Deep Roots—Strong Spirit—Bright Future

Our open and affirming church welcomes everyone

Morning Meditation

with the ministers

Other videos in this series are available here.

Musical Moment

with Philip Brunelle

Other videos in this series are available here.

Nighttime with Nina

with Nina Jonson

Other videos in this series are available here.

Contemplative Prayer

Meditation for 2020

Earlier this year some people started praying for the future of our church by pausing at 2020 (8:20 p.m., military time) every night. Given today’s extraordinary circumstances, some of us felt called to connect more deeply by sharing this daily prayer through a video conference. For more background on our practices, please click here.

You can participate with audio alone or also with video.  The room opens at 8 p.m. for social time, at 8:20 we’ll begin and the room will close at 9.  Please arrive anytime.  After check-in, please mute your speaker to avoid feedback.

Please join the meeting by clicking here. You may also join (voice only) by dialing 312/626-6799 and entering meeting ID 834 155 365.

Online Worship Services

Sunday, March 29: Beth Hoffman Faeth preaching, “Sister Judy’s Smile”

Video will be available at 10:15 a.m. March 29; please refresh your browser then.

Order of worship: click here; announcements: click here.

Previous services:

Sunday, March 22: Paula Northwood preaching, “The Practice of Generosity”

Sunday, March 15: Seth Patterson preaching, “You Don’t Know Your Own Strength”

Coronavirus: Plymouth Shares Your Concerns

Latest information

March 27, 2020

An excerpt from Paula Northwood’s March 27 Along the Way:

We have great resources that are guiding us through this time. The MN Conference UCC Minister, Shari Prestemon, and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz are providing solid leadership and direction.

Because of the information we have now, we will not be holding in-church worship services until mid-May, and possibly for a longer time. Because we house the Groveland Food Shelf and Academia Elze, which are considered essential, we will continue to have limited custodial and security staff on site. Governor Walz’s executive order gives faith leaders and staff permission to record and broadcast spiritual support during this time. We are taking every precaution while doing this. We are trying to err on the side of caution.

Earlier updates are available here.


  • All Plymouth meetings and in-church Sunday services until further notice
  • Jesus Seminar on the Road, Apr. 24–25

Helpful Resources

Notice of Special Meeting of Members of Plymouth Church

Please note that the meeting has been postponed until further notice. Members will be notified when the meeting is rescheduled.

Upon receiving the recommendation of the Search Committee for the Minister for Spiritual Formation and Theater that Seth Patterson be called to this position, the Deacons voted in favor of bringing this matter to the congregation for approval.

A Special Meeting of Plymouth Congregational Church of Minneapolis will be held on a date to be announced. The purpose of the meeting will be to vote on the candidate for Minister for Spiritual Formation and Theater, Seth Patterson.

No other business may come before the meeting.

Click here for more information about Seth.

Lenten Meditations and more for spiritual explorers

Our Lenten Meditations booklet is online, at church and available via almost-daily emails (send an email labeled Lent to Intriguing explorations into hot topics, improving relationships and a contemplative weekend retreat in late March—these offerings and more are waiting for you. Please see our complete list of winter-spring Spiritual Exploration classes and workshops. Come with an open mind and heart!

What’s Happening at Plymouth?

Read the latest issue of the Flame newsletter , go to our official Facebook page, check out bulletins, announcements and the most recent email to families on our publications webpage.

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.

Read the latest Along the Way reflection by Acting Senior Minister Paula Northwood.

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.

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

From Leadership Council: Update on the Embroideries Action Plan

The winter embroidery, Christmas Radiance, will remain on its traditional display through February 2020. In March 2020, the spring embroidery, Renewal of Life, will be displayed. We expect to announce times for discussions about the summer embroidery in the near future. We hope all will participate so that we may facilitate a process that is engaging, respectful and spiritually grounded. For background, please see the Embroideries page.

Growth Task Force

Click here for the latest update from the Task Force.

  • 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.

    Racial Justice Resources and Bibliography

    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.

  • 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.