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Notice of Special Meeting of Members of Plymouth Church

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.

Therefore, notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of Plymouth Congregational Church of Minneapolis will be held in the Sanctuary on Sunday, March 15, 2020, immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the candidate for Minister for Spiritual Formation and Theater, Seth Patterson.

No other business may come before the meeting.

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!

Mark your calendar

Don’t miss out! Renowned author Louise Erdrich (pictured above) will read from her latest book, The Night Watchman, 4 p.m., March 1. This free Literary Witnesses event is co-sponsored by Erdrich’s own Birchbark Books and Rain Taxi Review of Books. For more, check out the list of upcoming events at Plymouth Church, Minneapolis (posted Feb. 14, 2020), 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.

Search is open for a Lead Minister

We now seek a person to lead within our new team ministry model, to collaborate with staff and Plymouth’s congregation of 1,564 members in an ongoing exploration of what it means to be a progressive Christian church on the edge of downtown Minneapolis in the 21st Century. Learn more about this opening on our Ministerial Search page.

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.

  • 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.