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Oakland, CA 94611
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Jazz Month and Black History Month

Some 10 years ago, we decided to consecrate January as our “Justice Month” at Plymouth Church.  Each year, we choose a special theme and invite guest speakers and preachers who speak to that theme.
 
Recently, our new Jazz Ministry recommended that we consecrate February as our “Jazz Month,” choosing a special theme and inviting special, guest musicians.
 
Of course, February is also Black History Month, and so our theme for this inaugural Jazz Month and Black History Month is “Celebrating The Prophetic Music of Black America.”
 
Our services this month are:
 
February 2nd: The Prophetic Music of Stevie Wonder
Featuring Destiny Muhammad aka “The Harpist from the Hood”
 
February 9th: The Prophetic Music of the Spirituals
Featuring Lady Bianca
 
February 16th: The Prophetic Music of Jazz
Featuring Roger Glenn and Aaron Germain
 
February 23rd: Mardi Gras Sunday

Featuring our annual New Orleans-style Jazz Band
 
I hope that you’ll plan to join us for these very special services, and I hope you’ll invite your family and friends.
 
Blessings to you at the start of this Jazz Month and Black History Month!

                   - Pastor Marjorie

 

Upcoming Events

 

February Community Night

Thursday, Feb. 20th
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Come join us as we prepare for Mardi Gras!

5:30     Potluck Dinner

6:30     Help clean up and decorate the church for Mardi Gras,  including decorating Mardi Gras parasols!

7:30     Dance Party in the Fireside Room

If you have questions or if you'd like to help in any way, please contact Timm Zywna 

Pastor Douglas Oviedo at Ministerio Latino

Friday, Feb. 21st
7 pm | Plymouth Fireside Room

Pastor Douglas Oviedo, a Youth Minister from Honduras who has recently won asylum in the United States will be the special guest speaker.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
Ministerio Latino will provide Spanish to English translation during this service.
 
Here’s an article with more information about Pastor Oviedo!

Mardi Gras Celebration!

Sunday, Feb. 23rd
11 am | Plymouth Sanctuary

Our Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
features a New Orleans-style jazz band during worship, and gumbo, beignets, and king cake during fellowship hour!
 
Please join us, and please invite family and friends!

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, Feb. 26th

6:00 pm – Ash Wednesday Soup Supper (Fireside Room)
 
7:00 pm –  Ash Wednesday Contemplative Worship (Sanctuary)

Monday Night Jazz

Feb. 10th and 24th
7 - 10 pm

Join us twice a month in the Plymouth Fireside Room to hear some of the best jazz musicians in the Bay. The first hour features the house band and a guest vocalist. The second hour is an open mic jazz jam. $10 cover (no one turned away for lack of funds).

Weekly Events

The Front Porch
Senior Center

Tuesdays, 10 am - 12 pm
Fireside Room

Scripture Meditation
and Discussion

Wednesdays, 1 - 2 pm
Church Office

Food of God:
Food Prep

Thursdays, 10 am
Plymouth Kitchen

Food of God:
Serving Food

Thursdays, 1 pm
21st & San Pablo

A Gathering Place for POC families, friends, and allies of LGBTQ+ individuals

Second Fridays, 6 pm
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center

Ministerio Latino Monthly Worship

Third Fridays, 7 pm
Fireside Room

Oakland Care Center
Monthly Worship

Fourth Saturdays, 3 pm
3030 Webster St, Oakland