First Plymouth treasures deep community, profound faith, and engagement with the world.
We are committed to being the hands and heart and face of Christ in the world.
Here, everyone is welcome.
FIRST PLYMOUTH FOUNDATION CARING AWARDS: NOMINATIONS WANTED
The First Plymouth Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2015 Caring Awards and would like assistance from the First Plymouth community. Do you know someone who should be recognized for outstanding community service (either at First Plymouth or from the greater community)? If so, please click here to print a nomination form. The Foundation board grant awards to one person each from the First Plymouth community and the community at-large. Completed forms may be submitted to the church office.
FUNDRAISER FOR THE FIRST PLYMOUTH LEARNING CENTER AT TIMBUK TOYS
This year, the First Plymouth Learning Center has teamed up with Timbuk Toys for a week of fundraising. Timbuk Toys will donate 20% of purchases made at any Timbuk Toys location between Saturday, November 15 and Saturday, November 22 by people who mention they are with the Learning Center. Please tell your friends and family and get your holiday shopping done. (No coupons or other promotions are to be used during this week).
OPEN FORUMS ON SANCTUARY DESIGN: NOVEMBER 19 & 23
The Building Committee and Worship Team have scheduled two open forums to solicit input about the on-going redesign of the Sanctuary. Several new ideas will be shared and comments invited. More detail as to the seating arrangements and design concepts for the Chancel are but a few of the exciting ideas that will be shown and discussed. The two open forums are scheduled for Wednesday, November 19 at 12:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 after the Worship service (the presentation will be the same at both). Please come and share your impressions with the folks who have been working on the plan and your fellow congregants.
WORLD GIFT MARKET: NOVEMBER 22 & 23
The 2014 World Gift Market will be here this weekend, Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for fair trade, Earth-friendly gifts while supporting artisans around the world. Also available for purchase will be honey from our very own First Plymouth bee hive! Profits will benefit the Rwanda Project. Volunteers are still needed to sell gifts and to provide hospitality. Please click here to sign up to volunteer. For more information, please click here to contact Pam Schmidt.
THANKSGIVING SERVICE WITH TEMPLE SINAI: NOVEMBER 23
Our annual Thanksgiving Service with Temple Sinai will take place Sunday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. at First Plymouth. This night we celebrate Thanksgiving, not only as Americans, but a thanksgiving for our enduring and nourishing relationship with Temple Sinai. To our knowledge this is the longest standing annual interfaith service in the United States. And this relationship is worth celebrating. We are enriched and enlightened by the shared wisdom and faith of our sisters and brothers. Please join us.
LOFT THANKSGIVING DINNER: NOVEMBER 24
LOFT’s Thanksgiving Dinner at Denver Inner City Parish (DICP) will be held Monday, November 24. Volunteers will spend the whole day cooking at First Plymouth and deliver the food that evening. The dinner will be shared in fellowship with our friends at DICP. In order to feed the approximately 400 people who will attend, many volunteers are needed. Please click here to sign-up to volunteer. Even if you can’t help prepare the meal, please join us and our DICP friends and share in eating it.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FAMILY PROMISE: NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 7
First Plymouth has partnered with Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) to serve homeless families participating in the Family Promise program (aka Interfaith Hospitality Network) during the week of November 30 to December 7 at CBC. Volunteer tasks include: driving the bus, preparing and serving a meal, children’s activities after dinner, overnight host (bed provided), and set-up on the 30th and clean-up on the 7th. Please consider making their stay a good experience by volunteering. This is also a great volunteer opportunity for families to do together. Please click here to email Susan Oakes to volunteer.