This Week @ Plymouth
July 1 - July 8, 2022
14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
In-person and Online
Sunday, July 3, 2022
4th of July Weekend
Sunday Worship Service
Join us at 10:00 a.m.

Scripture Readings: Psalm 111 ; 2 Kings 5:1-14
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Sermon Title: “If Only," by Rev. Moira McGuinn


Memorial Service for Cindy Tidwell,
Sunday, July 3 after Worship
This Sunday at 11:30 a.m. we will gather in the Sanctuary to give thanks for the life of Cindy Tidwell. Her life was a gift to our community. 
Your presence is a blessing to her family. The service will also be livestreamed. Below is the link.
Christmas in July
Supporting Children in Granville, Jamaica
BOOM would like to invite you to celebrate Christmas in July! We will once again collect donations for Plymouth's outreach to children - this year supporting the educational needs of children in Granville, Jamaica (where we also support their festive dinner in December!). Your contributions will go to Granville All Age School in Montego Bay to purchase much-needed tablets and educational resources. Please contribute online by scanning the QR Code. You can also drop a check in the offering plate or send it to the church office. Please make it payable to "Plymouth Church," memo line: "Christmas in July."
Serving Dinner at Chapman Partnership
Thursday, July 14
Every second Thursday of the month, the Plymouth team serves dinner at Chapman Partnership. We invite you to join us at our next dinner on Thursday, July 14 at 5:00 p.m. This longstanding Plymouth tradition is restarting after Covid. Use the link below to register with Chapman (required). Email Pastor Al (al@plymouthmiami.org) with questions and if you want to be on the volunteer email list. Volunteers can either carpool from the Plymouth parking lot at 4:15 p.m. or drive directly to Chapman at 5:00 p.m. (the address is 1550 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136).
Macedonia Reading Program: Volunteers
Needed Until July 29
Use the link below to sign-up or contact Amy Shipley and Dickie Davis.
Vacation Bible School
August 1 to 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
It’s time for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL for kids who are 3 years-old and fully potty trained through age 10 (or having just completed 5th grade).
Vacation Bible School runs from August 1 to August 5, 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Join us on campus for an action-packed week of singing, storytelling, crafts, games, science and meeting friends for just plain old fun!! Space is limited, register early!
Registration forms are available outside of McNaughton Hall.
For more information or questions, contact Andrea Burt at andrea@plymouthmiami.org
AA Meetings at Plymouth
Did you know? Alcoholics Anonymous meetings have been held at Plymouth continuously since 1965. There are in person meetings on campus Monday through Thursday.

There are meetings 7 days a week at 5:30 via Zoom. ID 402 544 037 password Plymouth (lowercase) 
There is an in person Al-Anon meeting on Wednesday nights at 8 in the Choir Room
For Our Summer Reading List
Adult Christian Education and Pastor Al invite you to add a book to your summer reading list. A House United, by Allen Hilton, speaks to the importance and beauty of churches having various views within the pews. In September, Pastor Al will lead a conversation on the book, which are available each Sunday in the Cloister Garden during Fellowship Hour.
Nurturing Faith (Sunday School) & Nursery
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. 
The nursery is officially open for infants up to age 3. 
The nursery is in McNaughton Hall. 

Email Andrea Burt with questions at andrea@plymouthmiami.org
Joyful Noise Children's Choir
Resumes July 31 Under New Director
We are delighted to share our music ministry with children. Joyful Noise, our choir for children ages 4 and above meets for rehearsals in McNaughton Hall on Sunday Mornings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
We will have a little summer break for the next few weeks and come back together, on Sunday July 31st under the talented leadership of Marie Ferguson.
Blessings!
Andrea Burt, Director of Children's Ministries
Adult Christian Education:
Congregant Interest Questionnaire
The Adult Christian Education Committee wants to hear from you! Fill out a questionnaire to tell us about your topics and activities of interest and let us know if you would like to give a talk or organize an activity!
Questions email: Maria Reyero
This Week @ Plymouth
Upcoming Schedule

Sunday, July 3, 2022
Bible and Bagels with Pastor Al
Not meeting – Resumes next week

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

Nurturing Faith (Sunday School) – 10:00 a.m.
See above for details. 
McNaughton Hall.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Men's Bible Study  8:00 a.m. 
 via (ZOOM Link) 
ID: 826 5840 8028 or Dial-In: 253-215-8782

Thursday, July 7, 2022
Bible and Bagels with Pastor Al – 8:00 a.m.
ID: 826 5840 8028 or Dial-In: 253-215-8782
Book Club Meets on Saturday,
July 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Are you looking to join a book group? Look no more! Plymouth Church's book group meets in Plymouth Hall and 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 click on the Zoom link.

Upcoming Schedule:
"Rose Code" by Kate Quinn on July 16
"Freezing Order" by Bill Browder on August 20
Annie Booker Plymouth Preschool
Scholarship Fund
With deep gratitude, we thank Annie Booker for 16 years as Director of Plymouth Preschool. In her honor we created the Annie Booker Plymouth Preschool Scholarship Fund, and will match the first $25,000 in gifts. Use the link below to contribute.
Cobb Family Plymouth Emergency Response Fund: Gift to Second Christian Church in
Mayfield Kentucky
Our Emergency Response Fund has made a gift to Second Christian Church in Mayfield Kentucky of $3,000 – to provide assistance to their church members still struggling in the wake of the tornadoes in December 2021. These storms left severe damage in various places, particularly in Mayfield Kentucky. We have directly connected with a small church in Mayfield, Second Christian Church, many of whose members still have substantial work to do to repair their homes or to get back into their homes. We are grateful to the many Plymouth members who helped fund this gift through your generosity to the Emergency Response Fund. Gifts to the Emergency Response Fund can be made using the link below.
Plymouth Reaches out to Ukraine Refugees
Plymouth Church has raised to date about $30,000 to assist Ukrainians fleeing their war-torn nation to seek refuge in nearby Poland.

The effort to raise funds continues as millions of Ukrainians have become refugees since the Russian invasion began. At home they witnessed the deaths of civilians and the destruction of homes and cities.... Click here to read more.
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE:
By check: Members and friends of Plymouth Church may write a check to Plymouth Congregational Church and mark it for Ukraine Support. You may mail your check to the church office at 3400 Devon Rd., Miami FL 33133, or place in the Sunday offering plate.

Online: You may contribute online using the link below. Designate Ukraine Support.
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
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DONATE TO PLYMOUTH ONLINE. TO CHOOSE, CLICK ON THIS LINK.
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Plymouth Congregational Church
3400 Devon Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Church Office: 305-444-6521
Website: http://www.plymouthmiami.org
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