September 24, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
SERVICE AT 10:30 AM
Text for September 30: Mark 9:38-50
Plymouth Healing Communities welcomes you to the Annual Companionship Luncheon, 12:30 pm, Sunday, September 30, in Hildebrand Hall. Join us as we share stories of community and companionship, offer gratitude and raise funds for the vital work ahead in supporting those on the road to healing from mental illness and homelessness.
Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements
New Bible Study begins at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, October 3, online via Zoom, an easy-to-use videoconferencing platform. Here is the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/741746844. Find texts for Sunday here: https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/. Use Zoom on your smart phone or a computer with a webcam. If your computer doesn’t have a webcam, Plymouth has some to loan. They are easy to plug into your existing system. Join us! Contact Jennifer if you need more information.
Please Join Kevin Bechtold and his Family, the UCC PNW Conference and Plymouth UCC at Kevin's Ordination Service, 1 pm Sunday, Ovtober 14, at Plymouth. Reception to follow in the Lounge.
Movies that Move resumes at 6 pm, Saturday, October 20. See and discuss the film RBG. November 10 “Movies that Move” features Babette’s Feast. Movies resume in January with Inside Out.
Community Cancer Awareness Walk and Rally Saturday, October 13, 8 am registration, 9 am walk and rally. Family event — rain or shine! Activities for non-walkers. Refreshments served. Mt Zion Baptist Church, 1634 Rev. Dr. S McKinney Ave (19th Street), Seattle. More info at MountZion.net. Questions? Contact Cancer.Support@NountZionSeattle.org or 206.322.6500.
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 October 2-3, 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: DJacobsen@PlymouthChurchSeattle.org.
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.
Weaving Our Strengths Conference Saturday, September 29, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. SE Mercer Island 98040. Please mark the date in your calendars. Be there and share the invitation with others. Weaving Our Strengths Conference is a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good. It’s a great chance to connect across denominations, share best practices, foster spiritually-grounded action and bring insights and opportunities to your home congregation. This marks the 5th year for the conference, presented by the Church Council of Greater Seattle. More info at thechurchcouncil.org/wos.
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Our hearts & prayers are with...
Betty Appleford, Dianne Carlill, Glenda Carper, Pam Dorrance, Jackie Fouts (Mother-in-law of Al Wallace), Peter Gibbons (Brother of Eileen Gibbons), Helen Gorsuch, Michael Kaid, Family of Christopher Alley Lee, 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
We grieve with the family and friends of Joey Robinson on the passing of his husband, Ron Juergens, in San Diego.
A service celebrating the life of Doris Leavens will be held 2 pm Saturday, September 22, at Plymouth UCC.
Please keep the people in North and South Carolina in your prayers as they cope with Hurricane Florence.