A Spiritual, Loving, Relevant and Transforming Community

Our open and affirming church welcomes everyone

About Us

160 years of daring spiritual community, transforming the world with love—now more than ever!

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.

New times, new opportunities! Starting Sept. 9, at 9 o’clock, we will have an expanded First Service—still creative and jazz-focused, yet sharing the sermon and text with Second Service. At 10, people of all ages will have education offerings—some will be intergenerational—which we encourage everyone to attend. At 11 o’clock, our traditional Second Service includes the Plymouth Choir and organist Philip Brunelle. Let’s open ourselves to going with the flow!

Click here for Transition news and updates

News about our Growth Task Force includes the members’ names.

Audio from the most recent Sunday Forum is posted on our
Adult Spirituality page, under Explore.

Members: Access our online directory.

  • 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 current initiatives.

    Concerned about the atrocity of families separated at our border? Our Leadership Team offers calls to action, spiritual practice and learning what we are already doing in We Care!

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

    Racial Justice Task Force—Get involved! On the fourth Thursday of every month (except November and December), Plymouth hosts Discussions that Encounter on racism and racial topics. Join at 6:30 p.m. for a free meal; program begins at 7.

  • 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.

    Our free Summer Music Series features the New Standards (July 10), a Bernstein Spectacular (July 17), Tony Ross (July 24) and George Maurer (July 31).

    The celebration of Philip Brunelle’s 50th year as Plymouth’s Organist-Choirmaster begins 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.

Theater Playshop, July 9-13

Three stories of migration—original scripts with original music! Registration is open for young actors who have completed grades 4 through 12 in this exciting Playshop. They will develop their abilities in physical movement, public speaking, music, acting, listening, collaborating, focused imagination and playing, while working with theater professionals such as Ashawnti Sakina Ford (pictured). Learn more and sign up now!

Summer Music Series, July 10, 17, 24 and 31

The New Standards, pictured, kick off our 11th Summer Music Series, Tuesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. On July 17, celebrate Bernstein with amazing soloists Maria Jette, Lisa Drew, Vern Sutton and Jim B0hn, plus Sonja Thompson. Cellist Tony Ross, of the Minnesota Orchestra, performs July 24. And, on July 31, George Maurer Jazz Group performs straight-ahead jazz with pizazz!

Plymouth Camp, Aug. 10–12

Looking for a great, relaxing place to spend time with your partner, spouse, children, or other members of our church community to celebrate the end of summer? Camp Plymouth (at Pilgrim Point Camp in Alexandria) offers an amazing opportunity to connect with other Plymouth members and families in a new way. Costs: Adults, $100; children 4–12, $40; under 4, free; family, $300 (max.) Details and registration are available now!