This Week @ Plymouth
January 21 - January 28, 2022
Sunday Worship
In-person and Online
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Annual Meeting Sunday
Sunday Worship
Join us at 10:00 a.m.

Scripture Readings: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Mathew 4:12-22
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Sermon Title:"Who... and whose...are you?" by Pastor Al Bunis



Annual Meeting,
January 23, 2022 at 11:15 a.m. After Worship
We invite Members and Friends to the Annual Meeting after worship on Sunday, January 23. We will celebrate the year that was and look to the year ahead.

We will elect officers, board and committee members for the upcoming year. 
We will also vote on our 2022 budget. 

We will hear reports from our Senior Pastor and lay leaders about the state of Plymouth Church and plans for the future. 

Here are the ways you can participate:

  1. Attend in-person in the Sanctuary. 
  2. If you would like to watch the livestream of the Annual Meeting, please tune in to our YouTube Channel or Facebook page. Voting is not possible on these two platforms.
  3. Voting members who wish to attend virtually in order to vote, should participate via the Zoom link which has been emailed to all Members prior to the meeting.
If you have questions, please email inquiries@plymouthmiami.org.
The Annual Meeting is an important part of our self-governance that we cherish and that is much a part of our Congregational tradition.
"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,"

Our annual pledge campaign is underway, and right now we are up to $804,285 of our $920,000 balanced budget goal. If you have not already done so, you can make your pledge by filling out a pledge card in your pew, and either place it in the offering plate or send it in to the office. You can make a pledge by clicking on the link below. Please select "2022 Pledge" from the Fund menu when making your donation.

Many thanks to all who have pledged!

Nurturing Faith (Sunday School)
On Sunday mornings after the Children’s Moment during the 10:00 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
Children ages 4 years old and above are invited to join our Children's Choir (Joyful Noise and Joyful Sound). We will meet for rehearsals in McNaughton Hall on Sunday Mornings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. While our primary focus will be on voice, there will be an opportunity to add musical instruments.

We are so excited to restart this aspect of our music ministry with children under the talented leadership of our Director of Music, Gerry Brenes. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Burt or Gerry Brenes.

I am looking forward to sharing in this music ministry with your children.

Blessings!

Andrea Burt, Director of Children's Ministries
Confirmation Kick-off Meeting,
Monday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Plymouth's 2022 Confirmation Group begins this Monday, January 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. If you are interested in learning more, please email Pastor Al or Pastor Moira.
Plymouth Pickleball Outing and Food Truck,
Sunday, January 30 after Worship,
from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We are hosting a Plymouth Pickleball outing on Sunday, January 30 after worship on the Plymouth Campus. Don’t worry if you haven’t played before – we will supply all the equipment (paddle and ball), and playing pickleball is as easy as playing ping pong. If you are a Pickleball enthusiast, feel free to bring your own racquet and test your mettle with the church’s own ace, Reverend Al! We’ll also have cornhole, horseshoes, badminton... and a food truck!
Reach out to Brandon Balena with questions.
Emergency Response Donation Drive:
Tornadoes in Kentucky
Our hearts and prayers go out to the people and families of those affected by the tornadoes in Kentucky and the adjacent areas. Our Emergency Response Fund team is working on our plans to help out, which Pastor Al hopes to announce very soon. We invite you to support these efforts by giving to the Cobb Family Emergency Response Fund as follows:
This Week @ Plymouth
Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, January 22, 2022
Walking With a Prayer – 10:00 a.m.
See below for details. 

Sunday, January 23, 2022
Bible and Bagels – 8:30 a.m.via  
Temporarily only via (ZOOM Link) 
ID: 826 5840 8028 or Dial-In: 253-215-8782

Sunday Worship – 10:00 a.m.
In-person and Live-streamed
Live-streamed service begins at 10:00 a.m. 

Nurturing Faith (Sunday School) – 10:15 a.m.
McNaughton Hall.
See above for details. 

Annual Meeting – 11:15 a.m.
Sanctuary and Zoom.
See above for details.

Joyful Noise Children's Choir – 11:30 a.m.
McNaughton Hall.
See above for details.

Monday, January 24, 2022
Confirmation Kick-off Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
See above for details.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Men's Bible Study – 8:00 a.m. (ZOOM Link) 
ID: 826 5840 8028 or Dial-In: 253-215-8782

Keep Calm and Read a Psalm – 10:00 a.m.
Resumes in February.

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Bible and Bagels – 8:00 a.m.
Temporarily only via (ZOOM Link) 
ID: 826 5840 8028 or Dial-In: 253-215-8782

Chancel Choir Practice – 7:30 p.m. 
Choir room. 
See below for details. 
Volunteers Needed for NEW Macedonia
After-School Reading Program
We are seeking volunteers (18 years and older) to help teach basic reading skills to Coconut Grove children. This after-school program will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, starting early January 2022. Plymouth volunteers will work with students individually or in groups of two or three. Setting will be indoors and outdoors. Email Amy Shipley at amynshipley@gmail.com with questions and interest.
Walking With a Prayer
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
On Saturdays at 10:00 a.m., 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.
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.
Book Club
Saturday, February 19 at 10:30 a.m.
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,  ID: 553 720 134# or Dial-In: 253-215-8782.

Plymouth Book Group Schedule:
February 19, 2022- "Dear Edward," by Ann Napolitano... suggested by Kate Taylor
March 19, 2022- "The Invention of Nature: Alexander von HumBoldt’s New World," by Andrea Wulf... suggested by Wanda Bee
April 16, 2022- Planning session
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 prayers@plymouthmiami.org. The members of this Ministry will pray for you.
Donations
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3400 Devon Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Church Office: 305-444-6521
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