August 14, 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
SERVICE AT 10:30 AM
Text for August 19: 1 Kings 3:4-15
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
SERVICE AT 10:30 AM
Text for August 26: John 6:56-69
Traffic Alert! Road work continues around town. Expect delays.
Joys, Concerns, Events and Announcements
Back to School Drive Plymouth Church UCC and Seattle Infant Development Center are partnering this month to collect school supplies to donate for families in need. Donations such as #2 pencils, ruled paper, backpacks, highlighters, colored pencils, crayons, pocket folders and single subject spiral notebooks are all helpful. Please drop off items at the church office. Thank you!
OneAmerica Staff Invites Volunteers to help raise funds to support our work building power in immigrant communities from 4:45 to 9 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, August 29 and 30. Dinner, training, lists and scripts provided for phone calls. This is a great opportunity to raise funds, connect with OA staff and help build our movement! Contact Jessica Nieves for more information: Jessica@weareoneamerica.org.
Save the Date! Plymouth Healing Communities welcomes you and other community supporters to the Annual Companionship Luncheon 12:30 pm, Sunday, September 30, in Hildebrand Hall. Lunch will be provided. Please join us as we share stories of community and companionship, offer gratitude and raise funds for the vital work ahead in supporting those on the road to healing from mental illness and homelessness. Read more about Plymouth Healing Communities here.
Conference Offers Classes for Church Leadership Click here to learn more.
Thank you Plymouth Friends for the generous support that makes so much possible as we march, sing, speak stand and advocate for justice! Your moral presence at the heart of the city gives us hope and courage. Thank you for living the gospel. Blessings for summer, Elise DeGooyer and Rev. Paul Benz, Co-Directors, Faith Action Network
Help Undo Institutional Racism Sign up now for the People’s Institute two-day training September 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 it can be undone through effective anti-racist organizing with, and in accountability to, the communities most impacted by racism. In our workshops, we analyze power and how it is used to maintain racial divides, in hopes of achieving equity and equality across all cultures and races. Scholarships available. Contact Diane: DJacobsen@PlymouthChurchSeattle.org.
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.
“Growing Kindness” continues as the summer child care theme at Plymouth. Every Sunday at 10:30 am, infants through Grade 2 play, create and grow their friendships. Older children are welcome to assist. Let me know if you can help out one Sunday! Thank you, Jamie Shilling: 206.948.5725, JamesonShilling@hotmail.com
Summer Pastoral Care — Due to limited summer staffing, please be patient if responses are delayed. Your needs are important to us and we will respond as soon as possible.
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 thechurchcouncil.org/wos.
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...
Moira Beery, Larry Buehler, Dianne Carlill, Glenda Carper, Pam Dorrance, Jackie Fouts (mother-in-law of Al Wallace), Helen Gorsuch, Juno Griswold, Terri Hall (Niece of Jo-Ann and Lucian Guthrie), Michael Kaid, Rosetta Kastama, Martha Lindley (Sister of Helen Gorsuch), Jo Mitchell, Dave Nelson, Scott Paul, Beth Paul-Russell, Janet Perry, John Poh, Doris Schaefer, Karen Scott, Shawn Smith, Laurie Tsuchiya (Sister of Bill Castello)
Ed Geller passed away July 5. A service is scheduled 2 pm Saturday, September 8, at Plymouth UCC.
A service celebrating the life of Doris Leavens is scheduled 2 pm Saturday, September 22, at Plymouth UCC.