Meet Carole Westphal

Where are you from? A standard, innocuous question frequently asked by Americans when they are first getting to know one another. And a question that I am never sure how to answer. I was born in Pennsylvania, spent my childhood in the mountain west, my high school and college years...

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An Ode to Don McLean

To the members of First Plymouth, his supervisors and fellow staff members, Facilities Manager Don McLean has been unfailingly serious and accommodating to anyone (seemingly the entire congregation) who asked for his assistance. He has always been congenial and easy-going, and set a positive example for other staff members. Don...

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Meet Jim Stahler

First Plymouth Church January 2021 Newsletter Say “Hello” to Jim Stahler, a long-time Colorado resident who was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1929, “the year the stock market crashed,” as he often points out with a chuckle. Jim graduated from Redford High School, and soon met Marilyn Osborne during a...

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Meet Ken Hoagland

by Ken Hoagland for the First Plymouth Church May 2020 Newsletter For Ken Hoagland, First Plymouth has been an important part of his life since 1981. Many who know Ken find it hard to believe he was considered the introvert in his family while growing up. He’s the third of...

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Meet Dan Porter

by Bruce Thumm for the First Plymouth Church June 2020 Newsletter Hello. I’d like to tell you about a friend of mine, Dan Porter, who turned 98 last month and is one of our oldest church members. He and his wife, Phyll, joined First Plymouth in 1949, when we were...

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Meet Mary Osgood

by Mary Osgood's daughter Kris for the First Plymouth Church June 2020 Newsletter Mary is almost a Denver native, having moved to Colorado in 1969. However, her roots are in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a Milwaukee suburb. It was in high school in Wauwatosa where she first met Norm Plunkett and 50...

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Meet Janet Rich

First Plymouth Church November 2020 Newsletter Janet met husband Berkeley at Yale Medical Center while completing the last two years of clinical affiliation at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. The couple moved to Denver for Berkeley’s pediatric internship and had two wonderful children: Jennifer and Robert. She earned...

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