This Week @ Plymouth
August 9 - 15, 2019
Sunday Worship
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Service at 10:00 a.m.

Scripture Reading: Psalm 33:1-9 , Luke 12:32-40
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Guest Preacher: Neal Watkins, Minister for Faith Formation,
Florida Conference UCC

Liturgist: Senior Pastor Al Bunis and Associate Pastor Moira McGuinn
Lay Liturgist: David Winker

Sermon: " All Dressed Up with Nowhere to Go"

Fellowship Hour: Join us to welcome Neal Watkins in the Cloister Garden during Fellowship Hour. Coffee punch and refreshments will be served.
Sunday School & Fusion - Questions & Answers
What Room Will My Child Go To For Sunday School ?
4 years old - 5th Grade: Sunday School in McNaughton Hall, click > Details

24 months to 3 years old: Preschool Room 10, click > Details

Infants up to 24 months: The Nursery in McNaughton Hall, click > Details

For questions about Plymouth Sunday School, please contact Andrea Burt, Interim Director of Sunday School, at 786-313-3214 (McNaughton Hall), 305-444-6521 (Church Office) or by email:

What is Fusion?
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!
For more information, click > Details
Fusion is on recess and resumes on Sunday, August 25. Enjoy your summer!
Welcome Neal Watkins, Our Guest Preacher
Neal is the Minister for Faith Formation of the Florida Conference of the United Church or Christ. He and his wife, Pam, live in Vero Beach Florida with their children Casey (7) and Caleb (4) .

Neal grew up as an active member of Gables UCC in Miami and would later move to the Tampa Bay area where he attended the University of South Florida as a major in Religious Studies while working as a member of Chapel on the Hill UCC and as the Faith Events Coordinator for the Florida Conference. 
Before returning to the Florida Conference in the Spring of 2018, Neal spent the last ten years working for the Community Church of Vero Beach as Youth Minister, and later, the Ministry Associate for Youth and Families. While working at CCOVB, Neal attended Chicago Theological Seminary where he successfully defended his thesis, "Millennial Ecclesiology: Merging and Reconciling the Church's Latest Great Divide."
In his free time, Neal enjoys playing fetch with his dog (Tillich), doing logic puzzles, and eating french fries with his "exercise buddies".

You may reach Neal at:
VBS Is Awesome!
Many Thanks to Andrea Burt and the VBS Crew
Davis Hall became the African Savannah base
for many VBS "ROAR" activities.
Reenacting stories of Moses taking the Israelites out of Egypt.
Hungry Israelites cooking their marshmallow dinner over "campfires"
(a favorite part of the storytelling).
Creating in the African Savannah.
More creating in the VBS outpost.
Some favorite parts of VBS: making friends & fun with counselors.
See What's Happening in Sunday School
Sunday, August 11: Elijah and Naboth’s vineyard; 1 Kings 21; The children hear a prophet confronting a king.
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 . You may pick the form up at the Church Chat table in the Garden on Sundays. Or, click on FORM > download the form into your computer > complete it > email it back to Andrea Burt: Have any questions?
Please contact Andrea Burt - by email or 786-313-3214.
Coming Soon!
Join Pastor Al for a Men's BBQ at the Manse
Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m.
We ask for a $10 contribution.
See you there!
The Plymouth Book Club
Saturday, August 17 - in the manse - 10:30 a.m.
Edith Georgi will lead the discussion of  
Educated  by Tara Westover.

The books to follow: September , Nine   Perfect Strangers  by Liane Moriarty; October,  The Geographers Library  by Jon Fasman; November,  The Good Neighbor  by Maxwell King; January,  Dorothy Day  by Kate Hennessy; February,  The Girl Who Wrote in Silk  by Kelli Estes; and March,  Lost Connections  by Johann Hari.

A special invitation to our new church members,
Come, join the Book Club - no reservations required - all are welcome!
We're getting ready for Rally Day!
Following in Cindy’s Fabulous Fellowship Footsteps,  
we are getting ready for Rally Day weekend. 

The tent and food have been ordered (including the snow-cones!)  
On September 8, after worship, we will head over to
Carrollton School to celebrate Rally Day.
It's a fun afternoon as we spend time together
catching up with friends, playing in the big pool,
enjoying a delicious lunch and
eating snow cones, cotton candy and more!

But first, we need some folks to help with a few items:
Friday, September 6: we need someone to oversee the
tent set up at Carrollton (around noon). Vendor does the work, you oversee.
Sunday, September 8: we need a few folks to:
>Shepherd our vendors as they arrive at Carrollton
>Drop off coolers and ice for drinks (we have the coolers)
>Make sure no belongings or trash are left behind when the party is over. 

Available to help? Thanks! Please contact Liz Miller
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:
This Week @ Plymouth
Bible Study w/Pastor Al - Sunday, August 11 - Plymouth Hall - 8:30 a.m.
Summer Chancel Choir Rehearsal - Sunday, August 11 - Choir Rm. - 9 a.m.

Men's Bible Study - Tuesday, August 13 - Le Pain Quotidien - 7:30 a.m.
See link to Bible Study information below.

Bible Study/Bkfst. - Thursday, August 15 - Le Pain Quotidien - 8:00 a.m.
See link to Bible Study information below
Gathering at Eastridge - Thursday, August 15 - East Ridge - 1:00 p.m.
Men's BBQ - Thursday, August 15 - the Manse - 6:30 p.m. - 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