Where progressive theology meets traditional worship.
Please join us for Live Stream Worship
With an abundance of love and care for the health and safety of every individual during the current COVID-19 outbreak, it remains prudent for Plymouth to continue a guarded approach to gatherings of the membership. Your support and understanding during this time of transition is deeply appreciated. Live Stream Worship will continue each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Please Reserve Your Wednesday Night Dinner, December 8th Here
Handel's Messiah Singalong
On Tuesday, December 14, at 7 PM, the church will host its inaugural Handel’s Messiah Singalong complete with guest soloists, orchestra, and YOU, the choir. Music will include most of Part I and conclude with the magnificent “Hallelujah Chorus.” This singalong is FREE to the public. Listeners are welcome, too!
Please bring your own music score. You can order a copy online through various outlets like Amazon, but we have added an edition in the public domain on the church’s website. You may print the edition or access it through an electronic device. We want your voices to ring joyously to the beautiful music of Handel as we anticipate the birth of Christ. We will have you sit in SATB sections in the sanctuary. As we want people to continue to be safe during the ongoing pandemic, we kindly ask that you wear a mask for this event.
Reopening Plan Guidelines, updated November 2, 2021
Plymouth Congregational Church will continue many of our normal ways of functioning. Below are the guidelines that will be followed. Services will continue to be streamed online for those who do not wish to or are unable to attend. The Reopening Plan Guidelines will be discussed and reevaluated at the monthly Cabinet meetings. Updates in bold are intended to get your attention, not to give any section more importance over other sections.
The Cabinet's recommendations have been made with thoughtful deliberation. We need to be aware that COVID variants and cases are still found in all 50 states.
Thank you for your dedication to Plymouth Church, and for your understanding of our efforts to keep everyone safe. As of the most recent Cabinet meeting we are in agreement to allow the option of wearing or not wearing a mask in the church building.
We strongly recommend immunizations for those persons for whom they are indicated.
If you are feeling ill or suspect exposure to COVID-19 or its variants, please stay home.
Pews are no longer labelled as designated seating. We instead recommend maintaining social distancing of 5-6 feet between attendees. If different households would like to sit together, that is their choice.
Attendees may enter through any of our entrances: north, south, and west. Ushers will be present at the entrances to assist with any questions.
Personal belongings such as coats or hats can now be left on the coat racks.
Starting in November 2021, wearing a mask will be optional within the church building for most activities. The CDC recommends mask-wearing indoors for high transmission areas and Sedgwick County currently still qualifies. However, our congregation is well vaccinated at the almost 90% level so we'd like to give our congregation this option and work to increase attendance at our worship services and other in-person gatherings. We will still have many precautions in place. We desire to keep everyone safe and active.
Hand sanitizer will be available at the entries.
Worship bulletins and offering plates will be available at the entrances/exits.
Singing to the hymns and choral responses is okay with a quiet, low projection of your voice whether masked or not masked. Due to our knowledge that choral ensemble singing has proven to be a higher-risk activity for the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, our choir will remain masked for worship services and rehearsals. This is for their safety as well as the safety of everyone in the indoor space.
Coffee, lemonade, and cookies will be served in Fellowship Hall after the church service. As you gather to greet one another, please keep in mind the CDC recommendations regarding masking, social distancing, and other safety measures.
The Nursery and a modified Sunday School for ages K-12 is now offered each Sunday. Teachers and nursery attendants caring for the children will be masked. Children 5 years of age and older should wear their masks until they are fully vaccinated.
Use of the church building during the week by members or outside groups will continue. Groups who meet here will be given the current CDC guidelines and updated as the guidelines change. We will refrain from scheduling back-to-back or overlap use of a room by different groups. Wearing a mask will be optional in the church building.
Plymouth Fine Arts Series
At Plymouth we believe the arts have the power to entertain, educate, inspire, and transform. Through rich cultural experiences the Plymouth Fine Arts Series seeks to elevate the appreciation of the arts in our community and offer experiences for performer and audience that inspire creativity and lift the spirit.