This Week @ Plymouth
September 6 - 12, 2019
Bible Sunday & Rally Day
Don't Miss the Fun, Food & Fellowship.
Drop off donations of supplies for people in the Bahamas too!
See below
Sunday Worship
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Service at 10:00 a.m.
Bible Sunday and Family Service

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 40: 28-31 ; Luke 12: 22-31
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Preaching: Senior Pastor Al Bunis

Sermon: " What, me worry?”

Fellowship Hour: Join us in the Cloister Garden for Fellowship Hour then come across the road to the Carrollton School campus for Rally Day, a fun Plymouth Tradition.
Bible Sunday and a Family Service
This Sunday begins with a family service at church where all children are invited to worship in church with their families. Dress Code: Rally Day Dress Casual - usually swimsuits under clothes for the kids and flip-flops.

Childcare will be provided for infants up to 24 months (Nursery) in McNaughton Hall and ages 24 months up to 4 years old in Preschool Room 10. 

During the Children's Moment portion of the service, all 1st and 5th graders will receive Bibles. When the worship service concludes, come join in the fun at Rally Day across the road at Carrollton School's campus.
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! Fusion will meet in Edson Chapel following the Children's Moment in the service of worship.
Rally Day - a Plymouth tradition
Join Us Sunday, September 8 for Rally Day!

Have you missed visiting with your friends over the summer?
Are you new to Miami and want to see what Plymouth is all about?
Then be sure to come to our annual Rally Day!
 
After the worship service we go across the street to Carrollton's spectacular campus and enjoy a fun day in the sun with great food, friends, and swimming! There is a catered lunch available (no reservations necessary) for $5.00 for kids 10 years of age or younger and $10.00 for 11 years - adults.
You may also bring your own picnic.

Catered Lunch Menu:
Mixed greens with black beans, corn, avocado and tomatoes with Homemade Cilantro Lime Dressing, Vegetable Pasta Salad, Chicken Pasta Salad, Shredded Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chips, Assorted cookies and watermelon, Lemonade, Water, and Iced tea.

Be sure to join all the fun and fellowship and
"Kick-Off" the year at Plymouth with a bang!
Rally Day Message from Pastor Al
Greetings everyone: 
 
I hope you all are doing well after quite a week. Please join us for Rally Day…one of our most fun days of the year. After worship we all head over to the Carrollton School swimming pool across the street for a great time for kids…of any age. 
 
We will also be collecting supplies for the folks in the Bahamas who are struggling in the wake of Dorian. Drop those items off at church before heading over to Rally Day. We’ll direct you where to drop things when you get to church.  Below is a list of the items we are collecting. 
 
I hope to see everyone for Rally Day! 
 
Thank you and God bless, Pastor Al
 
Recommended Supplies :
Tarps (various sizes) / Water / Gatorade / Canned Goods
Can openers / Mosquito spray and Netting / Insect repellent
Sunscreen / Baby supplies / First aid items ( band aids, aspirin, etc.)
Toiletries / Flashlights / Batteries / Small generators
Household cleaning supplies / Leather work gloves
See What's Happening in Sunday School
Sunday, September 8: Family Service - please see above.
Thank you to our volunteer teachers for Sunday School  during the month of August: Emily Curtin, Cristina Winker, Kristen Llorca, and Ana Zack.
 
Our beautiful nursery in McNaughton Hall is seeking the donation of the following new or gently used items:  two (2) toy strollers for doll babies, two (2) doll babies with clothing, Tonka style cars and trucks, and puzzles. If you are able to make a donation or have any questions, please contact Andrea Burt at  andrea@plymouthmiami.org . Thank you always for your generosity.
 
