Doing really good stuff.

Black Lives Matter in Grand Rapids

Wednesday, March 7
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.

Year of Interfaith Friendship

The Kaufman Interfaith Institute is developing interfaith affinity groups bringing families and individuals together around common interests in ways that develop personal relationships and friendships. There are currently six groups in process of forming with others to be added in the near future. We welcome everyone to partipate! Click here if you would like to sign up or get more information.

Affinity Groups in process of forming:

  • Cinematic Conversations - Watch films in theater and participate in facilitated panel discussions.
  • Interfaith and Interwoven - Knit, crochet, and weave for a good cause while making new friends.
  • Interfaith Foodies - Share culinary experiences at local restaurants with interfaith friends.
  • Interfaith Book Group - Explore and discuss different interfaith works and authors.
  • Science and Religion - Read and discuss the relationship between science and religion.
  • Scriptural Reasoning - Read and reflect upon scriptures from various traditions.

Groups that will be added in the near future:

  • Interfaith Fitness - Find rejuvenation and recentering from exercise and fitness activities.
  • Interfaith Imagination - Create art, along with a pro, while learning about the faiths of fellow artists.
  • Medicine and Minds - Read and discuss with other local doctors about the mind.
  • Mystics and Contemplatives - Enter into and experience the contemplative practices of other faiths.
  • Service Saturdays - Youth groups serve our community together with peers of different traditions.

Click here if you would like to sign up or get more information.

Symphony with Soul - Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald

Saturday, February 24, 8:00 p.m.
DeVos Hall, downtown Grand Rapids

Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald and enjoy performances by the Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony Community Chorus, and guest singers, Harolyn Blackwell, Aisha de Haas, and Nova Payton as they interpret many of Fitzgerald's hits including How High the Moon and Bewitched. For tickets and more information visit the Grand Rapids Symphony website or call 616.454.9451, ext. 4.

Brushback: A Legacy of Black Baseball in West Michigan

Sunday, February 25, 5:00 p.m.

Join Plymouth's Racial Equity Committee for a showing of this local documentary. Brushback chronicles West Michigan's black baseball history dating back to 1906, highlighting the role of pivotal leaders and teams in the Negro Baseball League, including Ted Rasberry and the Grand Rapids Black Sox. Some of the players featured in the film have agreed to be present and answer questions and chat with viewers about their experience. The movie is approximately one hour in length, and will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Traditional baseball stadium fare of popcorn, hotdogs, and chips will be served. Join us for this fun and educational event!

Cinematic Conversations: Winter Interfaith Movie Cohort

February 20 and March 20, 6:30 p.m.
Celebration Cinema (Woodland Mall)

Tired of the cold? Looking to make some new friends?  Sponsored by the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, this interfaith movie cohort is designed to foster relationships about the shared experience of cinema. Within our moderated discussion immediately following the movie, we hope to cultivate a deeper understanding of our neighbors, our respective faith traditions, and the art of film making. Individual tickets are available at the door for the standard viewing price. Visit the Institute's site for more information.

February 20 — Please Stand By (Rated PG-13): a young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her manuscript to a "Star Trek" writing competition.

March 20 - TBD

Lenten Bible Study of the Parables

Begins February 21, 6:30 p.m.

Join members of Plymouth and New Life Church of God in Christ for a joint Lenten Bible Study. We will be guided by Rev. David Wheeler, assisted by Rev. Robert Dean and Rev. Doug Van Doren, in exploring The Parables as Subversive Speech. Last year, we found this a great time of learning and relationship building. We trust it will be even better this year. February 21 and 28 hosted by New Life COGIC and March 7, 14, and 21 at Plymouth.

Phone: 616-455-4260
Fax: 616-455-4149
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Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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