May 15, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Pentecost Sunday: Wear Red!
Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Acts 2:1-21
“Fire Shut Up In My Bones”
Joys, Concerns, Events and Announcements
Plymouth Collaborates with Neighbors Plymouth Church, Freeway Park Association and Park Place businesses are working together to collect items to distribute to our friends in and around Freeway Park who are experiencing homelessness. This ongoing collaboration begins week of May 13-18. You are invited to drop the following items off at the church office: granola bars, bottled water, travel size toiletries, feminine hygiene products, socks and hats. Thank you!
Save the Date! Enjoy a potluck picnic, 12:15 pm, Sunday, June 3, in Hildebrand Hall. Watch the Herald for more info soon.
Help feed Thousands Three hundred volunteers are needed to help package 74,000 nutritious meals at Gethsemane Lutheran Church 12:30 pm to 5 pm, Friday, June 8, and 9 am-3:30 pm, Saturday June 9. Food is distributed through schools, food shelves, religious communities and other nonprofits in Seattle and surrounding counties. More information available at GiveShareEat.com.
Plan Now! It's time to start planning for N-Sid-Sen, our annual intergenerational camp on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, July 22-28. Ages 13+ - $275/Ages 8-12 - $235/Ages 3-7 - $210/2 and under – Free Registration begins in early June. Scholarships available. Please contact Jennifer Castle in the church office or at jcastle@PlymouthChurchSeattle.org.
All are Invited to celebrate the historic/cultural site preservation of The James & Jannie Washington Foundation 3 to 4 pm, Sunday, May 27, 1816 26th Avenue, Seattle. The Foundation was established in 1997 as a nonprofit organization to preserve the art, writing and lifetime works of painter, sculptor and activist Dr. James W. Washington Jr.
Help Needed Lambert House LGBT Youth Center, Plymouth’s current Change Grant recipient seeks to hire a part-time Program Coordinator/LGBT Cultural Competency Training for Religious Leaders and Parents to work 18 hours/week, through December 2020, to implement a new program, made possible by the Change Grant. The program goal is to minimize conflict between LGBT youth and their religious parents. The successful applicant will deliver LGBT cultural competency training that you develop specifically for religious leaders, religious school staff and parents of faith that request such training. Lambert House is a national leader in LGBTQ youth community building – the primary prevention strategy for the constellation of risks that disproportionately affects all LGBTQ youth. The risks we address include: social isolation, depression, suicide, alcohol and other drug use, HIV & other STDs, family conflict that can lead to homelessness and survival sex and school failure. Lambert House provides LGBTQ youth with daily opportunities to connect with other youth and supportive adults. More information available at LambertHouse.org.
Introducing Text To Give Don’t let “Oh no, I forgot my checkbook” inhibit your generosity! Text Giving is another powerful tool to donate to Plymouth UCC quickly and securely. Simply text amount you want to give to Plymouth UCC’s mobile giving number (206.208.1442). First time donors will then be sent a link, to provide your name, address and credit card number you wish to use with Text Giving. Once this is completed, hit send! “Your giving was successful." Questions? Contact Diane in the church office.
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Have Fun with Kids on Sundays Kindergarten through 5th grade invites volunteers to help with projects Sunday mornings!
Our prayers are with...
Dianne Carlill, Glenda Carper, Pam Dorrance, Jackie Fouts (mother-in-law of Al Wallace), Helen Gorsuch, Juno Griswold, Michael Kaid, Rosetta Kastama, Jim Kelley, Martha Lindley (Sister of Helen Gorsuch), Jackie Maxon (Mother of Rev. Steven Davis), Scott Paul, John Poh, Doris Schaefer, Shawn Smith, Laurie Tsuchiya (Sister of Bill Castello)
We remember Lauren Davis and family on the one-year anniversary of her mother’s passing.