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.

Recommendation for an interim minister: Transition news and updates

Responsiveness: Memo about re-alignment of clergy and staff

The results of the Congregation Assessment Tool survey are linked to our Governance page and a limited number of printed copies are in the church library.

In case of inclement weather, please use your best judgment and check our Facebook page. In general, when Minneapolis public schools close, we cancel programs.

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 and supportive housing are some of our current initiatives.

    Prayer—responding to gun violence: Holy One, may we hold in our hearts those who died in the gun violence on Feb. 14. Receive them into your heart and comfort their families and loved ones. Be present and bring healing to those injured physically, mentally and spiritually. Bless them with your presence and help them find hope.

    We give you thanks for first responders, for police officers, firefighters and EMTs, and all those whose duties bring them to contact with gun violence. Bless them with your presence and courage.

    Forgive us for allowing gun violence to be routine. Give us power to rise above our fear that nothing can be done and grant us the conviction to advocate for change.* Make us instruments of your peace. Amen

    *Here is a way you can advocate for change: Join Protect MN at their Day at the Capitol on Feb. 22.

    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.

  • 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.

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.

Gifts to Plymouth

This beautiful piano quilt was created by Jane Seesz (center), from Sitka, Alaska, sister to member Katie Jensen (left), shown with Philip Brunelle. The piano is one of 200 that commemorate the 200th anniversary of Henry Steinway’s birth, donated by Valerie Osborn in memory of her husband, Tom.

Come at 9 for Sunday Forums

Almost every Sunday through May, we offer thought-provoking presentations. On Feb. 18, an update on Great River Landing will be presented by Thomas Adams of Better Futures Minnesota and Lee Blons of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.

Spiritual Exploration offerings

Explore immigration as a moral issue; meditation from three faith perspectives; finding one’s balance; the challenge of Paul; setting boundaries, nonviolently; baking bread, spiritually; and Leonardo Da Vinci. Click here for details and to register.