Because of You, Plymouth Church Changes Lives
Tia Richardson's "Sherman Rising" mural adorns the back of the chancel.
Dear Plymouth friends,

"We grow slowly, love takes time."

This is a line from a poem from the singer-songwriter Rich Mullins. It's part of a much larger poem but this line settled itself into my head and heart years ago. I think about all the times that I think I have grown, when I think that I have become who it is that I am to be. I imagine that I could know enough of what I need to know to live a comfortable life, settled. And then, I am reminded of how little I know - about the world, other cultures, the people I love... myself. I want to imagine life as a map with everything all laid out for me, then I realize it's a novel with something new at every turn.

Our study on Acts has taken us to discipleship and one of many definitions could be: a recognition that there is still so much mystery but making a conscious choice to seek it out and embrace it... for a lifetime. Discipleship is the lifelong act of always becoming, of growing slowly.

Yours in faith,
Leanne Rose
A "new" way to cool down

Handheld fans may be "old school" but they are still effective (and quieter than the large barn fans) so we ordered some.

Thank you to the Deacons and a generous Plymouth member for purchasing them.

They can be found in boxes near the entrances to the sanctuary.

Please return them to the boxes after service.
Did you know...?

Plymouth has a YouTube Channel. Every Sunday the service is recorded and during the week, the video is edited down to only the sermon. Then the sermon is uploaded to YouTube for all to see.

Click here to watch past sermons.
Remember Lissy's Place?

One of the amazing women (Mamie Roberson) that ran that organization has started to volunteer for another great cause that helps women transitioning into the workplace from breast cancer treatment, substance abuse, domestic abuse, homelessness and joblessness.

Chic Boutique is a charitable event designed to benefit women transitioning to the workforce who are need of business attire. This one day event on Saturday, August 25, will include a complimentary luncheon, a workshop series on business know-how, and "shopping" for business attire. The event runs  from 9am to 3pm.

Please consider donating or sponsoring this event. If you'd like to volunteer that day, please reach out to Cate Phillips for more information on how to get in touch with Mamie Roberson.  

Learn more at the website for the event: teatime3.wixsite.com/chicb 

Thank you for considering.
~Cate
Readings from the Book of Acts will guide our summer


Join us this summer while Pastor Andrew Warner is on sabbatical as a number of guest preachers lead us in worship and Adult Education. Using the book Called to be Church: The Book of Acts for a New Day, they will speak and lead discussions about issues facing the church then and now - conflict resolution, spirituality, multiculturalism, change in the church, the relationship of church and state - to name only a few.

Click here to see the full schedule of preachers and topics.
Summer Food Drive

In keeping with Plymouth's tradition of gathering food for Frieden's Pantry, the Board of Outreach and Mission (BOOM) is asking for donations of peanut butter and jelly for the summer months. There is a wicker basket near the coat rack in the Douglas Commons for you to deposit them. Let's get those kids fed this summer!

We'll be counting the donations every week after service to let you know how we're doing. When Fall comes around, keep your eyes open for a special request from the children of Plymouth for feeding the hungry.
Birthdays
George Mueller 8/18 - turns 100!
Kathryn Kamm 8/19
Grace Krawczyk-Burish 8/20
Cate Phillips 8/20
Chloe Schneider 8/21
Sarah Clark 8/22
Jennifer Phillips 8/23
Lesley Houchin-Miller 8/24


Prayers
- the family of Kristen Carter, who passed away on 8/6
- Jim Aubert had kidney surgery on 7/31
- Dor Rohlfing is home and welcomes visitors but please call first.
- Janet Dahl has moved to HarborChase Assisted Living (1111 E Capitol Dr #308, Shorewood 53211). She would love guests but call first (414-242-0676) and make sure she puts you on her calendar.

Upcoming Events

Pastor Andrew Warner is on sabbatical from June 4 through September 3.

Friday & Saturday, August 17 & 18
- Bon Appetit dinners - times TBD

Sunday, August 19
- Worship - Leanne Rose preaching - 9:30am
- Adult Ed on the Book of Acts - Upper Study - 10:30am
- Plymouth Justice Network meeting - 10:30am
- Provide meal for Pathfinders (at Holton Drop-in) - 2:30pm

Monday, August 20
- Church Council meeting (Outpost on Capitol) - 6:30pm dinner; 7:00pm meeting

Tuesday, August 21
- Loops of Love - 1:30pm

Thursday, August 23
- Jericho Walk outside ICE building - 310 E. Knapp - 9:00 to 9:30am

Sunday, August 26
- Worship - Rev. Bev Davis preaching - 9:30am
- Adult Ed on the Book of Acts, including information on Spirit Alive - Upper Study - 10:30am
- Provide meal for Pathfinders (at Holton Drop-in) - 2:30pm

Tuesday, August 28
- NO Faith Circle in July or August

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


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