SPECIAL SERVICES

Due to social distancing requirements, the formats for our Special Services have changed. Some have been canceled while others are being held online via livestream on our YouTube Channel.

Upcoming Events:

Graduates Day - Undecided

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.

Past Events:

Heritage Sunday - Livestream

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 - Limited In-Person

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 - Livestream

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 - Livestream

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.

Christmas Eve Services - Online

Plymouth hosts two Christmas Eve Services on December 24th at 4:00 pm via Zoom and 8:00 pm via our YouTube Channel. The early service includes communion and the late service includes caroling. 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service - Online

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 - Livestream 

Ash Wednesday Worship is held each year to mark the worshipful beginning of the season of Lent. This service will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel, Wednesday, February 17 at 12:00 pm. Following the live sermon, the recording will be posted at 7:00 pm on our YouTube Channel as well (see link above). 

Maundy Thursday - Livestream

Maundy Thursday Communion Service recalls the events of Holy Week leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord.

Good Friday - Livestream

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.

Easter Sunday - Livestream

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.

Pentecost Sunday - In-Person

Join us on May 23 at 4:00 pm for a live and in-person festival worship in the north parking lot at 501 W. Berry Street. Attendees need to bring a chair, dress appropriately for a warm spring day, and are invited to don the colors of Pentecost (red, white, blue, yellow). Music for this hour-long event features a jazz band of trumpet, trombone, clarinet, banjo, drums, piano and bass, and members of Plymouth’s choir will sing several songs as well. Rev. Timothy Murphy, will deliver a brief homily and activities for children will be available throughout. Pandemic Protocol: Everyone is expected to be respectful of others' safety by practicing social distancing; masking is optional and may be worn as needed.