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| ||Classes . . .|| |
| ||Adults' Bible Study||9:00 a.m. in Room 14 (Library) led by Chris Olsen|
Study in Acts
This is a great time at Mayflower to be studying Acts. The overall theme of the study describes how the early church grew and functioned. This can be a model for Mayflower in a time of transition.
This course is expected to extend over a 9-10 month period, roughly half-a-chapter per week. No extra books required. Bring your favorite bible. No previous experience required!
| ||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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The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Dear Mayflower Family,
As my time with you quickly comes to an end, I am celebrating God's amazing faithfulness! I'm celebrating how you as a family have responded to God's call for us to look honestly at what's stirring in our hearts so that God can bring necessary conviction, that leads to necessary confession, that leads to healing and preparation for all that God holds for your shared future. Great times to come as you let God lead! I'm also celebrating how God has answered our prayers for a new Minister of Music in sending Joseph Mancuso to Mayflower. Joseph is just beginning to develop a new Praise Team to lead your praise songs on Sunday mornings. If any of you feel prompted to help Joseph with this, please let Joseph know. Also, Joseph will start working with the children of Mayflower to bring God's music into their lives and the life of the congregation. Great news! Also, your Transitional Pastor Team has found your new Transitional Pastor who will follow me! Your new Transitional Pastor will start on Sunday, December 6, which is exactly what we've hoped and prayed for--so this person can lead in worship and guide you through this next season of selecting your new Permanent Pastor. Your Transitional Pastor will begin December 6, my service among you on November 29. God is amazing!! So thankful, and so glad for all of you! Good times ahead for Mayflower Church!
Also, I strongly encourage ALL of you to prayerfully prepare yourselves for this coming Sunday's "Thanksgiving Sunday." For the sake of what's ahead, both for you personally and as a family of faith, it is critical that you get clear about what "sacrifice of praise" God is asking of you in response to all God has graciously given you. The hope is that EACH of you will come ready to present your "Faith Promise" to God at the conclusion of this Sunday's worship service as an act of faith and gratitude. Don't miss out on this opportunity to allow God to lead you into the amazing things God hopes to give! To the extent you prayerfully prepare, and come ready to present your "Faith Promises," WILL BE the extent to which you (individually and together) experience EVERYTHING God hopes for you in the new year.
I look forward to sharing in our celebration of worship this Sunday!
November 20, 2015
WE HAVE A TRANSITIONAL PASTOR! The Lord has blessed Mayflower with Pastor Don Harris. Don and his wife Ellen will be coming out from Florida to start on December 5th. Thank you for all of your prayers. We are truly blessed to see what the Lord has done!
The Mission Study Team, is in the process of developing a clear and up-to-date expression of who Mayflower is and where Mayflower is going. Please pray for this team as they continue their work.
The Pastor Nominating Committee is in the process of being formed and will be up for approval by the congregation along with the mission study once it is complete.
Upcoming Events . . .
Youth Group meets this Wednesday
Youth Group meets this Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Mayflower Thanksgiving Gathering at Lover's Point
|Who:|| ||All are Welcome|
|What:|| ||Potluck Brunch Gathering of Saints Giving Thanks|
|Where:|| ||Lovers' Point Park|
|When:|| ||Thanksgiving Morning, Thurs. 11/26, 9-10:45ish am|
|Why:|| ||Because we are thankful and love to share that morning with each other|
Bring your loved ones and something to share.
Muffins to fruit to frutata.plus
Coffee to juice to water. plus
2014 Gathering at Lover's Point
Monterey Peninsula Voices at Mayflower
Join us on December 6th, when a group from the Monterey Peninsula Voices choir will add their voices to the worship service. The Monterey Peninsula Voices practices at Mayflower Monday evenings during their season. Information on the choir and their concerts can be found here.
Mayflower Christmas Carol Sing-Along
Join us Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 pm for our Mayflower Christmas Carol Sing-Along. Familiar Christmas carols will be led by organist Tom Delay on Mayflower's historic pipe organ. All are invited!
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.
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
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
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.