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Choose Your Lenten Carbon Fast

As we move into Lent, different organizations have created Lenten Carbon Fast guides. We encourage you to pick one of these or create one of your own. 

The New England conferences of the UCC: Sign up to receive a daily e-mail during Lent designed to help readers "reflect on how to individually and collectively reduce their carbon footprint, slow climate change, and be better stewards of the earth."

Michigan Interfaith Power and Light: "We hope that this Lenten season will be a time not merely for 'giving something up,' but for a more fundamental transformation-- a shifting of the heart that brings us into right relationship with the Earth and all Creation." 


Tomorrow: Islamophobia, Hate Crimes, and the Racialization of Religious Identity

Thursday, March 30
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Loosemore Auditorium

As a Sikh-American, scholar of religion, and activist for social justice, Dr. Simran Jeet Singh will explore the way the racialization of religious identity has affected communities locally and nationally, as well as how an interfaith community can respond to discrimination and violence. Click here to register. Or contact Katie Gordon: gordonk1@gvsu.edu.


Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, April 13,  7:00 p.m.

The community is welcome. 


Black Lives Matter in Grand Rapids

Wednesday, April 5
Rosa Parks Circle, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Join this on-going demonstration with members of Plymouth Church, All Souls, Fountain Street, and Westminster at the corner of Monroe and Monroe Center (by the Rosa Parks statue). The group gathers the first Wednesday of every month. Placards and signs are provided.
 


Lenten Bible Study

Mondays, April 3 and 10 
7:00 p.m. at New Life Church of God in Christ and Plymouth UCC

This joint Bible study with New Life Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is off to a good start! Our next session will be Monday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. at Plymouth. You are welcome to join us even if you were not able to attend past sessions. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex or you can call or email the church office. This is simply to help us with planning. Please indicate when you sign up if you need a ride or would like to carpool from Plymouth.

 

 


Plymouth's Book Club - The Rainbow Comes and Goes

Monday, April 10, 7:00 p.m., in the Lounge

 

Join in our discussion of The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. A charming and intimate collection of correspondence between Cooper, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and his mother, the book offers timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives. An appealing blend of memoir and inspirational advice, The Rainbow Comes and Goes is a beautiful and affectionate celebration of the profound and universal bond between a parent and child, a thoughtful reflection on life and love, reminding us of the precious knowledge and insight that remains to be shared, no matter what age we are. Share the conversation with us as we explore and seek to open our relationships between generations. Our selection is available at Schuler Books on the Book Club Table with a 20% discount.

 


Earth Day Adopt-a-Road Clean-up

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.
Cornerstone Church (Kalamazoo Avenue and 84th Street)

Plymouth's Justice and Peace Task Force has been picking up trash along roadways since 2008. It's just one visible way of supporting the environment close by. Currently, the focus is on a one-mile stretch of 84th Street between Kalamazoo and Breton avenues. All that's required is the ability to walk along the road way, pick up detritus, and put it into trash bags. Gloves, water, and vests will be provided. The team meets in the Cornerstone Church parking lot at Kalamazoo and 84th Street. Make this one thing you do to celebrate Earth Day!


"Them: Images of Separation" - Dr. David Pilgrim

Thursday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.
UICA (Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts), 2 Fulton West

Plymouth's Racial Equity Committee invites you to experience this talk by Dr. David Pilgrim, one of this country's leading experts on issues relating to multiculturalism, diversity, and race relations. Dr. Pilgrim is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum, a 5,000 piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University. Dr. Pilgrim is FSU’s Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and an FSU Distinguished Teacher. The program is free for UICA members, $5 for non-members. Afterwards, we’ll walk down to San Chez restaurant to talk about the program, the Jim Crow period, and its legacy.


Living Liberation:Building Resistance

The final two sessions in this series will be held late April. Sessions at Reconciliation Metropolitan Community Church will take place on Sunday's from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and at Plymouth from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visit the Living Liberation page on Facebook for updates and session information.
• April 23 - Plymouth
• April 30 - Reconciliation
 

 


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