Thanksgiving Sunday: Thanksgiving Sunday is always celebrated the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We combine all our worship services into one at 9:30 a.m. After the service we have a feast sponsored by the Board of Fellowship, which features traditional turkey, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, rolls and desserts. Over 400 people served! It is truly a heart-warming experience to see so many members and friends sharing a Thanksgiving meal together at Plymouth. Meals are also delivered to shut-in members who are not able to attend. Come and join fellow Plymouth members and friends in an integral part of our Pilgrim heritage!
Christmas Eve: December 24 at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Plymouth has three services to celebrate the birth of Christ. The 4 p.m. service is perfect for children and the young at heart. Secular and holy songs are chosen by the crowd, and the children dress up and act out the nativity story. At 6 and 8 p.m., the services are identical with beautiful music, a brief Christmas lesson, and then, the lights are turned out, and candles are lit while we sing “Silent Night”. A very special night indeed!
Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday: Once a year we have a congregational meeting immediately following a combined worship service. This meeting usually falls on the first Sunday in February. All are welcome to attend, but only active members can vote during the meeting.
Ash Wednesday: March 1, 2017, 7 p.m. We gather for scripture, meditation and communion to start the season of Lent. For all who desire, the sign of the cross in ashes will be given.
Holy Week: April 10-14, 2017. Each year Plymouth joins several other churches for a community worship service followed by a soup and sandwich lunch. Look for information in the Rock newsletter.
Maundy Thursday & Tenebrae Service: April 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m. This service recalls the last hours of Jesus’ life. Candles are lit and extinguished creating a powerful experience.
Easter Sunday: April 16, 2017, The 9:30 a.m. worship celebration includes the best in sacred music; the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah is sung by the Chancel Choir, festive music by the Plymouth Brass and Percussion and glorious hymns and songs celebrate the Easter story. The 11 a.m. Gathering of Grace service is a contemporary Easter celebration with the Gathering of Grace Band. The youngest children in attendance usually dance all around the sanctuary in totally bliss.
Independence Day Sunday: In 2016 it will be held on July 3! Plymouth Church is known for its annual Sunday Independence Day Celebration hosted by the Board of Fellowship. The worship service features a patriotic sermon. Special music, organized and lead by our Director of Music and Fine Arts, includes such favorites as “America the Beautiful,” “God of Our Fathers,” “America,” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” performed by the Chancel Choir with organ and the Plymouth Brass and Percussion.
Jazz Sunday/Invite a Friend Sunday: This is our “Start up” Sunday – usually in the middle of August. The Chancel Choir and special Jazz band really make this Sunday special and exciting. If you love Jazz – you will love the 9:30 a.m. service. Bring a friend and bring your kids for the “Start up” of the new Sunday School year.
Weddings and Funerals: Contact the church office 785-843-3220 for information and arrangements.