https://www.plymouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pcc.png00Elizabeth Blanchettehttps://www.plymouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pcc.pngElizabeth Blanchette2023-09-14 11:30:382023-09-14 11:32:34How to access the inventory of books in our Plymouth Library
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!
The Reimagining Community Safety Committee’s (RiCS) guiding principle has been “We are watching, we expect results, and we are not going away.”
As part of its continuing work, RiCS will provide Plymouth members with opportunities to provide input on the implementation of the court enforceable Settlement Agreement between the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) and the City of Minneapolis. The settlement agreement is intended to end racially discriminatory policing in Minneapolis.
The Settlement Agreement requires the City and the Minneapolis Police Department to hold regular listening sessions with the community to seek input on the reforms and the progress being made under the Settlement Agreement.
Plymouth is privileged to host two of these MDHR listening sessions: Wednesday. August 30, in Guild Hall, and Wednesday, September 6, in the Jackman Room. Both will run from 6 to 8 p.m.
These listening sessions will be hosted by City representatives, and the topic at each meeting will be non-discriminatory policing, as well as the overall mission, vision, values and goals of public safety. We encourage all of our members to attend one of these listening sessions. Our city and our Plymouth neighborhood will benefit from our input.
Last spring, RiCS hosted a Town Hall Forum on the Settlement Agreement, featuring MDHR Commissioner Rebecca Lucero; Justin Terrell, Executive Director of the Minnesota Justice Research Center; and Michael Lansing, a historian and professor at Augsburg University.
RiCS is a committee of the Racial Justice Initiative at Plymouth.
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 first date is August 5. 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.
https://www.plymouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pcc.png00Elizabeth Blanchettehttps://www.plymouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pcc.pngElizabeth Blanchette2023-08-25 01:39:012023-08-24 15:39:51A View from the Margins
https://www.plymouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pcc.png00Elizabeth Blanchettehttps://www.plymouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pcc.pngElizabeth Blanchette2023-08-10 10:52:592023-08-10 10:52:59Love of the Deepest Kind
https://www.plymouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pcc.png00Elizabeth Blanchettehttps://www.plymouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pcc.pngElizabeth Blanchette2023-09-03 12:30:132023-09-18 14:31:47Faithfulness for the Sake of Others
Plymouth Congregational Church is a progressive faith community grounded in the Christian tradition. In mutual care and with respect for our diverse understandings of God, we seek to embody the radical love and justice found in the life, teachings and spirit of Jesus.