Led by God to work for a just world for all
Dear Plymouth friends,

As we dig out from yet another snowstorm, we're going to begin digging into our "6 Practices"
at Plymouth Church. They are:

1. Passionate Prayer
2. Life-Giving Bible Study
3. Inspirational Worship
4. Risk-Taking Friendship
5. Transformational Service
6. Extravagant Generosity

The importance of these practices is highlighted in Plymouth's Deacons' Manual:

We want to recapture that earliest meaning of our faith by focusing on several
central practices. We want to be a church where people not only learn about
God but where we profoundly experience God in the midst of our lives. Practices
involve living a life shaped by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. ... They
also connect us to one another. Most importantly, these practices connect us to
God. They are a way for us to touch the sacred in the everyday way we live. ...
There is much more to the Christian way of life than these six practices but we
see them as important and central to developing as disciples of Jesus. ...
Together we can be on a journey with Jesus, on the way towards a life of rich
and faithful meaning.

Members of Plymouth's council and boards will be asked to share a reflection on one or more
of these practices in upcoming newsletters. If you do not serve on a board but would like to
contribute an article, please let me know. Let the journey begin!

Blessings,
Donna Kummer

Join the celebration of the organ's return and new "voice" this Sunday, February 17
Plan to attend (or perform!) on Sunday, March 3
Birthdays
Clare Anderson 2/16
Bridget Sullivan 2/16
Sarah Hanel 2/17
Samuel Mitich 2/18
Pat Mueller 2/18
Yadyshmar Blackstock 2/19
Jean Downie 2/20
Cole Pfaltzgraff 2/20
Jeff Jonas 2/21
Megan Marquis 2/22

Prayers
- Char Crysdale on the death of her husband, Don (They are former Plymouth members.)
Tatiana and Josh Joseph on the birth of their daughter, Noemi Juliette on Dec 15
Dick Siebring moved to assisted living in Madison, near his nephew

Screening of Dawnland
Feb 16 at Plymouth

This documentary about Native American children taken from their families and put into Foster Homes for reculturization, showcases the damage this did and the healing that has recently started.

HealthCare Co-Op General Assembly Feb. 23 at Plymouth

Learn how you can take action around the issue of Health Care reform.

Learn more on their Facebook event page
Give a Book for Black History Month

Join Plymouth friends in honoring Black History Month by giving a children's book to Plymouth's library to help our children learn about Black history and so our children of color see themselves in our books.

Order a Book or email Jane Audette w/ ideas.
Don't Forget our Little Library during Black History Month!

The books will be downstairs in coffee hour during February. You are bound to find something you have wanted to read!

Andrew Preaching
Disciples of Hope (Feb. 10 Sermon)

In "Disciples of Hope," Andrew Warner speaks to the way hope shapes our work for racial equity. The sermon draws on the insights of W.E.B. DuBois' "Souls of White Folks" to discuss spirituality and justice.

Read this Feb. 10 Sermon
Coffee House - Sat. Nights

Feb. 23 - Mark Dvorak, Julie Thompson, and Craig Siemsen

Doors open at 7:30pm
Shows 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Suggested Donation - $5 - $15

Learn More about Upcoming Shows
Spirituality & Aging Symposium

St. John's on the Lake will be hosting a symposium Mar. 10-14 featuring experts in the field of creativity and aging, theater and music performances, and opportunities to participate in spiritual and creative practices.  
Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 16
- Dawnland (Movie Showing), 5pm potluck, 6pm showing, children provided

Sunday, February 17
- Worship - Rev. Andrew Warner preaching - 9:30am
- Sunday school (grades K4-8th) - Graham Chapel classrooms - 10:30am
- Provide meal for Pathfinders (at Holton Drop-in) - 2:30pm
- Organ Rededication Concert - 4:00pm
- Sarah Circle attending Organ Concert

Monday, February 18
- Church Council meeting (at Outpost on Capitol) - dinner at 6:30pm | meeting at 7:00pm

Tuesday, February 19
- Loops of Love knitting/crocheting group - 1:00pm

Wednesday, February 20
- Study group "God, Sexuality, and the Self" - Lower Study - 5:30pm
- Bell Choir rehearsal - 6:30pm
- Plymouth Chorale rehearsal - 7:30pm

Thursday, February 21
- Jericho Walk outside ICE building - 310 E. Knapp - 9:00 to 9:30am

Saturday, February 23
- The Coffee House - Community Sing with Mark Dvorak, Julie Thompson, & Craig Siemsen - doors open at 7:30pm

Sunday, February 24
- Worship - Rev. Andrew Warner preaching - 9:30am
- Sunday school (grades K4-8th) - Graham Chapel classrooms - 10:30am
- Adult Ed: Doctrine of Discovery - Upper Study - 10:30am
- PJN (Plymouth Justice Network) meeting Reception Hall - 11:45am
- Provide meal for Pathfinders (at Holton Drop-in) - 2:30pm

Tuesday, February 26
- Faith Circle - 6:00pm

Wednesday, February 27
- Study group "God, Sexuality, and the Self" - Lower Study - 5:30pm
- Chancel Choir rehearsal - 6:45pm
- Plymouth Chorale rehearsal - 8:00pm

Thursday, February 28
- Jericho Walk outside ICE building - 310 E. Knapp - 9:00 to 9:30am

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