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Online Plymouth Calendar

Do you need to see when your next Plymouth board or committee meeting is scheduled? Are you wondering if there is space available in the church building for a family party on a particular day? The answers are right at your fingertips! Access the most current information by going to Plymouth's home page and clicking on the "Church Calendar" link on the top right.  If you're interested in adding something to the calendar or making arrangements to use the church, contact Sarah in the office at 616-455-4260 or

U.S. Immigration History and Policy

January 22, 29, February 5, 12 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

What do you know about the history of U.S.immigration policy? With this series, we continue our programming around the theme: "How Are the Children?" Join us as we begin a four-week class that will cover the basics of over 150 years of U.S. immigration policy, much of which has a direct affect on the children of this world. The class is broken into these sessions: 1) History of U.S. immigration policy; 2) Facts vs Propaganda on U.S. immigration and immigrants; 3) How U.S. foreign policy is often the cause of immigration; and 4) Immigration Reform vs Immigrant Justice. Classes will be held at Plymouth and are sponsored by the Justice and Peace Task Force. Because class size is limited, we ask that you RSVP via Evite or the church office at (616) 455-4260. Once you RSVP, you'll receive a list of class materials and resources.

King in the Wilderness screenings

Sunday, January 19, 3:30 p.m.
Monday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.

The immigration justice group, GR Rapid Response to ICE, will be hosting two screenings of the powerful documentary, King in the Wilderness in the coming weeks. King in the Wilderness chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. While the Black Power movement saw his nonviolence as weakness, and President Lyndon B. Johnson saw his anti-Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible, Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.

Both screenings are asking for a $5 suggested donation and all the funds raised will go directly to immigrant families that have been impacted by ICE violence.

Sunday, January 19 at 3:30pm
All Souls Community Church
2727 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids
View the Facebook event invitation here.

Monday, January 27 at 7pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church
47 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids
View the Facebook event invitation here.


January Series: Karen Gonzalez

The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong
Monday, January 27, 12:30 p.m.
Calvin University

Karen Gonzalez is a speaker, writer, and immigrant advocate who herself immigrated from Guatemala as a child. For the last 10 years, she has been a non-profit professional, currently working for World Relief, an organization in Baltimore, Maryland that serves immigrants and refugees. She also has bylines in Sojourners, Christianity Today, The Christian Century, Christ and Pop Culture, and others. For more information about Ms. Gonzalez' and her presentation, visit Calvin University's January Series event page on Facebook





Black Lives Matter!

Wednesday, February 5 
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Join participants from several Grand Rapids' churches including Plymouth Church, All Souls, Fountain Street, and Westminster in this monthly demonstration. The group gathers the first Wednesday of every month at the corner of Monroe and Monroe Center (by the Rosa Parks statue). Black Lives Matter signs are provided.

Plymouth Book Club - Gilead


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


Gilead is the long-hoped-for second novel by Marilynne Robinson, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains prompting him to come west to Kansas to fight for abolition: He "preached men into the Civil War," then, at age 50, became a chaplain in the Union Army. We hope you will join us! Our books are available at Schuler Books on the Book Club Table at a 20% discount.


Phone: 616-455-4260
Fax: 616-455-4149
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4010 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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