Many Hearts, One Song; Many Hands, One Church

Our open and affirming church welcomes everyone

John Pavlovitz joins us Jan. 19 & Jan. 20

Writer, pastor and activist John Pavlovitz joins us at Plymouth in a reading on the evening of Jan. 19 and as our guest preacher on Jan. 20 at 9 & 11 a.m. services. His sermon title: “Turbulence is Coming.” Don’t know him yet? Here’s his blog post from Nov. 27, “Christians Don’t Applaud the Tear-Gassing of Children.” 

Acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt, Jan. 31: Free!

On Thursday Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m., pianist Angela Hewitt will play an all-Bach program. This free concert is one of several celebrating Philip Brunelle’s 50 years as Plymouth Church’s organist-choirmaster. Months ago, Philip begain receiving phone calls inquiring when tickets to this concert would be offered for sale. When he replied, “No tickets—the concert will be free,” there was stunned silence . . . then the question, “What time will the doors open?!” (About 6:30 p.m.) Looking forward to seeing you and your friends here at Plymouth Church!

Racial Justice Initiative invites you!

Carlyle Brown, pictured, offers Acting Black: Demystifying Racism, 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, in our Conn Theater. This inspiring performance is free. Come and take part in the discussion that follows! Learn more by reading “A Brief Theology of Diversity and Racial Equity” by minister Paula Northwood. Listen to four presentations placing the Embroideries in Context; the first is Jan. 13, 10 a.m., in Guild Hall, with Yale historian Jon Butler and our own Annette Atkins, Professor Emerita of History, St. John’s and St. Ben’s.

About Us

Plymouth Congregational Church is a progressive faith community grounded in the Christian tradition. In mutual care and with respect for our diverse understandings of God, we seek to embody the radical love and justice found in the life, teachings and spirit of Jesus.

Located at the southern edge of downtown Minneapolis, Plymouth Congregational Church offers worship services and spiritual learning opportunities for all ages that are relevant to the world in which we live.

We are committed to creating sanctuary for the soul and seeking the sacred in all ways. We engage the ancient teachings to bring them alive today, nourishing and expanding hearts and minds to become the change we want to see in the world.

The Space Between is a mini-blog for our congregation during this time of transition, written by Interim Minister Dan Wolpert.

First Service, 9 a.m.; Second Service, 11 a.m.
 Sundays at 10, people of all ages have education offerings, which we encourage everyone to attend.

PLEASE GIVE to Plymouth’s 2019 Stewardship campaign, which supports our church, our programs and our outreach. We also invite you to contribute to the 50th Anniversary Fund, which honors Philip Brunelle in his 50th year as our Organist-Choirmaster and will enhance our worship experiences.

Interested in issues of ministry, staffing and ordination at Plymouth? Come to a discussion with your Deacons and Interim Minister Daniel Wolpert Dec. 19, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. To add context, please read Dan’s white paper on ordination.

Members: Access our online directory via the Church Life app or our website.

  • Open, Welcoming & Committed to Justice

    All are welcome in this church, which is free of doctrine and committed to social justice. Racial justice, gun violence prevention, welcoming immigrants and supportive housing are some of our important initiatives.

    Introduction and Timeline for the work we at Plymouth are called to do in promoting racial justice and dismantling white supremacy. January Flame article is composed of Dec. 16, 2018 Fellowship remarks by Acting Senior Minister Paula Northwood, Moderator Brian Siska and Leadership Council Chair Deb Fowler.

    Immigrant Welcoming Working Group—Get involved! Contact Tom Haigh.

  • Infused with Art

    The arts play a central role at Plymouth, from the extraordinary choirs and soloists and stellar pipe organ to the Fine Arts Gallery offering a collection that inspires and challenges.

    The celebration of Philip Brunelle’s 50th year as Plymouth’s Organist-Choirmaster began Sept. 30. Click here for all six public events!

  • Progressive & Relevant

    At Plymouth, we all may not share the same understanding of God and faith, but Progressive Christianity provides a spiritual sanctuary for those who seek the sacred in a variety of ways.

    Read The Eight Points of Progressive Christianity.

Adult Spirituality

Exploring our faith together

Join thoughtful conversations about faith and life, learn about pressing issues in our world, and deepen your spirituality through many offerings.

Children & Youth

Working, playing and learning together

We nurture the spirituality of children and youth from birth through high school with openness to questions about faith and life.