Deep Roots—Strong Spirit—Bright Future

Our open and affirming church welcomes everyone

We will close at 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17

Please know that, because of a threatening snowstorm, the church will close at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17. We expect the church to be open on Saturday, Jan. 18—for the memorial service of Annabelle Diehl Bush at 1 p.m., and group meetings. Friends, please be mindful of the weather this weekend.

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.)

Searches are open for a Lead Minister and a Minister for Spiritual Formation and Theater

Through its 160-year history, Plymouth has fought for justice, led by eloquent and caring senior ministers. 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 our two openings 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.

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
We have heard from many members of the congregation that, after our fall meetings and vote on Churchmen in the New World, people need some time to rest, heal and reconnect. At the Dec. 4 Leadership Council meeting, Council decided to change the timeline for discussing the summer embroidery, Summer of the First Amendment, from February 2020 to late spring 2020. 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 until a time is set for discussion of the summer embroidery. After the New Year, Council will be inviting the congregation to provide input about the process for the discussing the summer embroidery, including a survey, Fireside Chats after Sunday service and one-on-one meetings as requested. 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.