Children, Youth and Families

Children have a very special place at Plymouth. We teach our young people Biblical stories through a progressive Christian lens. We emphasize the arts and social justice from a young age. The work and development of our young people are integrated into every part of building our church community.

As children grow up at Plymouth they move into the Youth Program, the youth of our congregation are actively living their spirituality, exploring relevant issues, and learning the history of the Christian faith. Our Children and Youth leadership develop and offer service activities, retreats, and camps to benefit our young people’s spiritual development and meet them, exactly where they are on their journey.

For more information, contact our Director or Children and Youth Ministries Nina Jonson, ninaj (at) plymouth.org.

For information about music programs offered for our youth please contact Maria Scholtz mariepalmquist (at) gmail.com

Updates From Nina

Everything kids, teens and parents need to know!

Welcome back, Plymouth family!

It has been 2 years since we have had a Rally Sunday in-person gathering, and we can’t wait to see you! Here are the details for Sunday!

*In-person outdoor worship at 9 and 11am!

*Bouncy slide, DJ, treats and activities for all after 9am service. Coffee, treats and fellowship after 11am service.

*Opportunities to take a walking tour through the building to see the Community Art installation hung in Guild Hall.

*Reconnect with old friends and opportunities to introduce new folx to Plymouth–feel free to invite friends to come worship with you!

*100 Hands donation drive–tampons, pads, and Depends requested!

COVID protocols–by Rally Sunday, all of our school-age children will have returned to school, exposing all of them to large amounts of children and staff. In order for us all to keep safe and mitigate the spread of COVID, it is vital that masks be worn during worship and singing, as well as on the bouncy slide. We will have some masks on hand. No mask=no slide, regardless of age or vaccination status. It takes our entire community working together to keep each another safe.

What you need to know for Wednesday, Sept 15th!

No dinner will be served–please eat before, get dinner in the neighborhood, or purchase at the food truck/farmers market in our parking lot

Most programming will occur outdoors through October, weather permitting. Nina and Dylan will be on hand to help families find rehearsal spaces.

Parents/guardians are invited to bring a camp chair and socialize or work outside (wifi available) during rehearsals–indoor space will NOT be available.

Masks must be worn at all times, whether in or outdoors

Evening schedule

5:30-5:55 PM Young Voices – (age 2-5)

6:00-7:00 PM Chapel Singers (adults)

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM Cherub Choir – (K-2)

6:00-6:30 PM Early Ringers (3rd – 6th Grade)

6:00-6:45 PM Youth Choir (Grades 7 – 12)

6:35-7:15 PM Chorister Choir – (3rd-6th grade)

6:50-7:30 PM Intermediate Bells (7th Grade and up)

7:20-8:00 PM Fire (aka Sr. High Youth Group) (grades 9-12)

Other programming including Fun with Dylan, Art Studio with Nina, and 100 Hands are on temporary hiatus until it is safe for us to go inside the building again. This means that parents/guardians are responsible for their children when they are not in programming

For all questions related to Children + Youth Arts programming, please contact Marie Scholtz.

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What you need to know for Sunday September 19th!

10am: Outdoor church school for

Sparks (ages 3-2nd grade) led by Hannah Faeth

Lights (grades 3-5) led by Dylan Church, assisted by Orison Piper

Flames (grades 6-8) led by Heidi and Mike McCallister, Carrie Sauter, and Tim Brunelle

Confirmation (grade 9) led by Seth Patterson

*Sunday Fire (grades 9-12, led by Nina Jonson) will meet from 11-11:40 beginning Sunday September 26th.

All programming will be held outside through October, weather permitting

Parents/guardians will be encouraged to bring a chair to socialize, attend Sunday forum (wifi available), or volunteer with Sunday programming during the 10am hour.

*Please note that Senior High (aka Fire) will meet twice per week. 9th-12th graders are encouraged to come Sunday, Wednesday or both, whatever works best for their schedules.

Fall Programming

Fall Children and Youth Programming at Plymouth
Wednesday, September 15th
Young Voices (5:30-5:55)
Between 6 and 7:30
Cherubs, Choristers, Youth Choir, Chapel Singers
Intro Bells and Older Bells
(7:20-8) Wednesday Fire (grades 9-12)
Most programming will occur outdoors through October, weather permitting
Parents/guardians are invited to bring a camp chair and socialize or work outside (wifi available) during rehearsals
Masks must be worn at all times, whether in or outdoors
No dinner will be served–please eat before, get dinner in the neighborhood, or purchase at the food truck/farmers market in our parking lot
Other programming, including Fun with Dylan, Art Studio with Nina, and 100 Hands is on temporary hiatus until it is safe for us to go inside the building again.
This means that parents/guardians are responsible for their children when they are not in programming
More details, times, and locations coming Tuesday, September 7th
Sunday, September 19th:
10 a.m.: Outdoor church school for
Sparks (ages 3-2nd grade) led by Hannah Faeth
Lights (grades 3-5) led by Dylan Church, assisted by Orison Piper
Flames (grades 6-8) led by Heidi and Mike McCallister, Carrie Sauter, and Tim Brunelle
Confirmation (grade 9) led by Seth Patterson
*Sunday Fire (grades 9-12, led by Nina Jonson) will meet from 11-11:40 beginning Sunday, September 26th.
All programming will be held outside through October, weather permitting
Parents/guardians will be encouraged to bring a chair to socialize, attend Sunday forum (wifi available), or volunteer with Sunday programming during the 10 a.m. hour.
*Please note that Senior High (aka Fire) will meet twice per week. 9th-12th graders are encouraged to come Sunday, Wednesday or both, whatever works best for their schedules.

Summer Camp Registrations


REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!!!

Non-Plymouth friends, neighbors, grandkids or grandparents are welcome to register!
Something for everyone ages 5 – 105.
*June 14-18–CAMP CLUB! Registration closes FRIDAY, June 5th! Lots of space left
*July 12-15–Peace Camp
Lots of space left
*July 16–Summer Fun Day
*August 26-29th–Camp Plymouth (Luther Crest, Alexandria)
Almost full!

This week at Plymouth for Children, Youth and Families: June 2, 2021

There is lots going on in this week’s email!

  • In-person outdoor worship resumes on Sunday June 6th at 9am! Bring your own chair and mask!
  • Join us for an all-ages Water Pilgrimage around Lake of the Isles from 10:30-12:30 this Sunday!
  • Camp registrations are available! Friends, cousins and neighbors are all welcome to participate. Registration for Club Camp (June 14-18) closes Friday!
  • The Annual Meeting will be held on zoom Sunday June 13th at 12:15pm. Registration is required.

Details, registration links and much more HERE!

Summer Spectacular

NIGHTTIME WITH NINA

with Nina Jonson

Other videos in this series are available here.

Children’s Choir

Events with Children

Events with Youth