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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
November 21, 2014
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
"PLEDGE DEDICATION SUNDAY"
This Sunday we'll be dedicating our 2015 pledges to the Lord during the worship service. If you did not receive a pledge card in the mail, we have some at The Mayflower Connection table in the Fellowship Hall. There will also be a pledge card in each bulletin on Sunday.
These pledge cards are a tool for you to use as you prayerfully consider how you will support the Lord's ministry at Mayflower in 2015. No one will know what you have pledged except for our financial secretary, Elin. And God, of course.
The pledge cards will be totaled up and the total amount will be used by the Session as a way to discern how much money the Lord will be providing us with in 2015. Based on what we believe the Lord will provide us, we'll prayerfully consider how to use His money.
I am looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for us in 2015. Thank you for your faithful support of His ministry at Mayflower.
Last chance to get rid of extra weight (in coins)
Only two more Sundays remain in November for you to feed the turkeys at church with your spare change. After that, the kids will count all of those pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to see how much money they can add to the rest of the Deacons' Fund that is collected on the first Sunday of each month. Don't wait! Dig around for spare coins. Maybe your friends and neighbors would like to get rid of some extra weight, too! Tell them that it will all go to help people in need at Christmas time.
The Deacons' Corner
Dear Mayflower Family,
The holiday season is already upon us. In the past your generous donations have enabled Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas gift cards to be purchased. These have been shared not only with families in need, but as remembrances to our missionary families, respectively. In recent months, our church has helped members with groceries, phone and gas money, and other needs. By doing this, we all reflect God's love by helping those in need. If you know of a need within our church family, please contact any Deacon (the names of Deacons are listed on the back of the Sunday bulletin).
For Thanksgiving, the Mayflower family can also help the Deacons and those in need in our church by taking one of the Thanksgiving brown paper bags on the table in our lobby. There is a paper with suggestions about what to place in the bag. The Deacons will provide gift cards for a ham or turkey.
The Mayflower Deacons
Upcoming Events . . .
Poinsettia Dedication Orders
Poinsettia Dedication orders are due by Sunday, November 23 Fill out a form at church, or call the office during regular hours (9:30 to 1:30) to place an order.
Mayflower Mid-Week Youth Group
Mid-week Youth Group is back at Mayflower Middle- and high-school students....get ready for games, food and fun with Pastor David every Wednesday night from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Invite your friends!
For more information contact the church office.
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.
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
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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