Habitat for Humanity

Plymouth Spring Build Week

Monday, May 13–Friday, May 17, 2024

Plymouth members and friends will be doing interior finish work on the newly constructed Harrison townhomes located at 170 Cedar Lake Road N, Minneapolis. We need 10 to 15 volunteers each day. No experience or particular skills are necessary, just the desire to join with others in helping to provide a good house to a deserving family. Use the button below to register for one or more days.

We also need volunteers to provide lunch for our Habitat workers. If you are interested in helping in this regard or have questions about the Habitat week, please contact Jim Christenson: christensonjim (at) msn.com or 651-895-0644 (phone or text).

ONE MORE CHAIR: LEARNING, LAUGHING, AND LAWN BOWLING

You are all invited to join Plymouth’s One More Chair for the Second Annual Lawn Bowling Event on Sunday, September 17th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. We’ll meet at Minnesota’s largest Lawn Bowling facility located at Brookview Golf & Lawn Bowling, 316 Brookview Parkway S., Golden Valley.

We have reserved 8 rinks (lanes) and can accommodate up to 64 bowlers! Guests are welcome. Free parking is available adjacent to the venue. Rink-side seating is available for spectators.

The event cost is $5 per bowler which covers the rink rental and a game official who will provide instruction and officiate the games.

The Three One Six Bar + Grill is near the rinks and offers a full menu of beverages, snacks, or a meal. Ample seating is available in or outside. It’s a great place to gather after bowling! Please send your response and the number attending to Judy Schneebeck jschneebeck@comcast.net by Thursday, September 14th.

Music Spectacular & Church School Teachers Needed

Musical Spectacular! Friday, August 4th, 10 a.m. or 3 p.m.
Bring your friends and pack Conn on Friday, August 4 at 10 am or 3 pm for Musical Spectacular 2023: Once Upon a Night! Our 28 actors and stagehands will have pulled together an entire musical in 4 and a half days and nothing is better than supporting people doing what they love!

 

 

 

 

As we prepare for the fall, we are recruiting volunteers for Sunday School. Here is was one volunteer has to say about the opportunity.

“Being a Sunday School teacher for our kids at Plymouth, or classroom helper, is a blast! An eye-opener! A total treat! I am so glad I did this for a few years. I learned firsthand that we have great kids at Plymouth: interesting, smart, caring, aware, funny, and downright terrific human beings. There are many bonuses for the kids: meeting new adults in the church who care about them and support them where they are. For me: I get to know kids and their parents, a whole new group of Plymouth members I would not have known. One former teacher and I have become good friends, and I am her son’s friend too.

Other teachers and I are still acquaintances, as are their kids.
It was one of the best things I did at Plymouth. Plus, and no small thing, I experienced and saw Hope. And still do. With our kids leading the way, good things will happen: in their lives and others. I continue to participate in activities with our kids and enjoy it every time. I am reminded of how special they are, how good and caring their parents and families are, and how being with them lifts my spirits and commitment to Plymouth.”

–Hope Esparolini, former confirmation mentor and classroom friend, a current member of the Committee for Children, Youth and Families, and Plymouth Superhero!

To join our team of Plymouth superheroes–https://forms.gle/WGHj94a4vKSQBMSJ6

Nicollet Avenue Clean-up

Next Date: Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m.

We have told the City of Minneapolis that we will be cleaning Nicollet Avenue from Franklin Avenue to Grant Street once every three months, and our next date is October 28.  We will begin at Plymouth—the corner of Nicollet & Franklin—at 9:00 a.m. and continue for approximately 6 blocks to the corner of Grant Street & Nicollet Avenue. The City will provide collection/garbage bags for us. Volunteers are welcome to wear their PCC shirts to publicize who is behind this effort, and the City will be placing a sign on Nicollet announcing who is responsible for the clean-up effort!

Please let Jerry and Fran Davis know that you’re able to help: Jerry (763-370-9806), Fran (612-889-0822), or email fandjontheroad (at) gmail.com.

Habitat for Humanity Build Week

Habitat for Humanity – Join other Plymouth members and friends for this year’s Build Week project Monday, August14-Friday, August 18. We need 12-15 volunteers per day to help with the construction of new townhomes in the Harrison neighborhood of north Minneapolis. No experience is required. Please register for one or more days at:

or contact christensonjim@msn.com for more information.

 

 

Beacon: Unpacking Race and Housing

 

Minnesota has some of the widest racial disparities in the nation– especially in housing. Part of the work toward racial equity must include understanding and acknowledging this reality. This 2 part workshop (plan to attend BOTH April 16 and April 30) provides a foundational framework for understanding and being able to take action on the disparities that exist between those stably housed and those who suffer from the historical legacy of racism in our country and state. To learn more and register, go here:

50 Years of Plymouth Drop In

 

You are cordially invited to a celebration of 50 years of Plymouth Drop In.

Sunday March 19, 12:30-2 p.m. in Jones Commons

Reception includes hor d’oeuvres, reflections, art, and Bingo! Please Join us as we acknowledge and applaud the significance of Drop In’s Ministry.

Every Meal

The Board of Outreach is excited to announce a brand new opportunity for Plymouth members and friends to help support children who live with food insecurity on weekends, summers, and extended school breaks.

Every Meal is a full-service MN nonprofit specializing in equipping the community to implement weekend food programs in their local school. Every Meal provides the tools, resources, expertise, and food required to make an effective and significant impact on child hunger. We need volunteers to distribute the food at the end of each week.

There are available slots left yet in November and many in December. Please contact Mary Jordan at maryjordan13@gmail.com, or 612-308-6170 if you are interested and want to learn more!

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Build Week

Please join with other Plymouth members and friends in our Habitat For Humanity Build Week, September 26–30. We will be working on a new house located at 917 31st Ave. N. in Minneapolis. We will mainly do interior finish work and need 12 to 15 volunteers daily. To volunteer, click on the Habitat volunteer website at:

http://plymouthcongregational.tchabitat.volunteerhub.com/

Should you have questions or if you would be interested in helping by assisting in providing lunch at the site for the volunteers, please contact Jim Christenson (christensonjim@msn.com or 651-895-0644, phone or text).