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Arts at Plymouth Present: a Lenten Organ Series

Lenten Organ Concert Series, 2017
Tuesday Evenings throughout the Season of Lent

6:30 p.m. Organ Concert
7:45 p.m. Reception of Wine/Cheese/Breads/Meats
Each week features an artist/organist from the greater Denver area:

Tuesday, March 7  
Benjamin Ehrlich
First Plymouth Congregational Church

Tuesday, March 14
Brian du Fresne
Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder

Tuesday, March 21
Daniel Romero
Church of the Ascension Episcopal

Tuesday, March 28
—  Cancelled  —

Tuesday, April 4
Frank Perko III
First Plymouth Congregational Church


New Member Program

FP At-A-Glance
Want to know more about First Plymouth? Could this be the spiritual home you’ve been looking for? Do you have questions about how to become a member of our church? Then “FP At-A-Glance” is for you! Come join us in the Commons Room after the Worship Service on the last Sunday of every month.

First Plymouth NMP
The New Membership Program (NMP) has been designed to accommodate everyone from singles to young families to retirees and beyond. The NMP meets for five sessions, studying a different Pillar of our Faith each session.  Contact Heidi Thomas or Rev. Paul Griego to learn when the next session is scheduled.

A special New Member Retreat Day is planned for Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. during which a light lunch will be provided. It will be an opportunity to complete the entire 5-Session New Member Program in one full day. No childcare is available for this special retreat.


Everybody Welcome. Seriously. Everybody.

Enough said.

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Travel Club: March 11, 2017

Travel Club (The Armchair-type Traveling Club!)

Madagascar through the eyes of
Emily Haskins

Saturday, March 11
5:30 p.m. gather, 6:00 p.m. dinner, and 7:00 p.m. program

Plymouth Hall

Salama daholo! Hello everyone! I have returned home after living for 10 months in Madagascar through the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global mission. I would like to present a little bit about what I learned there especially since I received a lot of support from First Plymouth members in doing this program! We will discuss the physical geography of Madagascar, the many endemic species that live there (including numerous species of lemur), what church life is like there, the languages spoken there (Malagasy, French and English), and discuss some of the social and political issues the country faces. Hope to see you there! Misaotra bestaka (thank you very much)!  – Emily

For those who wish to come to the potluck dinner, please bring your own table settings and if your last name starts with A-G, please bring a dessert; H-P a main dish; Q-Z a salad or side dish; Please RSVP to Nancy Joe Shaw.

Men’s Breakfast: March 11

The next Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, March 11 in the First Plymouth Commons Room. We begin at 8:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast and intriguing table talk followed by an enlightening speaker. We always conclude by 10:00. Our speaker will be Shakib Hassan, M.D., son-in-law of Ken and Diane Hoagland.

Shakib was born in Afghanistan in 1980, right after the Soviet invasion began, and lived there until 1989. His father came to the United States as a refugee in 1984. He brought Shakib, his mother and brother, who had been living in Pakistan, to Denver in 1990. Shakib attended George Washington High School, Colorado College and the University of Colorado Medical School. He is employed at Sky Ridge Medical Center as a Hospitalist. Shakib will speak about growing up as a Muslim in Afghanistan.

Men’s Fellowship meets at 8:00 a.m. the second Saturday of each month and is open to all FP men. There are no sign-ups, no committees, and no dues. For information, contact Bruce Glenn at

Healing Touch: Wednesday, March 8

Our Healing Touch presentation is titled: “Practical Tools for Living in Our Sacred Heart Center, and Staying Out of Chaos.” We are very fortunate to have Denver’s legendary spiritual teacher, Auralia Tara, teach us simple techniques we can do for our bodies to keep our energy field in a coherent state. This is really crucial right now, and very difficult to do given the amount of chaos here on Earth these days. Auralia presented this material at the annual Earth-Keeper Conference last November here in Denver, where she titled it “All About Love.” We are so grateful she has agreed to teach it to us on Wednesday, March 8 at 1 :00 p.m. in room 212. Hope to see you there!

Thursday Afternoon Circle: March 9

All women of First Plymouth and Calvary Presbyterian churches are invited to the monthly meeting of Thursday Circle. Come for refreshments and socializing at 12:45 p.m. before we start our program at 1:00 p.m. The meeting in March will feature YOU as you share information about a special collection you have, or stories about special memories created over the years. Tables will be available to display your items and you will be asked to talk about your personal memorabilia. This event was well received in the past and there was interest in doing it again. This will be your first opportunity to sign up for the luncheon to be held on May 11 at noon.

Please bring personal items such as deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes for the CanDo cupboard collection.