TODAY - 5-6:00pm
Midweek Gives Back!
We are going to have the entire group together
for a time of outreach and fellowship.
We will be creating two of our favorite service projects:
Decorating lunch bags for Kids Food Basket
Making Dog/Cat Tug Toys for the Humane Society
If there are any friends in the neighborhood or siblings that
would like to come, this is the perfect week to invite them.
Maundy Thursday Meditation - 5-6:00pm
Our sanctuary will be open for silent meditation.

Masks are required while inside the church building.

Good Friday - 12:00pm Noon
Livestream Service at

Please wear masks even though the Easter Service is outside and especially
 if you are seating under the canopy. Thank you for your cooperation.
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 and devotional at
How are you finding gratitude this season?

"Being kind to neighbors and those who serve on the frontline in the stores. Serving in a monthly mobile food pantry for those who are in need."
~ Greg Scott, member

(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!
The Children and Youth were busy all last week recording the musical in the atrium. What fun to hear them sing and watch them act! 
Mark your calendars: April 25, 10:30am streamed service.
Maundy Thursday
Silent Meditation in the Sanctuary

Good Friday
12:00pm Noon
Livestream Service

Kristi Burghart and Axelle Pelfrene sing excerpts from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
Easter Sunday
Outdoor Service
Bring Flowers to Adorn
the Empty Cross,
Choir, Handbells,
Children’s Activities,
Seating under a canopy
Streamed Service
Traditional Easter hymns
and other glorious music
including the Hallelujah Chorus
The Church will be closed on Monday 4/5 following Easter.
Mayflower Needlepoint Guild (MNG)

Meet in the Atrium from
12:15 - 2:15pm for afternoon
tea and stitching

March 17 | March 31
April 14 | April 28
May 12 | May 26

 Work on the Christmas angel project,
or feel free to join us to stitch any other projects you may be working on. 

To be sure we are COVID
compliant, please RSVP to
Andrea Koster
Saturday, April 24 - 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Mayflower 49UP/69UP
"Party under the Portico" Event

Bring your own snacks, beverages, and folding chairs under the church portico.

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!
Confirmation Class of 2021!
Beginning on Sunday, April 18 at 12:00pm, our 8th graders will
participate in confirmation classes (April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16).
On Pentecost Sunday, May 23, we will celebrate the confirmation
of these students during our morning worship service!
Contact Allison Houlihan for more information:
Look to your email and Facebook for updates
We will have our last hurrah of the year on April 18th!
After navigating an extraordinary year, we are excited to bring back
a beloved Mayflower tradition recognizing our high school seniors with the
Harold Grill Award (named after the first Sunday school superintendent.)

Originally, the award was given to the senior who demonstrated leadership
in youth activities. Our hope this year is to recognize the contributions
of all our seniors as they boldly pursue their future.

With this award, we express our appreciation for their participation in church
activities, encourage them to be active church members wherever they may go,
and remind them they will always have a home here at Mayflower.
Please respond by May 1 if your senior would like to participate. 
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. 
The Christian Education Team will be sending Paper Flowers to all grade school children for them to write what they would request as an 11th Commandment if God asked them. These will then be collected and hung on the trees around the church to welcome spring.

Family Fun Run at Mayflower!
Sunday, May 23rd at Noon
All the children of the church will be encouraged to participate to raise money for their favorite Mayflower Outreach ministry. Music, food, and fun will abound while the children run their laps. Come and cheer them on!
Sunday School Home Editions
During the season of Lent, the Home Edition packets will include games, crafts, and children’s bulletins that will walk them through Jesus’ journey.

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 or
Andrea Koster at
In case you missed it! Here are some great lessons to engage our little friends.

Given the current infection rate, we are in a phased reopening
with small groups in the Chapel, Narthex, and Sanctuary.
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During your visit, please abide by
these rules to keep everyone safe
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  • Wear mask for the entire visit
  • Practice social distancing
  • Sanitize hands upon entry
  • Sign-in on the register for contact tracing
CHAPEL: Enter through the north side exterior chapel door
  • Wipe down tables and chairs
NARTHEX: Enter through the front door only
SANCTUARY: Limit seating to 2 people or 1 single family per pew
  • Sit in a designated pew only (the back 10 pews are marked for seating)
  • Refrain from socializing or talking while inside the church
  • The worship experience is designed for silent prayer and meditation.
WORSHIP: The last ten rows of the sanctuary will be open for silent prayer and meditation throughout Lent each Tuesday from 12–1 pm and Friday from 10-11am. Capacity is limited to 25 worshipers.

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

The church will continue phased reopening as long as the COVID infection rate in Kent County is below a seven-day average of 10 infections per 100,000 people.
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.
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.
Available in the office - just call to have it mailed to you.
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.