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Plymouth UCC at Festival of the Arts

June 2-4

Bring the kids! Stop by and say "hello," to Plymouth people as they assemble foot-long hotdogs per customer specifications at this year's Festival of the Arts - the largest all-volunteer festival of its type in the nation. Better yet, purchase a foot-long dog and help support the Grand Rapids' Arts Council, local mission, and Plymouth's Major Repair Fund. Our Food Booth is #3 and located at the corner of Ottawa and Monroe Center. We'll be looking for you!


Flint Water Update

Remember the water crisis in Flint? It's ongoing. For nearly two years, people were unable to drink the lead-laced water coming out of faucets into their homes. Many chose not to pay for water that wasn't fit to drink. With state subsidies ended, the city of Flint  is trying to collect on past-due bills and threatening to shut off water and use tax liens to foreclose on the homes of those who cannot pay. Read this UCC article to learn how Woodside Church in Flint continues its response to the crisis and what you can do to assist. 


Painting by Jeff

If your “spring cleaning” list includes exterior or interior painting, pressure washing, or staining a deck, consider contacting Painting By Jeff  for a quote. Plymouth's Trustees have been pleased to use this minority-owned vendor for painting at Plymouth on several occasions. Company owner, Jeffrey Kimbrel was honored by the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center as its Giant Among Giants in 2014 for giving back to the community in numerous ways over the 30+ years since starting his company. Using Painting By Jeff helps keep the goodwill going! When we are intentional about making purchases in a way that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and work, we create a rising tide that lifts all boats.


Ramadan begins this week

We hold up our Muslim brothers and sisters as they begin the holy month of Ramadan, beginning the evening of May 26. 


Solar Power!!!

Our solar power array silently does its work. This year we produced a little more energy in February, March, and April than in those months the previous year. Last year, May was our highest producing month, with 1.5 Megawatt hours. To date, our system has generated 18.75 Megawatt hours. That is enough to power 56,800 incandescent light bulbs for a day, and has saved the environment 14 ½ tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of planting over 730 trees.

  Visit the SolarEdge monitoring portal and view our solar installation data online. 


Churches holding Churches in Prayer

The Grand West Association of the United Church of Christ includes 26 churches and two partner agencies in West Michigan. As Grand West Association churches we are in covenant with each other and are encouraged to hold one another up in prayer. Each month, Plymouth UCC will hold a particular Association church up in prayer and, in turn, we, too, will be held in prayer by another Association church. For the month of June, Plymouth will hold up Second Congregational UCC.

 


Sunday Sessions Welcomes All Children

Plymouth’s Sunday Sessions program is designed to nurture children in life and faith. Children ages 4 – tenth grade are invited to attend. We believe:

  • Children are spiritual beings.
  • All children have abilities and gifts from God.
  • Children of all ages need love, security, appropriate freedom, continuity, order, and meaning.
  • Caring for and protecting children is community-based.

As we move into Summer, our schedule loosens up. Here is what we have planned through the first part of June.

May 28 - Memorial Weekend, No Sunday Sessions
June 4 -  One Room Schoolhouse, age 4-3rd grade
June 11 - One Room Schoolhouse, age 4-3rd grade
June 18 - Remember Car Wash (Middle school kids team with Remember volunteers)

You do not need to be a Plymouth member for your child to attend Sunday Sessions. All are welcome.

 

 


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Fax: 616-455-4149
Email: Plymouth (at) plymouthchurchgr.org
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