• April 2017 Loose Offerings

    April 2017 Loose Offerings April 2            Church World Service – School Kits Your donation will fund Plymouth’s contribution to the South Central Conference UCC Annual meeting projects.  CWS School Kits give children in impoverished schools, basic tools for learning.  These kits are distributed by Church World Services. http://cwskits.org/assemble-kits/school-kits/   April...

  • Holy Week Worship Services and Special Events at Plymouth

    Holy Week Worship Services & Special Events at Plymouth Maundy Thursday Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. **Child Care will be provided for both of these evening services. Kids Easter Party Saturday, April 15 from 10am – Noon YOU are invited to...

  • LGBT Culture & Politics Since the 1950’s Lecture Series

    Coming Next Week ~  LGBT Culture & Politics Since the 1950’s A Series of Lectures by George Chauncey April 3, 4 and 5, 2017 | Moody Center for the Arts Click the link below for more information and to purchase tickets. http://campbell.rice.edu/

  • Plymouth Has a Little Free Library!

    What’s that?   It’s a national movement, for one thing.  To learn more about the movement, go to https://littlefreelibrary.org/start/ Plymouth’s Little Free Library, approved by Council, was donated by and will be maintained by Ruth and Bob Noonan. The actual housing for the Library was constructed by Judy Walden with some...

  • Opposition to Capital Punishment Peaceful Vigil

    Tuesday, March 14 from 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. A representative from The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty asked if Plymouth would host vigils on our property when there are executions scheduled at Huntsville State Prison. This means they would like to use our Louetta street-side space to stand peacefully...

  • March 2017 Loose Offerings

    March 5 – Church World Services School Kits and UCC Back Bay Mission Kits Your donation will fund Plymouth’s contribution to the South Central Conference UCC Annual meeting projects.  School Kits give children in impoverished schools, basic tools for learning.  These kits are distributed by Church World Services.  The Back...

  • Church Sign Contest

    Submit Your Ideas In Our Church Sign Contest!! Cut-Off Date for Submissions is Sunday, March 12 Do you notice the church sign every week when you drive by? Do you ever think, “I know something that would go really great up there!” Well, now it’s YOUR turn to participate! Click...

  • Game Night & Meet Our Newest Members

    Game Night is Back by Popular Demand!! Join us on Saturday, March 11 at 7 pm. Bring your favorite game and a friend. We’ll also say hello to our Newest Members. Coffee, other drinks and light dessert will be provided. ~ M&O Team

  • February 2017 Loose Offerings

      February 5 –  NAM Food Pantry – Souper Bowl of Caring NAM Food Pantry – Souper Bowl of Caring. Souper Bowl Sunday began in 1990 when a youth group wanted to remind people of the issues of hunger on a day of festivities surrounding the Super Bowl. All contributions...

  • NAM Garden: Have You Noticed The Beautiful Cabbages?

    The NAM garden is growing! Yes, we have cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower and will soon have onions planted in the garden. We could use a little help. We have an unused bed or two that needs to be covered in thick leaves and pine needles so it can rest without growing...

  • Shed Build and a New Greenhouse

    by Judy Walden Calling All Shed Builder Volunteers – Now Is the Time! We are trying to get a few people together to work on the shed this Saturday, Oct. 8th. We need to install he hurricane clips and begin siding. We will start immediately after the regular potluck Fellowship...

  • NAM Garden – It’s That Time of Year

    by Judy Walden It’s time to begin preparations for the NAM Fall garden. Our faithful and extraordinary volunteer, Dale H., not only tills our beds for us but he has been doing most of the planting. Plymouth has 7 raised beds available for planting. We have not been planting them...

  • School Supply Drive

    The lazy hazy days of summer are over! School’s back IN and we are having our annual School Supplies Drive for the TEACHERS from our congregation (and their students.) Shockingly, many teachers have to pay for school supplies out of their own pocket. Each year we try to help defray...

  • Mental Health Conference Sept. 28 in Addison, IL

    Celebrating Hope: Promoting Mental Wellness and Resiliency Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in Addison, IL Hosted by the Interfaith Mental Health Coalition and Pathways to Promise, this one-day conference will present various ways that faith communities and people engaged in mental health recovery can work together to educate their communities about...

