This Week @ Plymouth
June 18 - June 25, 2021
Photo credit: Nathan J. Timpano
Sunday Worship
Father's Day Weekend
In-person and Online
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Sunday Worship
Join us at 10:00 a.m.

Scripture Readings: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 ; 1 Kings 21:1-16 ; Exodus 20:16 (please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Sermon Title:"Truth and Consequences," by Rev. Moira McGuinn




We have begun to email out the Children's Bulletin. If you would like to be on that email list, please contact Thaddeus Elliot at thaddaeus@plymouthmiami.org.
Ancient Words, Modern Meaning
Sermon Series on the Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments are rich in wisdom and simple in language. They have lived in human minds and hearts for over three thousand years, as meaningful today as when Moses stepped down from Mt. Sinai. Join us as we rediscover these ancients texts in the context of our everyday lives. Series runs through Sunday June 27. 
Sign-up for 10:00 a.m. In-Person Worship

We continue 10:00 a.m. in-person worship this Sunday. Outdoor seating will also be available. 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.
This Week @ Plymouth
Upcoming Schedule

Friday, June 18
inSPIRITed Together  6:00 p.m. 
Village Green, See below for details

Candlelight: Chopin's Best Works – 7:00 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.
See below for details.

Saturday, June 21
Book Club - 10:30 a.m.
See below for details.

Sunday, June 20
Bible Study 8:30 a.m. (Zoom link) 
or Dial-In: 253-215-8782. ID: 553 720 134# 
Book of Acts

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
In-person and Live-streamed (Link to Live-Streamed Worship)
See above to sign-up for in-person worship. Outdoor seating available.
Live-streamed service available at 10:00 a.m. and thereafter on our various platforms.
Links to the service can be found in Sunday morning email.

Virtual Sunday School -
Available next week.

Food Drive - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
See below for details.

Tuesday, June 22
Men's Bible Study 8:00 a.m. (Zoom link)
 or Dial-In: 253-215-8782 ID: 553 720 134# 

Keep Calm and Read a Psalm – 10:00 a.m. (Zoom link) 
or Dial-In: 253-215-8782 ID: 569 802 118#

Thursday, June 24
Bible Study – 8:00 a.m. (Zoom link) 
or Dial-In: 253-215-8782 ID: 553 720 134#
inSPIRITed Together,
Friday, June 18 at 6:00 p.m.
We invite the young and the young at heart to come together outdoors on the Village Green for and evening that promises to keep your spirits high, your heart full, and your toes tapping! Bring your own picnic dinner and stay afterward for a socially-distant tailgate in the parking lot. Online registration required via Realm. Question? Contact Thaddaeus Elliott. 
Fever Presents "Candlelight: Chopin's Best Works"
at Plymouth Congregational Church
Friday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.
Various Friday Evenings beginning May 7 through September 17

Whether you're looking for a beautifully unique classical music performance or a romantic candlelit experience, this performance is for you. You don't need to know all things Chopin to enjoy the evening; simply sit back and savor the stunning atmosphere and pieces you'll hear. Come and enjoy an evening gently illuminated by candlelight and prepare to be taken into the clouds with Chopin's most treasured masterpieces!

Visit www.feverup.com/miami/candlelight to purchase tickets. Plymouth Members and Friends will receive 20% off by entering "CDLPLYMOUTH" at checkout.
Book Club, Meets Saturday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Are you looking to join a book group? Look no more! PlymouthChurch's book group meets over Zoom every third Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
The book for this month is "A Time for Mercy," by John Grisham. If you are interested in joining the group, or you have any questions, please reach out to Wanda Bee or join the Zoom link.
Food Drive,
Sunday, June 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Food Drive for the Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry with social distancing practices from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You will be directed where to drop food. Please note the priority items requested: Canned meat, cereal, canned fruit, fruit juices, vegetables, soups, rice & pasta, pasta sauce. You can also deliver via Amazon wish list: https://a.co/aQr4QD4 
Volunteer with Macedonia's Summer Reading Program, June 21 through July 30
Our good friends at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will host a summer reading program for 3rd-8th grade children – weekdays between June 21-July 30. You are invited to sign up to volunteer for any timeframe that works for you as a tutor or to teach in other areas (e.g. arts & crafts, puppet shows, wellness, smoothies, mock trial, drama…or come up with your own idea). Email Amy Shipley (amynshipley@gmail.com) or Lena TenBroek (lenatenbroek@gmail.com) to express your interest. Or connect directly with Macedonia at info@macedoniambcmiami.com. For further information click on this link.  
Summer Music Night
Saturday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join us in Davis Hall for a night of beautiful music provided by Vindhya Khare, (soprano), and Russ Spiegel, (guitarist).
Featuring favorites from the Great American Songbook - Love Songs and more! 

