This Week @ Plymouth

November 18, 2022 - November 25, 2022

125th Anniversary Celebration &

Thanksgiving & Communion Sunday

34th Sunday of Ordinary Time

In-person and Online

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Sunday Worship Service

Join us at 10:00 a.m.

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Scripture Reading: Luke 23: 33-43

(Please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passage.)

Sermon Title: “Infinite Grace" by Rev. Al Bunis

Click here to read the Order of Worship

Click here to read the Insert to the Order of Worship

Click here to read the 125th Anniversary Special Insert to the Order of Worship

This Week @ Plymouth

Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, November 19

Book Club

10:30 a.m. in the Manse & via (ZOOM Link)

Meeting ID: 825 4720 8515 or Dial-In: 253-215-8782

See below for details

Women's Fellowship Fall Brunch

11:30 a.m. in Edson Chapel

See below for details

Sunday, November 20

Bible and Bagels with Pastor Al

8:30 a.m. in Plymouth Hall & via (ZOOM Link) 

ID: 826 5840 8028 or Dial-In: 253-215-8782

125th Anniversary Celebration &

Thanksgiving & Communion Sunday Worship Service

10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary  

In-person and Live-stream

(Click here to watch)

Nurturing Faith (Sunday School)

10:00 a.m. in McNaughton Hall

See below for details

Food Drive

11:15 a.m. in Davis Hall

See below for details. 

This 'N That Thrift Shop Accepting Donations 

11:15 a.m. in Pilgrim Hall

See below for details. 

Christmas Box Return

11:30 a.m. in the Cloister Garden after Worship

See below for details

Tuesday, November 22

Men's Bible Study

8:00 a.m. at Greenstreet Cafe

Thursday, November 24

Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrate our 125th Anniversary

This Sunday, November 20th


With a couple of very special Guests! 

Join us after worship for birthday cake in the garden!

2023 Christian Commitment Campaign 

Our annual pledge campaign is underway to fund the 2023 budget. All are invited to participate in the Christian Commitment Campaign, which enables Plymouth to fund the work of the church for the coming year.  Please click here for the inspiring letter from Co-Chairs, Bill Gerlach and Amy Shipley.  

For your convenience, pledge cards have been placed in each pew in the Sanctuary for you to make your 2023 pledge, if you have not already done so. You may place your completed pledge card in Sunday’s offering plate or mail it to the church office. You can also make your pledge by clicking the button below.  


Our pledge total is now $387,722 and our balanced budget goal is $910,000.

Many thanks to all who have pledged!

Click Here to Donate

Food Drive this Sunday, 11:30 a.m., After Worship

Food Drive for the Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry with social distancing practices. On Sunday, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You will be directed where to go. Please note the priority item requested: Canned meats, cereals, canned fruit, fruit juices, vegetables, soups, peanut butter, rice & pasta. You can also deliver via Amazon wish list.

Click Here to See the Amazon Wishlist

This 'N That Thrift Shop Accepting Donations,

This Sunday, 11:30 a.m, After Worship

This 'N That Shop will also be collecting your gently used treasures at Pilgrim House on Sunday from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please drive up and a volunteer will assist you with your donations.

Return Your Christmas Box!


Our annual Christmas Box Drive, to spread joy to 175 foster care children

served by the Family Resource Center, is in the final stretch! Please return your box by Friday, December 4.

Book Club

Meets Saturday, November 19th

10:30 a.m., at the Manse

Are you looking to join a book group? Plymouth Church's book group meets in-person and over Zoom every third Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

Our book selection for November is, "Still Life," by Louise Penny.

If you are interested in joining us, or you have any questions, please reach out to Wanda Bee at

Join us on Zoom with this information:

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting: Zoom link

Meeting ID is: 825 4720 8515

Or, Dial this phone number: 253-215-8782

                                           Upcoming Schedule:

"When we Believed in Mermaids" by Barbara O'Neal on January 21

"The Book of Lost Friends" by Lisa Wingate on February 18

"The Gimlet Eye; An Aloysius Vega Caper" by John Spencer Perry on March 18

Women’s Fellowship Fall Brunch

Saturday, November 19th

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Edson Chapel

Ladies - Join us!

Women’s Fellowship Fall Brunch

Saturday, November 19th

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Edson Chapel

$5 Contribution. Invite your friends.

Bring your favorite beverage.