  • Garden Update

    The garden is being overrun by tall grass and weeds. We are working feverishly to knock it back but can’t keep up. Thank you to the Maurices for help with this aspect of the garden! Can anyone else help? Figs are wasting. We have transported about 20 pounds to the...

  • Garden Update

    Weeds are relentless. The garden is growing sweet potatoes and okra and also weed grasses. It looks like we never clean up out there but we do, repeatedly. On Friday, it was Plymouth’s turn to mow, which was done by Jan A. and Sharon L. Not only did they mow...

  • Garden Update – A Figgy Time of Year

    by Judy Walden Fig season has started. And we need help! Please save and bring your cardboard egg cartons to church for fig harvesting. Then, if you are able to help harvest figs, please contact Judy Walden – jwalden@att.net and let her know. Harvesting figs is not very difficult but...

  • Celebrate 10 Years of Open and Affirming

    It is a good time to celebrate. It seems that God is a big fan of celebrations because there are many descriptions of how we are to give praise and celebrate. In searching on the word “celebrate”, there are at least 70 places in scripture about celebrating and celebrations. Specific...

  • Garden Update: Okra Planting Coming Up

    This Sunday, our Sunday schoolers will visit the garden to lend a hand in planting okra. This summer staple loves heat and produces so much food. Picking the pods is not exactly fun but the results are so rewarding. To prepare for the youngsters, we are trying to clean up...

  • Garden Gab

    by Judy Walden Sweet potato beds are planted and mostly mulched. In about 80 days, a bountiful crop of beautiful sweet potatoes will be available for harvest by Plymouth Sunday schoolers and others. There will be too many for Plymouth kids to do during a harvest session. Plans now are...

  • NAMIWalk a Success!

    by Judy Walden Hello Plymouth. Remember April 30th and our asking for supporters for Plymouth’s first ever participation in the Houston NAMIWalks fundraiser? We only wanted to get our feet wet, had no grand goals for fundraising, really had no time to organize. Then, on the day of the event,...

  • Garden Update: Sweet Potatoes Love Rain

    by Judy Walden The NAM Garden sustained multiple downpours in the last two weeks – thankfully, that is slowing down. We continue to plant sweet potato slips (starts) as we have time between rains and so many other duties and service tasks. Thankfully, sweet potato plants love all this rain...

  • Garden Update

    by Judy Walden Monday, April 25th, 116 pounds of potatoes, onions, peppers and squash were transported to the NAM Choice Pantry by Mary Bolin. This is our biggest haul yet in 2016. But our delivery total is still very low compared to other years. Our output will continue to be...

  • Free – Help Monarchs By Planting Your Own Milkweed

    by Judy Walden I’m sure you have heard about the decline in the Monarch butterfly population. One of the major reasons is the destruction of the only food source for Monarch caterpillars, milkweed, in order to build more houses and expand agricultural space. There are many varieties of milkweed throughout...

  • Help Local Flood Victims – 5/1 Loose Offering

    On May 1, our “Loose Offering” (all donations not designated to Plymouth) will go to a local non-profit organization, Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM), to aid our neighbors who have been devastated by the recent historic floods. NAM is setting up a Relief for Neighbors fund, which will function like a...

  • Garden Update: Rain, Rain Go Away

    At least the rain directly over the garden. With over 5 inches of rain in two days, the garden is quite soggy. Some of the potatoes are very stress and will have to be harvested early. We just hope that the rest of them are OK and can be allowed...

  • Garden Update: Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes

    This is our weekly garden update. Boy, do we have onions! We don’t have the weight yet – to be reported next week – but we just harvested a lot of onions. We are currently harvesting all kinds of peppers, collards, and one volunteer romaine lettuce head. We have about...

  • #JoinTheMovement NAMI Walk

    Did you know that approximately one in five adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year? Maybe you’ve seen a family member or friend struggle with mental illness. Maybe you’ve faced that struggle yourself. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental...

  • NAM Garden Production Update

    by Judy Walden We are still gardening at a reduced rate and taking modest amounts of produce to the NAM pantry. Today as I weeded and banked soil around the potatoes in preparation for adding leaf mulch, I encountered the occasional golf-ball sized potato. It was a cool day, which...

  • NAM Garden News

    Slow but steady progress continues in the Plymouth NAM garden. A bounty of fall and winter leaves continues to be available through springtime, so we are still making progress collecting and spreading leaves for mulch, mostly in the orchard right now. Sugar peas are done so we are preparing a...