Progressive Christianity, Traditional Setting and Service, Social Action, The Arts and Music
only search Plymouth Website


Contact Us

Associated Links

Quick Links

Calendar & Events

Visiting & Membership

Caring & Support

Learning & Involvement

Giving & Pledging

About Plymouth

Sermons & Library

Visiting & Membership

Welcome to Plymouth

Plymouth Congregational Church is a lively, progressive spiritual community of 2,000 members welcoming all people and all families.

Committed to social action since our founding in 1857, Plymouth extends compassion to communities near and far, engages today’s issues in light of tradition and embraces the change we want to see. Grounded in the Christian faith, we nurture thoughtful approaches to spirituality in children, youth and adults. We welcome all to worship, to involvement and to membership.

The church is located between LaSalle and Nicollet Avenues and Groveland and Franklin Avenues, at the southern edge of downtown Minneapolis.

Services, Hours & Access

First Service, especially for young families, is a 30-minute worship service that begins at 9:50 a.m. This summer, First Service will be on hiatus from July 5 through Sept. 6; it will resume on Sept. 13, 2015, Rally Sunday. First Service engages the energy, creativity and spiritual lives of young children. We hope that families will join us for this worship opportunity; all ages are welcome. First Service also moves our older children front and center. First Service themes tie directly to our Church School curriculum. The service concludes at 10:20, in time during the church program year for children who are participating to go directly to Church School classes with teachers.

Sanctuary Service
Plymouth’s 10:30 worship service is known for extraordinary music, challenging preaching, thoughtful prayers and a spirit that reaches deep and draws up a richness of gifts within the congregation. The service is steeped in a tradition that particularly honors the preached word, yet other elements—sacraments, prayers, readings and, from our many choirs, special music—also fill our worship hour. Both head and heart are engaged, and there’s always the inspiration of seeing the face of God in our gathered congregation.

• • •

Coffee hour for refreshment and fellowship is available following both worship services is held in Guild Hall; tea is also served. Coffee hour can be sponsored in honor of a person or special event; cost is $25. Please contact the church office (612/871-7400).

Chancel flowers may be sponsored ($60), which is noted in the bulletin. Please contact the church office (612/871-7400).

Large print bulletins, hearing devices and wheelchairs are available on Sunday mornings. Ask an usher.


Sundays from 8:45 a.m. to noon (summer 9:30 a.m. to noon), children from newborn to toddlers are cared for by staff and volunteers in Room 209. Care for children of all ages is offered during both the 9:50 a.m. First Service and the 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary Service. Parents who wish to remain with their children are also welcome to bring them to the Parsons Room where they can listen to the 10:30 worship service while caring for their young children.

• • •

Office Hours
The church office is open and staffed Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. There's also a receptionist on Sunday mornings. The church’s switchboard number is 612/871-7400; its general e-mail address is; queries to that address will be directed to the proper person. See "Contact Us" at the top left of any page for e-mails by staff name.

Building Access
The Plymouth building entrances are unlocked Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings (during the church program year) and when there are major events (weddings, memorials services, lectures, etc.). There’s a receptionist in Jones Commons weekdays and on select evenings. When the doors are locked, visitors need to buzz the church office at a major entrance during office hours and announce themselves into the intercom to be admitted to the building. During non-office hours, in an emergency, a custodian can be reached at 612/490-3911. Custodians are on duty until 10 p.m. most evenings.

Those with mobility concerns should use the Jones Commons entrance at the end of the long covered walkway off LaSalle Ave. (1919 LaSalle). An elevator serving all levels is located diagonally at the opposite (northeast) corner of the building, through Guild Hall. There's also an elevator serving the education wing at the south end of Jones Commons. Wheel chairs are available at the church.

Sunday worship at a glance...

  • Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. (unless noted)
    Jan. 31 Catherine Crooks
    Feb. 7 Carla J. Bailey
    Feb. 14 Carla J. Bailey

  • Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday, 6 p.m., Sanctuary
    Jeffrey Sartain preaches


Also on this page...

Office Hours Mon.-Fri., 8:30-4:45
Building Access



Home | Calendar & Events | Visiting & Membership | Caring & Support | Learning & Involvement | Giving

About Plymouth | Sermons & Library | Contact Plymouth | Council | Site Map | Photo Credits | Webmaster

Plymouth Congregational Church • 1900 Nicollet Avenue • Minneapolis MN 55403-3789 • 612/871-7400

© 2016 Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis