Sunday at Plymouth: December 16, 2018 

December 11, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent


 Text for December 16: Philippians 4:4-7

  • 9 am  Soul Choir Rehearsal, Hildebrand Hall
  • 9 am Yoga and Meditation, Room 221
  • 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
  • 11:30 am  Congregational Conversation, Sanctuary

Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements

Congregational Conversation December 16 Stay in the Sanctuary after worship Sunday, December 16, for a congregational conversation about 2019 budget. Congregational Vote will take place at 12 pm, Sunday, January 6, 2019, also in the Sanctuary.

Share the Gift of Flowers At Christmastime, poinsettias are delivered to members and friends who are unable to regularly attend church. Help continue this ministry and honor loved ones by completing a poinsettia tag and dropping off tag with donation to the church office earmarked “Christmas Flowers.” Names will be listed in the Herald

Plymouth Church Annual Report information is due Friday, December 28. If you are on a committee or board, please talk with your staff liaison about content. The Annual Report offers both an opportunity and an obligation to highlight Plymouth’s accomplishments and define goals for the upcoming new year The report will be published and distributed in advance of the Annual Meeting slated for 12 pm, Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Daily Devotionals for Advent are available at the Welcome table. There are a variety of options, from the annual devotional from the UCC Writers Group to a family devotional from Illustrated Childrens Ministry. Pick yours up today!

A Note on Parking: Sunday parking is free in the Plymouth garage until 2:30 pm, and in the IBM garage until 1:30 pm. Plymouth garage parking spaces available for visitors and those less able. We encourage all who can to use IBM garage. Please lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables unattended.

Thank You! We invite ALL the Plymouth family and friends to share time, talent and treasure as you consider your walk of faith in covenant with God and Plymouth Church UCC. To date, pledges total $517,000 toward our goal of $700,000. If you have not yet turned in your pledge, please do so as soon as you are able. Please use this link to see the list of volunteer opportunities . Then share your selections here to indicate your personal volunteer choices, which connects to Simple Church. Questions? Contact Rev. Steve Davis or Brandon Burns in the church office.  

Celebrate People's Institute  Reclaiming Our History: Celebrating 25 Years of the People’s Institute in the Pacific Northwest is a week-long gathering to honor the rich legacy of anti-racist organizing in this region. Events December 7-December 16, 2018, center around learning from and honoring history. Ronald Chisom (co-founder of the People’s Institute), unsung sheroes and heroes of local anti-racist network and other early anti-racist community organizers will join, culminating Saturday, December 15, at Plymouth. Events are free, but registration/tickets are required. Click here to view events and to register.

Study the Bible Online Join us at 7:30 pm every Wednesday on Zoom, when we discuss the lectionary text for the following Sunday. Click here to join the online discussion. See you then! – Jennifer Castle, Director of Faith Formation

Mark Your Calendar for Camp N-Sid-Sen July 21-27, 2019.

Simple Church is Simple Click here for easy-to-follow instruction on getting started with Simple Church, Plymouth's online directory. If you need help getting signed up, please notify the church office.

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...

David Allen, Betty Appleford, Janene Berry (Mother of Susan Berry), Dianne Carlill, Glenda Carper, Pam Dorrance, Jackie Fouts (Mother-in-law of Al Wallace), Peter Gibbons (Brother of Eileen Gibbons), Lucian Guthrie, Michael Kaid, Brian Kastama, Jo Mitchell, Dave Nelson, Scott Paul, John Poh, Jose Robles, Doris Schaefer, Karen Scott, Laurie Tsuchiya & Jim Tsuchiya (sister & brother-in-law of Bill Castello), Liz Willmott (friend of Glenda Carper)

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