Sunday at Plymouth: November 18, 2018 

November 6, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost


 Text for Nov 18:Mark 13:1-8

  • 9 am  Soul Choir Rehearsal, Hildebrand Hall
  • 9 am Contemplative Time in the Chapel
  • 9 am  Choral Arts NW Rehearsal, Sanctuary
  • 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. 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  Faith Formation with Rev. Loren McGrail, Hildebrand Hall

Special Music in Worship Sunday, November 18, during worship, Choral Arts Northwest joins Plymouth Chancel Choir to share the big sound of O Be Joyful, a new anthem written by Philip Stopford.

Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements

Movies that Move Enjoy and discuss Babette's Feast, a simple and moving story about the discovery of meaning. 6 pm Saturday, November 17. Free snacks and parking in Plymouth garage. 

Share Time and Talent as you walk in covenant with God and Plymouth Church UCC. Click here to see the list of volunteer opportunities. Then share your selections through the second link to indicate your personal volunteer choices here, which connects to Simple Church. Questions? Contact Rev. Steve Davis or Brandon Burns in the church office.

Please Note: There will be no paper edition of the Herald next week. The church building will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Shop for a Better World Keystone UCC hosts the 40th Annual Festival of Hope Christmas Fair, 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, pm, Saturday, November 17 and noon to 3 pm, Sunday, November 18. Enjoy lunch and kid’s activities. Shop fair trade handcrafts, gifts and decorations, vintage treasures, quilts and more to benefit hunger relief projects and youth programs. Keystone UCC is located at 5019 Keystone Place North, Seattle WA. 

Join the Advent Festival Enjoy potluck lunch, faith formation events, crafts and devotionals — something for the whole family! Noon, Sunday, December 2, in Hildebrand Hall.

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

Rediscovering Family All are invited to Rediscovering Family, from 2:30 pm to 9 pm Saturday, November 17, at All Pilgrim’s Christian Church, 500 Broadway East, Seattle, WA 98102. Read more.

Build Hope with Habitat for Humanity Plymouth folks are invited to travel to beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to participate in a Habitat for Humanity project, March 2 -12, 2019. Volunteers are bringing much-needed sanitation to rural Mayan families as we help them build sturdy latrines and smokeless cook stoves. Trip cost is approximately $2000 which helps purchase building materials, supports the Habitat staff who work with us and includes all lodging, food and transportation while in Guatemala. Cost excludes airfare; trip is tax-deductible. For more information contact Greg Anacker, 206.542.0224 or Susan Dittig, 206.498.1559. Sign up soon; space is limited. Read more here. 

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

Help Undo Institutional Racism Sign up now for the People’s Institute life-changing two-day training December 13-14 at Plymouth UCC. Ronald Chisom, co-founder of People’s Institute, will participate in this training. 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:

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.

Free Air Purifiers Available  The American Lung Association in Washington currently has a few free HEPA Air Purifiers to distribute to seniors over the age of 65 living with COPD and residing in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Stevens, Ferry, or Pend Oreille Counties. These units can provide relief to these residents during smoke events from wildfires, agricultural burning, and woodstoves. Know someone who might benefit from this program? Individuals can register online at

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.

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. 

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), Lucian Guthrie, Michael Kaid, 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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