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    Volume 2013  |   Issue 10  |  March 13, 2013     Visit Children Youth & Family Home

The State of the Children's Program

I was sharing wiht the CY Board the other night about what a joy it is to spend time with your kids and watch them grow in faith and confidence. In addition to our church school classes, we have a number of exciting programs in our midst for children. Our Toddler/PreK kids stay in their classroom for the majority of the morning with a group of dedicated teachers. Jamie Shilling plays music with them and creates with the teachers a wee worship experience. That group has been growing steadily throughout the year and continues to be a busy place on Sunday mornings. Two weeks in a row they took a little field trip to the sock tree and hung the… Read full article >

Plymouth Lenten Devotional: Perfection

This week on the Lenten Devotional we are considering Perfection This video is striking . . .


Great Family Worship!

families at worship

We had a wonderful Family Worship service last Sunday. We had a dramatic reading of the story of the Lost Sheep with Jesus (Cyrus) as the storyteller, and a shepherd (Beatta) and sheep (K12 class). Families and friends got in groups and talked about experiences of being lost or losing something of value to them. Several kids shared stories with the larger group about being lost in stores and malls - experiences that we've all had! We heard a dialogue of poetry from Hafiz, Joyce Rupp and the Psalms that illuminated the relationship between us and God during those seasons where we are lost or hiding from God. We concluded with a short guided… Read full article >



Sexuality, Your Teen & Faith

Hello Plymouth Families
Last month we hosted our first in a series of workshops for the parents/guardians of youth. Kevin Haggerty from the UW facilitated a great conversation on "Substances, Your Teen, & Faith".
On Sunday, March 24th from 12:30p-1:30p we'll have our second workshop on "Sexuality, Your Teen, & Faith" with Amy Johnson.
Amy Johnson holds her MSW, is a Certified Sexuality Educator, and is a contributing author to the book, "Parenting by Strengths." Amy is active in her community through her regular newspaper column entitled "Sex in the Suburbs" and as the Youth Director at Wayside UCC. She has trained hundreds to be Our Whole… Read full article >

Schedule for March

Sunday, March 10

Family Worship at 10am in the Chapel

FOCUS - Amy Neer's bell rehearsal with the kids who have committed to the rehearsals; Debbie Maund is working with K12 on the Palm Sunday story.

Wednesday, March 13 - Lenten program with worship and dinner - Families are invited to attend!

Saturday, March 16 - Andra Moran Workshop 9am-4pm. Worship at 7pm.

Sunday, March 17

FOCUS - Amy Neer's bell rehearsal with the kids who have committed to the rehearsals; Debbie Maund is working with K12 on the Palm Sunday story.

David McGee will meet with kids after worship (in the sanctuary) who want to learn how to read scripture in worship.… Read full article >

Andra Moran

I am excited to announce that worship leader, Andra Moran, will be joining us Saturday, March 16 for a workshop on worship! Come and join the fun if you're curious about what kind of worship experience our collective creativity can create! Here is the article about her visit from the Herald.

Please let us know if you are coming - you wouldn't want us to run out of Molly food . . .


This Sunday at Plymouth

March 10, 2013 Focus Scripture John 12:1-8 - Mary Anoints 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 (Lounge)

9:50am: K-6 Gathering (Chapel)

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

10:00am: Adult Forum - Andra Moran (Hildebrand Hall)

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

11:20am: FOCUS - grades 3-6 chimes with Amy Neer (Amy is working with a set group of kids who have committed to all of the rehearsals) (Room 221); FOCUS - grades K-2 - Story of Palm Sunday with Debbie Maund (Room 321)

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

12:15pm: Mentor/Confirmand Potluck (Rm 222)

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


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