Plymouth Church

Plymouth Church



I was a member and a Deacon of Plymouth Church in the mid-1980's. Frank Goodwin was our minister and he became and important mentor in my life during the few years I was there.

I have been writing about mentors in my life and I just now published this blog about Frank. I hope you have a chance to read it.

There was a time at Plymouth Church when thousands gathered to worship, while just below, the basement was being used for the Underground Railroad.
We are grateful for the support of Plymouth Church! Their generous grant will help us continue to feed the growing number of New Yorkers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. -Henry Ward Beecher.
We are so grateful for the support of Apostles Church Brooklyn and Plymouth Church in providing volunteers and clothing to support our dear folks as part of our community breakfast
Find out more below how you can support out work

#fortheleastofthese #beyondthefourthwall #faiththatwor
Check out our discovery tool to learn more about #NYC's landmarks and districts related to African American heritage, like Plymouth Church in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District

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Op-ed from Brett Younger, senior minister of Plymouth Church, in New York Daily News: "We must build anti-racism into the very DNA of our houses of worship."
Test your knowledge of #Brooklyn landmarks while you #stayhome with this quiz that includes landmarks like Plymouth Church and Bridge Street AME Church #LoveNYCLandmarks
Plymouth Church Senior Minister Rev. Brett Younger shares his thoughts on coping during this unprecedented and painful time with Bklyner. He encourages New Yorkers to look for bright spots, to help when possible, and to find moments of gratitude.
"If you recognize that the despair is real, then you can find real hope." Plymouth Church Senior Minister Rev. Brett Younger shares advice for "Staying Safe and Sane" amid the coronavirus crisis as part of WFUV Public Radio's new series. #SupportNonprofits
Always there for the community.
Plymouth Church Senior Minister Rev. Brett Younger offers some hope and solace in this amNewYork op-ed.

Knowing God. Growing together. Plymouth Church ( is a vibrant community of faith in contemporary brownstone Brooklyn.

Its designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1961 attests to the church's vital presence in New York City since its founding. Aware of its unique history and influence, Plymouth continues to serve the community with regular worship services, the Plymouth Church School (preschool) and summer camp, choral music for adults and children, Christian Spiritual Development classes for all ages, and charitable programs for those in need.

Operating as usual


Plymouth is proud to support NYC Black History 50, a 5-borough historical running experience taking place on February 12. Instead of ticket sales, runners are participating in this Go Fund Me — see link in bio — to preserve the history of Sandy Ground, America’s oldest continuously-inhabited free black community, located in South, Staten Island.

In it’s day, Sandy Ground had over 150 historic black-owned homes in a thriving, empowered free black community surrounding the historic Rossville AME Zion Church, a stop on the Underground Railroad. Today, only a handful of historic homes survive, and they need repairs, while the history of the community was recently deemed “threatened and at-risk.”

So please join us in our mission to #PreserveSandyGroundHistory by visiting the #LinkInBio


Encountering God in Unexpected Places | January 27, 2022 01/28/2022

Encountering God in Unexpected Places | January 27, 2022

Want to see what we are up to at Plymouth? Check out this week's eNews and join in the fun!

Encountering God in Unexpected Places | January 27, 2022 This Week at Plymouth Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Worship | The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany “Ladders Everywhere” | Genesis 28:10-19 | Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey, preaching The Bible is full of stories of


We’re decked out in all our finest Christmas greenery @ Plymouth, and we love it! Stop by next Sunday to take a look, and take in all the sounds of Christmas at the 6:00 PM Carol Service.

Check out the details in the #LinkInBio!

#PlymouthChurchBrooklyn #PlymouthChurch #NYCChristmas #ChristmasCarols #ChristmasDecor


What Christmas traditions are you looking forward to bringing back this year? At Plymouth we’re excited to continue the 89-year-old tradition of the Christmas Carol Service! Join us on Sunday, December 19 @ 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary, or join us online.


The theme of #Advent this year is “Light in the Darkness.” We hope you will join us this season to share joy, worship, and the spirit of giving and being grateful.

Visit our #LinkInBio and #Follow to learn more about Advent @ Plymouth.


Join us in a mission-driven campaign with community partner @RestoreNYC this season to gift warm winter wear to trafficking survivors and their children. Shop from the wish list in our bio to meet the goal of 50 women’s coats, and 75 coats for babies, toddlers, and children. Our deadline is December 1!


It’s the season of giving, and you can give with Plymouth! We’re volunteering at #EastNewYorkGives with @ENYFarms on 11/19 and 11/20. AND we’re hosting a coat drive with our mission partner @RestoreNYC.

Check the #LinkInBio for more info on these and other opportunities.


Start the weekend with Children's Night Movie Friday in the Gym from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. We'll watch It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, eat pizza, and get ready for Sunday's Pumpkinland. This year PumpkinLand will happen during Sunday School. Sunday night, add Beecher Garden to your trick-or-treating route. Plymouth youth will hand out treats from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.


