One More Chair

There’s always room for more people in One More Chair (OMC), which offers fun gatherings and a chance to meet new people and build new friendships. We organize large gatherings open to all several times a year, and we have many smaller groups that meet regularly.

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Featured & Upcoming Events

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Ongoing offerings


Erik Steen:

3rd Wednesdays, 4:30–6:00 at Plymouth

Play! is a group for people who love the spoken word. Participants may read a playscript or adapted dialogue from various genres. Readers will find community and “play” in performing together and perhaps for others. Members may attend and discuss performances in the Twin Cities.

Joyful Noise Ukulele Group

Jill Nelson:

1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 10-11 a.m., at Plymouth

Upcoming date changes: Feb. 23, Mar. 8, and Mar. 22, then back to regular schedule in April.

Gather with others to play the ukulele! The focus will be on songs of joy, community and inspiration.

The group will play for Third Sunday meal April 21.

Maker’s Group

Cheryl Davenport; Roxie Schenzel:

4th Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.–noon, at Plymouth

Create as you connect! Gather with other Makers to work on your own portable project while socializing with others. Portable projects might be calligraphy, sketching, knitting, origami, watercolor, card-making, quilting, beading and more.

Happier Hour: On Zoom

Annie Krishnan:

Every Monday at 5 p.m.

An online group to foster friendship and share lives! We don’t typically plan the conversation, but let it flow based on what we heard at church on Sunday, what’s going on in the world, or what’s going on in our lives. It’s a great place to meet others in a relaxed, easy to access way. All ages and genders welcome.

Outdoor Adventure Group

Dana Chabot:

Varying dates, times, locations, and activities

Are you interested in moving while getting to know others at Plymouth? The activities are varied and wide ranging. They might include hiking, snowshoeing, bird watching with guide or other activity combined with hiking. Most times people gather at a restaurant following the event. Members within the group take turns planning the activities. Most activities are planned for Saturdays. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Go Golf

John Cairns:; Dick Gerber:

Tuesday mornings in golf season, starting time 8:00 a.m.

This group has existed for a long time but is now under OMC. Gather with other Plymouth Congregational Church adult members and guests for regular golfing at Gross Golf course in NE Minneapolis. Connect with John or Dick to make reservations.

Church Gardener Group

Tom Anderson:

This group meets as needed.

There are opportunities on weekends or weekday mornings for people of all ages to have a hand in keeping our church grounds attractive. There’s nothing like working alongside other people to spark new conversations and connections. Sign up with Tom to get the notices of when and what you can do!

Duplicate Bridge

Mariana Shulstad:

1st Tuesday of each month at various locations

OMC Duplicate Bridge welcomes social bridge players who enjoy the challenge of duplicate bridge. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed; no prior duplicate experience is necessary. Games begin at 6:45 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at Plymouth or in members’ homes.

Game Night-Plymouth

Beverly Gores:; Sandy Steiner:

2nd Thursday of the month at various locations

We all like board games, right? And conversation? And laughter? Well so did Jesus, Mary, and Joseph—there is evidence they, too, played board games in the 1st century. They knew what we know—games are fun! So, in keeping with Plymouth’s mission to “Nurture Connection,” Plymouth’s Game Night is here for you. Come join other Plymouth members to enjoy easy-to-learn board and card games.


Contact: Judy Schneebeck

1st Wednesday of the month, 3:00–4:30 p.m., at Plymouth

Instead of traditional single-book study, this group is for those who love to read books of their own choosing. Participants will gather to share information about books they have read or are reading.

Men’s Book Group

Contact: Bob Grams

3rd Tuesday of the month, 7–9 p.m., at member’s homes

Our readings include fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Women’s Book Group

Contact: Alice Eichholz

3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30–3:00 p.m., at Plymouth

In December we select fiction and nonfiction books for the next year and rotate facilitators.

Lunch Bunch Group

Jim Christenson:

Last Wednesday of the month, 1 p.m.

February 28: Fika Cafe, American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park

This group meets at various restaurants for time to get to know one another over food. Get your name on this email list so you know about the month’s event. Occasionally lunch may be paired with another activity.

Women’s Breakfast Group

Sue Specker:

2nd Thursday of the month, 8:30–10:00 a.m., at various locations

This group meets for breakfast and fellowship. Our location rotates between members’ homes and area restaurants.

Men’s Breakfast Group

Jim Christenson:

1st Monday and 2nd Wednesday of the month, 8:00 a.m., at various locations

February 14: The Lowry

This group offers two different days and venues. Attendance on a regular or occasional basis at one or both breakfasts is welcomed. On the first Monday of the month breakfast is at The Egg & I, 2550 University Ave. W. (University & Hwy 280). On the second Wednesday of the month breakfast is at The Lowry, 212 Hennepin Ave. S. There is always room for one more chair at breakfast!