Advent and Christmas 2021

Advent begins on Sunday, November 28! Advent is a season within the liturgical church calendar that starts the fourth Sunday before Christmas.

It is a time of watching and waiting as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus. Advent can be a blur with our packed schedules and long to-do lists. Our Advent theme:
A “Less Is More” Christmas is an invitation for the Plymouth family to rekindle the real meaning of the season through devotion time, worship, and intergenerational workshops.

We hope that you will join us for some, or all, of this Advent season as we begin preparing room in our hearts for Immanuel-God with us!

Advent Worship @ Tuesday Night Teaching
Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21 @ 6:00 PM

Advent Worship during Tuesday Night Teaching on Tuesdays (Nov 30 and Dec 7, 14, & 21) on Zoom @ 6:00 PM.

Take a Break and Breathe... Join us for singing, devotion time, and a
live guided meditation with yoga instructor Anna Rychner, UWM instructor.

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81231968910?pwd=bWM0a3RrR1V1VlhqTnQ1YmJQbWRTdz09

For audio only, from your phone dial 312-626-6799 and enter the meeting ID (812 3196 8910) and passcode (851830) when prompted.

Advent Workshops
December 5 & 12 @ 10:45 AM

Intergenerational Advent workshops for ALL AGES in the gym after worship on Sundays December 5 & December 12 @ 10:45 AM.

Participate in one or more of these activities: (different workshops offered each week)

  • decorate Christmas cookies - with frosting and sprinkles!

  • make pinecone ornaments with bling

  • make snow people Christmas cards - very cute and professional looking

  • put together a jar of ingredients for a batch of cookies - for yourself or as a gift

  • make paper chains with fancy paper for your house or tree

  • and more!


Safety first! Masks required, air purifiers at each station, distancing, in the gym, etc.

Christmas Pageant during Worship
Dece
mber 19 @ 9:30 AM

Christmas pageant during worship on Sunday, December 19 @ 9:30 AM.

This Advent season we are offering a simple Christmas, with all of the joy and none of the stress. Children and youth of our church community will share a joyful retelling of the Christmas story as the message for worship.

This pageant will include favorite Christmas carols.
Come and share in the joy of the season!

Christmas Caroling
December 19 @ 3:00 PM

Christmas caroling on Sunday, December 19 @ 3:00 PM.

We will be traveling to the Washington Heights neighborhood and caroling at the homes of Plymouth members and friends. We’ll meet at Plymouth and carpool, if desired, or folks can also meet us in the Heights.

Songbooks will be available for those who like to sing harmony, but EVERYONE is welcome to join in!

If you are interested in being either a caroler or a carolee, please contact Donna at
aubwon@gmail.com for more information.

Christmas Eve Lantern Walk
December 24 @ 4:30 PM

Christmas Eve Lantern Walk on Friday, December 24 @ 4:30-5:15 PM.

Meet at the Northpoint Lighthouse in Lake Park. Last year’s event was attended by 75+ people and well received. Let’s repeat this year.

Sign-up at
https://bit.ly/LanternWalk2021 to help us with planning for handouts.

Christmas Eve Worship
December 24 @ 10:00 PM

Christmas Eve Worship Service on Friday, December 24 @ 10:00 PM in the Plymouth sanctuary.

You are invited to join us in the sanctuary for our annual Christmas Eve service. This intergenerational service will have readings, carols, music, communion, and lots of Christmas Cheer!

We will close with a candlelit congregational singing of Silent Night!

Christmas Offering
December 19 & 24

The Christmas offering this year will support Afghan refugees.

We are working with the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition and the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, who are collecting donations for needed items, including winter clothing for all ages.

Plymouth's Board of Outreach and Mission (BOOM) will match the congregation's contributions up to $1,000.

Donate now at: https://onrealm.org/PlymouthChurchUCC/give/ChristmasOffering

Post-Christmas worship
December 26 @ 9:30 AM

Post-Christmas worship on Sunday, December 26 @ 9:30 AM.

Join us for a “hymn sing” with the congregation choosing favorite Christmas carols to sing, and our new Covenantal Minister, Rev. Emma Landowski-Sancomb, giving the message.

We’ll also have special music by a string quartet!