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Connecting with Pastor Rachel

Because of the on-going COVID-19 situation, we cannot guarantee when Pastor Rachel will be in the church office. You can share your prayer request with Pastor Rachel through email. If you are in need of pastoral care, you can reach Pastor Rachel by calling the church at (616) 455-4260 and leaving a message, or through email. 

Protein Sources to Help Get Through Shelter in Place

It Just Makes Cents! Protein Sources to Help Us Get Through Shelter in Place
 - Plymouth member, Caren Dobreff, MA, RDN, CPT

Protein is one of many nutrients we need daily that helps our muscles stay strong, rebuild tissues, support our immune system, maintain fluid balance, perform reactions and other important roles. Protein is found in plant, animal and seafood sources (with some options providing more than others). With our current need to shelter in place, it reminds us how important it is to have shelf stable protein options on hand. Here are some suggestions for food items and recipes:

Plymouth's Office Hours

Office hours at Plymouth are typically:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and Fridays.

We are working remotely because of COVID-19.

Please call (616) 455-4260, leave a message, and we'll get back to you.

You can also email our administrative assistant, Sarah or Pastor Rachel directly.

Palm Sunday Parade

Sunday, April 5, 10:00 a.m.

Take part in Plymouth's digital Palm Sunday parade! Share a photo of yourself waving the attached palm branch so that we can celebrate Palm Sunday together. Let Pastor Rachel know you're ready to march! (Save your place by 9:00 a.m. Saturday!)


Zoom and Live-Streamed Sunday Worship Service

Sunday, April 5, 10:00 a.m.
Palm Sunday

Centering Thought
"So I never doubted that ultimately we were going to be free, because ultimately, I knew there was no way in which a lie could prevail over the truth, darkness over light, death over life." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 21st century

We will be trying Zoom for our worship service this Sunday. Contact Pastor Bahr for the password. 

Scripture reading: Matthew 21:1-11

Sermon: “Detox Conflict” by Rev. Rachel J. Bahr

Music: Prelude: Poor in Spirit and Closing Song:God Will See Us Through

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

Minority Business Spotlight – Malamiah Juice Bar

Plymouth's Racial Equity Committee seeks to draw your attention to minority-owned businesses in the wider community.
In 2012, Jermale Eddie was introduced to juicing after watching a documentary recommended by a friend. He sought out more information and was amazed to learn the immense nutritional benefits associated with drinking fresh juice. Malamiah Juice is located in Studio Park downtown – they are accepting delivery or pickup orders right now! You can order by calling 616-730-1532 or by ordering on the Malamiah Juice website

Demand Prison Phone Justice Now

As incarcerated individuals are deprived of family visitation across the country and the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Team #MediaJustice is urging Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to move fast on behalf of the incarcerated and their families, to ensure our people are not left behind as COVID-19 escalates the crisis that is mass incarceration in this country. Sign the petition to help us push the FCC Chairman to meet our demands NOW.

Pass Protections for Vulnerable Populations

From the UCC's Justice and Peace Action Network:

Addressing both the need to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic and also the economic repercussions, Congress must continue to act urgently, keeping in mind the needs of the most vulnerable among us.

The passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which included emergency paid sick leave, nutrition assistance funding and unemployment insurance funding is a good start, but much more must be done.

Urgent action is needed. Please join us in contacting your member of Congress, to call for action prioritizing those most at risk.

As people of faith, we believe in the moral call to care for those in need. In the midst of a global pandemic, it is critical that our elected officials place the wellbeing of people over that of corporations, and that the first priority of Congress is to make sure that everyone has access to the resources they need for their health and wholeness. We urge Congress to included in upcoming legislation these important priorities:

  • Increases in health care funding for states so they can adequately respond, and coverage of all state Medicaid costs.
  • Ensuring access and affordable treatment for the virus regardless of income, location, disability, or immigration status.
  • Increases in homelessness assistance funding to quickly get people into affordable homes
  • Ensuring low income workers and individuals facing hardship have the assistance they need to access nutritious food and provide for their families.
  • Provide targeted rebate checks directed at low- and moderate-income individuals to most effectively boost the economy.

Contact your member of Congress to call for action prioritizing those most at risk.

Phone: 616-455-4260
Fax: 616-455-4149
Email: Plymouth (at)
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Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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