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Sermons on this site

Want an idea of what you'll hear from the pulpit at Plymouth? You can find copies of some of Rev. Van Doren's sermons on the website. A caveat - these are print versions only. As such, they don't tell the whole story. For that, you have to attend in person.

Poor People's Campaign - March on Lansing

The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Monday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.

This is the last rally of the six weeks of action being held throughout the country calling for justice for the most vulnerable, and an end to systematic racism, ecological devatstation, and an ecomony built around war.  Bring yourself, your family, your friends. This week's theme is "New / Unsettling Force" - Challenging the Nation's Moral Narrative.

Registration begins at noon at First Presbyterian Church, 510 West Ottawa, in Lansing. For more information about the timeline, what to bring, where to park etc ... visit the Michigan PPC website or Facebook page.

Minority Business Spotlight - Curry Leaf Restaurant

This week we tried Curry Leaf, at 2222 44th Street, S.E. in Kentwood. This is the site of the former Fleetwood Diner. Featuring cuisine from the state of Tamil Nadu in the very south of India, Curry Leaf's dishes emphasize “red chilies, turmeric, tamarind, and a whiff of asafoetida,” according to their website. The management says everything is made with the finest hand-pounded spices, original recipes, and no shortcuts! We recommend trying the Lunch Buffet - $10 gives you the opportunity to try a great cross-section of the menu. Hours are generally 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for lunch, and 5:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m. for dinner. Lovers of Indian food rate this place highly on Yelp and other sites – come taste what they are raving about!

Interact with the UCC

Visit the UCC's website for the latest UCC news; sign up for "Keeping You Posted," a weekly, coordinated e-zine; find UCC churches near you when you travel; and lots of other interesting information about the denomination. The site makes it easy to advocate for justice through the Justice and Peace Action Network, providing text and contact information. Today, you can take action to protect family unity and stop systematic family separation.

Sunday Worship Service

June 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Doug's Farewell*

“What is the spiritual value of rowing?... The losing of self entirely to the cooperative effort of the crew as a whole.” -George Pocock in The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

Scripture: Mark 4:35-41

Sermon: Getting to Swing - Rev. Campbell Lovett, Conference Minister Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ

Litany of Farewell: Lead by Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald Association Representative, Rev. Campbell Lovett

Special music: La Mourisque byTylman Susato - Plymouth Brass; The Prayer  by Sager/Foster, arr. by Ryan Pott - Ryan Pott and Natalie Hockamier, violin; Caren Dobreff, flute; African Trilogy - Plymouth Chancel Choir; How Does a Moment Last Forever by Menken from Beauty and the Beast - Hollis Bokhout, soprano; Be Thou My Vision,Traditional arr. Todd Marchand - Plymouth Brass

Plymouth Brass: Kevin Dobreff, Phil Pikaart, Margaret Hansen, trumpet; Sharon Wandry, horn; Ethan Wheeler, David Smith, trombone; Art Wallace, tuba; Jerry Hoffman, director

*Rev. Doug Van Doren has served Plymouth UCC for 40 years and is retiring.

Click on this link for the "Worship section" of the website and use the dropdown menu to access the "Current Sunday Bulletin." 

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Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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