July 7, 2019 - 10:30 a.m.
The Power of Parables:
8 Ways to Change Your Perspective
- Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, Lost Son - 
Communion Sunday
Ruth Bell Olsson, Pastoral Associate

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Foundations of Faith Mission Trip:
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and share in their experience.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
JULY

JULY 7 - Suitcase Collection for IHN: Bring in gently used suitcases, duffles, or bags to donate to the families of IHN as we host them July 14-21.

JULY 7/14 - Summer Bells will rehearse after church on Sunday July 7 and 14 and play in worship on July 21. We have five ringers so far, so there is room to grow. If you are interested in playing bells for 3 weeks please contact Julia. Summer Choir:  We are planning an All-Comers Choir for a worship service during the summer. We will pick music that is easily learned by a variety of ages and abilities, rehearse that morning and sing in worship. This is a fun family activity, and a great way to get to know our new choir director, Scott Bosscher. Stay tuned for more details.

JULY 14-21 - IHN Family Promise: Mayflower will be hosting IHN Family Promise families as we serve together with them to end homelessness...one family at a time. To volunteer, please go online to find opportunities and sign up via Sign-Up Genius .

JULY 16 - Ladies' Dinner: Tuesday, July 16th 5:30 pm, you and your friends are invited to gather for dinner at Brann’s Steakhouse and Grille , 5510 28th Street SE. Please call Maris Rosema to RSVP
(616) 884-0655. All are welcome.

JULY 24 - 69UP Event: All members and friends of Mayflower who are age 69 and up are invited to join in the fun on Wednesday, July 24th from 5 pm - 7 pm. The Armbrusters will host at their home 6385 Thornhills Ct. SE. Contact Murry Idema, ridema58@gmail.com or (616) 243-2764, for directions and to RSVP with what you would like to bring: an appetizer or a bottle of wine to share.

JULY 27 - 49UP Mid-Summer Garden Party: Join Mayflower Members and Friends age 49 and up for a Mid-Summer Garden Party - Saturday, July 27 at the home of Barbara Hohman (955 Plymouth SE). Details to come soon! RSVP to Susan Jones at sjones9200@aol.com or (616) 458-0305.
Wednesdays in July
ELEVATE Youth Group EVENTS!

July 3
SPIDERMAN: Far from Home! 
Join us for the matinee! Times TBD
July 10
Mission Trip Reunion @ Big Bobs (6:00-8:00 pm)
Project Night Lights at Helen DeVos Hospital (8:00pm)
Meet at Big Bob’s at 8:00pm. 
We’ll drive downtown together to flash our lights!
 For more information on this project CLICK HERE!
July 17
Dinner and Play with IHN Guests
(Drop by anytime between 5:30-8:00)
July 24
Swim Party 6:00-8:00!
Join us as Mayflower youth will be taking it to new heights
on the diving boards of Kent Country Club swimming pool! 
July 31
Michigan’s Adventure!
Take it even higher on the roller coasters at Michigan’s Adventure!
Save the date and watch for details!

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AUGUST
AUGUST 23: Family Getaway at Double JJ Resort: Join us for a short getaway before the school year gets into full gear. The Double JJ in Rothbury, MI has a variety of accommodations available from a campsite to hotel room. The outdoor pool, horseback riding, golf, water park, ice cream shop, and petting zoo are available for all ages. We will meet Friday after 2pm at the pool. From there, families can do activities and dinner then gather at night for s'mores around the campfire. Saturday will be filled with a delicious breakfast and activities until departing in the afternoon. RSVP by making your family's overnight reservations with the Double JJ at 800-368-2535 and contacting Rachael Cooley or Sarah Conway . Please reach out with any questions.

ARE YOU WILLING TO GREET BEFORE A SUNDAY SERVICE OR BRING A TREAT FOR A SUNDAY COFFEE RECEPTION? If you will do one of these things during our July-August, 2019 rotation, you'll be helping to extend Mayflower's hospitality and show that we CARE! Please check out what dates are available and sign up online.
616-459-6255 / office@mayflowerchurch.org
Summer Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-2:00pm (Closed Fridays)