Sunday at Plymouth: September 23, 2018 

September 18, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Text for September 23: Mark 9:30-37

  • 9 am  Soul Choir Rehearsal, Hildebrand Hall
  • 9:30 am  Chancel Choir rehearsal, Sanctuary
  • 10:15 am Child Care, First Floor Classrooms (infants-pre-K)
  • 10:30 am Worship Service, with Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown, Sanctuary 
  • 10:30 am Grades K-5 start in Sanctuary, then meet in Room 221
  • 10:30-am-12:30 pm Middle Youth Forum (Grades 6-8), Room 222
  • 10:30 am-12:30 pm Youth Forum (Grades 9-12), Room 322
  • 11:45 am Faith Formation Series, "Being Human," with Rev. Dr. Michael Raschko, Hildebrand Hall

Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements

Standing in the Gap All are invited to attend Recovery Café’s “Standing in the Gap: Education of the Heart & Fundraising Breakfast,” beginning at 7:30 am, Thursday, September 20, at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle. Please register at Recovery Café, previous Plymouth Change Grant recipient, offers a refuge for healing and hope, helping countless women and men transform their lives.

Simple Church is Simple Click here for easy-to-follow instruction on getting started with Simple Church, Plymouth's online directory. People will be available to help you sign up for Simple Church before and after 10:30 am worship through September at the Welcome desk in the Lounge.

Help Undo Institutional Racism Sign up now for The People’s Institute two-day workshop November 8-9 or December 13-14  at Plymouth UCC. The fabric of racism is inextricably woven and constructed into the founding principles of the United States. Racism was done and can be undone through effective anti-racist organizing with, and in accountability to, communities most impacted by racism. Workshops analyze power and how it is used to maintain racial divides, in hopes of achieving equity and equality across all cultures and races. Fee is $350, includes lunch both days. Partial scholarships available through Plymouth. Contact:

Rev. Dr. Brown Keynote Speaker at Operation Nightwatch Be inspired and save a life - 12 to 1 pm, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion 2nd Ave N & Thomas St and  12 to 1 pm,  Saturday, October 27, 2018, Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. Read more and RSVP here.

Weaving Our Strengths Conference Saturday, September 29, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. SE Mercer Island 98040. Please mark the date in your calendars. Be there and share the invitation with others. Weaving Our Strengths Conference is a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good. It’s a great chance to connect across denominations, share best practices, foster spiritually-grounded action and bring insights and opportunities to your home congregation. This marks the 5th year for the conference, presented by the Church Council of Greater Seattle. More info at

Text To Give 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, click send! “Your giving was successful." Questions? Contact Diane in the church office.

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Our hearts & prayers are with...

Betty Appleford, Dianne Carlill, Glenda Carper, Pam Dorrance, Jackie Fouts (Mother-in-law of Al Wallace), Peter Gibbons (Brother of Eileen Gibbons), Helen Gorsuch, Michael Kaid, Family of Christopher Alley Lee, Dave Nelson, Scott Paul, Beth Paul-Russell, John Poh, Doris Schaefer, Karen Scott, Laurie Tsuchiya (Sister of Bill Castello)

We grieve with the family and friends of Joey Robinson on the passing of his husband, Ron Juergens, in San Diego.

A service celebrating the life of Doris Leavens will be held 2 pm Saturday, September 22, at Plymouth UCC.

Please keep the people in North and South Carolina in your prayers as they cope with Hurricane Florence.



Topics: Church Life, Events



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