So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
Join us as we
in the Bible
  • DAILY VIDEO & AUDIO recording options available
  • A FAMILY GUIDE an excellent way for young readers in your family to participate without becoming overwhelmed.
  • WEEKLY ZOOM discussions engage openly in group Zooms.
  • COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE designed for groups—more like a book club, less like a Bible study.
LENT begins Wednesday, February 17
Books will be available after February 1
How are you finding gratitude this season?
"Even though I can't come to church in person,
this is what I am doing instead to feel God in my life..."

(Share your thoughts to lift and give hope to others while we are all looking for ways to cope and engage in this trying time.)
Inspire Us!
49UP & 69UP
together again in a Winter Wonderland
-- Double UP via Zoom! --
Catch-Up Time, Fun Discussion, and Music
5-6:30pm - Saturday, January 30
Zoom link will be sent to all who respond
Mayflower Needlepoint Guild
If you love to needlepoint, please join the NEW Mayflower Needlepoint Guild. The MNG is excited to stitch beautiful Angel ornaments for the church Christmas tree this year. 

We’ll have occasional Stitch & Zoom dates, as well as in-person
stitching times when possible. 
For more information or to share your choice of Angel design to avoid duplicates, please email Andrea Koster
Feb. 17 - Mar. 28

PEEPS PRIZE is going Virtual! 
a Mayflower favorite – from home – 
during this Lenten season.

Beginning on Ash Wednesday,
Bible story ideas will be shared
on the Mayflower Family Ministries Facebook and Instagram
pages as well as at 

Every family is encouraged to make
their own creative Bible Story box diorama with Peeps and more, fun, colorful Eastertime decorations

Photos of each family’s
Peeps scene can be sent to
will be displayed online
March 28th, Palm Sunday
Mayflower CAN!
Canned Food Drive
Every time you go to the grocery store, consider purchasing extra
canned food from the list to be
brought to the portico at Mayflower.

This is one of the easiest ways to make
a big difference in the lives of others. 
Food insecurity is a real thing for many people here in Grand Rapids this winter.
During the month of January,
Mayflower UP Groups will be hosting
two (2) opportunities for donations
of canned food items for the
Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Wednesday, January 20th
from 4-6pm
(Hosted by 29UP)

Saturday, January 23rd
from 12-2pm
(Hosted by 49/69UP)

Canned Food Needed:
Vegetables / Fruits
Soups / Pasta Sauce
We are asking churches, or small groups, or even a couple of people, to take 1 or 2 days a month for the next few months to help us feed the incredible amount of people we are seeing downtown - to serve the large encampment in Heartside Park.
Making cold meal bags for
overflow shelter and outreach
– Needed immediately –

  • Must have sealed packaging
  • Cold sandwiches can be handmade and wrapped in plastic and placed in a ziplock bag/box
  • Meals should be balanced with Proteins, Fruit, Veg, Dairy, Grains, Beverage (water, juice, milk).
Daily meals need estimated to be 50.
Would you like to provide a meal for a member of our congregation?
Mayflower is also looking for someone to coordinate a meal sign-up/schedule for those interested in providing meals.

Money donations are also encouraged to provide safely prepared meals through our catering team.
Inspire Us!
“For if the willingness is there,
the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”
Corinthians 8:12
Thank you for your continued stewardship in treasure
and faithful prayer
Mayflower Members and Friends,

As of 1/11/21, we have received
185 pledges totaling $663,000
which is 83% of our total
Covid-19 reduced budget.

Help us complete this stewardship drive
with every member accounted for 
as Mayflower continues to serve our
congregation and our community.

We are still $137,000 short
of a minimum budget so
we still have work to do.

We have heard from just 42% of our membership. I am asking you to reach out and pledge what you can today,
or simply let us know that you do
need to take a sabbatical this year.
With gratitude,
~ Ken Goodson, Stewardship Chair
February & March
Miss Abby will be working with the children in all of the choirs on the musical The Lost Boy.
at our winter season Midweek on Wednesdays either in person or online, depending on the weather. 

The springtime musical at Mayflower brings an excitement that is a highlight of every year and 2021 will not be different!

Stay tuned to get your front row seat at this year's production of
The Lost Boy.

Elevate will
meet again soon!

Stay tuned for more information.
Stay healthy and safe!
Pen Pals at Mayflower

Throughout the winter, students ages kindergarten through high school will
be sending postcards
to each other.

These cards will be full
of fun facts about each person and brighten mailboxes throughout
our neighborhoods, creating new friendships
in the New Year.

If your student has not received postcards to fill out and send to a pen pal, please contact the office.
Sunday School Home Editions
As we enter into the season of Lent, the Home Edition packets
will include games, crafts, and children’s bulletins that will walk them
through Jesus’ journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter.

Home Edition is our bi-monthly Sunday School newsletter
mailed to 4yr old -  3rd grade students.

If you are interested in receiving our Sunday School Home Edition 
please contact Susan Orban at
In case you missed it! Here are some great lessons to engage our little friends.
Mayflower Preschool
Enrollment for
Current Families &
Church Members
will begin on
Friday, January 8
at 8:00am
If you would like to enroll your preschooler, please email our office at: - we will add your name/email to the list. 
An enrollment link will be sent out via email the week of January 4. 
- - It will be made “LIVE” on JANUARY 8 - - 
For more information please visit our website at:
The Mayflower Church Council and Executive Committee continues to weigh risk and seek viable means to safely allow
small groups to use the building during the pandemic.

They are working to formalize a COVID Threshold Policy soon
in hopes of opening the sanctuary for limited attendance.
Please call for appointment to meet with staff.
Check Facebook for Updates - You must wear a mask to attend all group events -
If you, or a family member, have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, 
or you exhibit any of the symptoms associated, or have recently tested positive for COVID-19, please
refrain from attending any Mayflower event until you have been through the proper time of quarantine.