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Spring Concerts this March

Saturday, March 3 at 7:30PKantorei logo
Kantorei
“Kaleidoscope”

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The Human Experience is ever changing.  Light. Dark. Focused. Blurry. Kantorei explores the many emotions that accompany us on the journey of life.

 

Monday, March 5 at 7:00P
Cherry Creek High School Meistersingers
Send-off
 concert

One of the finest High School Choirs in the nation performs their send-off concert before traveling to Oklahoma City, as headliners for the Southwest Conference of the American Choral Directors Association.

The Meistersingers is an auditioned mixed choral ensemble from Cherry Creek High School under the direction of Sarah Harrison. The ensemble strives for excellence in their art and find fun in being serious about music. Over the decades, the choir has appeared at numerous state, regional and national conventions, most recently at 2015 CMEA and 2012 SWACDA Convention in Dallas.  They are slated to perform at SWACDA this upcoming March in Oklahoma City.  They have appeared on CBS This Morning and with the St. Olaf Choir and Orchestra, Denver Brass, Kantorei, and the Colorado Symphony. Annual performance tours have included locations throughout the United States, Europe, Iceland, Australia, and Asia.

$10 suggested donation at the door

 

Saturday, March 17 at 7:30P
Frank Perko III, MM
Organ Dedication Concert

In celebration and re-dedication of the organ at First Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC., come witness and hear an evening of fiery musical excitement, featuring concert organist Frank Perko III, MM. An inspiring, eclectic, virtuosic, adrenaline-filled presentation of music for organ will fill the sanctuary of First Plymouth Congregational Church with sonic fascination. The program will contain music from a few of the giants in organ composition, and also from a few of the titans in orchestral composition.  Mr. Perko will perform Cesar Franck’s famous, Chorale No. 3 in A-Minor, a few fantastic toccatas for organ by composers: John Kuzma, Porter Heaps, and Johann Sebastian Bach, and additionally Bach’s monumental, Passacaglia in C-Minor. The program will also feature a few of Mr. Perko’s own arrangements and transcriptions for organ:  A Night On Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky, and George Gershwin’s decadent Rhapsody in Blue.  

$10 suggested donation at the door

 

Saturday, March 24 at 7:30P
First Plymouth Chancel Choir
“Requiem” by Mack Wilberg

This concert is free to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.

Dead Sea Scrolls Class

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is hosting a traveling exhibit of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls from March until September. To get ready, The Reverend Dr. Eric C. Smith is hosting a four-part series on the scrolls, their discovery, their contents, and their importance. On February 26, March 5, March 12, and March 19, we will gather for a lecture and conversation about the scrolls in Room 212. The classes will run from 6:00P to 7:30P, and will feature lots of images of Qumran (the site where they were discovered), the scrolls themselves and translations of them. Join us as we learn about the most important and astonishing archaeological discovery of the 20th century, just as they arrive in Denver!

 

What About First Plymouth?

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 most months. We invite you to the next session scheduled for February 25 following the worship service.

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 two sessions, studying a different Pillar of our Faith each session. Contact Heidi Thomas to learn more. Child care is available upon request.

Attending the First Plymouth NMP (New Members Program) is not a commitment to join First Plymouth! It is simply to educate you further about who we are as a church, and the importance of the Covenant relationship we share with each other and with God. You will make your decision about whether you would like to become a member of FPUCC at the end of class. The next NMP class is scheduled for April 8 and April 22.

Loaves and Fishes: Home Build ALMOST Complete

Francisco and Lisa’s home should be almost completed by mid-March. This family of six children and mom and dad will soon have a permanent roof over their heads.  These are lucky children as children that live in Habitat homes  have a  98%  graduation rate from high school compared to about 79% that regularly graduate from Colorado high schools.

There is still time to help paint walls and trim.  There are volunteer spaces until March 17.  Please contact Carole Westphal or sign up online!

