This Week @ Plymouth
November 19 - 26, 2021
Sunday Worship
In-person and Online
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Anniversary and Thanksgiving Sunday
Sunday Worship
Join us at 10:00 a.m.

Scripture Readings: 1 Samuel 1:4-20 ; 1 Samuel 2:1-10
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Sermon Title:"No Insignificant Parts in God's Epic Story" by Rev. Al Bunis

Sermon Series Continues:
"Journeys of Faith Characters of the Bible"
Are there characters in the Bible you have especially wanted to get to know better? Pastors Al and Moira are planning another Bible Sermon series for the balance of the summer into Novemeber: "Journeys of Faith - Characters of the Bible." We continue this Sunday with Hannah.
Faithful Follow-On
Each Sunday at 11:15 a.m., you are invited to gather with our pastors, to share your thoughts, ideas or questions on the sermon topic and worship. We'll meet in the sanctuary near the chancel steps and talk about our faith.
"The Heart of Plymouth"
2022 Christian Commitment Campaign
"As we look toward the coming year, Plymouth's 125th, we express gratitude to God and to one another for all the blessings and support we received, even during the pandemic's tough challenges,"

We invite the people of Plymouth to be part of our 2022 Christian Commitment Campaign, our annual stewardship drive. Click here to read the beautiful letter from Co-Chairs Celeste Miller and Rich Bard, which is premised on our new Mission Statement. You can make a pledge by clicking on the link below. Please select "2022 Pledge" from the Fund menu when making your donation.
Nurturing Faith (Sunday School)
On Sunday mornings after the Children’s Moment during the 10 a.m. worship service, we will gather in McNaughton Hall to explore the Bible and its many stories. There will be hands-on crafts, music, drama and occasionally science experiments. Most of all, we plan to get to know one another and have lots of fun. We will have a special treat so please RSVP to let us know that you are coming and we can be certain that there are enough treats for everyone.  Your child will need to wear a mask. So excited…can’t wait to you see you!!!
Joyful Noise Children's Choir
Performing this Sunday in Worship
If you would like to be part of the Joyful Noise Children's Choir, please contact Andrea Burt or Gerry Brenes. Practice is on Sunday's at 11:30 a.m. in McNaughton Hall.
inSPIRITed Together,
Friday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Due to the Rain: In Davis Hall
Come join us for a 30-minute, kid-centered evening of story, music and dancing that promises to keep your spirits high, your heart full, and your toes tapping!

Bring a picnic dinner and stay afterward for a socially-distanced hangout with family and friends.
Food Drive
Sunday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Food Drive for the Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry with social distancing practices. Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You will be directed where to go. Please note the priority item requested: Canned meats, cereals, canned fruit, fruit juices, vegetables, soups, peanut butter, rice & pasta. You can also deliver via Amazon wish list:
This 'N That Thrift Shop Accepting Donations
Sunday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This 'N That Shop will also be collecting your gently used treasures at Pilgrim House this Sunday, October 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please drive up and a volunteer will assist you with your donations.
Call for Nominations to Serve in Joy!
Dear Plymouth Church Members,
Despite the challenges of 2021, our beloved Church’s work is thriving. Through our boards and committees, Plymouth continues working hard on the three pillars of our mission – worship, outreach, and fellowship. We would like to invite you to express your interest in being involved in some of these activities by serving a term beginning in January 2022 - and also your ideas of others who you recommend as strong candidates to serve. 
Through the link at the bottom of the page, you will find a document with the description of the boards and committees, as well as the expected time commitment. At this time, most meetings are being held via video conference, and a few have moved back to in-person.
If you would like to be considered to serve, or would like to recommend someone to serve,  please send an email to the following address by December 5, stating the boards and/or committees of interest. The Nominating Committee will consider all expressions of interest from across the congregation. After receiving your email, we will be in contact with you.
In faithful service to God and our beloved Church,
The Nominating Committee
Plymouth Congregational Church
Christmas Music Sponsorship
Special Music Service- Sunday December 12
Join us Sunday, December 12 for a very special service of worship featuring the Plymouth Chancel Choir, Musicians and Soloists

A service in song providing a joyous celebration of hope and peace for the Christmas season. Familiar carols, original anthems and congregational participation will make this a beautiful way to prepare ourselves for the celebration of the birth of our Savior.

There is an opportunity to offer support for this Advent presentation through your SERAPHIM sponsorship of $100 and above; ANGEL of $50 to $99; and a CHERUB sponsorship of $20 to $49. All donations and dedications must be received by noon on Monday, December 6, to receive public acknowledgment. Please attach your check, payable to Plymouth Church and place it in the offering plate, or mail/drop it off at the church office.

