Interfaith Thanksgiving Day Service

Plymouth had the privilege of hosting the Thanksgiving Day Interfaith Service this year, and it was a great success. Members and clergy from fifteen congregations, together with friends from the community in general, filled our sanctuary. Between 400 and 450 in-person attendees along with over 160 on-line households were warmly welcomed by our Lead Minister, DeWayne Davis, who shared the pulpit with Senior Rabbi Marsha Zimmerman of Temple Israel and Imam Hamdy El- Sawaf of the Islamic Community Center of Minnesota/Majid Al-Amin. At this time of turmoil and trouble, it was particularly meaningful to hear Rabbi Zimmerman and Iman El-Sawaf call for reconciliation, peace and hope. The video of the service is available below.

Thursday, November 23, 2023, 10 a.m.

Plymouth Congregational Church of Minneapolis

Watch the service below, or view it on our YouTube channel.

Please join the Downtown Minneapolis Congregations for the Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Community Service held this year at Plymouth Congregational Church of Minneapolis on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, at 10:00 am.

The Downtown Minneapolis Interfaith Senior Clergy will lead the worship service, featuring a powerful message by Senior Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman (Temple Israel of Minneapolis) and Hamdy El-Sawaf (Islamic Community Center of Minnesota/Masjid Al-Amin) and readings and reflections from Jewish, Islamic, Christian, and Indigenous traditions. We unite in a posture of unity and gratitude to renew our commitment to peace, cooperation, and interfaith dialogue. Come worship with us, joining your voices in a communal service of gratitude and thanksgiving.

Participating congregations include Central Lutheran Church, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), First Covenant Church, First Unitarian Society, First Universalist Church, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Islamic Community Center of Minnesota/Masjid Al-Amin, Masjid An-Nur, Plymouth Congregational Church, Pilgrim Baptist Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church, Temple Israel, and Westminster Presbyterian Church.

In-person Attendance Protocols

Plymouth Church Worship Protocols & Safe Practices

as of April 11, 2022

  • There will be no pre-registration for attending worship. Please enter through the door closest to Lasalle, Door #1. Please plan to park in the main church lot or at Park Nicollet.
  • If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result (even if you are asymptomatic!) within 7 days of participating in a church activity: worship, small group, meeting, etc. please contact me ( or 612-977-1286). Your name will be held in confidence, but we must alert others of a possible exposure.
  • We will not be requiring vaccination. We trust that you will be thoughtful in the decision to attend.  We can not emphasize enough the importance of vaccination as the most effective way to protect you, your loved ones, and our community at large. Even in the youngest age groups, it is remarkably effective in preventing the serious consequences of COVID-19.
  • Face masks are strongly recommended for everyone in all parts of the building on Sunday morning (and all days). Those who choose to wear a mask are welcome to sit anywhere in the sanctuary.
  • However, if you would prefer to sit among other masked folks for increased protection, there will be a reserved section in the sanctuary for mask wearers only. Those who wish to remain unmasked will need to sit elsewhere.
  • The sanctuary will be open at 8:45 a.m. for 9:00 a.m. worship and 10:45 a.m. for 11:00 a.m. worship. If you arrive at church earlier than this, you will be asked to wait in Guild Hall.
  • While we are taking seriously all precautions to prevent spread of infection, we cannot eliminate all risk. If you are feeling at all unwell, please stay home and take good care.
  • Please stay tuned as protocol may need to change based on circumstances.

May we be people of hope, may we be kind and caring, may we remain faithful in community.

Rev. Beth Hoffman Faeth
Minister for Congregational Care and Worship

Open Door Conversation With Clergy – SPECIAL IN-PERSON EDITION!

Are you looking for a place of respite, an opportunity to share your cares and concerns with others in a circle of mutual support? The pandemic has burdened us in numerous ways and the clergy of Plymouth are aware that many folks are struggling with grief and despair, along with great angst about the condition of our world. DeWayne, Beth, and Seth will host three in-person opportunities for our community to come together to acknowledge the heaviness of our spirits as well as glean loving care from each other.


Join clergy on Wednesday, October 27th at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 28 at 1 p.m., or Monday, November 1 at 6 p.m. We will meet in Guild Hall.