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    Volume 2014  |   Issue 27  |  September 17, 2014     Visit Children Youth & Family Home

Introducing Kristin Ford

Thanks so much to Kristin for offering to be a consistent presence in the K-2 class this year! Kristin will teach sometimes and other times be the familiar face in the room, know the children, get the group's attention when necessary and lead the opening and closing of each class.

From Kristin: I am the wife of Paul Ford and mother of Esme and Eamon. Just finished seven years of working in my children's cooperative schools (pre-school and elementary). Most of my career had been through various art endeavors, but I also have enjoyed working as a project manager on architecture and interior design projects. I am grateful to have the… Read full article >

Hospitality at Home

From "Faith Practices"


• story Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

• movie “Up,” http://www.tinyurl.com/62zalh

Share this delightful story by Australian author Mem Fox. A young child lives next to a nursing home. With the counsel of some aged friends, he figures out how to include a failing elder in vital connection and communication. Who do you know at a nursing home you might visit? If you don’t know someone, visit a nursing home and ask to visit someone who doesn’t have many visitors.
Watch the movie “Up.” This story line follows the evolving relationship between a 78-year-old man and an… Read full article >

OWL Program is a GO!

At long last I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting an Our Whole Lives program here this fall for 7th & 8th grade!

Class Schedule

Overnight: October 3-4, Fri 7pm – Sat 2:30pm

Overnight: October 24-25, Fri 7pm – Sat 2:30pm

Overnight: November 14-15, Fri 7pm – Sat 2:30pm

Overnight: December 12-13, Fri 7pm – Sat 2:30pm

Location for All Sessions: Plymouth Church, UCC

Cost: $50 per youth (meals and supplies included)

Teachers: Margaret Kitchell (Plymouth) & Kevin Peterson (Normandy Park UCC)

Parent Meetings at Plymouth UCC Rm 222

Sun, Sept 21 12:30-2pm  OR Tues, Sept 23 7-8:30pm

Questions? Contact Karen Hollis… Read full article >

Breakfast on ONLY 1st Sunday

Breakfast is a wonderful thing - people love it! Our staff and a few volunteers worked hard last year to put breakfast together for the congregation each Sunday and it was a lot of work. Because we have had such a hard time getting congregational help for this wonderful program, we will only have breakfast on the first Sunday of the month this year, though we will likely re-evaluate after Christmas.

We wanted to let all parents know that elementary won't have snack during class, however children are welcome to stop by the Hospitality hour in Hildebrand between 9:45 and 10:30 and again after worship at 12pm. Please talk with a member of CY… Read full article >

5th Sunday Composting Project

We're excited to announce Kids Composting for this program year! Over the summer we were approached by business students from Seattle University who were looking to partner with some churches around Seattle to teach children about the impact that composting makes on our planet. They will tailor their lesson directly to who we are as a community and where our children are in their learning process about earth justice and faith. The SU students asked for one Sunday per quarter to meet with our children and as it we have 3 unprogrammed Sundays in our church school year . . . the 5th Sundays of the month! Voila - we have a winner!


This Sunday at Plymouth

September 14, 2014 - Giving and Receiving Hospitality

8:45 am Childcare (First Floor Classrooms)

9:00 am Worship for All Ages - Families Welcome! (Hildebrand)

10:00 am Coffee (Hildebrand)

     Adult Forum - Immigration Part II (Lounge)

     PreK Church School (First Floor Classrooms)

     Children's Choir (221)

     Youth Forum (322)

     Soul Choir - Youth Welcome (225)

10:30 am Middle Youth Forum (222)

11:00 am Worship for All Ages (Hildebrand)

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

12:00 pm Hospitality Hour (Lounge)

     Childcare (First Floor Classrooms)

12:30 pm OWL Parent Meeting (222)


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