5.17.2020 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young -- 1 Timothy 4:12
This Sunday at Plymouth:
This Sunday traditionally is our Youth Sunday. Please join us as we recognize our children and youth in different ways during this unprecedented time. Watch it live Sunday morning on Facebook at 10:30, or visit the Plymouth website any time after 10:30 to see it there.
Seth Patterson preaches "Eager to Do Good," service features a special
Time with Young People, we will recognize the seniors, and hear special music from the Children's Choirs.
Please note that we are hopeful we can do some form of in-person, socially distanced Youth Sunday worship in August. We will continue to monitor recommendations from the CDC and our state leaders, and will let you know more when we are able.
Please have your child/young person come to class ready to answer the question "what is the best thing about being a kid?"
In order to maintain stability for kids and young people over the summer, we will continue to hold church school every Sunday throughout the next few months. We are here for you and your family.
Plymouth's Celebration of Seniors:
Our Plymouth Seniors have such a wealth of talents and interests, and it is so fun to see the ways they use these gifts to impact the world around them. I met Emre when his family started coming to First Service, and got to know him more when I was mentoring another person in his confirmation class, while my dad was his mentor! Emre is a talented and smart young man, and I got to interview him recently, to learn more about what he's up to as a senior.
1. How long have you been attending Plymouth?
Our family has been coming for 6 years
2. Where do you attend school, and what are your plans for after graduation?
I’m currently at Breck, planning to study mechanical engineering at Columbia
3. What are some of the things you've been involved with at school or outside of school?
I captain of the Breck robotics team as well as leading a number of clubs and programs at my school. I’ve spent my past 2 summers conducting research in labs at the U of M. Otherwise you can find me building things, watching sports, and spending time with friends.
4. Who is someone in your life that you'd consider a role model?
My uncle, most supportive person I know
5. What is your favorite quote?
“An innovator who has brilliant ideas but lacks the discipline and persistence to carry them out is merely a dreamer” -Malcom Gladwell
6. What is a book you think everyone should read, a show or movie you think everyone should watch, or a song you think everyone should listen to?
The virtue of selfishness, Ayn Rand
What an interesting and involved young person! I am certain that Emre is going to make a big impact on the world!
Are your kids looking for some new reading material? Let 5th grader MC, and her wonderful new project, MC's Free Books, help you out! Visit her
spreadsheet and take a look at the books she has available. She has carefully organized them, categorized them, and sanitized them, and will even deliver them to your house! Plus, if you have some books that you are interested in letting others have, she will take them and add them to her collection (max. donation of 10 books per person). ITo reserve a book,
email MC today!
If your young person is working on something that they'd like to share with the Plymouth community, let me know! Our kids are resourceful and creative, and it is amazing what they are coming up with!
A Note from Nina:
Right now, I feel like my title should change from Programs Manager to Relationships Manager, because that is my main focus and concern--the relationships and connections so vitally important to the social, emotional and mental health of our kids and young people. Coming next week on Monday or Tuesday, I will be sending out a survey to gauge what needs your family might be having during this time, and how we can best support you. Please take the time to answer the survey when it comes out. We want to add and expand our programming over the summer to help your family--please take time to help us out.
The meeting to call Seth Patterson as the Minister for Spiritual Formation and Theater has been rescheduled for noon on Sunday May 31st via Zoom. Voting will happen during the meeting, but all participants must register to attend.
Please register today!
Art with Carole continues!
Join Carole every
Monday at 3pm to learn more about this week's art project, see a sample, and learn about artists who work in similar media. On
Fridays at 3, all participants will come back for an art show, to show what they've created over the week!
Class is open to kids of all ages, though skills such as cutting and gluing will be helpful.
Many of you are likely to have received information that one or more of your children's camps are closed this summer, or changing significantly in order to ensure safety. Nina and Seth have been meeting with camp directors and church leaders from around the state to determine our best and safest course of action for the summer. Just like many camps, we are continuing to monitor the health and safety of our state as more things open up.
We will be sending out a survey about summer programming, including camp, next week. Please fill it out so we can make the most well-informed plans possible.
Peace Camp: ages 5-5th grade, full-day and morning only options, maximum cost (for full day) of $60, June 22-26th.
Theater Playshop:rising 4th graders through 12th grade, full day camp, cost $300 (need-based scholarships are available), July 6-10th, with additional performances on the 11th and 12th.
We will cap registration at 30 individuals.
Camp Plymouth: all-ages, 3 nights 3 days, NEW LOCATION--Camp One Heartland, Willow River, MN!, maximum cost $350 (need-based scholarships are available), August 27th-30th.
Looking to connect with people from Plymouth? Join me and some of your Plymouth pals for a weekly
Happier Hour, every Monday from 5-6. Kids can pop in and out, you can come on for 5 minutes or the whole hour, you can have a cocktail or a milk, you can even (see above) wear a shark mask! The possibilities are endless. Add the
zoom link to your calendar, and we will see you Monday!
We are hosting a talent show!
Tomorrow night!, May 16th from 5:30-7pm, join us on Zoom for a talent show! Write a song, share a poem, let us see some art you've made, play a piano piece, do a somersault--this is the chance for our kids, teens and even parents and grandparents to show off their skills!
This is a no stress talent show--we are here for support, fellowship and enjoyment!
Anyone is able to participate, and I will act as emcee and introduce acts, so if you know what you'd like to share ahead of time,
please let me know!