This Week @ Plymouth
October 8 - October 15, 2021
Sunday Worship
In-person and Online
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Sunday Worship
Join us at 10:00 a.m.

Scripture Readings: Esther 4:1-16 ; Esther 7:1-10
(please click the verses in blue to read the scripture passages)

Sermon Title: "Learning to Tell Time," by Rev Al Bunis



Sermon Series Continues:
"Journeys of Faith Characters of the Bible"
Are there characters in the Bible you have especially wanted to get to know better? Pastors Al and Moira are planning another Bible Sermon series for the balance of the summer into Novemeber: "Journeys of Faith - Characters of the Bible." We continue this Sunday with Esther.
Faithful Follow-On
Starting Sunday at 11:15 a.m., you are invited to gather with our pastors, to share your thoughts, ideas or questions on the sermon topic and worship. We'll meet in the sanctuary near the chancel steps and talk about our faith.
Nurturing Faith (Sunday School)
On Sunday mornings after the Children’s Moment during the 10 a.m. worship service, we will gather in McNaughton Hall to explore the Bible and its many stories. There will be hands-on crafts, music, drama and occasionally science experiments. Most of all, we plan to get to know one another and have lots of fun. We will have a special treat so please RSVP to let us know that you are coming and we can be certain that there are enough treats for everyone.  Your child will need to wear a mask. So excited…can’t wait to you see you!!!
This Week @ Plymouth
Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Walking With a Prayer – 10:00 a.m.
See below for details.

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Bible and Bagels – 8:30 a.m.
Plymouth Hall or via  (Zoom link) 
or Dial-In: 253-215-8782. ID: 553 720 134# 

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.

Nurturing Faith 10:00 a.m.
McNaughton Hall.
See above for details.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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, October 14, 2021
Bible and Bagels – 8:00 a.m.
Plymouth Hall or via  (Zoom link) 
or Dial-In: 253-215-8782. ID: 553 720 134# 

Friday, October 15, 2021
inSPIRITed Together – 6:00 p.m
Village Green. 
See below for details.
Walking With a Prayer Continues
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
On Saturdays, The Plymouth Adult Christian Ed Committee will be hosting "Walking With a Prayer." We will share our prayers or pray silently and afterwards walk 30 minutes out and 30 minute back. Registration and proper social distancing protocols will be required for attendance. Sign-up with Lolly Anderson or at 305-479-3347 or with Kristen Llorca.
inSPIRITed Together
Friday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m. 
We invite all to come together for an evening that promises to keep your spirits high, your heart full and your toes tapping!
Bring your own picnic dinner and stay afterward with your Plymouth family. As always, event is open to all ages!
Register online.
Coconut Grove Rebuilding Day,
Saturday, October 16, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join our Plymouth volunteer team as we make external repairs to the home of a West Coconut Grove neighbor. We work with our longtime partner Rebuilding Together, who makes a difference in the lives of so many who are unable to fix up their homes. We will gather at 3628 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133 at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast. All volunteers must register online with Rebuilding Together. Email Harry Nixon with questions.
Food Drive
Sunday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Food Drive for the Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry with social distancing practices. Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You will be directed where to go. Please note the priority item requested: Canned meats, cereals, canned fruit, fruit juices, vegetables, soups, peanut butter, rice & pasta. You can also deliver via Amazon wish list:
Pickleball Outing, Friday, October 29 at 5:00 p.m.
We are hosting a Plymouth Pickleball outing on October 29 at 5:00 p.m. at the Pickleball courts at the Salvador Park tennis facility in Coral Gables (the courts are located on the west side of the facility). Don’t worry if you haven’t played before – we will supply all the equipment (paddle and ball), and playing pickleball is as easy as playing ping pong. If you are a Pickleball enthusiast, feel free to bring your own racquet and test your mettle with the church’s own ace, Reverend Al!
 
The courts are conveniently located next to the newly renovated playground, where the kids can safely run around with each other.  We’ll also have some food and drink, but feel free to bring whatever you please. See you October 29!
 
Reach out to Brandon Balena with questions.
Clean Birthing Kit Assembly Day,
November 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Save the life of a mother and child by joining us in Davis Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, as we aid the Footprints Foundation in assembling kits of clean and sanitized supplies for safe delivery of newborns in high-risk areas of Africa such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This event is open to all in the community, including other organizations wishing to form a team for the event. Please email Harry Nixon if you are interested in participating.
Emergency Response Donation Drive:
Haiti and Hurricane Ida
Our prayers go out to the people of Haiti in the aftermath of another terrible earthquake and the people of New Orleans after Hurricane Ida. Our Emergency Response Fund team is working on our initial plans to help out, which Pastor Al expects to announce in worship on Sunday. We invite you to support these efforts by giving to the Cobb Family Emergency Response Fund as follows:
Transitioning to Realm Online Directory
We are pleased to announce a church-wide initiative to add Members of the Congregation to our Plymouth Directory on Realm! If you are not yet on Realm, you will be getting an email explaining the changes. Of course, please let me know if you have questions. 

The directory is password protected among church Members. Only the contact information given to us by you can be shown. Members can further customize what is displayed by clicking on your name at the top of your Realm page and selecting “Manage Account Privacy”. 

If you have not logged into Realm and need assistance, or if you have any questions, please contact Thaddaeus Elliot.
Book Club Meets Every Third Saturday
at 10:15 a.m. over Zoom
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. If you are interested in joining the group, or you have any questions, please reach out to Wanda Bee or join the Zoom link.
Got Questions? Let's Talk...
Whoever you are or wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. And so are your questions! Whatever your questions, we want to hear from you. Your questions will help us plan for opportunities to come together in person, virtually or a combination of virtual and in-person to engage in conversations to nurture our faith. Look for the wooden box in the rear of the sanctuary or in the cloister garden to place your questions.  Looking forward to conversing. Blessings! 
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 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.
Donations
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DONATE TO PLYMOUTH ONLINE. TO CHOOSE, CLICK ON THIS LINK.
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3400 Devon Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Church Office: 305-444-6521
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