This Week @ Plymouth
July 18 - July 24, 2020
Communion Sunday
Join us at 10 a.m. for online worship!
Sunday, July 19, 2020

Scripture Readings: Psalm 4 ; Matthew 13: 1-9 , 18-23
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Preaching: Rev. Al Bunis

Sermon: "Looking Upward in Uncertain Times"

Communion Sunday: See Note Below from Pastor Al and Pastor Moira


Sunday School
Check out this week's Sunday School video!
A Message From Our Pastors About Communion This Sunday
Dear people of Plymouth,
  
This Sunday, we again gather at the Lord’s Table to share communion together.  As we so often say at Plymouth, “no matter who you are or where you are in your life journey”, you are welcome at this table.  
 
As we did last month, we invite you to prepare in advance of the time you plan to watch worship, so that you will have ready whatever bread, cracker, wine, juice, etc., for when we invite everyone to partake at the Table of Fellowship.
  
During Coronavirus time, we harken back to the earliest days of the church, when worship took place in homes. What a blessing that through the power of God’s Holy Spirit and the wonders of modern technology, that we can share loving fellowship and our Lord’s joyful feast, even as we are apart. 
 
Please join us this Sunday for a time of togetherness. 
 
Blessings and love,
 
Al and Moira
Plans for Phased Re-Gathering
Dear people of Plymouth, 

Greetings everyone. We miss being with you all! 

We want to share with you the work that our Re-opening Committee has been doing. 

Below is a plan the committee has been working on with both of us and Zach. With the recent trend of increased Covid-19 cases in South Florida, while we see this plan as safe, prudent and solid, we have decided to delay picking a specific date to begin. This will give us the flexibility to gauge the situation and make time-sensitive decisions and adjustments as needed. We nevertheless want to share this with you so that you can see the direction we are looking to go.  Click here to read more.
This 'N That Shop: Temporarily Closed
The This ‘n That Shop is an important mission of our church and we intend to continue supporting as many organizations in our community as possible. As you know, the Covid 19 virus has been a test for us all. After closing in March, we reopened in mid-June, following all safety protocols, and have had a successful month. Now, however, things have changed. In order to do our part to stop the spread of this virus, as well as to protect the health of our volunteers, staff, and customers, we have decided to close temporarily again. But the GOOD NEWS is that we are featuring items regularly online and can arrange for curbside pick-up upon request. Please follow us on  Facebook  to view our special items, message us, and to keep in touch. We look forward to your continued support.
Christmas in July
BOOM would like to invite you to partake in Christmas in July! We will once again collect donations for Plymouth's outreach to children.
 
Your contributions make possible uniforms, book bags and school supplies for kids in Coconut Grove and beyond.  It's Christmas In July!
 
Please contribute: online - just click here or mail your donation. Sending a check? Please make it payable to Plymouth Church, memo line: "Christmas in July."
 
The Board of Outreach & Mission and the kids thank you for your support!
Book Discussion Group
Book Discussion Group
Saturday, July 18
Zoom meeting - 10:30 a.m. 
Jeff Crockett will lead the discussion of Johann Hari's "Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression And the Unexpected Solutions."
Or Dial-In
Phone Number: +1 929-205-6099 ,
Meeting ID: 947 3647 8969
Food Drive, Sunday July 19th
Food Drive for the Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry with social distancing practices. Sunday, June 19 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and you will be directed where to go. See poster above. Please note the priority item requested.
Youth Group Joint Book Club
Starting Sunday July 12 at 1 p.m., a joint virtual book club will begin with the youth of Plymouth and the youth of Coral Gables United Church of Christ. The first book discussed will be " This Book is Anti-Racist " by Tiffany Jewell. The club will discuss race, ethnicity, identity and discrimination. We will examine how cultural and social patterns influence how we view ourselves. Please contact youth leader Thaddaeus Elliott for more information on how to sign up and the Zoom link.
A Prayer For Our Time
Sisters and brothers of Plymouth, let us pray,
 
Almighty God,
You breathe life into your creation and call it good.
 
You create each of us in your image..  read more
This Week @ Plymouth
The coronavirus has paused our daily lives. In response, we have many weekly events online as you can see to the right. Click on the link to join each event.

How to use Zoom:
Zoom is a video meeting platform.

To join a Zoom meeting, click on the link at the scheduled time.

You can either download Zoom here or you can join through your web browser.

If it is your first time using Zoom, join the meeting a few minutes before to ensure you connect properly.
Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, July 18
Book Discussion Group -
10:30 a.m. ( Zoom Link)
Or Dial-In
Phone Number: +1 929-205-6099,
Meeting ID: 947 3647 8969
See above.

Sunday, July 19
Bible Study - 8:30 a.m.
Phone Number: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 553 720 134#
Story of Joseph in Genesis

Communion Sunday  –  1 0:00 a.m.
( Link )

Sunday School - Available any time ( Link)

Family Fellowship - 11:30 a.m.

Youth Book Club - 1:00 p.m.
See above.

Food Drive- 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
See above. 

Fusion/Youth Group via Zoom
3:00 p.m. (Zoom link)


Monday, July 20
Realm Profile Setup Session - 6:00 p.m.
For more information about Realm, Reach out to Zach.

Adult Fellowship 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 21
Men's Bible Study - 7:45 a.m.
Or Dial-In
Phone Number: 1-646-876-9923,
Meeting ID: 451 505 4328#
Gospel of Luke

Keep Calm and Read a Psalm - 10:00 a.m. (Zoom link)
Or Dial-In
Phone Number: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 569 802 118#

 Thursday, July 23
Bible Study - 8:00 a.m.
Or Dial-In
Phone Number: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 553 720 134#
Take Sunday's Sermon Wherever You Go
The Sunday service audio and video is always available on our website and our Facebook page.
Plymouth Prayer Partners
Would you like to receive prayer?  We offer the opportunity to request and receive prayer through our Plymouth Prayer Partners Ministry. To request prayer, email at any time either Gwen Saunders or Maria Reyero . The members of this Ministry will pray for you.
 
Would you like to have one-on-one prayer Sunday after worship?  If you would like to speak directly to one of our Prayer Partners via phone, please follow this link and someone will call you back Sunday after worship.
Donations
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DONATE TO PLYMOUTH ONLINE. TO CHOOSE, CLICK ON THIS LINK.
Contact Us
Plymouth Congregational Church
3400 Devon Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Church Office: 305-444-6521
Website: http://www.plymouthmiami.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/plymouthmiami
Editor: kevin@plymouthmiami.org
Photo Credit: Danna Lynn Photography