Sunday at Plymouth: August 25, 2019 

August 20, 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Luke 13:10-17

  • 10:15 am Child Care, First Floor Classrooms (infants-pre-K)
  • 10:30 am Worship Service, with Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown, Lead Pastor
  • 11:30 am Hospitality Hour, Lounge
  • 11:45 am  Immigration Ministry, Room 111

Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements

Plymouth’s Immigration Ministry Team will meet Sunday, August 25, after worship in Room 111. We will gat an update on the Sanctuary Network and Jose Robles; also making plans for the fall, and more. All are welcome!

Got Cookies? If you like to bake, please bring a couple dozen of your specialties to share at Hospitality Hour. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! 

Summer Singing! You are invited to come to the Sanctuary on Sunday, August 25, at 9 am, to learn some music together that we will share in worship that morning. The only pre-requisite: a love of singing! Feel free to invite friends and family who might be in town. Questions? Contact Wanda, our Director of Music:

Read Muriel Nelson's PoemDormant Time, in the July 17 issues of The Christian Century, available in the Plymouth Library.

Humans of Plymouth Our summer worship series, Humans of Plymouth, continues through the first Sunday of September. Each Sunday in worship features photographs and stories from the lives of people at Plymouth, in a similar style to the popular Humans of New York series in print and social media. Each week you will have a chance to deepen your connection and understanding of people in our faith community as we worship together. We are blessed to have Bob Turner as our photographer for this series. I am confident that the richness and depth of human experience that will be shared will be a gift to all. -Jennifer Castle, Director of Faith Formation

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? Summer time hospitality can use your help! Cookies and other goodies are needed. 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 prayers are with...

Dianne Carlill, Meagan Davis (daughter of Steve Davis), Pam Dorrance, Ellie Edelweiss, 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), Lucian Guthrie, Michael Kaid, Libonati Family, Jo Mitchell, Medora Moburg, Georgia Nelson, Kevin Patt (nephew of Glenda Carper), Scott Paul, John Poh, Jose Robles, Doris Schaefer, Karen Scott, Bruce Shilling, Rod Shutt, Jaime Rubio Sulficio, Laurie Tsuchiya & Jim Tsuchiya (sister & brother-in-law of Bill Castello)

We grieve with Al Andrus and family on the death of his wife of 66 years, Eloise. A service will be held 1 pm, September 5, at Suquamish UCC.

A service celebrating the life of Dave Nelson will be held 3 pm, Sunday, September 8, at Horizon House. 

Topics: Church Life, Events



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