This is a catered event so please RSVP by Thursday November 17th by clicking the button below or by emailing Pastor Moira at


Christmas Carol Brunch

Sunday, December 4, 11:30 a.m., at Davis Hall

Come sing Christmas favorites with Marie Ferguson and Vindhya Khare at the piano.

We will provide a light Brunch, so please RSVP by clicking the link below or by emailing Pastor Moira at by Wednesday, November 30th.

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Cantata Sunday Worship

December 11th, 10:00 a.m.

On December 11th the Chancel Choir and soloists will present selections from Vivaldi's Gloria, with string quartet, trumpet, and oboe including musicians from the FIU School of Music.

We invite you to support Cantata Sunday and the music program with a sponsorship. Cherubim ($25 to $99) or Seraphim ($100 or greater). Gifts may be made with a dedication. Those received by December 4th will be printed in the order of worship.

You can complete your sponsorship online by clicking the link below and using the memo line for your dedication.


Hanging of the Greens is on December 4!

On the Second Sunday of Advent, worship with us among the wreaths and poinsettias in this special family service.

Hurricane Ian Relief

Cobb Family

Plymouth Emergency Response Fund

Plymouth Church, through its Cobb Family Emergency Response Fund, will be sending an additional $15,000 in assistance after Hurricane Ian slammed Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast on September 28 as a Category 4 storm.

Approval of the funds followed the October 22 visit to Port Charlotte by a six-member Plymouth team that surveyed damages to a sister UCC church and also helped distribute food, water, and supplies to folks in a seemingly unending line of cars. Recipients expressed so much gratitude for the assistance.

Our team included Chuck Cobb. Sue Cobb, Pastor Al, Philippe de Lavalette, Tony Thelen, and Rich Bard.

The largest donation, $10,000, will go to the Pilgrim United Church of Christ of Port Charlotte, pastored by the Rev. John Barnett. The funds will help repair their heavily damaged playgrounds and kitchen. Its school serves 200 youngsters of working families who need safe places for their children so they can recover and move on.

In addition ERF will send $3,000 to Disaster Assistance/Church of Christ, whose leader, Mike Baumgartner, was key to bringing together different groups to supply food, water, and supplies to residents

Finally, a contribution of $2,000 will be sent to Port Charlotte Church of Christ, which suffered damage but nonetheless served as home base for the food assistance efforts. Pastor Richard Combs was our gracious host.

Earlier we sent $5,000 to the Disaster Response Team of Churches of Christ. Churches of Christ is a denomination we have worked with previously and we greatly respect their service outreach.

The Cobb Family Emergency Response Fund has received $5,000 in new donations to help after Hurricane Ian. We of course continue to encourage donations to the fund which can be made by clicking the button below or by check to the office or in the offering plate. Mark your check for “Ian assistance.”

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Bible Study Opportunities

Plymouth has various opportunities to engage with the Word of God each

week. Please email Pastor Al at if you would like to be on the email list for these weekly groups:

Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – Men’s Bible Group at Greenstreet Café. Currently doing Book of Acts.

Thursdays, 8 a.m. – Bible and Breakfast at Berries in the Grove (and Zoom). We look at the weekly readings for the coming Sunday.

Sundays, 8:30 a.m. – Bible and Bagels in Plymouth Hall (and Zoom). Currently doing Letters of Peter.

Childcare in McNaughton Hall every Sunday

Childcare is offered for infants up to age 3 during Worship. For more information email Andrea Burt, Director of Children’s Ministries, at

Nurturing Faith: Our Children's Ministry

After the Children’s Moment, children ages 4-11 go to McNaughton Hall for meaningful and fun lessons and activities. If you have questions contact Andrea Burt at

Joyful Noise Choir 

Young people ages 4 and up are invited to join the choir for rehearsals on Sunday mornings in McNaughton Hall, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Marie Ferguson Director of Joyful Noise Choir. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Burt, Director of Children’s Ministries, at

Preschool Accepting Applications

Enrollment is available for the 2022-2023 school year. For more information, or to schedule a tour, please contact Plymouth Preschool at (305) 448-8774 or email

AA Meetings at Plymouth

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings have been held at Plymouth continuously since 1965. There are in person meetings on campus Monday through Thursday in the Choir Room.

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 p.m. in the Choir Room.
Click Here to Visit the Miami-Dade AA Website
Click Here to Visit Al-Anon Website

Plymouth Prayer Partners

To request prayer, email at any time The members of this Ministry will pray for you.


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Plymouth Congregational Church
3400 Devon Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Church Office: 305-444-6521
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