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    Volume 2014  |   Issue 37  |  November 26, 2014     Visit Children Youth & Family Home

Happy Thanksgiving!

The gratitude we intend

The witnesses tell of your boundless generosity, and their telling is compelling to us:

you give your word to call the worlds into being;

you give your sovereign rule to emancipate the slaves and the oppressed; 

You give your commanding fidelity to form your own people;

you give your life for the life of the world . . . broken bread that feeds, poured out wine that binds and heals.

You give . . . we receive . . . and are thankful.

We begin this day in gratitude,

thanks that is a match for your self-giving,

gratitude in gifts offered,

gratitude in tales told,

gratitude in lives lived.

Gratitude willed, but… Read full article >

Calendar for Advent

November 30 (1st Sunday in Advent): Thanksgiving Weekend

11am - Elementary Church School - Earth Justice project with SU Students (we will go straight to church school, not to worship)

December 7 (2nd Sunday in Advent):

11 am Children's Choir singing

11:15 am K-2 - Advent project with Bev Harding-Buehler

11:15 am Grades 3-6 - Deliver poinsettias to Horizon House

12:15 am - Congregational VoteKaren's last Sunday at Plymouth

December 12-13 (Friday/Saturday): OWL Overnight 4 of 4

December 14 (3rd Sunday in Advent):

11 am - Elementary Advent Project (they will go straight to class, not to worship)

12:15 pm - OWL Parent Meeting in… Read full article >

Carbon Footprint this Sunday

Thanks to all who helped me welcome our guests from Seattle University last Sunday! The students were delighted to meet all of the children and remarked that they are bright and knowledgable - I would agree! We're looking forward to welcoming the SU students back this Sunday to teach their first of 3 lessons to our elementary children on the topic of Earth Justice! This Sunday they will cover Carbon Footprint through videos, activities and crafts! Elementary children are invited to come to class directly at 11am: K-2 will be in 320 as usual, and grades 3-6 will all gather in 221.

Advent Hospitality

When I looked around the congregation on Sunday and through the church school classes, I noticed some new faces and some faces we haven't seen for quite some time. The seasons of Advent and Christmas lend themselves to a spirit of hospitality, as we prepare to welcome Christ, God incarnate into our midst. At the same time, may we also be preparing our hearts each Sunday to welcome Christ, the stranger. Please join me in an Advent of intentional hospitality, of going above and beyond what we already do to welcome the other, and to help people feel wrapped up in God's love, expressed in community.

Karen's New Ministry

It has been a pleasure to serve in ministry here at Plymouth the last two years and now God is calling me forward. I have recently accepted a position as Campus Minister at the University of British Columbia with the United Church of Canada, what many refer to as the UCC's Canadian counterpart. I will be working ecumenically with campus ministers from a variety of faiths, as well as serving as part of the pastoral team at the local University Hill Congregation and supporting the Food and Faith Club (United Church student organization) at the university.

This change was not my plan, though when my life moved me up north and God nudged me… Read full article >

In Case of Fire

During the month of November the leadership of the church has been discussing what our plan is on a Sunday morning in the unlikely event of a fire. The plan for chruch school for the last several years has been for parents to meet kids at the flagpole across the street from Plymouth. We are sticking with that plan and expanding it to include the whole church, as you will find in the following:

Evacuation Instructions from Hildebrand Hall:

There are 2 exits from Hildebrand - One leads to the 2nd floor lobby and porch, through which one can exit to 6th & Seneca. The other exit leads down the back staircase to the lounge, where one can exit… Read full article >


This Sunday at Plymouth

November 30, 2014 - Discovering Gifts of Ministry

8:45 am Childcare (First Floor Classrooms)

9:00 am Worship for All Ages (Hildebrand)

9:45 am Soul Choir - youth welcome (Chapel)

     Children's Choir (221 & 225)

10:00 am Coffee (Hildebrand)

     Adult Forum (Lounge)

     PreK Church School (First Floor Classrooms)

     Youth Forum (322)

10:30 am Middle YF (222)

11:00 am Worship for All Ages with Baptism (Hildebrand)

     Elementary Church School, visiting students from Seattle University (221, 320)

12:00 pm Hospitality (Lounge)


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