In the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a mainline Protestant family of faith, we call ourselves “a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.” Believing that “we’re not the only Christians, but Christians only,” we’ve organized our worship and life together around the open Table of Jesus, who invites all who are weary and ready to come and see. The denomination was born in the 1800s, and continues to be influenced by its founding ideals of our unity in Christ with openness and diversity in practice and belief. Find out more about the vision, mission, and history of the Disciples of Christ.
At PCCC we are committed to extending the overwhelming love of God that we find each week at the open Table of Jesus Christ into the community that surrounds us, empowered by God’s Spirit of service, compassion, and truth.
- To become a beacon of Christian openness and service in the northwestern suburbs
- To experience and share the joy of knowing God deeply, loving all Gods children, and welcoming all to our table.
- Freedom of thought, interpretation, and participation
- Unconditional hospitality
- Joyful service to God, each other and neighbors in need
- Friendly, intimate community
At Plymouth Creek Christian Church we place a high value on hospitality and welcoming all worshipers. We worship in a relaxed atmosphere in services which tend to be more traditional than contemporary. Our sanctuary offers a feeling of intimacy, and the worship experience is enhanced by our handmade banners and paraments. Creativity in worship is also valued, and volunteer members of the congregation share the worship leadership with the minister. Services at Plymouth Creek are centered on the sharing of communion every week. In our tradition, all who believe in Christ are welcome at the communion table.
Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! –Psalm 150:3-5
Music is an important part of Plymouth Creek’s worship culture and something we value highly. You will find the same principles that animate our broader church life on full display in our music ministry: quality leadership, high levels of lay involvement, passion for creativity, love of diversity, intergenerational empowerment, thoughtfulness, missional focus, joy.
With so much going on, it is nearly impossible to classify our music ministry in the categories many prefer nowadays. Is your music traditional? Yes, and we love the hymns and anthems our forbearers in faith left in our care. Is your music contemporary? Yes, and we love the many diverse ways Christians continue to explore God’s glory through sound.
In March of 2016 our Music Minister, Jeremae Francis retired after nearly 25 years of faithful service. Music continues to be an important part of our services even as we search for a new Music Minister. Throughout the year, one may also encounter vocal and instrumental solos and performances by our handbell choir.
As is already obvious, it’s the people of the church, from choir members to handbell ringers to instramentalists to the everyday vocalists in the pews, that make our Music Ministry what it is. Our distinctiveness, skill, musicianship, style and sets of interest are as varied as we are. However, we hope to display something profound and shared every week- that God’s glory uniquely makes itself known among us and through us in sound and song, and by doing so, we are all more able to love God, ourselves and all our neighbors
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