Sunday at Plymouth: October 27, 2019 

October 22, 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Luke 18:9-14

  • 9:30 am Middle School, Room 222
  • 9:30 am Youth Forum, Room 322
  • 10:15 am Child Care, First Floor Classrooms (infants-pre-K)
  • 10:30 am Worship Service, with Jennifer Castle
  • 10:30 am Children grades K-5 gather in the Sanctuary for part of worship, then move to Room 221 for Sunday School
  • 12 pm  Harvest Celebration, Hildebrand Hall
  • 12:20 pm Immigration Ministry, Room 111

Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements

Immigration Ministry Team will meet this Sunday, October 27 from 12:20-1:30 in Room 111 to plan our November and December events and hear immigration updates from Janet Gwilym. All are welcome.

Reconcile and Reform Conference Plymouth Church UCC hosts this year’s Reconcile and Reform Conference November 7-9 to help you become a confident and effective advocate for LGBTQ inclusion in our church and other faith communities. Speaking up about LGBTQ inclusion can be scary and isolating. Come learn about the biblical case for LGBTQ inclusion, meet other affirming Christians, and hear from a diverse group of leading voices in the movement at the annual conference! Read more here.

Welcome Conference Goers Reconcile and Reform Conference will be hosted by Plymouth Church UCC on November 7-9, bringing people from all over the United States and beyond. Do you have room to accommodate attendees? We currently have one request to house six LGBTQIA college students who are coming from Mississippi and have not experienced being welcomed as their full, true selves in Christian spaces. This group includes one student who uses a wheelchair and will need ADA accessible accommodations. Ideal housing would be close to Plymouth (got a spare room at Horizon House?) but rooms from Ballard to Bellevue would be put to good use. Please email Joan Griswold if you are called to this ministry of hospitality. Thank you.

Fabulous Forumsan LGBTQ-friendly program sponsored by Seattle Police Department (SPD)with speakers from SPD and community members regarding topics relating to LGBTQ/Police areas of interest. Free and open to all 6-9 pm November 6, 12th Avenue Arts Building, 1620 12th Avenue, Room 206. Officer Jim Ritter, Seattle Police Department Collaborative Policing Bureau LGBTQ Liaison, Asst. Chief Adrian Diaz, Officer Yusuf Jibril and others will speak. Learn more here.

Need a Midweek Boost of the Spirit? Jennifer Castle facilitates a journey through selected Bible passages with an inquisitive group of Plymouth members and friends. At this time we are thoughtfully reading and discussing the Scriptures for the upcoming Sunday service. Please join us in our study of the Bible 7:45-8:45 am Wednesdays in Room 322.

Help Celebrate! If you are interested in helping with the celebration of Plymouth’s 150th anniversary as a faith community, we’d love to have some of your time and talent!  Beginning this fall and continuing throughout the upcoming church year, we will be engaged in remembering where we’ve been and thinking about and acting on where we find ourselves and where our church might go in the future.  If you would like to be involved, or even just wonder what sort of a roles might be available, please reach out:  There is something for everyone.

Community Events Click here for community events coming soon.

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! 

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.

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. 

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...

Riley Balcita, Janene Berry (Mother of Susan Berry), Helen Boyer (Mother of Becky Colwell), Stephen Bushley (Brother of Alan BUshley), Anna Colwell, Becky Colwell, Steve Davis, Pam Dorrance, Ellie Edelweiss, Blake & Jo Ann English (relatives of Lucian Guthrie), Jackie Fouts (Mother-in-law of Al Wallace), Peter Gibbons (Brother of Eileen Gibbons), Lucian Guthrie, the Guthrie Family, Michael Kaid, Libonati Family, Maclay Family, Jo Mitchell, Georgia Nelson, Kevin Patt (Nephew of Glenda Carper), Dick, Jean and Alex Paul (Parents and Nephew of Beth Paul Russell), Jim Perry, John Poh, Jose Robles, Doris Schaefer, Bruce Shilling, Rod Shutt, Jaime Rubio Sulficio, Laurie Tsuchiya & Jim Tsuchiya (sister & brother-in-law of Bill Castello), Mildred Whitehurst (Grandmother of Toni Arthur)

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