Get Involved

Fellowship Groups

Book Club. All are welcome to join Plymouth Book Club, which meets each month for a book discussion and donates books for classrooms or hospitals once a year. Book Club meets in the church’s lounge on the second Monday of every month.

Lunch Bunch. Join this group for food and fellowship with a potluck lunch at the church. Lunch Bunch meets in the lounge on the second Wednesday of every month from 11 am-1 pm.

Prairie Dog Quilters. This group sews beautiful quilts that are sold with proceeds going to the Re-Member ministry in South Dakota. The quilters meet in the choir room every Thursday from 10 am-12 pm.

Plymouth Family Gathering. On the fourth Sunday of the month, families are invited to meet for food and fellowship after morning worship. Location varies each month.

 

Contact the church office for more information about fellowship opportunities. 

 

Get Involved Outside the Church Walls

Task Forces & Committees

Laura Schrieber, Chair

Youth & Family Task Force

The Youth and Family Task Force envisions and implements relevant, inclusive Christian Education for children and youth within and outside of Plymouth UCC. Youth & Family Task Force meets at church on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Julie Nemecek, Chair

Open and Affirming (ONA) Committee

The Open and Affirming (ONA) Committee coordinates our ministry with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to welcome, celebrate, and grow diversity in the congregation and community. The ONA committee meets on the 4th Sunday of each month after worship.

Randy Slotten, Chair

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee conducts the annual pledge campaign for the support of Plymouth’s ministry, and promotes an attitude of gratitude and generosity. The Stewardship Committee meets each fall to plan for the following year.

Melissa Anderson, Chair
Melissa Anderson, Chair

Racial Equity Committee

The Racial Equity Committee coordinates our ministry of anti-racism to inform the congregation, encourage activism, provide spiritual enrichment, and promote personal relationship development. The Racial Equity Committee meets on the 4th Sunday of each month after worship.

Church Administration, Council, and Boards

We are a congregational polity, which means that all matters of policy, budget, and overall church direction are decided by a vote of the members at the Annual Meeting or specially-called congregational meetings.

The Church Council is comprised of the elected church officers, heads of boards and committees, and two members-at-large. It meets monthly for general oversight of church activities and operations. Church Council officers serve a one-year term.

Plymouth UCC is not a top-down organization, however. Ideas and initiatives bubble up from the boards and committees for discussion and further action by the Council, e.g., approval to proceed, or a decision to take the question to the congregation.

The Trustees are responsible for ministry of the building and all matters related to the building and grounds. The Trustees work to make the building more energy-efficient and oversee volunteers who spend many hours lovingly tending the memorial garden and other landscaping.

The 12-person Outreach Board is elected and is responsible for the oversight and promotion of Plymouth’s ministry (both hands-on and financial) into the community and world as well as denominational relations.

In addition, the Outreach Board promotes contributions from the congregation toward Our Church’s Wider Mission and the 4 Special Mission Offerings.

A 12-person Diaconate Board is elected each year at the Annual Meeting. It is responsible for the spiritual life of the congregation and matters pertaining to worship, congregational life, and administration of the sacraments. This group lines up weekly volunteers to be ushers, greeters, liturgists, and coffee hour hosts.

Diaconate assists with communion, receiving new members, and baptisms. They organize visits to shut-ins and rides for non-driving attendees and plan social gatherings throughout the year.