Sunday at Plymouth: June 23, 2019 

June 18, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary Text: Luke 8:26-39

Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements

Queer Theology Bible Study Continues Join Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown for Queer Theology Bible Study, 11:45 am, Sunday, June 23, in Plymouth Sanctuary. Study will resume in the fall.

Balance: A Story Concert Four master story spinners share real-life tales about balance: losing, improving, discovering, recovering and giving up on it. Presenters include The Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown (justice-grounded pastor of Plymouth Church), Amy Denio (avant goddess of Seattle music scene), Susan Russell (housing advocate and community lover) and David Woodward (advocate for intercultural trust and engagement). Admission is pay what you can at the door. 7 pm Friday, June 21, at University Congregational United Church of Christ (4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle). For more information or to RSVP, contact SpiritWorkshops@UniversityUCC.orgClick here for Spirit Workshop Seattle Facebook page.

Register Now for Camp N-Sid-Sen, Plymouth’s camp for all ages located on the shores of beautiful, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This year’s camp goes from Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, July 27. Camp theme focuses on sharing stories and listening to one another, as we build on our “Humans of Plymouth” summer worship series. What is your story? How does it connect with Plymouth’s story? And how does it connect with God’s story for the world? All are welcome. Cost for camp is $295 for adults and teens, $255 for children 8-12, $225 for children 3-7 and free for those two and under. Scholarships are available. Click here to sign up.

Lambert House Needs Volunteers to help with an LGBTQ Youth Pride Dance 7 pm to 11 pm, Saturday, June 29. Several roles need filling: door greeter/line wrangler, coat and bag check and registration, two shifts for each role: 6:45-9 pm and 8:45-11 pm. The first 15 minutes offers on-site training. Please contact Brandon to volunteer:

Thank You!  Plymouth UCC and the wider church humbly thank all who contributed to the Pentecost Special offering. Thanks to you, $2,200 will be evenly divided between Strengthen the Church, a United Church of Christ campaign funding new church starts and Plymouth UCC Scholarship Fund enabling members and friends in financial hardship to take part in the numerous opportunities offering by and through Plymouth UCC! Plymouth UCC will continue to receive gifts toward the Pentecost special offering through the month of June.

Puget Sound Spring Summit 2-4 pm, June 23, Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral (1245 10th Ave E, Seattle). Join people in your area to share opportunities for advocacy and strategize for the upcoming year. Areas of focus include economic justice, housing and homelessness, healthcare, immigration, criminal justice, the environment, and more. The event is free, but please register here so we know how many to expect.

Affirmative Action Law Challenged As we celebrate that I-1000 passed in 2019 WA state legislature, effective July 29, 2019, effectively ending Washington's 20-year ban on Affirmative Action, opponents are now trying to overturn the law. After the bill received a record 395,938 signatures, Tim Eyman (who killed affirmative action in Washington State) and his backers seek to gather the 130,000 signatures to overturn I-1000. Please decline to sign Referendum 88 so women, veterans, people of color and people with disabilities may have a fair opportunity for public education, public employment and public contracting. Know the facts! Pick up more information at Plymouth's welcome table or at –Plymouth Peace Action Group

Plymouth Prayer Group meets third Sunday of the month in Room 111. Fill out a prayer card for us to lift up your joys and concerns. All are invited to join this time of prayer.

Like to Bake? If you have a favorite cookie recipe, bake a few and bring them in to share at Hospitality Hour!

Volunteer and Connect Volunteer Ministry Task Opportunity booklets are available online at Plymouth website homepage and at the Welcome Table in the Lounge. Links to booklet and sign up forms are also available online and in the booklet. Please take a look at the nearly 200 opportunities available for you to engage in ministry that helps us connect with the world and build community which transforms lives. Questions? Please contact Brandon Burns or Rev. Steve Davis.

Parking Reminder As a reminder for your parking in Plymouth Garage, place your DOVE sticker on the upper corner driver side windshield. DOVE cling stickers are available at the Welcome table Sunday mornings or from Church Office. Also, please use the codes shared for Monday-Saturday daytime 7 am–4 pm or after hours 4-9 pm. Parking for Sunday worship is free as always; no need to get a parking receipt. Sundays after 2 pm, the parking receipt on your dashboard is needed to assure there will be no fine. Questions or concerns? Please call Rev. Steven Davis at Church office, 206.622.4865. 

Fabulous Forums, an LGBTQ-friendly program sponsored by Seattle Police Department (SPD), offers four, free forums in 2019 with speakers from SPD and community members regarding topics relating to LGBTQ/Police areas of interest. Open to the public August 7 and November 6. Officer Jim Ritter, Seattle Police Department Collaborative Policing Bureau LGBTQ Liaison shares SPD’s community outreach history. Asst. Chief Adrian Diaz, Officer Yusuf Jibril and others will speak. Learn more here.

Simple Church is Simple Click here for easy-to-follow instructions with Simple Church, Plymouth's online directory. Need help to sign up? Please notify the Church office; we can help!

Text To Give 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 receive a link request to provide your name, address and credit card number. Then click send! Questions? Contact Diane in the Church office.

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Our hearts & prayers are with...

Dianne Carlill, Meagan Davis (daughter of Steve Davis), Pam Dorrance, Blake & Jo Ann English (relatives of Lucian Guthrie), Jackie Fouts (Mother-in-law of Al Wallace), Jessica Fullerton (niece of Doug Stultz), Peter Gibbons (Brother of Eileen Gibbons), Michael Kaid, Libonati Family, Jo Mitchell, Medora Moburg, Dave Nelson, Sydney Neumann, Kevin Patt (nephew of Glenda Carper), Scott Paul, John Poh, Jose Robles, Mary Ryan, Doris Schaefer, Karen Scott, Rod Shutt, Jaime Rubio Sulficio, Laurie Tsuchiya & Jim Tsuchiya (sister & brother-in-law of Bill Castello)

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