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Sunday Schedule:

 Classes . . . 
 Adults' Bible StudyNote: Starting June 10, there will be "Purpose Workshops" from 9-10 am
9:00 a.m. in Room 14 (Library) led by Chris Olsen
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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Celebrating 100 Years

Get a glimpse of what Mayflower is about:  Download the Visitor's Brochure, (66k PDF)

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

The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began.
(Proverbs 8:22-23)

Pastor's Post

INVITATION AND EXPECTATION: GOD'S PURPOSE FOR US HIS CHURCH

"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, NIV)

In these two verses God expects - and invites - us to experience a wholehearted love for him. This key Old Testament text also tells us we ought to cultivate a passion for God. But life is busy. It is hard enough just to get the family to church on Sunday! So, how can we live up to these expectations? Why should we cultivate a passion for God?

Well, we can prove our wholehearted love for God by keeping two commitments. The first is a commitment to an authentic relationship with God. The second commitment is to teach our children, passing on a passion for God to the next generation. These two commitments prove your wholehearted love for God.

But what about the second question, why should we cultivate a passion for God? We should cultivate a passion for God in order to satisfy his glorious ambitions for our lives. God's first ambition for us is that we may know him and what he is like; that we might fall in love with him and become fully devoted to him. God's second ambition for us is that we make him known. Knowing God personally and making him known to others are the reasons why we should cultivate a passion for God.

We explore these themes so we may experience a wholehearted love for God, so we might cultivate a passion for God. May we experience these things personally and corporately. For this is God's purpose for his church. It is his invitation and expectation for Mayflower Church.

by his empowering presence,
Pastor Don


Results of the Mayflower Church Health Survey Are In!

The results from the recent Mayflower Church Health Survey are available here as a PDF (2.3 megabytes). The 110 page report presents results of the survey in chart and tabular data.

Summary: This table lists the results of Mayflower's Healthy Church Survey according to rank, from strong (at the top) to weak (at the bottom). The table also compares the responses of leadership with responses of the congregation.

Table of Survey Results

Saying farewell to Joseph Mancuso, Minister of Music

Joseph's last day in the position as Minister of Music was Monday, May 16th. Joseph gives thanks to Mayflower Presbyterian Church for the opportunity to serve God through us, as well as the love and support he received from us during his time here. With little time to say a proper good-bye, you may want to send a personal note of thanks to Joseph.
We thank you for your faithful service, Joseph, and wish you well!


Upcoming Events . . .

Mayflower Purpose and Mission Workshops

Please save the dates for Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:00 am, starting June 10 and going through July. During these times, the Mission Study Team will facilitate "Purpose Workshops," helping the congregation process the data we have gathered and set our future direction.

Youth Family & Friends Beach Bonfire

Who: All Mayflower families with children ages birth - 12th grade, and friends
What: A summer beach bonfire with food, friends, music and fun
When: Saturday, June 18th from 5:30 to sunset
Where: At the Asilomar Beach/Pebble Beach border, right across the small stream and below the Golf Links at Spanish Bay. Park on Sunset Drive, next to Spanish Bay.
  Contact Janet Thayer to RSVP and for more info.

Mayflower Church — Quick Look

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Transition Schedule-at-a-Glance

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.


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.

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


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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