Inspired by music, art and story, Plymouth Church offers an authentic, multi-sensory worship experience.
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Plymouth’s musical heritage dates from its humble beginnings in Pioneer Square's Yesler Hall to the current Sixth Avenue 5000 squ. ft., renovated contemporary Sanctuary and new Fisk organ, installed in March 2015.
Plymouth Chancel Choir, Soul Choir, Plymouth Ringers, orchestral and brass ensembles regularly contribute to vital Sunday worship and special music events, with regional and national guest artists, stellar soloists and emerging youth talent. Plymouth Sanctuary is in high demand by community groups who rent our space for concerts.
Plymouth's year-round music programming includes several major works performed with choirs and orchestra such as Handel's Messiah and Mozart Requiem.
Choral Arts Northwest currently is Plymouth's choral group in-residence. They perform multiple concerts throughout the year in Plymouth Sanctuary.
Plymouth is also a popular, weekly rehearsal space for well known groups such as Seattle Men's & Women's Chorus. Path with Art singers, a group comprised of individuals currently or recently experiencing homelessness, practice weekly in Plymouth's Hildebrand Hall.
Visual Art exhibitions at Plymouth integrate worship experiences and community connections. Plymouth's Hildebrand Hall offers a divine venue for commissioned, juried and traveling exhibits as well as community art invitationals.
If you or someone you know would like to exhibit their work at Plymouth, please contact us!
September/October, 2017 Group exhibition from Path with Art, on the theme "Coming Home." Mixed media works, by individuals experiencing homelessness, brought 'art with heart' to the walls of Hildebrand Hall.
January/2017 exhibit showcased artistic gifts and talents of four regional artists on the theme, "Earth Spirit, Earth Justice," with photography by Bob Turner and Rogi Eclipse, mixed media by Odin Lonning and Sy Novak. A portion of proceeds benefitted Plymouth Youth Mission Trip for April 2017: Selma: A Civil Rights Journey.
Nov/2016 exhibition, focused on "Letting Go," featured a solo show of large oil landscape paintings by Plymouth member Robert Nef.
Oct/2016 exhibit showcased artistic gifts and talents of Plymouth members, Tracy Simpson, Marilyn Bumpas and Joey Robinson on the theme, "Blessed be the Ties."
May/June, 2016, Justice Leadership Intern Hannah Long-Higgins, depicted Hospitality workers of downtown Seattle (Local 8 Hospitality Union of the Northwest) ina series of 18 poignant portraits, accompanied by personal stories of hardship and struggle, particularly around issues of rapidly rising housing and transportations costs. https://hospitableseattle.org/
April, 2016, Street Heart, a collection of over a dozen portraits, curated by Facing Homelessness, was exibited in the Lounge and Hildebrand Hall. These mixed media pieces, created by known regional artists, depict real people living on our city streets without shelter.
In 2015, Plymouth collaborated with one of its mission partners Recovery Cafe, for a mixed media exhibit. An invitational sculpture exhibition celebrated re-opening of the Sanctuary and installation of the new Fisk organ with sculptures by Northwest artists Margaret Hodnett, Julie Speidel, Brian Fisher and Shawn Nordfors. During October/November 2015, in the church lobby, rust monotypes by Brian Fisher, depicting "Time." were on exhibit. These pieces were exhibited in honor of Plymouth's 145th anniversary.
In 2014, Plymouth partnered with resident and staff artists of Plymouth Housing Group, collaborated with 16 artsists from The Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS) and invited Seattle artist Tracy Simpson to show 10 original monotypes on the theme: Give us this Day.
In 2013, during Lent, Plymouth curated a traveling exhibition from national organization, Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) depicting 20 powerful intaglio prints based on the biblical theme "Sacrifice." The Florence Portfolio resides in the permanent collections of the Vatican Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, the Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts at the UCLA Hammer Museum and several college, university and private collections.
Plymouth Church UCC Worship is experienced on our Plymouth YouTube Channel and Facebook pages each Sunday through September 4, 2020. Please join us for Worship, then for Coffee Hour ONLINE following on Zoom.
We look to God for the breaking of oppression and healing in the land. Let us stand together with one voice as we watch, fight, and pray with life prioritized.
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