We are excited to have choir and The Lost Boy musical practice
with youth group INSIDE the church building this week!
(There will still be a Zoom option for those who would like to join from home.)
TONIGHT! - February 17 from 5:30-5:50pm
Ash Wednesday Drive-Thru Blessing
Join us at Mayflower Church for a blessing and imposition of ashes
as we prayerfully enter into the season of Lent.
Please drive-thru entering from Robinson Road - where you will be directed up
to the front church steps to receive a blessing from Rev. Dr. Jonathan White and
Rev. Ruth Bell Olsson - then drive to exit through the upper lot off Maryland.
More details below under Mayflower Events...
The church will begin phased reopening when the COVID infection
rate in Kent County reaches a seven day average of
10 infections per 100,000 people.

Given the current infection rate, we are in a phased reopening.
The Youth Groups may begin using the narthex and chapel beginning this Wednesday.

Small Bible Studies may meet in the chapel beginning Friday.
Please enter by the chapel door.
Please wear masks and practice social distancing.
Please wipe down the tables and chairs before leaving.
Please bring your own refreshments.

The last ten rows of the sanctuary will be open for silent prayer and meditation throughout Lent each Tuesday from noon until 1 pm and Friday from 10 to 11 am. Capacity is limited to 25 worshippers.
Please sign in and sanitize hands when entering.
Masks are required and will be provided.
Please limit seating to two people or families per pew.
Please sit in the assigned pew (the back two pews are marked for seating.
Please use hand sanitizer when entering.
Please refrain from socializing or talking when entering the church. The worship experience is designed for silent prayer and meditation.

There will be a live outdoor service on Easter at 9 am.

On the first Sunday after Easter, we hope to allow 25 people to seat in the back pews to watch the livestream service in person. Protocols will be coming soon.
You can monitor the
infection rate here:
NOTE: On the left side of the screen:
Set the Geolocation for the US.
Set the Level at County, then scroll down to Michigan. Roll your cursor over the Michigan map to
Kent County and the infection
rate will appear.
Zoom at Noon Study begins NEXT WED. February 24
Join us as we IMMERSE
ourselves in the Bible
  • DAILY VIDEO & AUDIO recording options available Tyndale.com/sites/immersebible/messiah-resources
  • FAMILY, YOUTH & CHILDREN’S GUIDES are an excellent way for your whole family to participate. Available for pick-up at the Mayflower Office.
  • COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE designed for groups—more like a book club, less like a Bible study.
  • WEEKLY ZOOM DISCUSSIONS engage openly in group Zooms. The main Zoom group will be hosted on WEDNESDAYS at NOON. Sign-up to get on the list: MayflowerChurch.org/news/immerse. Other group Zooms will be hosted by Mayflower members, groups, and leaders. Stay tuned for more opportunities to participate.
LENT begins Wednesday, February 17. Easter will be celebrated on April 4.
Books are available now at church - call the office with any questions.
Begin your week with a peaceful blessing
Monday Mornings at 7:00am
Enjoy a new music video each week, along with a devotional
which expands and deepens the meaning of the music and poetry.

View and share the virtual presentation at
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!
"Celebrating the beauty
of the day and
the promise
of tomorrow.
We...are not in charge thankfully."

~ Dale DeHaan, Church Member
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.
Sunday, February 21
- 5:45-7:45pm -
Mayflower’s Families
& Youth Groups
Come and join your Mayflower friends
at Tarry Hall Skating Rink for some
winter roller skating fun!
Admission is $5 per person
and skate rental is included with the admission fee.
Concessions will be available.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Family Promise
is in need of
Children's Bath Kits.
Please consider bringing the following items to the skating rink:
  • Baby Wash
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Lotion
  • Children's Shampoo
  • Children's Body Wash
  • Rubber Duckies/bath toys
  • Loofah or washcloth
  • Some sort of water pouring cup/small bath bucket
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 Rachael@MayflowerChurch.org
will be displayed online
March 28th, Palm Sunday
Mayflower Needlepoint Guild
If you love to needlepoint, please join the NEW Mayflower Needlepoint Guild. The MNG is excited to stitch beautiful Angel ornaments to decorate
our church in a new tradition this year. 

We’ll have occasional Stitch & Zoom dates, as well as in-person
stitching times when possible. 

Invite/Share with friends & neighbors!

For more information or to share your choice of Angel design to avoid duplicates, please email Andrea Koster
February 21
Youth and Family
Skating Party at
Tarry Hall - Grandville
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. 
Confirmation UPDATE
We are aiming for Confirmation classes for 8th graders
to begin after Spring Break with the hope to celebrate on Pentecost, May 24th.
“Filling the Pantry” 
for Safe Haven Ministries

Safe Haven operates an emergency safe shelter which is available for individuals and families fleeing domestic abuse. During their stay residents receive ongoing case management and support. 

The shelter operates a pantry for residents and Mayflower is committed being a community Pantry Partner by filling it with the MOST NEEDED items by the first 2 weeks of March. 

  • 33 Gallon (Extra Large) Trash Bags
  • 13 Gallon (Tall) Scented Trash Bags
  • Laundry Pods
  • Paper Towel
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clorox/Cleaning Wipes
  • Ziploc Bags (Quart and Gallon)

  • Size 5 Diapers
  • Size 6 Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Menstrual Products - Pads, Liners
  • Bubble Bath - Kids and Adult

Over-The-Counter Medications
  • Benadryl/Allergy Medicine
  • Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen
  • Melatonin Gummies
  • Tums/Pepto

  • Coffee
  • Coffee Creamer (liquid or powder)
  • Cooking Oil- vegetable, canola
  • Rice
  • Crackers
  • Popcorn
  • Cereal
  • Chips and Snacks (Individual snack bags preferred)
  • Granola Bars
  • Poptarts
  • Kool aid/Drink Mixes
  • Apple Juice
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Pasta/Rice Side dishes
  • Sugar
  • Cake/Brownie Mix
  • Mayo/Miracle Whip
  • Salad Dressings
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Honey
  • Syrup
  • Seasonings/Spices
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Fruit/fruit cups
  • Canned Beans - all types
  • Canned Ravioli/Spaghettios
  • Baby Formula
  • Baby Food Pouches
  • Baby Bottles
in the bins under the portico weekdays from 9am-2pm
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!
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 Susan@mayflowerchurch.org or
Andrea Koster at Andrea@mayflowerchurch.org
In case you missed it! Here are some great lessons to engage our little friends.
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.
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.