Many Hearts, One Song; Many Hands, One Church

Our open and affirming church welcomes everyone

Racism is a structure, not an event.

To inform our striving toward racial justice, we suggest you read these racial justice terms, defined. We hosted Carlyle Brown Jan. 26, performing Acting Black, which was very powerful. Also, in our February Flame, we printed four articles on the topic of racial justice; “Anti-Racism as a Neighborhood Strategy,” “Racial Justice Initiative—Goals for spring,” “Meet justice seeker [Deacon] Katie Dillon” and “Why work for racial justice?” Let’s keep talking and learning and stepping forward together toward racial justice.

Free recital April 7, with Plymouth soloists

Our five soloists—James Bohn, Dan Dressen, Lisa Drew, Jenny French and Maria Jette—will perform at a 4:30 p.m. recital, April 7, in Guild Hall (and, like other concerts, it is free!). Each of them will present music from various parts of the world and many centuries—everything from Bach and Scarlatti to Mahler and Vaughan Williams. Sonja Thompson and Philip Brunelle will accompany. This performance is one of several events celebrating Philip Brunelle’s 50th year as organist-choirmaster at Plymouth Congregational Church. Admission is free, no tickets are needed and parking is available at the church. [Photo credit: Mark Christman]

Sunday Forum offerings are rich and varied!

An update on our Whittier School volunteers; Rev. Dr. Curtis DeYoung, CEO of the Minnesota Council of Churches, presenting on the Bible, Racism and Faith in the 21st Century; and two more Embroideries in Context gatherings with Jim Bear Jacobs (pictured), minister at Church of All Nations—who also was our guest preacher on Feb. 10—and Lyndel King of WAM, facilitated by our own Annette Atkins, Professor Emerita of History, St. John’s and St. Ben’s–and that’s not all! Dive deep into faith and life at the Forum offerings. Want to know more about Sundays @ 10? Here’s the complete list.

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..

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.