Many Hearts, One Song; Many Hands, One Church

Our open and affirming church welcomes everyone

Along the way . . . 

Reflections on spiritual and Christian life are offered in each Friday email by our Plymouth ministers. Recent topics have included anger, Independence Day and choosing to be a prophet or an evangelist as we address the climate crisis. Join us in our pilgrimage along the way here. (Painting, Veil, is by Laurel O’Gorman; used with permission.)

Saving Mother Earth, on view Sept. 8–Oct. 23

This fall we are pleased to show Saving Mother Earth, a group exhibition showcasing artists from varied backgrounds, using diverse materials to express their concerns, champion activism and cherish the beauty and abundance of our earth. Works by Coreena Affleck (her bowl is shown above), Janet Essley, Karl Lorenz, Mike Marks, Bonnie Ploger and Kent Seaburg will be on view in our Conn Gallery Sept. 8 through Oct. 23 (open all week during building hours, 8:30 a.m. till 8 p.m.). Meet the artists Sunday, Sept. 15, noon to 1 p.m.

Check out our anti-racist resource list!

“We learn early the racist notion that white people have more because they are more; that people of color have less because they are less,” writes Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University, in The New York Times. . . . . To build a nation of equal opportunity for everyone, we need to dismantle this spurious legacy of our common upbringing. One of the best ways to do this is by reading books. . . . [W]e need to read books that are difficult or unorthodox, that don’t go down easily.”

Please check out our Racial Justice Bibliography and learn more! Books pictured above are available for loan in our Elaine Marsh Library.

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.

Plymouth will hold a special congregational meeting Aug. 25, following the 10:30 a.m. service, to 1) vote on selling a small property and 2) vote on a slate of candidates for the search committee for a new member of the clergy team.
For background on the sale, see Acting Senior Minister Paula Northwood’s piece:
Supporting a clinic by selling a parking lot.

Read the Action Plan for the Embroideries, from the Leadership Council,
distributed by email and post May 28, 2019.

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.

    Almost Home! Buy essentials for the men of Great River Landing, a project of Housing 150 (Plymouth and Westminster), Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative and Better Futures, as they move from incarceration to inclusion in society.

    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 culminated with a special worship service and a hymn written in his honor. Listen to the presentations at the reception following here.

  • 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.