Peace Presents Speaker Matt Duss

The ICMEP Will Host A Talk By Matt Duss, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, on Thursday, March 5, 6:30 pm, at Plymouth. Duss is the president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Previously, he was a policy analyst at the Center for American Progress, where his work focused on the Middle East and U.S. national security.


Plymouth Rocks 2015

Saturday, March 7, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Plymouth’s Youth hosts this annual event, with burgers, fries, and Rock ‘n Roll, featuring the band, Endgame. Please use the signup sheet on the bulletin board.


Rain Garden Workshop-Hurry!

Plymouth Will Host A Rain Garden Workshop, Saturday, March 7, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. The City of Fort Wayne will be presenting for us. Rain Garden How-To Workshops are offered at no cost; however, seating will be limited to the first 25 registered! You will need to register in advance by calling (260) 427-1381. The 3-hour workshop includes everything you need to know to create a rain garden on your property including:  sizing, shaping, location, routing water to the garden, construction, plant selection and maintenance. The website, http://www.catchingrainfw.org, is now updated!


Reminder: Time Changes Sunday, March 8--SPRING FORWARD!

Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night, March 7, so you’ll be on time Sunday, March 8.



What's YOUR Talent? Sunday, March 8

Robert Nance, Kara Jaurigue and the Amazing Grays are sponsoring the Second Annual Talent Show for all ages, Sunday, March 8, 11:30 am.

Here’s your opportunity to share your talent with those who wish they could do what you do! Your presentation should be no more than 10 minutes, be entertaining and light-hearted! If your talent is cooking or baking, bring your special dish to share!  No time or energy to cook or bake? We will have a donation box!

There will be a surprise finale in which everyone will participate! Sign up by Thursday, March 5, at 5:00 pm!  Indicate your talent for the program, what you will display or what you will create to eat! 


Knit and Kibitz

Knit & Kibitz is planning a meeting for Thursday March 5, 6:30 pm, at Laura Rudolph's home. After having to cancel both January and February meetings because of snow, ice and extremely cold weather. We are hoping March will be better.

Don't forget to bring your US#7  16-inch circular needle and a set of US #7 double pointed needles for our new hat project.  If you have a skein of 4-ply worsted yarn that you want to donate, bring that too. We plan to have yarn from our supply available, so it's not necessary.  For knitters who have already used the instructions, or are working on a hat, bring along what you are working on or have finished, please.

If anybody wants to join our group, we will welcome you. We will teach non-knitters, help beginner knitters and learn new tricks from experienced knitter.  So, no matter where you are on the knitting knowledge scale, you are welcome to the group!

For more information talk to a member or contact Riet Zwiep at janandrietzwiep@ frontier.com or call 260 485-1676.



Plymouth Music Series Presents: Choral Masterworks by Martin and Lauridsen

On Sunday, March 15, 4:00 pm, Plymouth will present this special concert by Heartland, the region’s professional choral ensemble, includes LUX AETERNA by Morten Lauridsen, and the MASS for double chorus by Frank Martin.


What Do Plymouth’s Teens Want To Learn? 

How can our Sunday school reinforce the faith lessons of your home?  We are planning out our teen Sunday school curriculum for the next several years, and need the input of parents of our middle and high school students.  While the youth group meets after worship, Sunday, March 22, please join Sunday School Director Katie Watson for lunch and discussion.


"Oasis" Is Subject Of Plymouth Poetry Contest

Although the literal meaning of OASIS is a green spot in the desert, it can also be used to describe a peaceful area in our everyday lives; someplace serving as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from what is usual.Just such a place is being created within the walls of Plymouth Church. We are asking all Plymouth members, former members, and friends of Plymouth who love to write poetry to submit their impressions of what an oasis means to them. Selected poetry will be framed and hung in the OASIS room. The entries will be judged anonymously. 

Entries (one page, double spaced) are due in the church office by April 1, 2015.