Good words from a good book serving as a great reminder there is still time to give to the World Hunger Mission Offering! Check the #LinkInBio to find out how, and stay tuned for next month’s mission and service opportunities!


Good words from a good book serving as a great reminder there is still time to give to the World Hunger Mission Offering! Check the #LinkInBio to find out how, and stay tuned for next month’s mission and service opportunities!


This month, the Plymouth community has gathered to give the greatest offering for World Hunger month in our history— $15,383.

You may continue to give to this offering to combat hunger, and deepen our three-year relationship with the Heifer International community in Malawi.

Check the #LinkInBio for how to give, and learn more about these initiatives at Plymouth.


Last Sunday, Plymouth honored World Hunger Day by continuing its three-year relationship with the Heifer International community in Malawi. We gathered to give, and you can too. Visit the #LinkInBio to learn more about how you can give with us.

Timeline photos 09/16/2021

This month you can join us in supporting Ruth’s Refuge, the only organization devoted to providing furniture and home essentials to refugees and asylum seekers rebuilding their lives in New York City. @RuthsRefuge volunteers donate furniture, buy new appliances and linens, load moving trucks, assemble furniture, and bring love and welcome into the homes of newcomers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Plymouth is dedicating the September Mission Offering to Ruth’s Refuge, and you can contribute by clicking the #LinkInBio and check out volunteer opportunities on their website!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(Text describing Ruth's Refuge adapted from their websit.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ID: An image of moving boxes and plastic wrapped furniture in the center of a room. In the center of the image there is a translucent green bar with white text that reads: “Mission Offering: Ruth’s Refuge.”

Timeline photos 09/09/2021

As is Plymouth’s tradition, we kick off the fall with a community brunch. We invite you to join us in gratitude after service Sunday (12:00 PM) to celebrate the work of Plymouth’s many mission partners during the Covid-19 pandemic.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Plymouth collaborated with many organizations to address the needs of our neighbors in areas such as hunger relief, housing, education, job placement, aged care, criminal justice, racial justice, and anti-human trafficking. This will be an opportunity to learn more about our mission partners’ work and volunteer opportunities coming this fall. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Please RSVP via the link in bio, we’re excited to see you there! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ID: A green box at the center of the image contains the following line of text: "Kick-Off Sunday: Mission Partner Brunch." The background is a slightly blurred image of Beecher Garden in the evening.

Plymouth Church updated their information in their About section. 09/09/2021

Plymouth Church updated their information in their About section.

Plymouth Church updated their information in their About section.

Timeline photos 08/29/2021

We have a brand new week ahead of us. Let's take advantage of the future every day that dawns, with the lessons of our past to fuel us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ID: Black text on a goldenrod yellow background reads: "The only way to get rid of your past is to make a future out of it. God will waste nothing." Beneath a dark blue dividing line the attribution reads: “Phillips Brooks."

Timeline photos 08/26/2021

Need a little snapshot "pick-me-up" for the week? Here you go!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ID: A close-up photo of handwritten cards on a yellow table. Some of the cards read "You are seen and you matter," and "You are one of a kind and give gifts for the world," and "We believe in you! Don't give up!" A pencil is just out of focus and at the right side of the photo.

Timeline photos 08/24/2021

Let us be purposeful changemakers together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ID: Black text on a goldenrod yellow background reads: "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." Beneath a dark blue dividing line the attribution reads: “Maya Angelou.”

Photos from Plymouth Church's post 08/19/2021

What future do you hope for the world? How will you use your skills shape that future?

Join a community that cares with #PlymouthCares. Visit our website to see past actions, ongoing initiatives, and read about the #CommunityPartners we connect with to build a better world.

ID: A two image carousel. First image: Black text on a red background that reads: "We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest."
Second image: Black text on a red background that continues from the first image in the carousel: "We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker. We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future that is not our own. Amen." Beneath a lavender dividing line the attribution reads: "Óscar Romero."

Timeline photos 08/17/2021

Through stormy seasons and all manner of strife, we are so grateful to have a space like Plymouth to call home, and a strong community that reminds us it is always within our reach and our responsibility to do good for the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you need a pick me up or redirection this week, consider visiting our website for recent services and opportunities to connect⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ID: An image of the interior of Plymouth Church sanctuary. The photo was taken from the back of the room behind rows of pews, with the pulpit and organ clearly visible in the distance.

Timeline photos 08/14/2021

Why, yes, we do have Dan Albergotti’s poem “Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale” stuck in our head. Maybe it has something to do with tomorrow’s service? We’re looking forward to hearing guest preacher Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey tomorrow!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Join us in person or online from the #LinkInBio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ID: Text on a blue background saying: "Listen for the sound of your heart. Be thankful that you are here, swallowed with all hope, where you can rest and wait." Beneath a goldenrod yellow dividing a line the attribution reads: “Dan Albergotti, verses from “Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale.”

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