Deeping Our Roots: Plymouth Land History Presentation

The plots of land upon which Plymouth has resided during its procession down Nicollet Avenue were sacred ground long before our forebears laid the first cornerstone at 4th and Nicollet in 1857. We now have a unique opportunity to learn the history of that land thanks to a project by Twin Cities researcher Jessica Intermill who is working with several religiously affiliated groups in the area to explore this history.

 

Please join in on one of three identical sessions during which Ms. Intermill will present her fascinating study and lead a Q&A session. Sponsored by the Deacons, the presentation is offered as a learning opportunity to enrich our understanding of our roots.

 

Hold one of these dates now and watch for more information:

May 15, 12:15 p.m. in person in the Chapel

May 17, 7 p.m. via Zoom

May 19, 10 a.m. via Zoom

Questions? Contact deacons@plymouth.org

 

Campus Task Force Round Tables

Join other members at the Round Table conversations. We are eager to hear your thoughts and dreams about how we can make our church, property and land more hospitable to our neighbors and guests and to create a stronger sense of community.

 

One hour discussions will be held on

  • Sundays, May 15 & 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room
  • Sunday, May 22 at 10 a.m. in the Parsons Room.
  • Zoom conversations will be held on Tuesdays, May 17 & 24 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Zoom conversations on Wednesdays, May 18 & 25 at 10 a.m.

Plymouth Discussion of Public Safety in the Beloved Community

Session 1:  Commissioner Harrington’s 1st Police Encounter Dilemma

 

Thursday, March 3, at 7 pm

VIA ZOOM

Commissioner Harrington is working with Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul to engage faith communities throughout the state in a series of three or four public safety discussions.  Each discussion will be inspired by the question of how the values of our respective faith traditions should guide the response to a specific police encounter dilemma that Commissioner Harrington will create.

 

Plymouth’s role in this project

 

In late January, Commissioner Harrington introduced the first police encounter dilemma to Reverend Davis and our RiCS team. Harrington will introduce further dilemma scenarios to faith-based communities in late March, late May and possibly in July. Interested Plymouth members will then engage with each other in conversation about each of these dilemmas. These conversations will be structured as follows:

 

(i)  We will give our immediate and visceral reactions to the police officer’s dilemma, without the benefit of thoughtful reflection — remembering that the officer confronted with the dilemma does not have time to engage in thoughtful reflection.

 

(ii)  Reverend Davis will introduce us to a text from our faith tradition, either from the Bible or from other learned faith texts, inviting us to consider the best response to the dilemma from the perspective of the core values illuminated in this faith reading.

 

(iii)  We will break out into small groups to discuss the dilemma again in light of the faith reading.

 

(iv) RiCS will harvest and summarize the responses from each of these discussions and send this summary report to Interfaith.

 

(v)  Interfaith will collate reports from all of the participating faith communities for Commissioner Harrington and share those reports with the participating faith communities