This Week @ Plymouth
January 18 - 24, 2019
Sunday Worship
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Service at 10:00 a.m.
Communion Sunday and Can-Do Sunday

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 61:1-3 ; Luke 4:14-21
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Preaching: Senior Pastor Al Bunis

Sermon: "The Mission: Good News for All"

Sunday School In Davis Hall - for details click> Sunday School FAQs
Children ages 4 yrs. through 5th grade may go to Sunday School in Davis Hall following the Children's Moment.

Nursery & Toddlers Care: Childcare is available for infants up to 24 months in Preschool Room 11 and for 2 - 3 yr. olds in Preschool Room 10.

Fusion - Youth at Plymouth - "Fusion" is a time for the youth (grades 6-12) to come together as a community to connect, learn, and grow in their faith! Youth, will meet in the Edson Chapel following the Children's Moment.

Join us - for our Fellowship Hour in the Cloister Garden, immediately following the service of worship.
Long Range Planning Survey
What are your thoughts about Plymouth and it's future?
Have some ideas? Want to offer some suggestions?
We think your thoughts are valuable and we would like to hear them.

So, please click on the link below and fill out our short survey.
It will help our work as we plan for Plymouth's future.
All responses are anonymous.
So, share your suggestions, ideas and dreams for Plymouth.
You and your thoughts matter to us.
Thank you,
The Long Range Planning Committee
Meet us in the Garden
After worship, folks come to the Garden, grab a cup of coffee punch, then catch up with friends. While kids play, the rest of us share our news, ideas and stories.
Sustained by worship, energized by fellowship, we set off, renewed for the week ahead.
 .. a little "Garden time" is good for the soul.
Can-Do Sunday
Communion Sunday is this Sunday, January 20.
This will also be a “Can-Do” Communion Sunday…Buy One, Give One…We are asking everyone to bring in at least one non-perishable food item for the Can-Do Cart.
Your generosity will help our Grove neighbors. You will see our blue “Can Do” cart out on the plaza of the church. Every Sunday, after worship, we take the food to the Coconut Grove Food Pantry at Christ Episcopal Church. 
Words for Thought
"I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking." George MacDonald, 19th century
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - Sunday
Everyone is invited to a
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday, January 20 at
3:00 p.m. in the Greater St.Paul AME Church in Coconut Grove.
Our own Pastor Al will be acting in a world premier performance! St. Paul is one of our neighbors located at
3680 Thomas Avenue (at the corner of Douglas road).
Plymouth Church Annual Meeting
Our Annual Meeting is an
important cornerstone of Plymouth Church's governance.

On January 22, lay leaders and Pastors will report on highlights of 2018, the financial and spiritual health of our church and Plymouth's goals and objectives for 2019 and beyond.
We will discuss policy, hold elections and finalize the 2019 budget.

Through the governing of Plymouth, every member, from our
Sr. Pastor to our newest member, has a vote in all matters.

Join us for dinner at 6 p.m. in Davis Hall ($15.00/pers.) followed by the Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. Childcare is available. For reservations and/or child care, please call the church office,
305-444-6521 or email  Thaddaeus Elliot.

Those who joined Plymouth in 2018 are invited as our guests, so there will be no charge for your dinner.
Dinners for Eight - Back by Popular Demand
Join us for delicious food, interesting conversation and a fun evening. Dinners for Eight is a great way to meet new people, introduce new members to other members and widen your circle of friends.

What's this all about? Well, it is basically a number of enjoyable potluck parties happening at members' homes on February 8, 9 or 10th. For more details click on the picture above.

To get the ball rolling, we need hosts! So, if you can host a dinner please see J.B. in the Cloister Garden after church this Sunday (look for the white Chef's Hat) or contact J.B. via e-mail ( ), text (305-613-5848) or office: 305-279-7955.  or contact the Church Office (305-444-6521). If you rather be an attendee that is great - see J.B. to sign up or contact him per the above contact information.
This Week @ Plymouth
Book Discussion Group - Sat., January 19 - the Manse - 10:30 a.m.
See below

Bible Study w/ Pastor Al - Sun., January 20 - Plymouth Hall - 8:00 a.m.
See below
Sign Up for the Chili Cook-Off - Sun., January 20 - Cloister Garden
Sign up begins after worship in the Garden. For more details, see below.
Sign Up for Dinners for Eight - Sun. January 20 - Cloister Garden
See above

Church Office Closed - Mon. January 21 - Martin Luther King Day
Art In the Garden - Mon., January 21 - Cancelled, Resumes Jan. 28

Men's Bible Study - Tues., January 22 - Le Pain Quotidien - 7:30 a.m.
See below
Women's Bible Study - Tues., January 22 - Plymouth Hall - 10:00 a.m.
Annual Meeting - Tues., January 22 - Davis Hall - See above

Bible Study/Bkfst. - Thurs., January 24 - Le Pain Quotidien - 8 - 9:00 a.m.
See below
Chancel Choir Rehearsal - Thurs., January 24 - Choir Room - 7:30 p.m.
Mission Clean-Up Work Trip With Pastor Al
We are Organizing Interested Volunteers
to join with Pastor Al in Panama City, FL and assist
cleaning up in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Michael.
When: February 8 - February 10
Where: Panama City
Our volunteer group will fly nonstop to Tallahassee and drive to Panama City. 

Details: In December, several Plymouth members were inspired by the work of an Ohio couple who oversees disaster assistance after hurricanes. Their work continues and we want to help. 

Their volunteer program is based at Palo Alto Church of Christ in Panama City. They will provide housing with air mattresses and meals. All we pay for is transportation. More details to follow. Please let us know ASAP if you are interested in joining the Plymouth volunteer group, so planning and arrangements can be finalized.
Sign Up/Questions? Please contact:
Rich Bard,, chair of the Emergency Response Fund
Debra Kelley  of the Church Office.
Coming Soon

The Book Discussion Group gathers Saturday, January 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Manse. For details, click the book.
Plymouth Church Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Dinner @ 6 p.m./ Meeting @ 7 p.m.
For details,see above
Calling All Youth!
Get ready for a Lock In Night - full of fun & food!
Saturday, January 26. Don't forget we are cooking up our Youth entry for the 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off. See you at the Lock In! Get details>click the moon.
The 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off
January 27 @ 11 a.m.
Enter your favorite home-made chili
or just come, taste and vote.
Guaranteed to have a great time!
Sign up in the Garden this Sunday after worship.
For details , click the chili sign.
OneBlood Blood Drive
Share your power - Donate Blood
Sunday, January 27 - 11 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
Look for the big red bus and make a life saving difference by making a donation, if able. After giving blood, be sure to refuel with some awesome chili at the Chili Cook-Off!
Women's Bible Study is Back
Inviting all Plymouth women and friends to gather to read and discuss the Book of Psalms, under the guidance of Pastor Moira McGuinn. 
We meet on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in Plymouth Hall.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for fellowship. 
Bible Studies & Prayer Groups
Our Bible Study and Prayer Groups have their own page on our website.
To read more about each group - click HERE.
Contact Us
Plymouth Congregational Church
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