Heritage Sunday is a yearly celebration of the history and traditions of Plymouth Church, as expressed through the people who have shared in those years of worship, learning, service, mission, and fellowship. Held in September on the Sunday nearest to Plymouth’s anniversary, September 20, Heritage Sunday recognizes 50-year members, and our 60-, 70-, 75-, and 80-year members.
Blessing of the Animals
The Blessing of the Animals is in early October, near the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. This is a delightful outdoor gathering and an opportunity to bring your family's pet(s) to celebrate the joy, comfort, companionship, and unconditional love they bring into our lives.
All Saints Day
All Saints Day, on the Sunday closest to November 1, is a day of reflection and in memoriam for those who have died during the previous year.
Luminous Night Service
Luminous Night Service of Lament and Promise, on the first Wednesday of December, is a worship experience that allows us to express the sadness, grief, anger, and disillusionment that, for many, accompany our cultural observance of Christmas. We highlight the promises of hope, joy, peace, and love that are themes of Christ’s birth.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service is held at Plymouth each January on the Sunday before Martin Luther King Day, marking the birthday and celebrating the legacy of Dr. King and his work in the Civil Rights movement in our nation.
Ash Wednesday Worship is held each year to mark the worshipful beginning of the season of Lent.
Maundy Thursday Communion Service recalls the events of Holy Week leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord.
Good Friday Tenebrae Service marks the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. It is a moving and deeply meaningful service of remembrance and hope, that features the dimming of lights and special music presentations by our choirs.
On Easter Sunday, Plymouth celebrates the promise of eternal life with a Sunrise Service at 7 am, and a Festival Worship & Communion Service at 10 am.
On Pentecost Sunday, Plymouth welcomes a Dixieland band for celebration at the 10 am Worship service, and all participants are encouraged to wear the colors of the flame.
On Graduates Day, the first or second Sunday of June, graduates from high schools, colleges and other educational programs are honored for their accomplishments at the 10 am Worship service.