Loaves and Fishes wants to thank all of you who have given so generously of your resources for this family to have a home.  A SPECIAL recognition and thanks goes to those people from First Plymouth who have given of their time and energy to BUILD this home.  They are: Bill Blunden, George Bujeck, John Gabriele, E. Gardner, Ben Montgomery,  David Nestor, Annie Nestor, Sandra Schwartz, Pam Schmidt, Joe Shaw, Nancy Joe Shaw and Carole Westphal.

EVERYONE in the congregation is invited to the house dedication on Tuesday, March 20 at 5:30P. Francisco and Lisa are eager to show you their new home at 3701 S Irving St, Sheridan CO 80110. Come and share the joy.

Organ Dedication Concert: March 17

Saturday, March 17 at 7:30P
Frank Perko III
Organ Dedication Concert

In celebration and re-dedication of the organ at First Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC, come hear an evening of fiery musical excitement, featuring concert organist Frank Perko III, M.M.  An inspiring, eclectic, virtuosic, adrenaline-filled presentation of music for organ will fill the Sanctuary of First Plymouth Congregational Church with sonic fascination. The program will contain music from a few of the giants in organ composition, and also from a few of the titans in orchestral composition.  Mr. Perko will perform Cesar Franck’s famous, Chorale No. 3 in A-Minor, a few fantastic toccatas for organ by composers John Kuzma, Porter Heaps, and Johann Sebastian Bach, and additionally Bach’s monumental, Passacaglia in C-Minor.  The program will also feature a few of Mr. Perko’s own arrangements and transcriptions for organ:  A Night On Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky, and George Gershwin’s decadent Rhapsody in Blue. 

$10 suggested donation at the door

 

Travel Club: March 10

The First Plymouth Travel Club (the armchair kind) invites you to “Alaska: A Bucket List Trip” presented by Fletcher Brown on March 10. Everyone is welcome.

Alaska is an amazing place to visit.  It is on many people’s bucket list as it was on Fletcher Brown’s.  He will give you a taste of Alaska as he shows his images of the Kenai Fjords Glacier to the really big mountain, Denali.  If you have not been to Alaska after this you will want to book your trip. Come see the pictures of our great National Parks in Alaska through the eyes of this excellent photographer.

Gather at 5:30 p.m. for a 6:00 p.m. potluck dinner with the presentation starting at 7:00 p.m. For those who wish to come to the potluck dinner, please bring your own table settings and if your last name begins with A-G, bring a vegetable or salad, H-L, a dessert, and M-Z, a main dish. Please RSVP to Nancy Joe Show.

Thursday Afternoon Circle: March 8

nutrition / trans fat panelAll women of First Plymouth and Calvary Presbyterian churches are invited to the March meeting of Thursday Circle which is held in the Commons Room.  The program speaker of the month will be Sheila Gaines from the Arapahoe County Extension Center speaking specifically about Diabetic Nutrition; however, what’s good for diabetics is also good for the rest of the population.  She will have a lot of sound, usable advice for all in attendance. Fads and studies that contradict each other can be confusing and frustrating when we all want to eat better and live well. Come around 12:45P to enjoy refreshments provided by Dianne Hornbrook and Judy Scharf.  Lucille Erlewine will provide a few moments of devotion at the conclusion of the business meeting.  Please bring personal items for either women or men to stock the CanDo cupboard.

Linda would appreciate suggestions for the May luncheon.  Any requests/ideas?  Also, folks are needed to serve on the Nominating Committee.  A slate of officers needs to be voted on at the April meeting.  Please contact Linda to respond to these requests.

Kantorei in Concert!

Saturday, March 3 at 7:30PKantorei logo
Kantorei
“Kaleidoscope”
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Kantorei, First Plymouth’s resident choral group, will be performing “Kaleidoscope” Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. The Human Experience is ever changing. Light. Dark. Focused. Blurry. Kantorei explores the many emotions that accompany us on the journey of life. Church members receive a 50% discount on tickets when using the discount code PLYMOUTH.