This Week @ Plymouth
November 14 - November 20
Photo credit: Cindy Smith
New Member Sunday
Worship In-Person and Live-Streamed
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Join us at 10 a.m.

Scripture Readings: Philippians 2:1-8 ; Matthew 20:20-28 
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Preaching: Rev. Al Bunis

Sermon: “Walking Together... Looking to God"


Virtual Sunday School
10 a.m. In-Person Worship (New Member Sunday)
Sign-up Here
We continue 10:00 a.m. in-person worship on November 15. We look forward to seeing many of you. We encourage those who are not comfortable worshipping in-person at this time to continue watching our virtual broadcast at 10:00 am or later on our website, YouTube Channel, and Facebook page. Registration and all protocols laid out in congregational emails will still be required for 10:00 a.m. in-person worship. Please disregard the reference to price as this is a quirk of the sign-up system. Worship, like God's love, is of course always free! With God's grace, we are finding our way through difficult times so we can celebrate the Lord together.
Food Drive - This Sunday After Worship
Food Drive for the Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry with social distancing practices. This Sunday from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. and you will be directed where to go. See poster above. Please note the priority item requested.
This 'n That Accepting Donations
This Sunday After Worship

The Women’s Fellowship will be accepting donation at the Pilgrim House this Sunday, November 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Social distancing and protective measures will be in place to ensure your safety. 
Christmas Box Distribution Continues
This Sunday After Worship
Calling All Santa’s Elves!
It's the happiest time of year again! The annual BOOM Christmas Box Drive is underway! This year we have 150 foster children from infants to 17 year-olds to spread a little Christmas cheer to at the Family Resource Center! Stop by Lower Plymouth Hall after worship between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to sign out a box (or more!). All boxes must be into the Church office no later than Sunday, December 6! Questions? Contact Katie Meltzer or call Thaddaeus in the church office.
OneBlood Blood Drive 9:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Pajama Bible Story Time
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Sharing your faith with your children is the most important thing you can do to help them grow in faith. You can start the conversation by reading Bible stories with your children. You and your children are invited to join Andrea Burt for four consecutive Wednesday evenings. Our next gathering is on November 11 from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Mrs. Burt will do a dramatic reading of beloved Bible stories from a compilation of biblical stories as told by Archbishop Desmond Tutu's book, “Children of God Storybook Bible.
For more information email Andrea Burt.
Plymouth-Macedonia Church Bible Study
Continues This Thursday
Dear people of Plymouth,
This Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m., we resume our joint Zoom Bible study series with our very close friends and neighbors from Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Macedonia’s Pastor Lance Bailey and I will co-lead the conversations together. These will take place the 3rd Thursday evening of each month at 6:30-7:30pmTogether with our sisters and brothers in faith from Macedonia, we will look at the story of Abraham, the father of our faith – from the Book of Genesis. It will be a seven-part series. All are invited. Dates and Zoom link are below. I can’t wait!!

God bless, Pastor Al
Join Zoom Meeting
Phone: (929) 205-6099
 Meeting ID: 884 9212 3096
One tap mobile   +19292056099, 88492123096#
Genesis 17:1-27; Everlasting Covenant
Call for Nominations to Serve in Joy!
Dear Plymouth Church Members,

Despite the challenges of 2020, our beloved Church’s work is thriving. Through our boards and committees, Plymouth continues working hard on the three pillars of our mission – worship, outreach, and fellowship. We would like to invite you to express your interest in being involved in some of these activities by serving a term beginning in January 2021 - and also your ideas of others who you recommend as strong candidates to serve. 

Through the link at the bottom of the page, you will find a document with the description of the boards and committees, as well as the expected time commitment. At this time, most meetings are being held via video conference.

If you would like to be considered to serve, or would like to recommend someone to serve,  please send an email to the following address nominating@plymouthmiami.org by November 9th stating the boards and/or committees of interest. The Nominating Committee will consider all expressions of interest from across the congregation. After receiving your email, we will be in contact with you.

In faithful service to God and our beloved Church,

The Nominating Committee
Plymouth Congregational Church
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Submit your best Plymouth photos to kevin@plymouthmiami.org with the subject line "Newsletter Picture"
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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

Sunday, November 15
Bible Study 8:30 a.m.
(Zoom link) or Dial-In
Phone Number: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 553 720 134# 
Book of Acts

New Member Sunday Worship In-Person and Live-Streamed 10:00 a.m.
See above to sign-up for in-person worship. Live-Streamed service available at 10:00 a.m. Then, about an hour and a half later, the service will be available on our various platforms and will be emailed to you.

Virtual Sunday School - Available any time (Link)

Also this Sunday:

Food Drive – 
11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
See above for details. 

This 'n That Shop Donation Drive – 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
See above for details. 

Christmas Boxes Distribution - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
See above for details.

OneBlood Blood Drive – 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
See above for details.

Tuesday, November 17
Men's Bible Study - 8:00 a.m.
(Zoom link) Or Dial-In
Phone Number: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 553 720 134# 

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#

Church Council Meeting
7:00 p.m.
Zoom link sent in a separate email.

Wednesday, November 18
Pajama Bible Story Time – 
7:00 p.m.
See above for details.

Thursday, November 19
Bible Study – 8:00 a.m.
(Zoom link) or Dial-In
Phone Number: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 553 720 134#

Plymouth-Macedonia Church Bible Study – 
6:30 p.m. (Zoom Link)
Or Dial-In
Phone: (929) 205-6099 
Meeting ID: 884 9212 3096
Genesis 15:1-21; First Covenant with God 
See above for details.
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