Getting Involved Inside the Church
To sign up to be a Greeter, Usher, Community Time Host, or Flower Contributor, please click here.
Music is a vital part of worship and fellowship at Plymouth. Our music director, Joseph Downing, directs the adult voice choir and coordinates all music presented during worship services. Section leaders from Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music and from the wider community participate in the voice choir. A timpanist regularly accompanies the organ and voices, and visiting instrumentalists frequently join the choir. These have included brass ensembles, violin soloists, and the Brazilian percussion ensemble from Syracuse University. Our Möller pipe organ dates from 1930 and was completely repaired and digitized in 2012.
A Whitechapel bell choir of five octaves performs monthly.
Greeters, Ushers, and Hospitality Volunteers
A number of people volunteer on a rotating basis to make visitors and seasoned members alike feel welcomed as they enter the church on Sunday and to keep the service running smoothly. Sign Up
Hosting Community Time
Volunteers sign up for each Sunday to host community time, which involves preparing simple refreshments for the social gathering following worship and preceding the Forum. Sign Up
Individuals and families sponsor displays of flowers that beautify the sanctuary for the glory of God and to honor whomever or whatever the sponsor chooses. Sign Up
Join an event organized by Plymouth ROCKS (Reaching Our Community through Kindness and Service). Plymouth is committed to helping our neighbors and working on social justice issues affecting our community. Plymouth ROCKS organizes two volunteer events a month for you to take part in. Learn about upcoming opportunities in the Sunday bulletin and weekly e-mails.
Plymouth Church conducts a stewardship drive in the fall each year. We view stewardship as a way of life, involving the responsible management of our God-given resources of time, talent, and treasure and as a way of thanking God for all that we have received. Stewardship also implies that faithful generosity is blessed a hundredfold.
Plymouth members and friends take responsibility for our shared life in many ways. Planned giving is one of the ways we can continue to support and shape Plymouth even when we are no longer around to do it in person. We invite our members and friends to consider planned giving when making out their wills and to become stewards of the future.
Portions of our building date from 1859. We are very fortunate to have members and friends who are dedicated to the upkeep and wellbeing of it and its contents. Its continued integrity depends upon that kind of multifaceted involvement – from periodic cleanup days to maintenance of our computer network to working with contractors.
The Good Samaritan Fund
This is a special offering taken on Communion Sundays (the first Sunday of each month) to support special needs of church members and community visitors. Examples of this support include bus fares, utility bills, and application fees for school.
Plymouth Young Adults
A loosely organized group of people in the first part of their adulthood who gather for casual social events, intentional conversation, service opportunities, and more. To find out the next time you can join us for a beer or to serve the world, sign up to receive our emails by writing to Kelly Tooley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caring Friends of Plymouth
A team of lay people assist in emotional/spiritual care, ministering to members and friends as they feel comfortable. This includes making phone calls of support, sending cards to celebrate or recognize life events, providing a meal, and visiting those who are open to visitation.