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Today is: Saturday, 25-Mar-2017 01:00:40 MST
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Daylight Savings Time: Saturday night, March 11
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead on Saturday night. You certainly won't want to show up an hour late this Sunday!
| ||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
|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.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
"Your Cheating Heart"
This week our sermon series on 1 Thessalonians, Knowing and Growing in Christ Till He Comes, is about living to please God. Humanity's chief goal ought to be to take pleasure in pleasing God. The ultimate purpose of living as a Christian is not to please oneself but increasingly to please God.
Memorandum of Understanding
View the proposed Memorandum of Understanding
discussed in the Oct. 2, 2016, Sunday meeting.
Upcoming Events . . .
Tony and Jeannie to Visit
We are looking forward to having Tony and Jeannie Traback and their children, Claire and Josiah, back with us next week, March 29 - April 2. Let's all continue to pray through this time of discernment, with great expectation, for the future that God has planned for us.
Tax Info. — Giving Statements
2016 End-of-year financial statements
Be sure to pick yours up in the foyer. If you need yours mailed, please call the church office (831) 373-4705.
In light of Tony and Jeannie being with us next week, Wednesday night's Pastor's Fellowship is canceled. The Pastor's Fellowship will resume the following week on Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00 PM.
Women's Bible Study
For those attending the Thursday morning Bible Study, there will be no gathering next Thursday, March 30. The study will resume Thursday, April 6th with Chapter 7, Wise Women are Financially Savvy, from Lydia Brownback's book, "A Woman's Wisdom". This is an open group and anyone is welcome to join at anytime! Thursdays at Mayflower 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Worship Service at 10:15, Sunday Morning
Mayflower Church — Quick Look
Contact the church office for more details
Mayflower Safe Church Policy
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Mayflower's Safe Church policy enacts procedures to protect those persons most vulnerable to abuse, namely our children and susceptible adults. Mayflower's policy addresses safe procedures to protect all vulnerable persons, with primary focus on preventing child abuse.
Mayflower's leadership assumes responsibility to establish the safest possible worship environment, but implicit responsibility lies with all church members and regular visitors to proactively implement the policy to safeguard our church family.
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
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). I-HELP is operated by "Outreach Unlimited," a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Donations to support I-HELP at Mayflower can be made through the PayPal portal by adding "I-HELP" on the "Special Donor Instructions" line.
Contact Joe Blau if you want to help
I-HELP Ministry Update — I-HELP for Women on the Monterey Peninsula
Nov. 3, 2016
An I-HELP program for homeless women is now active on the Monterey Peninsula. It is run similar to the men's program, but in this initial stage is much smaller, currently serving about a half dozen women. Approximately twenty faith communities are participating in the program. Mayflower is not participating at this time, as we are heavily involved in the men's program (and we also have people in our congregation who faithfully serve the homeless women at Dorothy's Place in Salinas each month). However, if you feel called to serve in this new ministry opportunity, please contact me. There are opportunities to come alongside other churches and assist them with providing meals for the women.
Mayflower I-HELP ministry coordinator
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 the church office. You may read more about Dorothy's place at www.dorothysplace.org.
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.