Worship at Mayflower
Sermon Series: Faces of Jesus
Who is Jesus to you? A prophet, a savior, a friend, a healer? Someone you feel close to or a mystery you wonder if you’ll ever solve? This summer, we will be exploring some of the many identities of Jesus and inviting you to ponder who he was and who he is to us today. Meanwhile, we’ll look at a variety of images that portray Jesus – this man whose teachings and life mean so much to us, and yet whose face we can’t ever know for certain. Watch for opportunities to share your favorite images and questions about Jesus.
Sunday, August 28, 10:00
Rev. Emily Goldthwaite Fries preaching
Miss a Sermon or Want to Revisit One?
> Audio and printed sermons available here.
> CDs also available (all regular worship services are recorded and available in the Mayflower Library. CDs also available for purchase for $3 each; see the Welcome Desk.)
About Worship at Mayflower
We recognize that faith is a journey rather than a doctrine. Coming from diverse backgrounds, we are united in our quest for spiritual and intellectual growth, and in putting our faith into practice through our actions.
Mayflower’s worship reflects our Protestant heritage, ecumenical commitments, and openness to the variety of religious traditions represented by our members. Music, prayer, scriptures, and preaching are important parts of our worship, giving breadth, depth, and direction to our spiritual development.
Holy communion (or Eucharist) is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Childcare is available on Sunday mornings for ages 5 and younger.
Inclusive & Accessible
We reflect our belief in human equality and acceptance of diversity through gender inclusive language in sermons, prayers, hymns, litanies, lessons, church school curriculum, and musical presentations by the choirs. An entrance ramp, power doors and elevators make our church accessible.
Members are encouraged to participate in the leadership of worship, development of our liturgies, and in creating a sacred environment for worship through art. Our sanctuary’s design and clear glass windows reflect our belief in the sacredness of all creation. The flexibility in the arrangement of the sanctuary, in addition to the banners and other art, allow us to celebrate liturgical seasons, special occasions, and services focused on particular themes.
We acknowledge two sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion (Eucharist), both of which are available to all regardless of age or religious affiliation.
Open & Affirming
Open and Affirming (ONA) is the designation for congregations in the United Church of Christ (UCC) that make public statements of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities. As an ONA congregation of the UCC, we recognize and affirm all people, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons as equal recipients of the love and grace of God.
Peace with Justice
As a Peace with Justice congregation, we study and support non-violence and actively work on issues of justice and peace on the local, national and international levels.