About Faith Formation

Mayflower’s vision for life-long faith formation focuses on five key areas:

  • Engaging the whole community in worship
  • Strengthening relationships and ministry across generations
  • Providing at-home resources
  • Fostering connections for children, youth, and families with Mayflower’s justice work
  • Nurturing strong leaders within the congregation

PreK–8th Grade

Pre-K: Spark: Activate Faith

K/1st: Godly Play & Our Whole Lives (every other year in spring)

2nd: A Joyful Path

3rd: A Joyful Path

4th/5th: Jesus and His Kingdom of Equals & Our Whole Lives (every other year in spring)

6th/7th: UCC Faith Practices, fall and spring immersion trips, winter lock-in, March food drive coordination

8th: Eighth grade youth spend the year studying Our Whole Lives (OWL), a unique curriculum on human sexuality.

9th & 10th: Confirmation

9th-12th: Learn more about youth programming

Family Faith Formation

Throughout the year parents and other adult members of Mayflower are invited to participate with children and youth in special learning events. These activities provide a space for children and adults to learn from one another and develop connections that will enrich the lives and faith of each person participating

Service Opportunities

Mayflower supports children as they learn to become partners in God’s work in the world. Following are some of the opportunities in which children and families may participate during the year:

  • Weekly offering is collected and used to support a direct service or justice-focused project.
  • The Aliveness Project’s “Holiday Baskets” program – Younger children will help decorate the boxes used to deliver packages to clients of the Aliveness Project. Middle school and high school youth participate in shopping and wrapping gifts for this program.
  • Families and other Mayflower folk can support La Creche Early Childhood Center through our annual giving tree each December.
  • The 6th/7th grade class coordinates Mayflower’s annual food drive for Minnesota Food Share month each march.

Questions?

Our Director of Faith Formation, Eli’jah Carroll, would be happy to meet with you, exchange emails or alk by phone. Please contact him at ecarroll@mayflowermpls.org or 612-824-0761 x120.

Safe Church Policy

Mayflower Community Congregational United Church of Christ (Mayflower UCC) is committed to creating a community of faith where members, friends, staff and volunteers can exist together in an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, exploitation or intimidation. Download our Safe Church Policies and Procedures.