Worship and Arts Groups

Bell Choir - Ringers make music with a 3.5 octave set of Whitechapel handbells.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings on alternating weeks (alternating with choir) from 6:30 to 7:30 in the choir room. For more info:
Email Donna Kummer or
Visit the Bell Choir's Directory page


Chancel Choir - Singers enhance worship with SATB anthems in a variety of styles.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings on alternating weeks (alternating with bells) from 6:45 to 8:00 in the choir room, and Sunday mornings at 8:45. For more info:
Email Donna Kummer or
Visit the Chancel Choir's Directory page



Plymouth Chorale - Singers from Plymouth and elsewhere in the community present two concerts annually, usually December & April.  The focus is on larger works (cantatas, masses, etc.)  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings on an alternating schedule, either 7:30 to 9 (when bells rehearse) or 8 to 9:30 (when choir rehearses). Plymouth Chorale Home Page For more info:
Email Donna Kummer or
Visit the Plymouth Chorale's Directory page



 



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Scripture Readers - This group connects volunteers with opportunities to read scripture in worship.

For more info:
Email
Donna Kummer or
Katherine McDonnell or
Visit the Scripture Reader's Directory page

Scripture Reader's Signup


Resource on Biblical Word and Name Pronunciation

Worship Arts Guild - Artists of all types - visual, spoken word, music, movement - connect with each other to fan the sparks of imagination to create inspired worship moments. For more info:
Email Donna Kummer or
Visit the Worship Arts Guild Directory Page


                                          



Learning and Enrichment Groups


Sunday School - 3 year olds through 8th graders are invited each week to learn about the Bible, prayer, and service. Through storytelling, games, crafts, snacks, and more we help children explore Jesus, God, the Christian faith and their own beliefs. Register for Church School - Nursery through 1st Grade

Register for Church School - 2nd - 8th Grade

Visit Directory pages:
Nursery
1st and 2nd Graders
3rd and 4th Graders
5th and 6th Graders
7th and 8th Graders


Youth Groups - Our youth groups help our young people gather monthly for activities outside of Sunday School and develop friendships amongst each other. Some events are friend-building, some are service oriented, all are geared toward helping our kids grow in the practice of their faith. Generally, activities are offered for 1st-3rd graders and 4th-8th, though sometimes the groups are combined. Each family is asked to organize one gathering each year. For more info:
Email Peter Wright









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Service and Advocacy Groups


Cathedral Center - On the second Tuesday of each month, Plymouth volunteers prepare and then serve a meal to the guests of the Cathedral Center, a shelter for women and families in downtown Milwaukee. Both preparers and servers are welcome. 
Cathedral Center Home Page
For more info:
Email Chris Jameson or
Visit the Cathedral Center's Directory Page

Cathedral Center Taco Night Sign Up Sheet

 
MICAH -- Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope is a multi-racial, interfaith organization committed to addressing social justice issues that have an impact on the community.  MICAH’s goal is to empower people to act together in pursuit of justice and to organize so that people of many traditions can come together with one voice for justice.
 
Plymouth supports MICAH’s pursuit of justice with a dedicated group of passionate advocates who work with MICAH, as well as within other community organizations, to “do what is just”.  Meetings are on the 3rd Sunday of the month during Education Hour.
MICAH home page



For more info:
Email Bill Audette or
Jane Audette
Visit MICAH's Directory Page

MPS Tutors - Taking MICAH’s (Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope) challenge to make a difference in ONE Milwaukee Public School to heart, Plymouth volunteers tutor once a week during the school day at Gaenslen Elementary School.  Different days, times, and training opportunities are available. For more info:
Email Jane Audette or
Visit the MPS Tutors' Directory Page

Pathfinders - Volunteers from our community provide a weekly meal for Pathfinders, an organization serving homeless and at-risk youth. The meal is served on Sunday afternoons in the Reception Hall at Plymouth Church. Pathfinders Home Page For more info:
Email Donna Kummer or
Visit the Pathfinder's Directory Page


Volunteer Sign-Up Chart


The Quilters make quilts for babies baptized at church, youth at Pathfinders, and many other people and organizations.  They typically meet on the first Wednesday of the month at church. For more info:
Email
Patricia Mueller or
Visit the
Quilter's Directory Page

St. Ben's - On the second Monday of every month, Plymouth volunteers prepare the food which is served to Milwaukee’s largest meal program.  This is a great opportunity for people whose schedules don’t allow them to be on-site at a meal program, but who would like to help. St. Ben's Home Page For more info:
Email
Barb Hoppe or
Call her at 414-861-5872 or
Visit the
St. Ben's Directory Page


