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New members joined on Sunday, January 28, 2018.
Dear Plymouth,

Plymouth Justice Network and Congregation Shir Hadash are showing the movie "13th" at 6:00 pm tomorrowSaturday, February 17(This movie is rated PG-13.)

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

* Sandwiches, soup and snacks will be served
* Brief discussion to follow
* Childcare available

PS: Thank you to everyone who gave to our Joyful Noise Offering on Sunday for Cathedral Center. We raised $153.00 to support their work helping women and families who are homeless. We will take donations for Cathedral Center until the end of Febuary.
Lent Program
Building Resilience for Racial Justice: A 40-Day Journey into Our Emotional Selves

White supremacy is both internalized and institutional; it's both systemic and enacted through everyday interactions. This 40-day practice will combine contemplative, prayerful practices (meditation and journaling, among others) with a focus on learning to recognize and respond to white supremacy within ourselves, in our interactions, and in our community.

Embracing a Willingness to Be Disturbed and Committing to the 40-Day Practice
Two options for this introductory session
Sunday, Feb. 18th, 10:30am to 12:30pm, at Plymouth Church Register for Feb. 18
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Shorewood Village Center Register for Feb. 21
This opening session introduces shared vocabulary, contemplative practices, and intentions/goals for the 40-day practice. We'll look at how our intersectional identities position us in the work for racial justice and how we can build emotional literacies (embodied awareness, knowledge, response-abilities) to act from our social positions.

Practicing Interventions: An Interactive Workshop Using Theatre of the Oppressed
Sunday, Mar. 4, 11:30am - 2:30pm at Plymouth Church
(optional brunch served 10:30am - 11:30am)
Using theatre of the oppressed, we will witness and then stop the re-enactment of troubling scenes, suggest/act alternative resolutions, and actively analyze interventions into everyday microaggressions. The process of re-enacting troubling scenes, stopping them, and rehearsing alternatives enables us to see possibilities for change. This process equips us to act in our everyday lives for racial justice.

Looking to What's Next: Continuing the Work and Committing for the Long Haul
Sunday, March 25th, 10:30 - noon at Plymouth Church
As a closing to the 40-day practice, this session looks both backward-at what's come up or been revealed through contemplative practices-and forward-toward what we can do individually and collectively. Together, we'll ask "what's next?" and set intentions that may lead to individual or group action plans.

Artwork by Ian Anastas
A Play about Immigrants at Alverno College

"Ellis" was written and produced in collaboration with Alejandra Gonzalez, an Alverno College student who is an undocumented immigrant and also in the play.

This description is from "Created by Kelly Coffey and Don Russell, this original devised work incorporates personal stories of immigration submitted from our local community. This project is a celebration of those diverse stories including the joy and frustration of the experiences they face as immigrants from the past to the present. Told through poetry, dance, spoken word, music and art, Ellis is symbolic of the hopes, dreams and fears of immigrants."  

It is being performed through Feb. 24 at Alverno College's Pittman Theatre.  

Buy tickets online ($15 adults / $10 seniors) at
Looking for some art depicting Christ to use during Lent

Do you have an image of Christ that is at least 16x20 that you are willing to share with the church during Lent? We're hoping to use a variety of images to highlight the life and work of Christ in the world.

If you have something that might work, and you would be willing to loan it for a Sunday, please snap a photo and send it to with your contact info. We'll get in touch with you if it will fit our use. We're not necessarily just looking for conventional images and they could be in any artistic medium.
Game Night - Saturday, February 24

All Plymouth adults are invited to join us for Game Night next week Saturday, February 24, at 6:30 pm.

We provide games (or bring your own to teach us). Some snacks and beverages provided, but more are welcome.  See you there!
Art Show in Wauwatosa

James Steiner (a new Plymouth member) is putting together an art show with all female artists at Gallery 2622 in Wauwatosa in March. This collection will showcase how visual art tells a story.  

Pieces will be accompanied by a short narrative that helps explain each artist's creative inspiration for her work.  (A flier is posted in the Reception Hall with the list of artists.)

Join the group going to the opening reception on Friday March 2, from 6-9 pm.
Faith Circle RSVP needed

On Tuesday, February 27, Faith Circle is going out to eat at St. Francis Brewery and Restaurant.

Please contact Clare Anderson by Sunday the 25th if plan to attend so she can make a reservation. 262-242-5768 or
UCM Looking for part-time cook

University Christian Ministries (UCM) represents the Presbyterian Church USA on the UWM campus. Presently they have a part-time, paid opening for a cook to assist UWM students in providing 2 to 3 lunches each week. The food is provided by a local non-profit and simply needs preparation and serving.

If interested, or if you would like further information, please contact UCM at 414-962-5460 or email
Sermons Online

Have you ever finished hearing a really good sermon and wished you could remember all of it? Or two weeks later something makes you vaguely recall a point made that you'd like to share but can't because it's "stuck on the tip of your tongue"?

This problem is no longer a problem. All of Andrew's sermons are posted to Plymouth's website under the Sermons tab. You can access the last 115 sermons (going back to Sept 2014) if you are persistent.

Here are links to recent sermons.
Sarah Hanel 2/17
Samuel Mitich 2/18
Pat Mueller 2/18
Yadyshmar Blackstock 2/20
Jean Downie 2/20
Cole Pfaltzgraff 2/20
Jeff Jonas 2/21
Megan Marquis 2/22

- Jim Treglown as he mourns the death of his mother
- Tyler and Elizabeth Wendorf had a baby, Eleanor, on January 5
- Alex Brandon deployed with the Navy Reserves in the Middle East. (He is a student of Sheila Feay-Shaw at UWM.)
- Doug Stahl as he mourns the death of his father.
- Carolyn Ziedler has pancreatic cancer.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 18
- Worship - Rev. Andrew Warner preaching - Communion - 9:30am
- A 40-Day Journey (Part 1) - Embracing a Willingness to be Disturbed - 10:30am
- Provide meal for Pathfinders (at Holton Drop-in) - 2:30pm
- Sarah Circle hosted by Gretchen Miller - 2418 E Menlo Blvd, Shorewood - 7:00pm

Monday, February 19
- Church Council meeting - 6:30pm

Tuesday, February 20
- Loops of Love knitting/crocheting group - 1:00pm

Wednesday, February 21
- Chancel Choir rehearsal - 6:45pm
- A 40-Day Journey (Part 1) - Embracing a Willingness to be Disturbed - at the Shorewood Village Center - 6:00pm
- Plymouth Chorale rehearsal - 8:00pm

Saturday, February 24
- Plymouth Game Night (adults only) - 6:30pm

Sunday, February 25
- Worship - Marsha Thrall guest preacher - 9:30am
- Provide meal for Pathfinders (at Holton Drop-in) - 2:30pm

Tuesday, February 27
- Faith Circle at St Francis Brewery and Restaurant - RSVP to Clare Anderson - 6:00pm

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