I'm New here - What Can I Expect?
When you come to Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, you are entering a small, strong faith community. We gather for worship on Sundays at 10:30 am.
Someone will welcome you as you enter our doors and help you to our sanctuary.
If you have children, they are welcome to be with you in worship. We have busy bags to keep small hands active.
If you prefer, we offer nursery care for infants - 2-year-olds. We provide an interactive school less for 3-year-olds - 5th graders.
Our worship is fairly traditional but not stuffy. We begin with music. We are a welcoming bunch, and we will come and offer our hands to you.
Following the scripture reading, we hear a message based on the day's lesson. It's usually from our pastor, but not always. We have had guest preachers, youth, laypeople, and others present their unique interpretation of God's word. We know that God speaks in many ways, through many people.
We return to God a portion of the material gifts we have received. As a guest, we do not expect you to make an offering. As your involvement with our church deepens, we know that you will share your time, talents, and treasures as you are willing and able.
Next, we open our prayer time with big thank yous to God. Of course, we pray for each other, our community, and our big, wonderful world.
Everyone is part of the worship service. Anyone may read scripture. We have music offerings from our chancel choir, handbell choir, our organist/pianist, and others who feel called to offer music.
On the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate the Lord's Supper. Everyone who wishes to participate in this sacrament, regardless of age, is welcome.
Worship generally lasts about an hour. Before we leave the sanctuary, we share information about our current ministry opportunities. You may join us across the hall in the Mayflower Room for refreshments and, most importantly, a chance to get to know us and for us to know you.
Please note your presence on our friendship pads, which are in each pew. If you provide a way for us to reach you, we will inform you of Plymouth events, and we will thank you for your visit.
If you are interested in ministry opportunities or have questions about Plymouth Congregational Church, ask any one of the friendly folks here. You may also call our office, 701-235-9226, or email us at email@example.com.