This Week @ Plymouth

July 14 - July 21, 2023

Fifteenth Sunday Ordinary Time

Communion Sunday

In-person & Online

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Sunday Worship Service

In-Person and Live-stream

Join us at 10:00 a.m.

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Scripture Readings: Psalm 145:1-10; Matthew 11:16-30

(Please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Sermon Title: “Not an Easy Button" 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 see our Summer-Fall Special Events Calendar

This Week @ Plymouth

Saturday, July 15

Yoga in Faith

10:00 a.m., McNaughton Hall

See below for details.

Book Group

10:30 a.m., Plymouth Hall

See below for details.

Sunday, July 16

Bible & Bagels with Pastor Al

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

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

Summer Choir

9:00 a.m., Choir Room

See below for details.

Communion Sunday

Fifteenth Sunday Ordinary Time Worship Service

10:00 a.m., Sanctuary

In-person and Live-stream

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Summer Sundays for Children

10:00 a.m., McNaughton Hall

See below for details.

Food Drive

11:30 a.m., Davis Hall

See below for details.

This N' That Drop Off

11:30 a.m., Pilgrim House

See below for details.

Tuesday, July 18

No Men’s Bible Study

(Resumes in fall)

Thursday, July 20

Bible & Breakfast with Pastor Al

8:00 a.m., Berries in the Grove, 2884 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33133

and via (ZOOM Link)

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

Volunteers needed for

Macedonia Summer Reading Program

Open until July 28

Whether you can volunteer one day or many days, you can make a difference in a child's life this summer!

We are seeking volunteers to read to elementary school children from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday for the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Summer Reading Program from June 20 to July 28. Volunteers are also needed to present arts and crafts or other fun activities from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. 

All are welcome. To choose your days, please sign up below. If you have trouble signing up, email Amy Shipley for instructions at

A huge thank you to the more than two dozen volunteers who have served so far this summer! What a team: Richard Bard, Michele Battle, William Battle, Valentina Brunzini, Jeffrey Crockett, Dickie Davis, Bert De Armas, Anna Dellarole, Donna Fales, Susan Fuhrman, Edith Georgi, Zack Hawkes, Julie-Anne Hopkin, Kelly Howard, Holly Hutton, Hutson LaTour, Diane Masvidal, Freda McMillan, Caroline Medeiros, Joe O'Connor, Melanie Phillips, Tony Scornavacca, Amy Shipley, Mimi Stieglitz, Patricia Tortolani, Michael Wasil and Eleanor Williamson!

Click here to sign up

Supplies at the Food Pantry are low-please help

This Sunday, July 16, after worship

The Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry needs your support to continue feeding over 100 families a week.

Please drop off your non-perishable goods in Davis Hall after the service. To give through the Amazon wish list click on the link below.

Click Here to Donate Online

This N' That Shop accepting donations

This Sunday, July 16, after worship

The Shop will be collecting your new and gently used treasures at Pilgrim House. Please drive up and a volunteer will assist you with our donations.

Click Here to Donate 

It's Christmas in July!

In order to prepare for our ministries for children and youth, BOOM is celebrating Christmas in July!

Your contributions are greatly appreciated. Checks payable to Plymouth Church with Christmas in July in the memo line or only click to donate.

Our gifts this year will support Miami Rescue Mission Back-to-School Project, The START Program for Kids in the West Grove and Thelma Gibson Health Initiative school uniforms.

Questions? Look for a BOOM representative in the garden after worship.

Book Group Tomorrow

Saturday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.

Plymouth Hall

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 July is, "West with Giraffes," by Lynda Ruteledge. If you are interested in joining us, or you have any questions, please reach out to Wanda Bee at


Please keep an eye out for the Book cart in the Cloister Garden on Sunday where you can purchase books.


We prefer to meet in person at Plymouth Hall, however, if you need to join via Zoom, join us 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:

August 19 Mistress of the Vatican by Eleanor Herman

September 16 Solito by Javier Zamara   

October 21 Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

November 18 Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr 

Summer Music Nights in July and August!

The nights are warm and the music is hot!


Bring something tasty for the buffet, your favorite beverage and enjoy a fun evening of fabulous music.


NOTE: Moira will be on sabbatical, so… we need some folks to come a bit early to put out the utensils and help get the evening started smoothly. 


Please email to let us know you can help.


Saturday July 22nd

7:00 p.m. in Davis Hall

Soloists from the Plymouth Choir, Amanda Crider and Mani Garcia, with Vindhya on the piano, present everybody’s favorite standards.


Saturday August 12

7:00 p.m. in Davis Hall

Back by popular demand! The “Doctors of Swing” Steffen Zeichner, violin; Russ Spiegel, guitar; and Ben Whitman, bass, play your favorite American Songbook and popular tunes.

