You Are Welcome Here ! ! !
Today is: Wednesday, 01-Oct-2014 09:14:35 MST
Welcome to the Mayflower Home Page
| ||Classes . . .|| |
| ||Adults' Bible Study|9:00 a.m. in Room 14 (Library)
led by Chris Olsen
The Sunday morning bible study group will be taking a break.
Class to resume October 19.
| ||One Worship Service: ||10:15 am|
|Now You Can Give Through PayPal|
...from a smartphone or computer, click the yellow "DONATE" button on the left sidebar. This will take you to PayPal and prompt you to enter your donation amount and indicate whether paying by credit card or paypal. Proceed with payment instructions.
If you'd like to specify a restriction for the donation click either "add note" section or "special requests" line to type restriction when in review screen.
Did you miss a sermon? You can listen to it here and download any notes.
Get a glimpse of what Mayflower is about: Download the Visitor's Brochure, (66k PDF)
From the Pastor
September 26, 2014
O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old - what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us.
Belorado, Spain, a town along the Camino
Tales from the Camino
Every so often along his journey, Pastor David is able to access the Internet, and send an update to all his "family". Here is the latest news:
We have walked 135.5 miles so far. We've been walking for 11 days. We are now in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. We're staying in a hostel that is run by Cistercian nuns. We haven't been able to get any sleep in the dorm rooms in the albuergues because of all the snoring. So, we've been staying in rooms for two people. Sometimes these rooms are in an albuergues, like last night in Navatette. Other times they are in pensiones or hosteles.
Today it rained all day as we were walking. Our boots were covered with red mud for 13 miles. We still had fun as we were traveling with a group of 15 people from Ireland. They seem to thrive in the rain. One of them started singing, Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head, so I asked him if this was the national anthem of Ireland. Then they started singing their national anthem in Gaelic. I told them that when the sun comes out, they didn't need to be afraid and that I would help them deal with it.
We had dinner with the Irish last night in Najera. Tonight we're all staying in the same hostel. After Cathy and I checked into the hostel, we took showers, washed clothes, cleaned our boots, re-bandaged our blisters, and bought some food in a grocery store for lunch. Now we're off to visit the cathedral.
Tomorrow we start walking again at 7am and we hope to make it to Belorado. We're having tortillas every day. Chorizo and Rioja wine as well. Life is good on the Camino.
We miss you and we're praying for you all.
Upcoming Events . . .
Beverly Newell Celebration of Life
Beverly Ann Newell departed this world on Saturday morning September 6th, 2014. She lives on in our hearts as a loving model of beauty, grace and virtue — reflections of her walk and faith in Christ. A memorial will be held for her at the Mayflower Presbyterian Church in Pacific Grove on Sunday, October 5th, at 2:00 p.m.
A congregational meeting will be held Oct 26 to vote on terms of dismissal from PCUSA
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.
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.
Mayflower Youth Group
The new mid-week Youth Group (middle and high school students), led by Pastor David, will begin on October 29. Detailed information is available in the church office.
All are welcome!
Discussion Concerning Mayflower Presbyterian Leaving the PCUSA
Link: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION REGARDING LEAVING PCUSA
Mayflower is asking the San Jose Presbytery to send a Presytery Engagement Team. Read the letter of request, here. (36k PDF)
Where would Mayflower go? Here are links to two Presbyterian denominations under consideration.
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
The second Saturday of each month a faithful team of volunteers from Mayflower prepares a meal, drives to Dorothy's Place in Salinas, and lovingly serves dinner to homeless women. Dorothy's Place, run by the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra, maintains the only no-questions-asked emergency walk-in shelter for street women in Monterey County. The team invites you to come along and experience the joy of serving our neighbors - either once or on a monthly basis. Contact Miriam Little to get involved.
"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
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.
Congregational Life Needs Your Help
What ideas has God given you for fellowship and fun for the rest of 2013, or 2014? Join the Congregational Life Team
and share your special skills in organizing, planning, decorating and hosting. Muscle power is
also needed and appreciated. Talk to Fay at church, or leave your name and number at the church
office and Fay will be in touch with you.
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.