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From the Pastor
Oct. 2, 2015
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Dear Mayflower Family,
It has been a very encouraging first month with all of you! Thank you to those who have openly shared your concerns and hopes concerning Mayflower. When we're in times of major transition we're vulnerable to conflict. Even though conflict can be painful and difficult, conflict actually presents wonderful opportunities for personal and communal growth! We just need some help learning how to approach conflict as a gift so we can gain from it and not run from it or attack it (or the ones we're in conflict with!). To this end, I will begin an 8-week sermon series this Sunday to help us learn how to make good use of our conflicts. I 'll preach out of Ephesians 4:1-16 on "The Gift of Conflict." This series will prove very helpful in all relationships, so invite your friends so they can benefit as well!
In Jesus' hope and love,
Pastor Mike Harbert
The leadership of Mayflower wants everyone to know exactly how things are unfolding as we move into and through this season of transition and new beginnings. The Transitional Pastor Team is now looking for our new Transitional Pastor who will follow Pastor Mike Harbert. The hope is to have this person begin on Sunday, Nov. 29, which is the first Sunday of Advent. Elder Charlie Hornisher is leading this important team.
Session is also putting together a team to create the new Mission Study, which will be a clear and up-to-date expression of who Mayflower is and where Mayflower is going.
The Nominating Team is also beginning its work of nominating those who will serve on the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC). If you know of anyone you think should serve on this very important team (that will search for Mayflower's new permanent Pastor), please let Elder Tim Nico know by no later than Oct. 9. Those who serve must be a member of Mayflower Church. On Sunday, Nov. 15, we will have a special meeting of the congregation when the Mission Study will be presented and approved and the Nominating Committee will present its PNC slate for approval.
The hope is that the PNC will be in place with the Mission Study in hand so they can begin their process of creating the job description for our new permanent pastor as the new Transitional Pastor arrives to guide the entire search process in partnership with Session.
Please pray for God's oversight and blessing upon ALL of this so the outcome is just what God wants for Mayflower's future!
Oct. 2, 2015
Some Great News!
This last Sunday we enjoyed a wonderful worship celebration followed by a very sweet "thank you" lunch for all Gene Short has done for Mayflower over these past several years. Because it was Gene's last Sunday leading, we are very grateful to announce that Shoreline Community Church will provide our Sunday praise music leadership starting this Sunday through November to allow us time to find our new praise leader. Shoreline is doing this as an act of sheer generosity and partnership for the sake of God's Kingdom in Pacific Grove. So come this Sunday expecting fabulous classical music led by Tom Delay on our historic pipe organ AND wonderful praise music led by our brothers and sisters in Jesus from Shoreline Church!
Memory Book for Pastor David
The Congregational Life Team would like to assemble a memory book for Pastor David that recorded the many wonderful times we shared with him. If you have any photos (print or digital) that have been taken over the past 7 years, please place them in Barbara Jacoubowsky's box in the church office, or email them to Cheryl at email@example.com
Upcoming Events . . .
On Sunday the 11th, we'll be recognizing the Missions, Finance, and Personnel Ministry Teams. Please bring a Chinese dish to share. See the sign-up sheet in the Foyer.
Youth Ministry Meeting, Oct. 7
I am so excited to begin this next adventure that God has led me to. I want to thank you all for your wonderful words of support and congratulations. Bring on the fun!!
I will be having an informational & planning meeting with all middle school & high school youth on Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30. The meeting will be held in the fellowship hall. Please bring a friend! Your parents are welcome at this planning meeting, but they don't have to stay. I'll have some make-it & bake-it pizzas & some juice. If you're not sure about this...just come see what we're planning before you decide.
All adult volunteers, or volunteer wannabes are asked to join us.
Perspectives Class at Cypress Church
Perspectives will give you a whole new understanding of how God's plan to extend his Kingdom develops from Genesis to Revelation. Course runs Monday evenings August 17th - December 14th at Cypress Church, 681 Monterey-Salinas Highway.
Contact Joyce MacKenzie or Jeannie Petrinovich for more information. To sign-up, go to www.perspectives.org. Go to classes, click on CA map and scroll to Fall 2015, click Monterey-Salinas
Daughters of the King
Women's small group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All women are welcome.
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
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 Bill Warne or Miriam Little. You may read more about Dorothy's place at www.dorothysplace.org/ourwork.
"By The Back Door"
We are collecting unopened, unexpired, nonperishable food. The food will be delivered to Dorothy's Kitchen in Salinas, where it is used to prepare daily meals for homeless women. Do you need ideas? Suggestions for donations include: large cans of tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes, bags or sacks of rice and beans, large bags of cornbread mix, packages of pasta or parmesan cheese from Costco, and large jars of canned fruit. If you have any questions or would like to help with the delivery, please call Bill Warne
If you are interested in providing meat products for these guests, please give me a call or call the church office.
Dorothy's slogan is, "Love Loudly," lets hear a big roar from Mayflower.
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).
Contact Joe Blau if you want to help
A brief update on the I-HELP program
It has now been one year since Shelter Outreach Plus discontinued its support for I-HELP, and the churches came together to continue the program on the Peninsula. The program is still alive and doing well! We have had so much support from so many people in the community, and all of the wonderful volunteers in the various churches. The Pasta with the Pastors fundraiser brought in about half of the money needed to keep the program going, and we have also received generous donations from various churches and individuals to provide the rest of the needed funds. The program recently incorporated as a new non-profit called Outreach Unlimited, which is envisioned to be an umbrella organization for I-HELP as well other ministries. We have a Board of Directors, and we have hired a new part-time coordinator, with a wealth of experience, including past work at Shelter Outreach and Dorothy’s Place. He will be filling a number of roles, including counseling the men, assisting them in finding jobs and permanent housing, helping them set goals, and holding them accountable. He also has some good ideas for getting donations of food and supplies from local retailers, and increasing collaboration between the churches, various non-profit organizations, and other local community groups.
Resources for the Homeless
See the 2014 Monterey County Homeless Services Resource Guide online. It includes services for both youth and adults in the areas of emergency shelter, community kitchens, transitional housing, rent assistance, health related services, and food banks.
A hard copy of the guide is also available on the desk in the church office.
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.
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