Please email Thaddaeus Elliot with the following information about your sponsorship:

GIVEN BY: ____________________________
PHONE NUMBER: ________________________ EMAIL: ______________________
SERAPHIM __________ ANGEL _________________ CHERUB ________
AMOUNT $_______________


This Week @ Plymouth
Upcoming Schedule

Friday, November 19, 2021
inSPIRITed Together – 6:00 p.m
Davis Hall. 
See above for details.

Saturday, November 20, 2021
Walking With a Prayer – 10:00 a.m.
See below for details.

Sunday, November 21, 2021
Bible and Bagels – 8:30 a.m.
Plymouth Hall or via  (Zoom link) 
or Dial-In: 253-215-8782. ID: 553 720 134# 

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
In-person and Live-streamed (Click here to watch)
See above to sign-up for in-person worship.
Live-streamed service begins at 10:00 a.m.

Nurturing Faith 10:00 a.m.
McNaughton Hall.
See above for details.

Food Drive – 11:00 a.m.
See above for details.

This 'N That Thrift Shop Accepting Donations – 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
See above for details.

Faithful Follow-On– 11:15 a.m.
See above for details.

Christmas Box Collection Continues 11:15 a.m.
See below for details.

Children's Choir Practice 11: 30 am - 12:00 a.m.
McNaughton Hall.
See above for details.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Men's Bible Study – 8:00 a.m. (Zoom link)
 or Dial-In: 253-215-8782 ID: 553 720 134# 

Keep Calm and Read a Psalm – 10:00 a.m. (Zoom link) 

Thursday, November 25, 2021
Bible and Bagels – 
Cancelled for today, Happy Thanksgiving!

Chancel Choir Practice – 
Cancelled for today, Happy Thanksgiving!
Walking With a Prayer Continues
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
On Saturdays, The Plymouth Adult Christian Ed Committee will be hosting "Walking With a Prayer." We will share our prayers or pray silently and afterwards walk 30 minutes out and 30 minute back. Registration and proper social distancing protocols will be required for attendance. Sign-up with Lolly Anderson or at 305-479-3347 or with Kristen Llorca.
Book Club Meets This Saturday
at 10:15 a.m. over Zoom
Are you looking to join a book group? Look no more! PlymouthChurch's book group meets over Zoom every third Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. If you are interested in joining the group, or you have any questions, please reach out to Wanda Bee or join the Zoom link.

Plymouth Book Group Schedule:
November 20, 2021- "The Code Breaker," by Walter Isaacson...Edith Houlihan
No December book
January 15, 2022- "Midnight Library," by Matt Haig...Karen Bard
February 19, 2022- "Dear Edward," by Ann Napolitano...Kate Taylor
March 19, 2022- "The Invention of Nature: Alexander von HumBoldt’s New World," by Andrea Wulf... Wanda Bee
April 16, 2022- Planning session
Christmas Box Collection
Due on Sunday, December 5
Reminder that filled Christmas Boxes must be returned to the church no later than Sunday, December 5! Boom is still accepting contributions to ensure that all boxes are filled and equitable. You can also make a monetary donation to the Christmas Box Fund to ensure that every child on our list receives some goodies. See BOOM in the Garden during coffee hour on Sundays, or contact Katie Meltzer with questions.
Calling Potential Choir Members!
Come be part of the Plymouth Chancel Choir. We are one of Plymouth's many ministries that bring joy, comfort and meaning to all who participate. Whether you want to sing with us each week all year, only around the holidays, or just a few days in the summer, any time is a great time to participate. We generally meet Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the choir room. Prior singing experience is wonderful, but not required. Please email Gerry Brenes if you are interested in joining.
Got Questions? Let's Talk...
Whoever you are or wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. And so are your questions! Whatever your questions, we want to hear from you. Your questions will help us plan for opportunities to come together in person, virtually or a combination of virtual and in-person to engage in conversations to nurture our faith. Look for the wooden box in the rear of the sanctuary or in the cloister garden to place your questions.  Looking forward to conversing. Blessings! 
Take Sunday's Sermon Wherever You Go
The Sunday service audio and video is always available on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube Channel.
Plymouth Prayer Partners
Would you like to receive a prayer anytime? We offer the opportunity to request and receive confidential prayer through our Plymouth Prayer Partners Ministry. To request prayer, email at any time The members of this Ministry will pray for you.
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Contact Us
Plymouth Congregational Church
3400 Devon Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Church Office: 305-444-6521