Sunday at Plymouth: October 21, 2018 

October 16, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost


Text for October 21: Psalm 91:9-16

  • 9 am  Soul Choir Rehearsal, Hildebrand Hall
  • 9 am Tai Chi, Room 221 (see announcement below)
  • 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  Immigration Ministry, Library
  • 11:45 am Covenant Gathering, Room 221
  • 12 pm Faith Formation Series, Hildebrand Hall

Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements

Covenant Gatherings If you’ve been thinking about taking a deeper dive into your Plymouth Church UCC community, learn more about Plymouth and the United Church of Christ at upcoming Covenant gatherings scheduled Sundays after church, Oct 21, 28 and Nov. 4, in Room 221. Put your faith into action! Light lunch included. Please RSVP to

Movies that Move returns at 6 pm, Saturday, October 20. Watch and discuss the film RBG, about the journey of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. You will laugh and you will cry! November 10 “Movies that Move” features Babette’s Feast. Movies resume in January with Inside Out. Popcorn included!

Transfaith Weekend, hosted by Liberation UCC, offers opportunities for transgender and gender non-conforming folks to gather for fellowship, learning, healing and connection. Rev. Lawrence Richardson facilitates the weekend from 5 to 9 pm, Friday, Oct. 19 and 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday, Oct. 20; sign up at

The Divine Feminine Awakened! Over 30 women, ages 15 months to 91, participated in the Women’s Retreat. Read more about it in next week’s Herald!

Food Week of Action Faith Action Network (FAN) co-sponsors Food Week of Action with the Presbyterian Hunger Program across the nation this week, October 14-21. FAN created an extensive Food Week Guide, an extensive, thoughtful resource.
While Food Week runs Sunday through Sunday, we know every week, year-round is time to increase awareness around the intersections of hunger, poverty, human rights and just food systems. Pick one item you can learn more about or act on this week. Thank you for sharing the vision that ALL MAY BE FED. More info here.

October is LGBTQ History Month Each week this month, we share a fact to consider…1961 First openly gay person runs for U.S. public office (drag queen Jose Sarria, running for San Francisco city supervisor).

Online Bible study contiuues this Wednesday! Join us at 7:30 pm, October 10 on Zoom, when we discuss the lectionary Gospel text for the coming Sunday. The link to join the online discussion is See you then! – Jennifer Castle, Director of Faith Formation

Tai Chi continues at 9 am, this Sunday with Larry Fung in Room 221. Beginners to experienced are welcome to join for 45 minutes of movement and contemplation. 

Sign the Book of Life Remember and honor friends and family who have passed by writing their names in the Book of Life. The book, located in the entryway, becomes part of worship All Saints Sunday, November 4. Names of persons who have died in the last 12 months will be spoken in prayer during service that Sunday. Please sign the book by October 28.  

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. The gathering, December 7 - December 16, 2018, centers around learning from and honoring history. Ronald Chisom (co-founder of the People's Institute) along with unsung sheroes, heroes of local anti-racist network and other early anti-racist community organizers will join events. All are invited to celebrate this milestone in our anti-racist organizing legacy. Reclaiming Our History will be a week filled with events designed to honor, celebrate, bond and build as People’s Institute continues the vital work to undo racism and move into that bold vision of a world without racism: a world where everyone and all communities are thriving.    

Post a nature photo! Participate in the UCC’s Date with Nature photo contest now until October 22. Celebrate your romance with nature and submit a photo that captures your love of God’s creation. To make a submission, simply post your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #UCCDateWithNature. Contest rules may be found here:

Slavery Is A Global Crime Join the Walk for Freedom 10 am-12 pm Saturday, October 20. Gather at ChurchHome, 2700 1st Ave, Seattle, WA, 98121. Rallying thousands of abolitionists, taking millions of steps, showing up in hundreds of cities all over the world, Walk For Freedom is an outward expression of our inward desire to see slavery completely abolished. Information and registration at

Compassion and Mindfulness at Work 8:30 am-5 pm Friday, October 26  How might we bring more compassion and mindfulness into our work and communities? The purpose of this event is to bring together, and support, people and organizations committed to the practices of mindfulness and compassion. By gathering, connecting with each other and sharing knowledge and experience, we intend to engage a community of practice in fostering compassion and mindfulness in our workplaces and communities. This event is inspired by the vision of a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown will be a featured speaker. Click here for more information and tickets.

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.

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:

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.

Shop with Smile and Contribute AmazonSmile ( offers a simple and automatic way to support Plymouth every time you shop, at no cost to you. Enjoy the same prices and vast selection as, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of purchase price to Plymouth UCC! Visit AmazonSmile ( and simply select Plymouth Congregational Church of Seattle to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. 

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. William Barber, founder of the “Moral Monday” movement, on receiving the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” grant for his tireless work fighting for voting rights, education funding, LGBTQ rights and other social justice causes.

Our hearts & prayers are with...

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), Michael Kaid, Dave Nelson, Scott Paul, Beth Paul-Russell, John Poh, Doris Schaefer, Karen Scott, Laurie Tsuchiya (Sister of Bill Castello), Rev. Craig West of the Durland family, Liz Willmott (friend of Glenda Carper)


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