Christmas Day, 1835, at the home of Mrs. Samuel Brooks, the decision was made to form the Sherbrooke Congregational Church. Twenty-seven people covenanted together on Sunday, December 29, 1835.
The first deacons were Alba Brown, David Mitchell and Samuel L. Norriss. They met together in a schoolhouse on Wellington Street.
A church was built on Factory Street in 1838 (Now Frontenac Street, site of the former St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church).
The Sherbrooke Congregational Church moved to their second church building, at the present site, 380 Dufferin. Architect William Footner designed the building in Greek Revival neo-classical style; it is the best current example of this style in Canada.
Their name was changed to Plymouth Congregational Church in honour of the Pilgrim Fathers who landed at Plymouth Rock, Massachussets on December 21, 1620.
During this time, Plymouth Hall was added to the first church building.
Sunday school rooms were added.
The Sherbrooke YMCA was organized by members of Plymouth Church.
The present pews replaced older-style colonial pews. The original center aisle was replaced by two aisles. (The photo below also shows more recent modifications, such as the Casavant organ from 1908).
The Casavant organ was installed on February 08, 1908 with 3 manuals, 28 stops and 1,200 pipes, at a cost of $3,685.
Plymouth Congregational Church obtained an Act of Incorporation from the Provincial Legislature. The old Union Cemetery on Belvedere South was sold and 895 bodies were reinterred at Elmwood Cemetery.
$3000 was raised in a single offering for a motor ambulance in the First World War.
The Sherbrooke Rotary Club was organized with Dr. Read as charter president.
Formation, Nationwide, of the United Church of Canada
Plymouth Congregational Church unanimously voted to become Plymouth United Church.
9:00 AM (French)
10:30 AM (English)
Education and Outreach (cancelled): Education and Outreach meeting rescheduled to April 6.
Passover Seder/ Seder de Pâques: We will host a special Passover Seder on Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m. It will be a potluck; please refrain from bringing leavened bread or desserts, and no pork or shellfish. The gathering will be led by guest Rabbi Laurence Edwards of Chicago. Please RSVP to 819-346-6373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we know how many to expect. Children welcome!
Il y aura un Seder ecuménique à 18h le jeudi, 29 mars. Il s'agit d'un repas-partage; n'oubliez pas d'apporter des plats sans levain, et pas de porc (pas de jambon, etc.), ni de crustaces. Notre invité d'honneur est le rabbin Larry Edwards de Chicago. Veuillez confirmer votre présence au 819.346.6373 ou email@example.com. Les enfants sont les bienvenus!
Spring Bake Sale and Tea Party
Saturday, April 28th 2 – 4 p.m. Come and shop for your favorite baked treats, and we invite you to stay for tea and sweet breads for only $5.00.
Samedi, le 28 avril, de 14h à 16h. Venez nous rendre visite et retrouvez vos gâteries préférées! Nous vous invitons à rester un peu plus longtemps afin de savourer une tasse de thé et des pain-friandises pour seulement 5,00 $.
Join us at Plymouth-Trinity for a family-friendly worship experience. We have a children's corner in the sanctuary with craft supplies and helpful volunteers. Some Sundays there is also a 30-minute children's programme during worship-time for kids of all ages.
Les enfants sont les bienvenus à Plymouth-Trinity! Nous avons un coin pour enfants dans le sanctuaire et des bénévoles. Certains dimanches, il y a aussi un programme de 30 minutes pendant la période de culte pour les enfants de tous les âges.