September 18, 2018
Faith formation programs at Plymouth are off to a great start. Classes for children and youth are in full swing Sunday mornings, and our kickoff session last Sunday, “Being Human” with Rev. Dr. Mike Raschko, met with great success. This series continues through October 7. If you missed the first session, you are invited to come; it will be well worth your time. The audio recording of the first session will be available on the Plymouth website soon.
If a lecture format is not your cup of tea, the next series begins Sunday. October 21 and will be based in small group discussion. My intention is to vary the format, so a wide range of Plymouth folks may participate.
Beginning at 9 am, Sunday, October 7, and continuing through the program year, come for a contemplative faith experience in the Chapel. In October, Larry Fung will lead Tai Chi. Larry brings a wellspring of experience, and we are blessed to have him lead in this way. More contemplative experiences coming soon.
My primary passion in faith formation is to apply faith to everyday life. A life of faith is grounded in worship on Sunday mornings, and can evolve into so much more as we take our faith out into the world. I created a faith formation website that reflects our worship themes and builds on Sunday morning worship and programs. Discover sections for parents and children, youth and adults. Respond and interact to prompts. Find it at PlymouthFaithFormation.weebly.com or on the Plymouth website home page by clicking “faith formation” (under the “Welcome to Plymouth” link). Give it a try!
Traffic can be a barrier to reaching Plymouth on weeknights. So, this fall I’m launching a weekly bible study via Zoom, an easy-to-use videoconferencing platform. Bible study will be lectionary based and begins at 7:30 pm Wednesdays. We’ll look at texts for the following Sunday. If you have a smart phone or a computer with a webcam, you can use Zoom. If your computer doesn’t have a webcam, Plymouth has some to loan. They are easy to plug into your existing system. To join the Bible study meeting, click on the Zoom link noted on the faith formation website and Plymouth website. Zoom into the 21st century!
“Movies that Move” resumes at 6 pm, Saturday, October 20. See and discuss the film RBG. November 10 “Movies that Move” features Babette’s Feast. Movies resume in January with Inside Out. Blessings for a faith-filled Fall season!
—Jennifer Castle, Director of Faith Formation
Plymouth Church UCC Worship is an online webinar through Zoom, and shared on our Plymouth YouTube Channel and Facebook pages each Sunday. Please join us for Worship, then for Virtual Coffee Hour 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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