September Guest Preachers
September 1 | Rev. David Baak (Sanctuary) Rev. Jen Porter (Camp Henry)
September 8 | (Celebration Sunday; two services begin) Rev. Jen Porter
September 15, 22, 29| Rev. Doug Van Doren
The Rev. Doug Van Doren, was pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ for forty years, retiring in 2018. Under his leadership, Plymouth moved from barely surviving to a robust, active congregation in ministry focused on social justice and inclusion. He has chaired and served on many local boards including the Grand Rapids Urban League and Planned Parenthood of West Michigan and was co-founder of Concerned Clergy of West Michigan. Doug has served regional (Grand West Association and Michigan Conference) and national settings of the United Church of Christ and chaired the committee that brought all the mission efforts of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) together under a Common Global Ministries Board. He is married to Colleen Mahon-Van Doren and have two sons, Camilo (deceased) and Aidan. Doug is also an internationally recognized sea kayaker and sea kayak instructor.