Special Offerings

Song Commissioning -- Next Steps in Truth & Reconciliation
Funds due by October 11

When we finished creating our Land Acknowledgement statement, people began to ask what now? This summer we had several weeks focused on learning more about our relationship with indigenous people in Wisconsin and people asked “what can we do?” An opportunity to respond has been presented to us: Present Music, a contemporary ensemble in Milwaukee has commissioned a new work by a Native American composer, Raven Chacon (Navajo), to be presented at their Thanksgiving Concert on November 21, 2021. We have a chance to be part of the financial support for the commission. This was a purposeful effort on Present Music’s part to highlight the work of an indigenous composer.

Plymouth Council has already put forth $1,000 toward the total of $20,000 that will finance the commission. We are offering the opportunity for others in our congregation to add their individual financial support. We would like to raise an additional $3,000 toward the total funds. Grants through the WI UCC and national UCC are also being sought toward this effort. Plymouth is already being acknowledged as part of the financial support in the season brochure. Help us to reach a meaningful goal in our efforts toward truth and reconciliation with Wisconsin’s Native people by October 11th - Indigenous People’s Day.

Gifts can be made to the church and labeled Music Commission or donate online at


Neighbors in Need Offering

In a Just World, UCC advocates fight for permanent shelters for those who are unhoused. Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.

As we begin to pivot away from a world too long shrouded under the grip of a pandemic, there will be those whose households were tragically impacted economically. To that end, 2021 NIN grants will support the needs of the unhoused/homeless. Two-thirds of your donation goes to UCC Justice and Witness Ministries to support advocacy, programming, and grants. One-third of gifts directly support Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM).

Join us in supporting the 2021 Neighbors in Need offering as we place our attention on this important issue. Thank you!

Song Commissioning