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| ||Classes . . .|| |
| ||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 |
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Did you miss a sermon? You can listen to it here and download any notes.
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.
Memorandum of Understanding
View the proposed Memorandum of Understanding
discussed in the Oct. 2, 2016, Sunday meeting.
2017 Pledge Cards
On Stewardship Sunday, we presented our annual pledge cards during the service as an act of worship. If you have not yet submitted your pledge, you may place it in the offering plate on Sunday, drop it in the mail, or bring it to the church office.
Upcoming Events . . .
Missionaries Ken and Ruth Copsey visiting the Peninsula
We welcome Ken and Ruth Copsey, our faithful missionary partners, who will worship with us this Sunday, December 4. Please greet them or meet them on Sunday after church, or during our lovely Christmas Dinner and festivities that follow in the evening. They will be staying here with long-time Mayflower friends until December 13th.
Christmas Dinner & Sing-Along on Sunday, December 4
Our annual all-church Christmas dinner will be held at 5:30 pm on Sunday, December 4 in the fellowship hall. Please bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share. Following dinner, we'll move into the sanctuary to enjoy a festive holiday sing-along and a short presentation by our Youth Bell Choir. We encourage you to invite family, friends and neighbors to join you this evening!
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."
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
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
I-HELP Christmas Stockings
Nov. 23, 2016
Every Christmas, we at Mayflower have the opportunity to fill a Christmas stocking with gifts for the homeless men who are participating in the I-HELP program. If you would like to take part this year, the stockings are in the narthex. Please take a stocking, and write your name and phone number on the signup sheet and on the stocking. Attached to the stocking is a list of toiletries and other small gifts, along with a space to write your name. Once you have purchased the items and put them in the stocking, return it to church by Sunday, December 18 (please leave the list, with your name, tucked inside the stocking), and cross your name off the main list. We will take all the stockings to the men on Christmas Eve. Thank you for your participation!
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.
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 www.dorothysplace.org.
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.