Dear Mayflower Members and Friends,

I trust you are safe and well during these conflicted and troubling times. Below you will find information regarding the life of our congregation.

1.  Our Annual Meeting will occur this Sunday, June 7th. We invite you to join the Live Stream of our Sunday worship service after which we will hold a virtual Annual Meeting. To receive the Nominating and Membership Reports, and the minutes from our 2019 Annual Meeting, please visit our new Member Portal found on the News page of our website. Click “Member Portal” and enter the password: 2345Robinson (private to members and friends of Mayflower.)

2.  Mayflower Rocks!  The FFJ Christian Education team is excited to announce our summer program “Mayflower ROCKS!” which will begin in June. Lessons, activities, and crafts will explore God’s use of rocks to grow faith, strength, and power. Throughout the summer, we will create a rock garden at the foot of the church lawn to represent our rock-solid faith in God.

3.  Mayflower Outreach I: Last week, Mayflower members and friends dropped off food items in support of the families served by IHN/Family Promise. Due to restrictions on families staying in churches, over 70 families are currently staying in local hotels. The food technically went to their food pantry which serves lots of IHN families (not necessarily the ones staying in hotels). Please see below for photos of this event.

4.  Mayflower Outreach II: The ELEVATE Youth Groups are supporting our friends at New City Kids by providing items for their “Summer Camp in a Box” program. If you would also like to contribute, you may do so by purchasing something from the Amazon Wish List: CLICK HERE! Items may be shipped directly to church or you may drop them off at the portico entrance on Monday, June 8 from 10am-12pm.

5.  Finally, I am pleased to share news Rev. Dr. Jonathan White has agreed to serve as our Interim Senior Pastor and will begin his work on July 1st. Your Church Council is working on a transition plan and will share an outline of next steps during our Annual Meeting on June 7th.

See you in Virtual Church!

Mark Barger Elliott
Senior Pastor
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Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-2:00pm