November 20, 2018
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost
SERVICE AT 10:30 AM
Text for Nov 25: John 18:33-37
Joys, Concerns, Events & Announcements
Please Note: The church building will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
All Ages Potluck and Advent Festival December 2 Join us on the first Sunday of Advent for an all-church potluck lunch and Advent Festival after the 10:30 service in Hildebrand Hall. Pick up your Advent devotional, decorate a devotional candle, write a prayer on a paper dove that will be hung in the Sanctuary, pick up some holly, and more! Bring food and good cheer to share with the gathered community. We will also be sharing information about the ways that we can support KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) as a church community during Advent. Please come. All ages are welcome and encouraged!
Concert Invitation: 7:30 pm Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Lake City Mennonite Church on 125th. Plymouth gave an Inspiration Grant to The Rain City Symphony that supports the University Church’s Energency Fund. The orchestra has 5 Plymouth members & includes pieces by Bizet & Bach. UCEF gives mini grants to those in the NE to ‘keep on the lights.’
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
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: DJacobsen@PlymouthChurchSeattle.org.
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.
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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)