Learning Seder

On Wednesday, April 1, 6:00pm, Plymouth families are invited to learn more about Seder.  Following the storytelling of the children’s book, “Passover: Celebrating Now, Remembering Then,” we’ll tell the story of the Exodus and learn how it is remembered in Jewish families today.  We’ll share a simple soup supper and taste the traditional foods of the Jewish Passover meal.  This shortened Seder is designed for children and welcoming to all ages – feel free to bring your family or come on your own!  Reservations are needed; please sign up in on the bulletin board.


Good Friday Prayer Vigil: April 3, 2015, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

The solemn day of Good Friday will be observed at Plymouth Church with a 12-hour prayer vigil. One person is needed for each of the 15-minute intervals to form the continuous link of prayer from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  You will need your phone to receive a call when your prayer time begins and to place a call at the conclusion of your prayer time.  The signup sheet is posted on an easel in the Folsom Room.  Please select an available time slot thereIt is our shared hope that the Good Friday Prayer Vigil will create new spiritual connections, deepen our experience of this holy day, and have a profound impact on those who pray and on those for whom prayers are offered.  You will be contacted by Deacon Mary Bir prior to Good Friday, early in Holy Week, who will give you the name of the person calling you and the name and number of the person you are to call.



Women’s Retreat, April 18, 2015: Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,Victory Noll Retreat Center, Huntington

 “Finding Stillness in the Midst of Chaos” is a quest many of us face each day.       

We are delighted to welcome again this year as retreat leader, Cheri Krueckeberg.  She will offer guidance on living peacefully with self and others, healing spiritual wounds, and practicing gentle yoga. Our retreat morning, 9:00 to 11:30 am, will be directed by Cheri’s wisdom and thoughtfulness.  The afternoon will have time for informal conversations,  for walking the Labyrinth, or enjoying the beautiful outdoors.  

Cheri Krueckeberg, M Div, MSW is Associate Professor of Social Work and is Gerontology Program Director at Manchester University.  She has had much training and experience in a range of contemplative and wellness practices.  She has led many retreats on these topics, some of which have been at Victory Noll.

All Plymouth women, members and friends, are invited.  Feel free to bring someone with you.  Our retreat is a wonderful, relaxed setting in which to get acquainted with new folks or get to know someone better.  The time will be balanced between presentation and personal reflection.  The Victory Noll sisters and staff always welcome us with genuine open hospitality.

Scholarship assistance is available so all who wish to attend may do so.  Contact Rev. Ruth E. Phillips, rep@plymouthfw.org or 423-9424, ext. 322, with your request.

Cost remains the same as last year: $30 per person

You may register with a $10 deposit and pay the balance by the registration deadline, April 8.  Registration forms are available on the main hallway bulletin board and in the Folsom Room.  Make check payable to Plymouth Church; memo “women’s retreat.”


New Wellspring Shoppe Needs

  • Warm boots (especially men's boots)
  • Warm gloves (especially men's gloves)
  • Blankets/Comforters
  • New packaged socks
  • Men's scarves and facemasks
  • Towels (new or gently used)
  • Size 2XL or 3XL Men's/Women's Winter Clothing
  • Wooden or plastic hangers
  • Storage totes/bins with lids


Does Plymouth Know Your Address, Phone, or Email  Has Changed?

If any of your contact information changed in 2014, did you remember to let us know at Plymouth? Without updated contact information, you may be missing important facts from Plymouth about upcoming events, or even word from Plymouth members & friends who are trying to reach you! To update your information, please email Suzanne at sls@plymouthfw.org, or call her at 423-9424. Office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesdays through Fridays.


In the Hospital? Rehab?

If you or a loved one is hospitalized in 2015, and you would like the ministers at Plymouth to be informed, please inform the hospital chaplain's office, the hospital admissions office, or call Plymouth directly. Privacy laws prevent hospitals from giving out information without instructions.