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The Reverend Robert A. Everett, Ph D The Rev. Dr. Robert A. Everett was called as the settled pastor of Second Church of Plymouth on January 2, 2014. Pastor Everett was the Pastor of Emanuel Church, UCC in Irvington, NJ, Cadman Church in Brooklyn, NY, and Ridgeview Congregational Church in White Plains, NY prior to moving to Plymouth. He was ordained as a United Church of Christ minister in 1974. He was the Vice moderator and Moderator of the Metropolitan Association of New York for three years. At the heart of Pastor Everett’s theology is the belief that God’s grace is far greater than we can understand. God loves us just as we are, but God also has greater plans for us. Everett is very interested in the Healing Ministry of the church. He has a firm commitment to social justice and the church’s role in speaking out again injustice and unrighteousness, following the teachings of Scripture. His favorite theologian is Reinhold Niebuhr. He spends much time reading and studying about prayer and Celtic theology. Pastor Bob sees his primary role as a pastor as caring for the souls of his people. He is also very involved in helping those with addictions of any kind. Pastor Everett holds an A.B. degree from the University of Georgia, a M.Div. and S.T.M. from Yale University, and a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Religion from Columbia University in New York. He was both a University Fellow and President’s Fellow at Columbia. Pastor Everett received at grant to study at Tel Aviv University in Israel. He also received a N.E.H. grant to study at Yeshiva University in New York. He published a book in 1992 entitled, Christianity without Antisemitism: James Parkes and the Jewish-Christian Encounter. He has published many articles and book reviews. He has also taught at a number of colleges. He has lectured at events in Canada, Israel, and England. He has been very involved in Jewish-Christian relations for many years. Pastor Bob is married to Kimberly Everett. She is a nurse in the Special Care Nursery at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, and she also works doing Pediatric home care. She has been a nurse for over thirty years. They have a blended family of seven children: Stephanie, Mandy, Amanda, Joshua, Kelsey, Jesse and Michelle. They have four grandchildren: Zach, Alex, Emma and Landon. As they are both animal lovers, they have numerous cats and a dog. Pastor Bob is fond of traditional country music and country gospel, Celtic music, classical music and music from the late ‘60s.
Debra Sue Richters, Secretary: I grew up in Manomet and have lived (other than two years working at Walt Disney World!) in the area my entire life. My husband, Darryl, and I have five children. Working at the church feels like something I should have been doing all along. The entire church family are such welcoming people, I cannot imagine ever leaving. My grandmother told me long ago, ”If you dread going to work in the morning, you need to find a different job.” So true! I have been with Second Church since June 2012, and I look forward to coming to work every day.
Jane Costa-Elliott, Organist and Music Director Growing up as a preacher’s kid, I was involved with church music all my life. As a teenager I played guitar and piano for Sunday School and Youth Group meetings. I also participated as a singer in many school musicals and concerts, and participated in a renowned Handbell Choir in Bakersfield, California for three years. After much encouragement from my mother, I started out as a full-time Organist at the First Baptist Church in Hanson, Mass., in 1993, and also served as interim Choir Director. From there I was the Organist at First Baptist Church in Plymouth. In 2005, I was driving by Second Church, and there was a sign on the hill “Organist Wanted” and I felt in my heart that this is where God wanted me to be. I applied and have been the Organist/Choir Director ever since.
Rhetta Scott – Church Sunday School Superintendent
My name is Rhetta Scott. It has been my pleasure to attend the Second Church of Plymouth since I was approximately 4 years old. I have had my membership at this Little White Church on the corner since 1977. I have raised my three children in this church. My grandchildren are being raised in this church. My mother is still attending this church. This church family has loved, supported, and watched four generations of my family as we served God.
I was lucky enough to be supported by my church family as well as my biological family as I put myself through school. I hold a Master’s degree from Boston University in Social Work. I currently hold a license through the state of Massachusetts, LCSW, and serve as a clinician at a methadone clinic. I am privileged to see and experience God moments on a weekly basis.
I have held many different positions in the church. Some I have held and worked more successfully than others. I have been a Deacon, on the Mission and Stewardship committees. I have been asked to serve on the Revitalization Committee and the Open and Affirming Teams. I have run a few fairs and plant sales. All of this seems to bring me back to the most rewarding work with the children. I have been Sunday School Superintendent, Vacation Bible School Director, Youth Group Advisor, Christian Camp Advisor, helped with the Liturgical Dance team and have been a Teacher in church school.
My vision for the Church School is to work with our strengths. Our children are usually looked at our future. But really they are our present as well as our strength. The children, as we are, made in God’s image. The children express excitement about learning when they are in a high energy, fast moving environment, where they can experience hands on God’s love. So we are teaching a bible story in a more interactive way for the children and for the mentors of Gods Love. The crafts are created to accentuate the story. We get Messy with God in mind. The games are played to put the fun back in the lesson and bring the sounds of joy into our church life. We dance and sing Contemporary Christian songs that are positive and upbeat. We learn songs with hand motions and smiles. We pray together emphasizing how grateful we are for the simple things God has provided us. The children have always helped with the stocking of the food pantry. The children are being asked to reach out stronger into the community and provide blessing bags to the homeless and to support the veterans and the woman’s sober house in Plymouth. This outreach ministry provides our children the opportunity to see God’s word at work. We are trying to create an environment that gives our children a place that is safe to ask questions and a place to experience God’s Love through and with others. It is important that we pass on our values about the Lord and this church and the work that we do in the community to express God’s Love.
The vision that I hold for the church school is not only held be me. God has given me the gift of The mentors of God’s love, the Christian Education Committee and My Assistant Super Hero. This group of talented and energized people have the same vision for the kids. It takes the whole team of creative thoughts, high and lots of extras from the congregation. My daughter Shonna Li Scott Silva is the Assistant Sunday School Superintendent. She is what makes the communications happen on line and at the council meeting. Thank you for your support! Rhetta (508) 733 8435.