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Today is: Saturday, June 24 2017

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Sunday Schedule:

 One Worship Service: 10:15 am
 Child Care Provided: 10:10 am in the Nursery (CE Building)
 Children's Church: after Children's Sermon, escorted to 1st Floor of CE building
 Middle & High School Youth after Children's Sermon, meet in 2nd Floor of CE building
led by Gary Williams
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Did you miss a sermon? You can listen to it here and download any notes.

Celebrating 100 Years

    We are a church that believes in the miraculous power of the risen Christ

Hearing the Word of God

1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.
Listen to the sermon.

MOU Now Activated

Session has been communicating with the mentoring team (Paul E. Davis, Rick Duncan, and Mike Murphy) with regard to activating the memorandum of understanding adopted by the congregation last fall. Saturday May 13 , sitting elders discussed with Pastor Tony and Paul E. Davis when to implement the MOU. We are all in agreement, now is the time! This empowers Pastor Tony to get off to a running start. This is an exciting time as we build momentum and prepare to replant Mayflower as a church for the next generation. We thank you all for your encouragement and support.

Memorandum of Understanding (from previous post)

View the proposed Memorandum of Understanding discussed in the Oct. 2, 2016, Sunday meeting. Leadership will report on, and discuss with the congregation, an offer of expertise and support (from friends at Carmel Presbyterian Church), to re-establish Mayflower Church.

Upcoming Events . . .

Sunday, June 25

Tony will be with us to minister and share The Word.

Pastor Don and Ellen's last Sunday. We'll celebrate their time with us! (more to follow)

Sunday, July 16

Tony begins his ministry as pastor of Mayflower.

Sunday, August 6: 3:00 pm

Installation by ECO of Pastor Tony, with visiting pastors and friends, refreshments to follow.

Saturday, August 12: 9 am - 12 noon

Meeting for friends interested in becoming members/covenant partners of Mayflower.

Participate in Mayflower's timeline!

On Saturday May 13th, several us gathered to construct a congregational timeline. It was a time to both share stories and take a deeper look at Mayflower's rich history. We looked back - as we begin to look forward - to see how God's shaping of our body informs how He will guide Mayflower's re-planting. If you were unable to participate on the 13th, you can still contribute today!

All of you have to do is...Grab three post it notes and write one of the following on each note, then post it in the appropriate place on the timeline:

  1. Your name and the date you began attending Mayflower.
  2. Briefly explain your first impression of Mayflower. Paste it next to your first post-it.
  3. Recall one significant moment from your time here at Mayflower and place it near the appropriate date. (year)

When you are finished, if possible, email the same information to us that you put on the time-line (name, date of arrival, first impressions and a significant moment). We would love to hear from you!

Pastor's Fellowship

Join Pastor Don Wednesday nights at 7pm for group discipleship and fellowship.

Women's Bible Study

Jonah: You Can't Outrun Grace
Jonah . . . it's not just a children's Bible story or a whopper of a fish story. The Thursday morning ladies Bible study invites all women to participate in our new study starting May 4th from 9:30 - 11:30. We will be using Paul Tripp's material, Jonah: You Can't Outrun Grace. Check out more about this study and its author here. This study promises to "not only inform your mind, but change your heart, and transform the way you live." Please contact Ellen Harris if interested. Thursdays at Mayflower 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Worship Service at 10:15, Sunday Morning

Mayflower Church — Quick Look

Contact the church office for more details

Mayflower Safe Church Policy

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Matthew 19:13-14

Mayflower's Safe Church policy enacts procedures to protect those persons most vulnerable to abuse, namely our children and susceptible adults. Mayflower's policy addresses safe procedures to protect all vulnerable persons, with primary focus on preventing child abuse.

Mayflower's leadership assumes responsibility to establish the safest possible worship environment, but implicit responsibility lies with all church members and regular visitors to proactively implement the policy to safeguard our church family.

First Touch Volunteers Needed

We are grateful for those who arrive a little earlier on Sunday mornings and prepare fresh brewed coffee for us! The First Touch ministry team is looking for a few more volunteers to help set up or clean up. No experience necessary! See Cathy Smith for details.

Designated Missions Giving

Would you like to donate to a specific Mayflower missionary? Just write a check to Mayflower Church, and write the missions agency & missionary names on the "memo" line. For example, write "Greater Europe Mission - Drew & Linka Parlee" or "Intervarsity - Steve & Susie Colby". For a full list of our missionaries, see the missions board in the Fellowship Hall.

Mayflower In The Community

I-HELP Dinner

Monthly Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) is scheduled at Mayflower the first Tuesday and first Saturday of the month; and the 5th Thursday (lodging ony). I-HELP is operated by "Outreach Unlimited," a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Donations to support I-HELP at Mayflower can be made through the PayPal portal by adding "I-HELP" on the "Special Donor Instructions" line. Contact Joe Blau if you want to help

I-HELP Ministry Update — I-HELP for Women on the Monterey Peninsula

Nov. 3, 2016

An I-HELP program for homeless women is now active on the Monterey Peninsula. It is run similar to the men's program, but in this initial stage is much smaller, currently serving about a half dozen women. Approximately twenty faith communities are participating in the program. Mayflower is not participating at this time, as we are heavily involved in the men's program (and we also have people in our congregation who faithfully serve the homeless women at Dorothy's Place in Salinas each month). However, if you feel called to serve in this new ministry opportunity, please contact me. There are opportunities to come alongside other churches and assist them with providing meals for the women.

Joe Blau
Mayflower I-HELP ministry coordinator

Dorothy's Place: A Homeless Women's Ministry

Dorothy's Place in Salinas is a ministry of the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra. One of their programs is Dorothy's Kitchen, which was "founded with the desire that all people who are hungry in our community should come and eat". On the second Saturday of each month, a team of Mayflower volunteers lovingly prepares and delivers a meal for the homeless at Dorothy's. To participate in this ministry or get more information, contact the church office. You may read more about Dorothy's place at

Mayflower Library Is A Treasure Trove

Did you know that there are nearly 3,000 books cataloged and ready to be checked out in our Mayflower Library? From daily devotionals to books on psychology, evangelism, pastoral care, missions, addiction and 30 additional Christian-based topics, the library is a treasure trove of reading available to our church members.

Special thanks to Teri Cotham who has worked diligently, behind-the-scenes, to catalog our books into a computer database to better track and inventory our works. Teri has spent four months getting the library in order before her move later this month to Gardnerville, Nevada. Thanks Teri for all you have done for us.

You can now search for a book by title or author (first or last), on line.

Builder's Plaque on the Historic Mayflower Pipe Organ
Read about the Mayflower's historic pipe organ

Mayflower Presbyterian Preschool

We are now accepting registration and enrollment for our Standard Preschool Program and our Cooperative Preschool Program.
Ages 3 years to entering kindergarten.

Preschool is now in session
Office Hours:  Monday, Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm;  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Visit the Mayflower Presbyterian Preschool web site.

CA State License # 274411613.

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