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| ||Classes . . .|| |
| ||Adults' Bible Study||9:00 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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From the Pastor
July 30, 2015
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
"SUMMER COMMUNITY TAIZE WORSHIP SERVICES"
Our Community Taize Worship Services are continuing this summer. On Friday, August 7, we'll meet from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in our sanctuary at Mayflower.
These worship services are patterned after the services that are held three times a day at the Taize Community in Taize France. This form of Christian worship incorporates Scripture, prayer, and meditative singing. The Taize Community website describes meditative singing this way:
"Singing is one of the most essential elements of worship. Short songs, repeated again and again, give it a meditative character. Using just a few words they express a basic reality of faith, quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung over many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being. Meditative singing thus becomes a way of listening to God. It allows everyone to take part in a time of prayer together and to remain together in attentive waiting on God, without having to fix the length of time too exactly. . . ."
I hope you'll be able to join us in worship next Friday evening.
Upcoming Events . . .
Vacation Bible School Starting TODAY (Thursday)!
G'day, mates - Outback Rock VBS is here! Kids entering grades 1-5 will experience three mornings of faith-building fun. Today (Thursday) through Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Mayflower Presbyterian Church, Central & 14th St. in Pacific Grove.
Through Music 'n More opening, Rock-Solid Bible Adventures, Nibblies (snacks), Projects-with-a-Purpose, Outback Games and Rockin' Wrap-Up, kids will learn that "God is always with us." Roo the Kangaroo is looking forward to seeing all the kids and staff there!
There’s no charge to attend, but parents must register their children. This VBS is a 3-church production, with assistance from our brothers and sisters at Lighthouse Fellowship and Peninsula Christian Center. Questions? Contact Jim McClenahen or call Mayflower church, (831) 373-4705.
To register online, go to http://lighthousefellowshippg.org/#/calendar-and-events/vbs
Taize Worship Service
|Friday, August 7, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. || ||Mayflower Presbyterian Church|
Perspectives Informational Meeting at Mayflower
An informational meeting will be held at Mayflower, Sunday August 9th at 3:00 p.m.
Perspectives will give you a whole new understanding of how God's plan to extend his Kingdom develops from Genesis to Revelation. Come to this community meeting introducing the Perspectives course. Powerpoint presentations, alumni sharing, and Q&A's will be offered.
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
A recognition luncheon will be held Sunday, Aug 16 following the service, honoring Outreach and Communications teams
August 30 - Farewell Luncheon for Pastor David
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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