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Stratus Chamber Orchestra
Serenade: Of Love & Enchantment
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30P (Immersive Seating)

The Serenade is the “music of the evening.” A lover sings below his lady’s open window, a violinist spins a tune to intertwine the hearts of the couple in the restaurant. However you picture it, the Serenade uses the language of love. Stratus’s serenade includes Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne, Strauss’s Serenade for Winds, and Johannes Brahms’s youthful and expansive Serenade No. 1.

Tickets at www.augustanaarts.org/stratusco/

 

Denver Young Artists Orchestra
DYAO FUN-draiser!
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00P

We can’t wait to celebrate the season with you and help pay it forward for future musicians. Have fun and support DYAO today! Check back for an updated time of events, we’ll see you there!

www.dyao.org

 

Kantorei
Mass Appeal
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30P

Double your pleasure in these concerts featuring works for double and expanded chorus, including Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor for double chorus, and Thomas Tallis’ monumental motet “Spem in Alium,” written for 40 individual voice parts. Experience it in surround sound with us!

Tickets at www.kantorei.org

 

Get Involved! Join the Stewardship Ministry

Are you looking for a way to become more involved in First Plymouth? The Stewardship Committee can use your help. We are responsible for leading the annual pledge campaign that generates the financial resources for the church’s operating budget. Most of our time is dedicated to planning and implementing the annual campaign. The commitment is less than two hours a month. It primarily consists of sending a few emails during the Spring Pledge Campaign and writing thank you notes. Meetings are held at 7:00P the fourthTuesday of the month and typically last an hour. We can benefit from anyone who has some spare time and an interest in directly contributing to the First Plymouth community. For more details, please contact Scott Nuanes.

Men’s Breakfast: January 11, 2020

Empowerment Program’s Odyssey Apartments and Elyria School

Ken Hoagland has spent his career financing & building senior & affordable housing. He will share some of his experiences, and hopefully, help everyone understand more about how affordable housing is developed and why it is so scarce.

The men meet at First Plymouth for fellowship, breakfast, and spirited discussions at 8:00A. Women can share breakfast at Panera Bread at Hampden Ave. and I-25, and then join the men at 9:00A for the presentation. For more information, contact Bruce Glenn.

Travel Memories Club: January 11, 2020

The congregation is invited to attend the First Plymouth Travel Memories Club (the Armchair kind) called “Scotland – the Perspective of Two Students.” Claire Montgomery and James Thompson will give their presentation on Saturday, January 11, in Plymouth Hall.

James Thompson graduated from the University of Glasgow—the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world—this past December after spending a year in the largest and most architecturally diverse city in Scotland, working on his Master’s degree in Museum Education. Claire Montgomery spent a semester in the shadow of Arthurs Seat at the University of Edinburgh doing undergraduate work in English Literature, following in the footsteps of JK Rowling, and walking the Royal Mile.  Both of them will be with the Travel Memories Club in January, along with their families, to talk about these wonderful opportunities, as well as the various places they and their families visited during their time in this magical land of ancient castles, glimmering lochs, and rugged coastal islands teeming with wildlife.

Please gather with us on January 11 at 5:30P for a 6:00P potluck dinner followed by the presentation at 7:00P. For those who wish to come to the potluck dinner, please bring your own table settings and if your last name starts with A-G bring a salad or side dish; H-K, a dessert; and L-Z , a main dish.  Please RSVP to Nancy Joe Shaw.  

Adult CE: January 19, 2020

The Life and Times of Charles Schulz and the Peanuts’ Gang

Toward the end of his life Charles Schulz wrote,  “If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at him/herself.”

In this fun program on January 19, our guest speaker Duncan Miller will share how and why Charles Schulz was so successful in helping multiple generations to indeed learn to laugh at themselves. Following a brief synopsis on how Schulz got his start and how he introduced each of the major characters in Peanuts, we will explore how he dealt with such issues as school segregation, the women’s liberation movement, school prayer, and other social issues during almost 50 years of his cartoon. In addition we will look at how Schulz wrote from his own life experiences and how some of his best ideas came during his darker moments of depression. The program will conclude with the sharing of some of Schulz’s best scripts on religion and faith.

Duncan Miller has been collecting Peanuts books for most of his life. His collection exceeds over 300 titles.