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    Volume 2013  |   Issue 30  |  November 12, 2013     Visit Children Youth & Family Home

Plan for this Sunday - Please Read!

Dear Church School Parents & Teachers,

This Sunday, after 11 am worship, the congregational will vote whether or not to fund Sanctuary Improvements. So, I want to make sure everyone knows what to expect in terms of church school and childcare. I will be away at confirmation retreat and unavailable to coordinate Sunday activities.

Plan for PreK: Kids will show up for class as usual at 10 am or 11 am. Childcare providers will arrive at noon and take over for church school teachers. Providers will remain in the PreK room until 1:30 pm.

Plan for Elementary: Kids will attend church school as usual at 11:15 am. At noon, the K-2 class will be escorted to the… Read full article >

Prayers for the Confirmation Retreat

Friday, 10 youth and 3 adults will travel to Camp Berachah, in Black Diamond, to experience fun, games and what it means to live a life of discipleship. We will be gone Friday night until Sunday noon (when we return for the VOTE!). Mentors will join us Saturday, mid-day to get acquainted . . . and have more fun.

We ask your prayers as we embark on the weekend, prayers that God will keep us all safe and that we will have a safe space to explore our faith.

Blessings, Karen

Capital Campaign Vote

November 17, right after church, is your opportunity to cast your vote about whether to proceed with the capital campaign. Childcare will be provided after services and the confirmation class will return from their retreat at noon, before the vote, so leaders and parent drivers may participate. Please note this on your calendars and be present! For more information, see this week's Herald.

Advent Mission Project

During Advent, elementary children will prepare for Jesus coming into the world by bringing light into people's lives. They will create lanterns for WHEEL women who sleep in their classroom at night. Women may either keep the lanterns or pass them on to a person or place in need of light. Special thanks to Bev Buehler and Jamie Shilling for their leadership and vision on this project!

You can support this project by:

1. Volunteer to provide an extra set of hands in the classroom December 8 and/or December 22.

2. Bringing travel size toiletries to church so kids can assemble toiletry packets to go… Read full article >

November/December Calendar

Sunday, Nov 17

Elementary classes continue with exploration of Living Stewardship

Weekend of Confirmation Retreat

Congregational Vote 12 pm after worship

Sunday, Nov 24

Elementary classes conclude exploration of Living Stewardship

Sunday, Dec 1 - First Sunday of Advent

No Church School - Kids in Worship for Lessons & Carols

Sunday, Dec 8 - Second Sunday of Advent

Elementary Church School in room 221 - All children together for Christmas Preparation

Sunday, Dec 15 - Third Sunday of Advent

All children gather in the Lounge at 10:55 am:

K-Grade 2 - Continue exploration of Advent in room 221

Grades 3-6 - Field Trip to Horizon House to deliver… Read full article >

Childcare is Available!

If you're new to Plymouth or just didn't know or didn't remember, we offer child care every Sunday for children through 2nd grade or older based on availability and need! Childcare providers are available in first floor clasrooms beginning at 8:30 am until Toddler/PreK church school starts at 10 am, and again from 12:15 pm until 1:30 pm. Child care can also be arranged for special Plymouth events on other days/evenings. Event organizers: Please help support this ministry by notifying Jamie Shilling when childcare is needed and then confirm the need in advance of the event so Jamie may extend a welcome to parents! Thank you!


This Sunday at Plymouth

Sunday, November 17, 2013 - Living Stewardship

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

               Childcare available Infant - 2nd grade (First floor classrooms)

9:30 am  Breakfast for All Ages (Lounge)

10:00 am  Toddler-PreK Church school (First floor classrooms)

               Children's Choir & Bells - grades K-6 (221 & 225)

               No Confirmation - we are on retreat  

               Youth Forum - grades 9-12 (322)

               Plymouth Forum (Hildebrand)

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

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

12:15 pm Capital Campaign Vote (Sanctuary) 

               Hospitality Hour after the Vote (Lounge)

               Childcare (First floor classrooms)


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