This Week @ Plymouth
August 8 - August 14
Sunday Worship
Join us at 10 a.m. for online worship!
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Scripture Readings: Proverbs 2:1-11 ; Matthew 13: 44-46
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Preaching: Rev. Al Bunis

Sermon: "The Thing that Changes Everything"


Sunday School
Check out this week's Sunday School video!
Virtual Vacation Bible School
We are excited to announce our Virtual Vacation Bible School beginning August 10 through the 14. Join us as we blast off with EP3-20, our faithful droid (based on Ephesians 3:20), for an adventure filled virtual journey “To Mars and Beyond”, in which we will explore where God’s power can take us. All content and communication will be done online, complete with videos, print-at-home documents and so much more! Please click here to register your child for the event. If you have questions, please contact Andrea Burt.
Macedonia-Plymouth Bible Study
Dear people of Plymouth,
 
I’m excited to announce a 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 6:30-7:30pm. The kickoff will be Thursday August 20th.  Together 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
Dates and Topics: 

·      Thursday August 20 at 6:30pm; Genesis 11:27-12:20; The call of Abraham
·      Thursday September 17 at 6:30pm; Genesis 15:1-21; First Covenant with God 
·      Thursday October 15 at 6:30pm; Genesis 16:1-16; Hagar and God and birth of Ishmael
·      Thursday November 19 at 6:30pm; Genesis 17:1-27; Everlasting Covenant
·      Thursday December 17 at 6:30pm; Genesis 18:1-15; The Lord visits Abraham and Sarah 
·      Thursday January 21 at 6:30pm; Genesis 21:1-21; Isaac and Ishmael
·      Thursday February 18 at 6:30pm; Genesis 22:1-19; Testing of Abraham

Join Zoom Meeting  
Phone: (929) 205-6099  Meeting ID: 884 9212 3096
One tap mobile   +19292056099,,88492123096#
Plymouth Hurricane Helpers
In those hot days after a storm, seeing a friendly face can make all the difference. Checking in on one another can make a huge difference to everyone's morale.
 
This is true for families with children as well as for folks who, regardless of their age, live alone. Should any of us sustain severe damage to our homes or perhaps even need assistance, it is a comfort to know that after a storm, a Plymouth Hurricane Helper might be coming by to check on us or help us call for assistance. 
 
None of us are meant to be first responders, FEMA, or emergency service providers. What we can be is a friendly face as well as a source of mutual aid and encouragement.
 
If you would like to serve as a Hurricane Helper or have questions feel free to contact Pastor 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.
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

Sunday, August 9
Bible Study - 8:30 a.m.
Phone Number: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 553 720 134#
Story of Joseph in Genesis

Sunday Worship – 10:00 a.m.
(Link)

Virtual Fellowship Hour - 11:00 a.m. (Zoom link)
+1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 912 2654 1538
Please join us for Virtual Fellowship Hour after church. Bring your own coffee (with ice cream!)

Sunday School - Available any time (Link)

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

Tuesday, August 11
Men's Bible Study - 8:00 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, August 13
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: Wikipedia