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Articles for November 2013 

Nov 30, 2013

Take the Social Justice Survey!

Jenn Hagedorn

Hello Plymouth! In order for me to best serve the congregation as your Social Justice Liaison, I would like to know more about where you believe our passion for social justice is calling us as a congregation. Please take this five question survey so that I can develop opportunities for social justice work that fits with the passions and talents of Plymouth Church. 

There are…  MORE >>

Nov 25, 2013

Carlos's Journey from Honduras to the United States

Janet Gwilym

“Carlos” was born in a community outside of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  He never knew his father and was raised by his aunt as his mother had gone to Spain to work and send money home to support him and his younger brother.  In spite of his mother’s efforts, there was never enough food in the house.  When Carlos was 11, he stopped going to school and…  MORE >>

Nov 24, 2013

Children Facing the Immigration System Alone

Jenn Hagedorn

How can Plymouth be a sanctuary and ally for immigrant or refugee children who come to the United States without a parent? This was the question that a group of about 20 Plymouth members gathered to discuss on the afternoon of Sunday, November 24th. We heard a brief report about the national and local movement that is happening on immigration reform from Briana Frenchmore (our Justice…  MORE >>

Nov 18, 2013

Compassion and Community at Recovery Cafe

Jennifer Castle

A few weeks ago, I was blessed to accompany our friends Edith and Ashley from Iglesia Morava in Managua, Nicaragua on a visit to Recovery Café.  Recovery Café is Plymouth’s newest Change Grant recipient, and we wanted Edith and Ashly to learn about their important work in the Seattle community. 

We arrived at Recovery Café before they officially…  MORE >>

Articles for November 2013