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Christmas at Mayflower

Caroling Dec. 21, 2pm, Christmas Eve Service at 6pm and 11pm

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Sunday Schedule:

 Classes . . . 
 Adults' Bible Study9:00 a.m. in Room 14 (Library)
led by Chris Olsen
The class is starting "In the beginning," i.e., the book of Genesis.
 One Worship Service: 10:15 am

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Celebrating 100 Years

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

From the Pastor

December 12, 2014

No more let sins and sorrow grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow, Far as the curse is found.
(lyrics from "Joy To The World")


How are you holding up in the midst of all the hectic decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping, card writing, etc.? Do you need a break? Would you like a place where you can just sit and rest in God's presence?

This Sunday, December 14, we will host the Monterey Peninsula Voices Choir in our worship service. We will also have guest musicians to lead us in worship. The service will start at 10:15 am.

You are invited come and enjoy some real "peace on earth" with the Prince of Peace.

In Christ,
Pastor David

Upcoming Events . . .

All-Church Christmas Breakfast

The All-Church Christmas Breakfast is on Sunday, December 14 from 8:30-9:30 am. The Men of Mayflower cook up a delicious spread, including gluten-free treats and a seemingly never-ending platter of bacon. A donation basket will be on the table - all proceeds benefit Men's Ministries. Please show them your support!
We need more men to help. Contact Dan Sakoda, or show up after 6:30 am on the 14th.

Monterey Peninsula Voices at Mayflower

A group from the local community chorus, The Monterey Peninsula Voices, will sing during the service on Sunday, December 14. This 100+ person choir practices each Monday evening in the Mayflower sanctuary. Registration for the spring season (January - May 2015) is now open, and no audition is required. For more information, see:

Mayflower Mid-Week Youth Group

Next Youth Group is Wednesday, December 17 - and it's a Christmas Party! Middle and High School students, come from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Invite your friends - pick up flyers at the The Mayflower Connection table in the Fellowship Hall. Questions? Talk to Pastor David or Allison Hornisher.

Mid-week Youth Group is back at Mayflower Middle- and high-school students....get ready for games, food and fun with Pastor David every Wednesday night from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Invite your friends!
For more information contact the church office.

Mayflower Preschool Christmas Program

The Mayflower Preschool Christmas Program will be held Friday, December 19 at 6:00 pm. All are welcome!

Mayflower Christmas Carol Sing-Along

Mayflower Christmas Carol Sing-Along, Dec. 21, 2pm

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Family Night @ Mayflower

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Wednesday nights is Family Night @ Mayflower. A time for the entire family of God at Mayflower to come together to love, to serve, to grow.

Childcare for ages 0-5th grade is provided during small group time.


Theodyssey Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning September 17, 2014 - May 6, 2015. Registration deadline: Sept. 7, 2014
Curriculum materials are required and may be purchased directly from the Theodyssey web site. Cost is $122.20 for course materials plus retreat cost. Contact Paul E. Davis for more information.

Women's Study: The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan starts October 8 Program includes a 30-minute video that includes a segment of Pastor Rick Warren emphasizing the Faith factor and how we can make wiser choices with God's help in order to fulfill his purposes in our lives.

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

"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.

Thank you,
Bill Warne

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).
Contact Joe Blau if you want to help

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.

CA State License # 274411613.

Learn about Small Groups and Motorcycles at Mayflower.

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