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Unlearning God


National bestselling author and speaker Philip Gulley returns to First-Plymouth
November 15, 7:00pm

With his trademark humor and gentle wisdom, author, minister, and America’s favorite Quaker storyteller, Philip Gulley, will explore the terrain of faith and doubt as shaped by family, church, and young love. Gulley will present, “Unlearning God: How Unbelieving Helped Me Believe,” on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00pm at First-Plymouth.

Raised by a Catholic mother and a Baptist father, across the street from a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses -- all three camps convinced Gulley that the other two are doomed.  To everyone’s surprise, Philip grew up to be a Quaker pastor.

“This lecture is for anyone whose faith has been challenged by the world around them,” said First-Plymouth Senior Minister Jim Keck. “Gulley will explain how to let go of, or unlearn these burdensome obstacles in their faith so that they can forge a more authentic relationship with God.”

Gulley, co-pastor of Fairfield Friends Meeting in Camby, Indiana, is the author of 22 books including the Harmony fiction series, the Porch Talk series, If Grace is True: Why God Will Save Every Person and The Evolution of Faith.

His books will be available for purchase during a book signing following the evening session.

The event is free to the public. Free-will donations (suggested $10) will be accepted at the doors. For more information contact addie@firstplymouth.org.


Service of Remembrance

Sunday, November 4, 9:00am worship

We will be lifting up the names of church members who have died since November of last year and we will also remember all of our loved ones who have entered eternity.

Courage series continues

Sunday, November 18 at 4 pm

Focus is on toxic patriotism

First-Plymouth’s series of special worship services around modern issues that require a courageous approach continues Sun. November 18 at 4:00pm with “The Courage to Love within the Borders of Nationalism.” Dr. Jim Keck will deliver a message about toxic patriotism. The hour-long service in the main sanctuary will include inspiring music by the Cantorei Choir and Lied Organ.

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Wednesday, November 21, 7:00pm, Saint Paul United Methodist Church (1144 M St)

Two churches gather to give thanks at a community worship service. Clergy from First-Plymouth and Saint Paul will share the message “One Table, One People.” The Plymouth Choir and the Chancel Choir of Saint Paul will combine under the direction of Dr. William Wyman and Tom Trenney.