2023 Christian Commitment Campaign 

All are invited to participate in our annual stewardship campaign, which enables Plymouth to fund the work of the church for the coming year.

Pledge cards have been placed in each pew. If you have not already pledged, you may place your completed pledge card in today’s offering plate or mail it to the church office. You may also make your pledge online via our “Online Giving” page at or you can click on the link below. Enter the amount and select “2023 Pledge” from the “Fund” menu.


Our pledge total is now $860,319

and our balanced budget goal is $910,000.

Many thanks to all who have pledged!

Click Here to Donate Online

Making Memories


Last week, the Capital Campaign team connected with the great grandchildren of Rear Admiral Robert M. Doyle, who in the early 1900’s moved to Coconut Grove with his wife Kate and built the lovely home we now call Pilgrim House. Pam Woll is one of the Rear Admiral’s two living great grandchildren, along with her brother, Bob Prevatt. Pam recalls the irony of her twirling on her toes in Pilgrim House in the late 1950’s—not knowing the house was built by her great grandfather, RDML Doyle. Pam, top photo far right, sent these pictures of young girls “from all over Miami” who came to Plymouth’s Pilgrim House and waited on the lawn for Miss Ilonka, a well-known teacher, to call them in for ballet and lessons in manners. Let us know if you recognize any of the other “ballerinas.” Next week, we’ll share more stories about RDML Doyle whose purchase of land from Plymouth helped finance the building of our sanctuary in 1917. Please share your memories, old or new, at

Summer Choir, All are Invited

Like to sing? Summer is a great time to sing with the Plymouth Chancel Choir. We meet in the choir room to rehearse at 9:00 a.m. sharp on Sunday. Week-night rehearsals resume after Labor Day.  

For Women

Take a breath

Yoga in Faith

Yoga in Faith

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.

MacNaughton Hall

- Nurture your spirit with a yoga practice designed to connect movement with scripture readings as a spiritual practice.

- Join us Saturday mornings. 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Cost: $10 per Saturday. Please do not let cost prohibit your participation.

- We meet in McNaughton Hall on the campus of Plymouth Congregational Church. 3400 Devon Road, Miami FL 33133.

- Your leaders for this experience are: Kristen LLorca (Certified Yoga Instructor) and Andrea Burt (Director of Children's Ministries).

- Bring your yoga mar and an openness to trying something new. Yoga mats will be available.

- For more information, contact Andrea Burt at 786.313.3214 or

Weekly Children's Ministries

If you have any questions about our children’s activities mentioned below, please contact Andrea Burt, Director of Children’s Ministries, at

Summer Sundays in McNaughton Hall:

- Nursery care is offered for infants up to age 3 during Worship.

- Childcare for children ages 4-11 in Room 2, in McNaughton Hall.


Our Acolyte Ministry

Calling all Youth, 7 years and older, to join our Acolyte Ministry. Sunday morning service will begin with our Acolytes walking down the aisle and bringing in the light of Christ represented by the lit flame on the candlelighter, and they will light the candles on the communion table. At the end of service, our Acolytes will extinguish the flame on the candles and walk down the aisle to the front door, representing taking the light of Christ now in our hearts and out into the world. If you would like your child to become a part of this Ministry Team, please contact Andrea Burt.

Nurturing Faith: Our School-Year Children’s Ministry, will resume August 13.

Joyful Noise Choir, will resume August 13.

Young people ages 4 and up are invited to join the choir for rehearsals on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in McNaughton with Marie Ferguson, Director of Joyful Noise Choir.

Plymouth Hurricane Helpers

After a hurricane, the lights may be out but we can still share the power of a friendly face at the door. Plymouth Hurricane Helpers volunteer to check on members who live near to them.

None of us are meant to be first responders or emergency service providers. We can offer encouragement, mutual aid or call for more significant assistance if that were needed.


Please consider serving as a Plymouth Hurricane Helper in your neighborhood. If you want to more about how to help, email

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, 8:00 a.m. Men's Bible Study - Resumes in fall.

Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. Bible and Breakfast at Berries in the Grove (and ZOOM Link). We look at the weekly readings for the coming Sunday.

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

Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Bible and Bagels in Plymouth Hall (and ZOOM Link). Currently doing Galatians. ID: 826 5840 8028 or Dial-In: 253-215-8782

Plymouth Prayer Partners

Would you like to receive confidential prayer anytime? Email your request to our Plymouth Prayer Partners Ministry at You can also reach out to our pastors. The members of this Ministry will pray for you. 

AA Meetings at Plymouth

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

There are meetings 7 days a week at 5:30 p.m. 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 theMiami-Dade AA Website
Click Here to Visit theAl-Anon Website


Click Here to Donate Online

3400 Devon Road

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Church Office: 305-444-6521



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