Youth & Family Ministry News

Learn all about the upcoming events and sign-ups for children and youth programming at Plymouth.

Dad's & Littles

This group is for dads with littles ages 0-6 to gather in fellowship and fun at local playgrounds at 9 am on the second Sunday of each month. Older siblings are, of course, welcome to join in the fun. Coffee and Donuts will be provided.


UPCOMING PLAYDATES


Saturday, August 13

@ Burroughs Creek Park - 900 E. 15th Street

Bring your swimsuits to play in the park’s new splash pad!


Saturday, September 10

@ Centennial Park - 9th and Iowa Streets


Children, Youth & Families Orientation

Sunday, August 14 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Friends are welcome! Learn more about Sunday School, Children’s Choirs, Confirmation, Handbell Choirs & High School Gatherings. RSVP here!


Youth Lock In!

Friday, August 19

It's our first Youth Lock In of the new school year! Plymouth youth grades 6 - 12 are invited. Friends are most welcome. It's a night of games and fun. Sign up here by August 17.


MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

What is MOPS? Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) believes in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. MOPS began in 1973 when a group of moms with young children banded together to share their lives and parenting journeys. Over the past 45 years, MOPS has expanded our reach to include ALL moms. In addition, MOPS partners with churches and organizations worldwide to equip and encourage moms in more than 68 countries.

NEXT MOPS MEET UP

Saturday, August 20, 9 am @ South Park - 1141 Mass Street

This is a wonderful opportunity for mothers of children ages 0-6 to meet and socialize with one another. For more information contact Director of Faith Formation Kara Holcombe.

Sunday School Registration

We are so excited about our new Sunday School and Choir program for 2022-2023, which begins on Sunday, August 21! Please take the time to register your child for Sunday School and Children’s Choirs here.


Plymouth's Children's Choirs

Plymouth’s Children’s Choirs are part of the Sunday School program. Each choir meets from 10:30-11:00 a.m. on Sundays. All children are welcome and encouraged to participate. In addition, each choir sings for worship several times from August through May. Choirs are a great way to build a love for singing, learning to read music, building singing skills, and having fun with friends.

CHILDREN’S CHOIRS

Cherub Choir (PreK-1st Grade) is directed by Paula Aiken and meets in 205S on the second floor of South Church. In addition to singing, this choir helps build motor skills by including hand and physical movements and instruments. Besides singing for worship, the Cherub Choir sings for the Children’s Christmas Pageant.

Carol Choir (2nd-5th Grade) meets in 204S on the second floor of South Church. In addition to singing, this choir introduces using printed music to build reading skills. The Carol Choir also sings for the Children’s Christmas Pageant and at the 6 p.m. Christmas Eve service with the Chapel and Chancel (adult) Choirs. A highlight of past years has been the presentation of a musical in conjunction with the Chapel Choir.

Chapel Choir (6th – 12th Grade) meets in Althaus Chapel. Moving into the Chapel Choir means building more music reading and singing skills and singing in parts. This choir sings for the Children’s Christmas Pageant and with the Carol and Chancel Choirs at the 6 p.m. Christmas Eve service. Traditionally, this Chapel Choir has presented a musical in conjunction with the Carol Choir.


Confirmation Kick Off

Sunday, August 28 @ 4:30 pm

Middle school youth students (grades 6-8) are invited to their first Youth Group gathering Sunday, August 28 at 4:30 pm to learn all about Plymouth’s Confirmation program for the coming year. Register your student here.

High School Youth Service Trip Interest Meeting

Sunday, August 28 @ 5:30 pm

High School Youth, join us on Sunday, August 28, from 5:30 - 7 pm to learn about Youth Service Trips at Plymouth. This meeting will also be a reunion night for the youth who went on the Service Trip to Austin, Texas, this summer.

Youth Handbell Choirs

Handbell ringing is a fun, collaborative ensemble where each person rings two bells. You don’t need to read music or have any previous experience, as we will teach you everything you need to know. Ringing is a hands-on team-building social musical ensemble. New ringers are always welcome. Rehearsals begin again on Sunday, August 21.

YOUTH HANDBELL CHOIR REHEARSALS

High School Handbell Choir: 11 am - Noon

Sunday mornings in the Bell Room (207N)

Middle School Handbell Choir: 3:30-4:30 pm Sunday afternoons in the Bell Room (207N - before Confirmation)

For more information please contact Minister of Music & Fine Arts Kim Manz.