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Care and Fellowship Groups


Called to Care

Called to Care's mission is to nurture a community of caregiving for one another by enhancing community members' caregiving skills while coordinating caregiving efforts.  Called To Care ministry embodies several circles of caregiving:
  • Care to Go (drivers)
  • Visitors
  • Sunday Greeters
  • Communal Card Writing (for those in need of prayers)
  • We Miss You Committee (outreach)
For more info:
Email
Linda Valdez or
Call her at
414-476-6002 or
Visit the
Called to Care Directory Page
Faith Circle, a women’s social group, meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at different member's home at 6:00 for a potluck supper and an evening of conversation.


For more info:
Email
Clare Anderson or
Call her at
262-242-5768 or
Visit the
Faith Circle Directory Page
 


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Out in Faith: LGBT members and allies at Plymouth gather for occasional potlucks and other social events throughout the year. For more info:
Visit the Out in Faith Directory Page










Sarah's Circle is a group of women associated with Plymouth Church, UCC, in Milwaukee, WI. We gather monthly for good conversation, support, and fun, sharing the joys and concerns of our lives. The group is open to any woman with a connection to Plymouth Church, the United Church of Christ or who is a friend of any current member.

We meet on the third Sunday of each month, except during the Summer. We're very open to new members or occasional guests.
For more info:
Email
Lynn Ewing or
Visit the Sarah's Circle Directory Page
Women's Book Group meets once a month, usually on the first Tuesday of the month at Fiddleheads on Port Washington Rd, from 4PM to 6PM. We read an eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction, classics and new titles, which are suggested by our members and chosen by consensus. For more info:
Email
Barb Hoppe or
Joanne Kopischke or
Visit the Women's Book Group Directory Page



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Leadership Groups


Council - The Church Council provides strategic vision, fiduciary oversight, fund development, and generative governance of the congregation.  The officers of the congregation, Chairs of each of the several boards, and three at-large members elected by the congregation compose the Council.  Church Constitution For more info:
Call Kate Phillips at
414-455-6255 or
Email
Kate Phillips or
Email Andrew Warner or
Visit the Church Council's Directory Page

Council Minutes

BOOM: Board of Outreach and Mission - This board undertakes the responsibility to involve members of the congregation in programs of education, service and action, to the betterment of society in keeping with the Christian understanding of God's love and justice. It also serves to inform the congregation of the needs and work of the wider church. It promotes our benevolent giving and coordinates special offerings and mission appeals. This group meets once a month most recently on the second Wednesday at 7 pm at the church. A member considering the Mission Board will have a strong commitment to social action.
Board of Outreach and Mission Manual
For more info:
Email
Emily Rochon or
Visit the BOOM: Board of Outreach and Mission



Board of Outreach and Mission Minutes


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Christian Education - This board develops the structure of Christian education for children, youth, and adults. Through different committees within the board items such as curriculum, programs of education and fellowship are established for all age levels. The CE Board recruits and trains members for teaching roles. This board interacts with the other boards to create a spiritually rewarding learning environment. Meetings are held once a month usually on the first Tuesday at 7 p.m. A calling or interest in teaching or learning would typify a member. Christian Education Manual For more info:
Email
Julie Rackovan or
Visit the CE: Christian Education Directory Page




Christian Education Minutes
Deacons - This board's general responsibilities include care for members of the congregation, recruitment and integration of new members, planning and conducting worship and the administration of the sacraments in consultation with the Ministers and Director of Music. The board oversees the music program as it relates to worship. Deacons also foster social activities in the church. Meetings are held once a month on the first Tuesday at 7 pm. A desire to enhance fellowship within our community and help in the creation of a meaningful worship experience is present in the board members. Deacons’ Manual For more info:
Email
Emilie Aubert or
Visit the Deacons Directory Page




Deacons’ Minutes
Stewards - The primary responsibility of this board is the maintenance and custody of all church property. It also manages and safeguards the funds of the church. The Stewards oversee the property of the church and create plans for building maintenance and restoration.  They promote systematic and proportional giving to support Plymouth and the United Church of Christ. This board meets once month, usually on the second Monday of each month at 7 pm at the church. A background in finance, law, architecture or physical plant oversight would be useful as well as a desire to develop both financial and personal stewardship.
Stewards' Manual
For more info:
Email
Daniel McMurry or
Andrew Warner or
Visit the Stewards Directory Page


Stewards' Board Minutes




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