Worship at Mayflower
20th Annual Thanksgiving Service: Tuesday, November 25, 7 pm
Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis
This year marks 20 years of worshiping at Thanksgiving time with our neighbors at All Nations Indian Church UCC, First Congregational Church, and others among our ecumenical community. This year, join us the Tuesday evening before Thanksgiving at Calvary Lutheran, a beautiful, renovated urban church with a vibrant arts ministry. All who wish to sing in the choir may arrive at 5 pm for a meal and 6 pm rehearsal.
Sunday, November 30
First Sunday in Advent
8:30 and 11 am
Preaching: Rev. Emily Goldthwaite Fries
For a full list of Advent activities, click here.
Christmas Eve, Wed Dec 24
"I Remember” Service with Children's and Youth Choirs and storytelling
Christmas Eve Soup Supper
Join your church family for a simple Christmas dinner in the Fireside Room. RSVP to Rev. Sarah Campbell at
Service of Communion with Jazz Ensemble. Meditative music begins at 7:15 in the chapel
Candlelight service of Lessons and Carols with Mayflower Choir
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.)
> Click here for our monthly pastoral letter.
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.