Our children’s choirs are off to a great start under the leadership of Gerry Brenes. We met at 11:15 in McNaughton Hall after worship and Sunday School beginning with an orientation followed by singing.   The choirs will not meet on September 1 st  (Labor Day weekend) or on September 8 (Rally Day ) but will reconvene on Sunday, September 15 at 11:15 in McNaughton Hall beginning with a nutritious snack followed by singing. Come join the fun!
Sunday School Fall Registration
Please help us insure that we have current information on you and your children by completing the 2019-2020 Sunday School Registration Form. Please click > here .
Words for Thought
“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”  Jesus Christ, Matthew 25:40
Hurricane Helpers
After a hurricane, when the power is out and the phones don’t work, a friendly check in from a member of our Plymouth family can ease the isolation we feel, encourage children who may have been frightened, and help us know we are not alone.  

In the spirit of preparedness and proper prior planning, we have organized a listing of our members by zip code. We would like to hear from you if, following a hurricane, you are willing to check on members who live near you (especially our more vulnerable members).  Interested? Please contact Pastor Moira at
305-444-6521 or Tony Scornavacca:  tony3000@usa.com.
Coming Soon!
Biblical Archaeology
Sunday, September 15 - Pilgrim House - 11:30 a.m.
Our guest speaker is Miamian Brian Janeway, who literally digs for his faith.
In this one-hour presentation, Brian will discuss and show slides of
evidence supporting Biblical accounts.
Light snacks will be served.
Presented by the Adult Christian Education Committee
"Talking with Children About God"
Thursday, September 19 - in the Manse - 1:30 p.m.
Please join us for coffee and an informal discussion on how to answer those tough yet important questions kids ask about God.

Plymouth Book Club
Saturday, September 21 - in the Manse - 10:30 a.m.
Mary Thorpe leads us in a discussion of the best-seller,
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Financial Peace University Course
A 9-week Bible-based Financial Skills Course,
developed by Dave Ramsey
Begins Sunday, September 22 - Pilgrim House - 11:30 a.m.
Plymouth member David Winker will be leading the 9-lesson course given over 9-weekly, one-hour meetings that focus on
financial literacy and estate planning.
For more information, contact David at davidjwinker@gmail.com
Emergency Response Fund - Update
Devastation in the Bahamas...You've seen early photos of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. We are working quickly to utilize Plymouth's Emergency Response fund to provide desperately needed assistance in Abaco and Grand Bahama Island. We urge you to consider a donation to the ERF. To give ONLINE: got to www.plymouthmiami.org>GIVING BUTTON at bottom of page> GIVEONLINE> ERF - BAHAMIAN RELIEF or give in the offering plate or by check made out to Plymouth Congregational Church mailed to 3400 Devon Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133. Updates are coming. Rich Bard, Chair
305-281-5071
This Week @ Plymouth
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Bible Study w/Pastor Al - Lower Plymouth Hall - 8:30 a.m.

Children's Choirs Practice - Postponed / Returns Sept. 15 @ 11:15 a.m.
See above.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Men's Bible Study - T&M Cafe - 7:45 a.m.
New Location: T&M Cafe in the Tigertail and Mary Restaurant at the corner of Tigertail and Mary Street in Coconut Grove.
New Time: We begin at 7:45 a.m.
See link to Bible Study information below.

Placemats Are Back! - Pilgrim House - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Help make placemats for new members, for Habitat for Humanity, but mostly for fun! Any questions, contact Lynn Bunis - lynnbrandibunis@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Bible Study/Bkfst. - Le Pain Quotidien - 8:00 a.m.
See link to Bible Study information below.

Let's Stitch Again! - the Manse - 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
We're an informal group gathering to work on our own projects: needlepoint, knitting, whatever. No expert advice expected or offered, just fellowship and fun. Everyone's invited!

Chancel Choir Rehearsal  - Choir Room - 7:30pm
See above
Bible Studies & Prayer Groups
Our Bible Study and Prayer Groups have their own page on our website.
To read more about each group click > ... more
Contact Us
Plymouth Congregational Church
3400 Devon Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Church Office: 305-444-6521
Website: http://www.plymouthmiami.org
Editor: liz@plymouthmiami.org