2024 Easter Offering

Plymouth’s Easter Offering this year is rooted in RENEWAL.

As Minnesotans we are blessed with a deep agrarian tradition, abundant renewable energy resources, bountiful water resources, vast wilderness spaces, and a willingness to lead the nation in matters of environmental concern. We also, as Plymouth Church, sit on lands of the Dakota, in an urban environment where the environmental consequences of the city’s commerce loom large, and where our state’s life-giving natural resources can feel far removed.

As people of faith, we remember the Easter message that God is the source of life, and death is an opportunity for resurrection. Renewal is always possible.

Plymouth’s Board of Outreach invites you to join us in a commitment to RENEWAL. Your financial contributions, in consultation with our Climate & Environmental Justice Committee, will be used to build and deepen Plymouth’s relationships with organizations accelerating the pace of and broadening access to the renewable energy transition, and to organizations that are working to nourish and renew our lands, waters and all who depend on them. A short list of possible partners is below.

We invite you to give generously to this faithful effort and with it a sense of physical, mental, and spiritual nourishment and RENEWAL. We are so excited by the possibilities when we have a RENEWAL faith. Please contact Rev. Seth Patterson (sethp@plymouth.org) with any questions.

  • Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light works in partnership with congregations and communities to inspire people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change. Our partnerships will help us take action to mitigate the climate crisis in ways that make sense for our Plymouth community.
  • Good Courage Farm heals the earth through regenerative agriculture, renews the spirit through ministry, and nourishes relationships with indigenous and immigrant communities by supporting the growth and donation of culturally meaningful foods. We hope you will join us out on the farm for their pie and prayer sessions, singing together in the silo, picking berries, or perhaps helping with work around the farm.
  • Reparative Action. A benefit of climate justice work has been the attempt to entrust this work into the hands of people who have been underserved and overburdened in the past. We will work closely with our Climate & Environmental Justice Committee to identify a third partnership in this area.

May God bless and keep you; may God’s light shine upon you and bring you peace. In faith, hope, and love,

The Board of Outreach and Seth Patterson, Minister for Justice and the Arts

If you choose to send a donation by mail or drop it off at the church, please make the check out to “Plymouth Church” and write “Easter Offering” in the memo line.

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Share a Little Love with MCC

Thank you!

Thank you for your donations to the Share a Little Love with MCC drive. IWWG delivered 228 personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies to MCC Refugee Services because of your generosity. You can learn more about MCC Refugee Services and their donation needs by subscribing to “News for the Common Good” on their website and liking their Facebook page. As they expect to settle 800 refugees this year, their needs are ongoing.

toiletries backlitFrom February 1 to 18, 2024, the Immigrant Welcoming Working Group is sponsoring a collection of personal hygiene and household items for the Metropolitan Council of Churches Refugee Services. We will collect the following items in the barrel in Jones Commons:

  1. Deodorant (non-gender specific)
  2. Razors (men’s disposable)
  3. Shampoo (not conditioner)
  4. Bar soap
  5. Liquid hand soap pumps
  6. Laundry detergent (liquid; not pods)
  7. Sponges
  8. 13-Gallon tall kitchen garbage bags

Please Share a Little Love with MCC this Valentine’s Day.