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| ||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.
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From the Pastor
April 10, 2015
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched - this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.
(1 John 1:1)
"IS JESUS STILL ALIVE?"
Last Sunday we had a great celebration of our Lord's Resurrection. The men of the church provided us with an amazing breakfast. The worship service was filled with spectacular music. We welcomed new members into the congregation. We shared the Lord's Supper together. We had a full sanctuary, with twice the number of people who usually attend. Then we enjoyed a loving and delicious reception for our new members while the children hunted for Easter Eggs. Jesus is alive and we celebrated! Now what?
After the special worship services of Holy Week and the exhilaration of Easter Sunday, the following week seems like a let-down. But it doesn't have to be. Jesus is still alive and we can still celebrate the Resurrection. Maybe not with Easter Eggs, chocolate, and special meals. But we can still tell others that Jesus is alive. We can still invite our friends to join us in worship. We can still enjoy the new life that Jesus gives us. And we can still help our world to experience this new life as well.
Jesus is alive! Keep the celebration going.
Upcoming Events . . .
Men's Breakfast, This Saturday
Reminder: Monthly Mayflower Men's Breakfast is this Saturday, May. 2, 2015
Good Food! Great Fellowship and Discipleship!
- What: Mayflower Men's Breakfast
- Where: Mayflower Fellowship Hall
- When: Saturday, Mar. 2, 2015, 7:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m.
( . . . come a bit early, and share a cup of coffee)
Community Hymn Sing at Mayflower
On Sunday, May 31 at 2:00 pm, Tom DeLay will play many well-known hymns on the organ, and a dessert reception will follow. Please join us for a wonderful opportunity to experience fellowship with our church family.
Youth Group Gathering
May 6th will be the last Youth Group of the 2014-2015 School Year.
Mayflower Youth Group meets each Wednesday night from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The group is led by Pastor David and Allison Hornisher. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend - invite your friends and neighbors! A snack is always provided.
May 10 is Mother's Day!
Sunday, May 17 is Graduation Sunday at Mayflower. Congratulations to all of our graduates!
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Mark your calendars for the Mayflower VBS, July 27-31, 2015! More info. to come.
Family Night @ Mayflower
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.
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.
Good Old Days Booth
We invite you to volunteer for a two hour block of fellowship and outreach at our Good Old Days booth (on April 11 only), as we share the programs that Mayflower has to offer with our wider community. Contact Bill Warne with questions or to pick your favorite times.
Many thanks to those who served us Easter breakfast last Sunday!
Thanks also to Fay McCallister and the Congregational Life team for making the Fellowship Hall so welcoming. Breakfast volunteers included: Jim Hogan, Kevin Little, Jonathan Logan, Lynn McCallister, Jimmy and Rory Ryan, Dan Sakoda, Lexie Sakoda, Dick Stebbins, Cleve Thayer and Gary Williams
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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