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Stand with Black Lives Matter

Wednesday, March 4, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Rosa Parks Circle, Downtown Grand Rapids

Join this ongoing demonstration with participants from several Grand Rapids' churches including Plymouth Church, All Souls, Fountain Street, and Westminster. The group gathers the first Wednesday of every month. Meet at the corner of Monroe and Monroe Center (by the Rosa Parks statue). Black Lives Matter signs are provided. 

 


Plymouth's Office Hours

Office hours at Plymouth are typically:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and Fridays.

But feel free to call in advance at (616) 455-4260 to see if we're in on our "closed" days. Leave a message and we'll get back to you.


Plymouth Solar Power!!!

Since the installation of Plymouth's solar array in 2015, its solar panels have produced 51.92 Megawatt hours (MWh) of energy. We've saved the atmosphere 80,451 lbs. of CO2 emissions; the equivalent of planting 2,025 trees.  Visit the SolarEdge monitoring portal and view our solar installation data online. 


Composting Begins March 1

Did you know that 31% of our food supply ends up in landfills? Staring March 1, your paper cup or half eaten cookie can be turned into soil enriching compost, instead of adding to local landfills. Plymouth will be switching to a 3-bin system during Fellowship time, with options for compost, recycling, and trash. Look for helpful posters and "bin guard" volunteers to assist you.Did you know that food waste contributes to 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions? 


Youth Ministry

Middle & High School Youth Ministry Matters!

Youth Ministry truly is whole church ministry and our youth learn in ways that are different than say a baby, or an elder. Sometimes this means gathering for game nights, and retreats. Some of our youth prefer to be involved by serving in leadership positions on Diaconate, Trustees, or helping in Sunday Sessions. There are many ways to be involved and share your gifts. Here is a link to a Google Form that lists different ideas on how our youth can engage in spreading love to others. These examples were compiled by Plymouth youth during a brainstorming session. We’d like to hear from more of our youth. Parents and caregivers, we’d love if you could spend a little time with your youth to see what they are passionate about. And if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out, Pastor@plymouthchurchgr.org.


New Book by Plymouth author

Imagining God: Myth and Metaphor,

We congratulate Humberto Casanova ‒ Bible Scholar and member of our church ‒ for his just released book: Imagining God: Myth and Metaphor. Visit the publisher's site or Amazon for more information and to purchase. 
 


Plymouth UCC Approves Immigrant Welcoming Education Process

At Plymouth UCC's Annual Meeting on January 26, the Plymouth congregation unanimously voted to undertake an education process leading to a decision on whether to develop a covenant to become an Immigrant Welcoming (IW) church. This action follows a resolution adopted at the 2017 UCC General Synod declaring the United Church of Christ to be an Immigrant Welcoming Denomination and calling on all settings of the UCC to do the same. Read the 2017 UCCGeneral Synod resolution here.


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