In keeping with safety guidelines, we will not have having a shared buffet so...
pack a basket of goodies and your favorite beverage for you and yours.

We will provide plates, cutlery and glasses.

Seating is limited and you must register to attend.
Nurturing Faith (Sunday School),
Resumes In-Person on Sunday, June 27
Most often when we think about our children’s program, the first thing that comes to mind is Sunday School. For me, the name Sunday School evokes images of standard school supplies (paper, crayons, scissors, etc.), tables, chairs, and answers to questions with right or wrong answers. Faith Formation with our children is so much more. I am so excited to announce that moving forward our ministries with children and their families will be identified as Nurturing Faith. This name clearly states our intention, as a community gathered as followers of Jesus, to nurture the faith that is in each of us. 

With that, I am so very happy to announce that we will gather for the first time in a year and a half with children ages 4 through 11 years old at McNaughton Hall on Sunday, June 27.  We will walk over to McNaughton Hall together after the Children’s Moment occurs in the worship service. Parents will pick up their children on the McNaughton Hall patio after worship where we will enjoy a chilly treat and a little conversation together. I will need to know if your child will be attending to ensure treats for all. Contact Andrea Burt to register your child. 
"Plymouth and the United Church of Christ" Talk
Sunday, June 27 Following Worship
Did you know that Plymouth isn't a "nondenominational" church? We're one of over 5,000 churches that make up the United Church of Christ (UCC). What is the UCC and what does it mean to be a part of it? Find out the answers to these questions, and the work the wider church is doing thanks to Plymouth's contributions to its mission, from our own Thaddaeus Elliot, a member of the national Board of Directors for the denomination. We will gather in-person in the Chapel following worship on Sunday, June 27. You can also join us via Zoom.
Youth@Plymouth: Summer Refresh
Sunday, June 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Every other Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., beginning June 13 
Calling all rising 6th-12th graders to come recharge your minds, bodies and souls this summer with our Sunday afternoon “Refresh” gatherings! These hour-long sessions will be opportunities to make new friends and bond through games, food, music, and more! It’s the perfect time to jump in and get involved with the Youth@Plymouth and get acquainted before our full ramp-up in the fall.  
If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the youth ministry at Plymouth, please contact Youth Leaders Thaddaeus Elliott (thaddaeus@plymouthmiami.org) or Zach Dunn (zach@plymouthmiami.org). 
We Hope You Join Us! 
School Uniforms Drive with Chapman
The next school year will be very exciting as we return from the pandemic.

We will have many children at the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless Shelters who will be going to school in August. 

So-o-o, Barnes Circle and BOOM would like to provide new uniforms, including socks and underwear, for these kids. We hope to provide two sets per child (one to wear, one to wash.)

We need your support for this project as we can anticipate 200+ kids will be living at the shelters in August. Each outfit costs approximately $65 (The uniform store gives us a great deal and packages and labels the uniforms).

In the meantime, we will be collecting donations. For checks directed to Plymouth Church, please specify "Barnes Circle" in the memo line.

Ask your friends to help! 

NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG! 

Moira McGuinn & BOOM!
305.444.6521
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. 
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The Sunday service audio and video is always available on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube Channel.
Donations
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Plymouth Congregational Church
3400 Devon Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Church Office: 305-444-6521
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