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    Volume 2013  |   Issue 6  |  February 13, 2013     Visit Children Youth & Family Home

Lent is Upon Us

Ash Wednesday!

Our ministers spent the lunch hour today offering ashes to people on the street in observance of Ash Wednesday!

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Families Worshiping Together

Thanks to everyone who attended our first Family Worship Service! The chapel was FULL with a little bit of room to spare. After bringing ourselves into God's presence, we saw the story of the Transfiguration acted out for us by a group of kids from 3rd grade up through 8th. The story of the disciples' experience on the mountaintop served as an introduction to a time of remembering and sharing about times when God has spoken clearly into our lives. We first shared in family groups and then individuals shared stories in the large group. Between the stories we sang the refrain from a Paul Simon song, "Once upon a time there was an ocean, but… Read full article >

Lenten Devotional

Jennifer Castle and I have created for you all a Lenten Devotional that you can access online when it fits in your schedule. Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, which brings us to the very first devotional post. Go to the website and see what Spirit has for you today.

blessings, Karen Hollis

Feed Your Spirit

The UCC website has a new page entitled, "FEED YOUR SPIRIT"! They have all sorts of resources for spiritual connection and growth, including personal stories, a question forum and spiritual practices. I was particularly interested in the "Which New Testament Character Are You?" quiz. The quiz says that I'm Mary of Bethany, sister of Martha and Lazarus - interesting asessment. I'll have to read her story again and see how her life resonates with my own. So, which character are you?

Invitation to Families for Lenten Series

Every Wednesday during Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13, Families are invited to eat a simple meal together (6:00pm) and join in a healing service of candle lighting and prayer from 6:30-7:00pm.

Please call the church office if you would like child care which is available for the entire evening, including the Faith Formation discussions afterward which end at 8:30. Child Care is available for 2nd grade and younger. Any age child may come if there is room or if an older child wants to help out!

We especially invite all ages of children and youth to the healing service at 6:30pm called "Prayer Around The Cross", a time when… Read full article >

March FOCUS Projects for Grades K-6!

I'm excited to share that during the month of March we will have FOCUS programs for K-2nd and 3-6th grades!

K-2nd: Our intern, Debbie Maund will be exploring the story of Palm Sunday with the kids, using visual arts and hands on projects. The kids will share their projects with the congregation on March 24th, which is Palm Sunday.

3-6th Grades: Calling all kids in this age range who love to play chimes!! Amy Neer will be teaching you all a song from February 24 - March 24. You will get to share your song with the congregation on Easter Sunday, March 31st!

I'm excited to see how God will collaborate with our young people and these… Read full article >


This Sunday at Plymouth

February 3, 2013 Focus Scripture Luke 9:28-36 - Transfiguration of Jesus

8:30am: Sunday Worship for All Ages (Chapel)

8:30-10:00am: Childcare Available (Room 122)

9:00am: Children's Choir with Rosemary H. (Room 225)

9:00am: Plymouth Soul Choir - starting up again! (Lounge)

9:50am: Gathering time for K-6th grade (Chapel)

10:00am: Church School for Toddler-PreK & High School (Various Classrooms)

10:00am: Adult Forum - Mothers for Police Accountability (Hildebrand Hall)

11:00am: Sunday Worship for All Ages (Sanctuary)

11:15am: FOCUS - grades 3-6 - The Lord's Prayer with Intern, Phil Vestal (Room 221)

12:15pm: Coffee Hour for All Ages  (Lounge)

12:15-1:30pm: Childcare Available (Room 122)


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