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    Volume 2014  |   Issue 31  |  October 15, 2014     Visit Children Youth & Family Home

We are a downtown church

We would all love to think we are safe at church, even when cars are broken into in our parking garage and we are reminded of our downtown location. Though we have companions on Sunday morning who are trained to attend to those in need who come through our doors, parents should be aware of where your children are at all times, particularly at non-program times. We are glad that children feel comfortable here and encourage them to always have a buddy or be in touch with an adult - please help keep our children safe by encouraging these behaviors in them, particularly while at church. Thank You!

Working for Justice - Creative Tension

An archetypal figure screams out "Me!" as they engage in a push and shove battle in order to get their own way and win the argument. Apparently there is no room for compromise as this trio of unyielding self-interests battle it out for supremacy. They are forever locked in a static steely sculptured stalemate. Shouting at each other, pushing against each other, these three irreconcilables are incapable of giving way.
Or are they?
In the words of the online guide, Jonathan Barofsky's Molecule Man 1+1+1, 1990 in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park "prompts the viewer to consider the individual in relation to others and humanity as a whole.… Read full article >

Forum with Carol Mooney

Often Carol can be found in the Toddler/PreK room playing with her friends, though this Sunday she will be hosting the forum for some friends she made half way around the world.

From Carol: I said at the 9AM service on Sunday that my recent deep joy was my time in Uganda in September with Pilgrim Africa, and that I hoped people would come to theForum at 10AM , next Sunday,  Oct 19 to meet 4 great Ugandan kids from Beacon Of Hope High School in Soroti, Uganda. I met Denish, Patience, Mercy and Yasmin during my visit there. Being able to host them here at Plymouth is beyond my wildest dreams - they are powerful and will give you more insight… Read full article >

3rd-4th Justice Outing

During church school on Sunday, October 26th, the 3rd-4th class is going to make justice real and give away food to those in need around Plymouth. Their teachers, Caroline Becker and Honah Thompson (one of our interns) wanted to engage the kids with the topic of food justice in a way that would not only be memorable and real for the kids, but would also make an impact in our community. The kids will put together bags of snacks in their classrooms and then walk within a defined perimeter around the church, offering food to those they meet who are in need. Parents should look for a permission slip in their email.

Please Pick Up Your Children

We tried returning children to worship after class and it's not working. Parents are confused about where to find their kids and teachers are stretched to get the lesson done before noon. We are now providing snacks in class since breakfast is only first Sunday of the month. So, I've made an executive decision that children will remain in class until worship concludes.

K-2 class - Parents please pick up your children from class (room 320).

3rd-4th & 5th-6th classes - Parents are welcome to meet children at the classroom - we will release your child with a buddy to hospitality hour (rooms 321 & 221 respectively).

Questions or comments?… Read full article >

Middle YF Food Justice Project

I'm super excited that Briana Frenchmore will join Anna Florey in teaching Middle YF class in October and November! Briana was our Social Justice Intern last year and is a new Plymouth member! She has great ideas, energy and a fantastic plan for October classes! Here's the plan from Briana:

Our topic for the month of October is: Food Justice: Care for Ourselves, Our Communities and the Earth. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “By the time you’ve finished breakfast, you’ve depended on half the world.” In our first class, we’ll learn about the global production of many of our favorite foods and the impact of fair trade. For our second class,… Read full article >


This Sunday at Plymouth

October 19, 2014 - Working for Justice

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 - Carol Mooney & Friends (Lounge)

     PreK Church School (First Floor Classrooms)

     Youth Forum (322)

10:30 am Middle Youth Forum (222)

11:00 am Worship for All Ages (Hildebrand)

11:15 am Elementary Church School (320, 321, 221)

12:15 pm Hospitality Hour (Lounge)

     Middle YF Parent Meeting (222)


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