This Week @ Plymouth
January 9 - January 15, 2021
Photo credit: Terry Lee
Sunday Worship
The Baptism of Christ and
First Sunday after Epiphany 
In-person and Online
Sunday, January 10, 2020
Join us at 10 a.m.

Scripture Readings: Matthew 2:1-12 ; Matthew 2:13-23 
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Sermon Title:  "Not the End of the Story," Rev. Al Bunis



Virtual Sunday School
Sign-up for 10:00 a.m. In-Person Worship
We continue 10 a.m. in-person worship this Sunday. We look forward to seeing many of you. We encourage those who are not comfortable worshipping in-person at this time to watch the livestream of the Worship Service on our website, our YouTube Channel, and Facebook page. Registration and all protocols laid out in previous emails will still be required for 10 AM in-person worship. Seating will be first-come-first-served and restricted to spots marked by yellow dots. 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.

NOTE: You do not need to sign in to register. Simply follow the prompts to register.
Select the fund titled, "Christmas Music Sponsor"
Food Drive
Sunday, January 17 at 11:15 a.m.
Food Drive for the Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry with social distancing practices. Sunday, January 17 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You will be directed where to go. See poster above. Please note the priority item requested: Canned meats, cereals, canned fruit, fruit juices, vegetables, soups, peanut butter, rice & pasta. As well as seasonal favorites. You can also deliver via Amazon wish list:
Macedonia-Plymouth Bible Study
Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Dear people of Plymouth,

On Thursday, January 21 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. Zoom link are below.

God bless, Pastor Al
Join Zoom Meeting
Phone: (929) 205-6099
 Meeting ID: 884 9212 3096
One tap mobile   +19292056099, 88492123096#

Genesis 21:1-21 ; Isaac and Ishmael
inSPIRITed Together
Friday, January 22, 6:00 p.m.
We invite the young and young at heart to gather for a time of community, music, and the Word, in the Sanctuary on Friday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. This gathering promises to keep your spirits high, your heart full, and your toes tapping! Registration and protocols laid out in previous emails are applicable for this event. Registration will be available online via Realm and our website.
Church Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 24
Following Worship Service
Plymouth Church members are called to gather to carry out the business of the church at our annual meeting following the conclusion of the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, January 24. Out of our congregational tradition, the annual meeting is the occasion where official members of the church cast their votes to elect incoming leaders to our boards and committees, as well as approve the church budget, other matters of governance, and to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year.

In light of continuing concerns around COVID-19, our meeting will be held in a hybrid in-person and virtual model. The meeting will be conducted in the sanctuary where a limited number of people may participate in person (registration required). All other members are encouraged to participate via Zoom. Link and voting instructions will be sent directly to members via mail and email in the coming weeks. Meeting will also be livestreamed for non-voting friends and prospective members of Plymouth.
2021 Christian Commitment Campaign
"Perhaps, like us, this separation has made you realize how special your church family is to you, how uniquely inspiring the Plymouth campus is, and how critical our church is to our spiritual, mental, and social well-being."

All are invited to participate in our 2021 Christian Commitment Campaign. Click here to read the beautiful letter written by CCC Co-Chairs Bert de Armas and Amy Foust. Click on the button below and select "2021 Pledge" to submit your pledge. Alternatively, you can call the office
(305-444-6521) if you would like a pledge card mailed to you.
Email Zach Dunn for questions about the campaign.

Our current pledge total is a little over $750,000 and our balanced-budget pledge goal is $900,000.
Many thanks to all who have pledged.
Submit Your Best Plymouth Photos
Would you like to see your photo featured in This Week @ Plymouth Newsletter?

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, January 10
Bible Study 8:30 a.m.
(Zoom link) Or Dial-In:
Phone Number: 253-215-8782 
Meeting ID: 553 720 134# 
Book of Acts

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
In-person and Livestreamed
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 - (link)
Available any time.

Tuesday, January 12
Men's Bible Study - 7:45 a.m.
(Zoom link) Or Dial-In
Phone Number: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 553 720 134# 

Keep Calm and Read a Psalm – Postponed until next week.

Thursday, January 14
Bible Study – 8:00 a.m.
(Zoom link) 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, Facebook page, and YouTube Channel.
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