This Week @ Plymouth

September 15 - September 22, 2023

Twenty Fourth Sunday Ordinary Time

Communion Sunday

In-person & Online

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Sunday Worship Service

In-Person and Live-stream

Join us at 10:00 a.m.

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Scripture Readings: Matthew 18:21-22; Matthew 18:23-35

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

Sermon Title: “The Case for Forgiveness” Rev. Al Bunis

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Click here to read the Insert to the Order of Worship

Click here to see our Fall Special Events Calendar

This Week @ Plymouth

Saturday, September 16

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.

Women's Fellowship Fall Brunch

11:30 a.m., Edson Chapel

See below for details.

Sunday, September 17

Bible & Bagels with Pastor Al

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

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

Twenty Fourth Sunday Ordinary Time

Communion Sunday

10:00 a.m., Sanctuary

In-person and Live-stream

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Nurturing Faith (Sunday School)

10:00 a.m., McNaughton Hall

See below for details.


Joyful Noise Choir

11:30 a.m., McNaughton Hall

See below for details.


Food Drive

11:30 a.m., McNaughton Hall

See below for details.


This N' That Drop Off

11:30 a.m., McNaughton Hall

See below for details.

Youth & Parent Dinner

5:30 p.m., Edson Chapel

See below for details.

Tuesday, September 19

Men’s Bible Study

(Resumes TBD)

Thursday, September 21

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

Book Club

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 16, 10:30 a.m.

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 September is, "Solito," by Javier Zamara. If you are interested in joining us, or you have any questions, please reach out to Wanda Bee at: [email protected].

Upcoming Schedule:

Oct. 21 - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Nov.18 - Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr 

Women's Fellowship Fall Brunch

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 16, 11:30 a.m.

Ladies! As we begun the new season, let’s enjoy a lovely brunch catered by Joanna’s Market Place. Invite a friend! Cost $10.00.


Have questions? Please email: [email protected]

Blanket Drive for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Join Ava Crowley and our youth in supporting cancer patients this September with the gift of a warm blanket.

“I volunteered at NCH Fux Family Center this past summer. There I helped patients and families feel better from treatment with games, books, comfort, we even helped with laundry. I would like to give blankets to these patients to help them feel as comfortable as possible while they are in the hospital. Will you join me and donate a blanket to a cancer patient in September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?" ~Ava Crowley.

Drop them off anytime through Sept 24. You can use the Wish List to order on Amazon or it can be any new, lightweight blanket. Thank you for your support!

Click Here to Donate Online

Supplies at the Food Pantry are low-please help

Sunday, September 17, 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 McNaughton Hall after the service. To give through the Amazon wish list click on the link below.

New Location: McNaughton Hall

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Click Here to Donate Online

This N' That Shop accepting donations

Sunday, September 17, after worship

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

Please be advised we are collecting in front of McNaughton Hall.

Youth & Parent Dinner

Sunday, September 17, 5:30 p.m.

We’d like to invite all middle & high school youth and parents to a dinner in the Edson Chapel on Sun, Sept 17 @ 5:30pm. Come learn about our new youth programs starting this fall. Enjoy a dinner of pizza and ice cream (oh and salad too)!

Click Here to Sign Up

Mental Health Conversation

Sunday, September 24, after worship in the Sanctuary

Join us after worship for a conversation with Dr. Ana Ojeda. “Children and Families after the Pandemic.”


Dr. Ana Maria Ojeda is a licensed and board-certified clinical psychologist within the Department of Psychiatry at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Calling all 4th and 5th graders and their parents

Sunday, September 24, 11:30 a.m.

Davis Hall 

It’s the beginning (Alpha) of a new group!

We want you and your parents to join Andrea Burt for a light lunch and conversation.


If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Burt, 786.313.3214 or:

[email protected]. RSVP.

Trivia Night @ Plymouth

Friday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

The Church Life Team would like to invite you to a fun night of trivia, friends, and food! For just $10/person the night includes dinner & dessert. Get some friends together to form a team of 6 or just come and join others as a team. Open to all ages 10 years & up! PLUS, Free childcare for kids 9 & under (they’ll have food & activities too). Email Pastor Hollie to get more information or RSVP:

[email protected] or click the link below.

Click Here to Sign Up

All Church Read

Adult Christian Ed and Pastor Al invite you to join our “All Church Read” of “Simply Christian”, by Dr. N.T. Wright. On October 8, Pastor Al will lead a conversation on the book after worship. You can find it on the book-mobile in the garden after worship.

Giving to Maui through the

Cobb Family Plymouth Emergency Response Fund

Most of us have seen video of the devastation created by wildfires in Lahaina, Maui, in Hawaii. Waiola Church (which means “living water” in Hawaiian), was destroyed by the fires.


Plymouth’s Cobb Family Emergency Response Fund is sending a $5,000 gift to the UCC, to Waiola Church. In addition, we’ll give up to $10,000 as a match for Plymouth member donations.


Please consider making a donation to the Cobb Family Emergency Response Fund to help the congregation of Waiola after these devastating fires.

Click Here to Donate Online

Helping After Hurricane Idalia

As we assess the needs in Florida communities in the aftermath of last week’s hurricane we will look to the Cobb Family Plymouth Emergency Response Fund to help with the rebuilding. If you’d like to give towards this effort please use the QR code to donate. More details in the coming weeks.

Click Here to Donate Online

For Women

Take a breath

Yoga in Faith

Yoga in Faith

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.

McNaughton 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 mat and an openness to trying something new. Yoga mats will be available.

- For more information, contact Andrea Burt at 786.313.3214 or [email protected].

Music Choir News

  • During Hispanic Heritage Month the choir will incorporate some Spanish language selections in the services.

  • Sunday, September 24th is John Rutter's birthday. That day the Chancel Choir will  celebrate by singing favorite choral pieces by this very significant and prolific composer of sacred music. 

Child & Youth Info Needed

Register your child or youth for our programs to be sure we have the right contact info as we begin our fall programming.

Nurturing Faith / 0 - 5th grade
Youth / 6th - 12th grade

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 [email protected].

Bringing Back 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.


Childcare in McNaughton Hall

Childcare is offered for infants up to age 3 during Worship.


Nurturing Faith: Our Children’s Ministry

After the Children’s Moment, children ages 4-11 go to McNaughton Hall for meaningful and fun activities.


Joyful Noise Choir

Young people ages 4 and up are invited to join the choir for rehearsals on Sunday mornings in McNaughton Hall, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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 services 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 [email protected].

Bible Study Opportunities

Plymouth has various opportunities to engage with the Word of God each week. Please email Pastor Al at [email protected] 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 [email protected]. 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 the Miami-Dade AA Website
Click Here to Visit the Al-Anon Website


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Cover photo by: Thaddaeus Elliott

3400 Devon Road

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Church Office: 305-444-6521


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