Worship at Mayflower
September through May Sunday Schedule
8:30 am: Worship Service
9:45 am: Education for all ages
11:00 am: Worship Service
Noon: Fellowship, coffee & cookies
The Lenten Season
This season at Mayflower we are focusing on questions prompted by author Barbara Brown Taylor: What is “killing” the souls of our people? And what is saving us? A guide to spiritual practices for the Lent journey is available for adults and families to take home. We will offer yoga on Sunday mornings during the education hour. And we will read—as a congregation—Matthew Sanford's "Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence." Copies of the book are available for purchase through the church.
Maundy Thursday, Apr 17, 6:15 pm
Passover seder and communion
Sorrowful Friday, Fri Apr 18, 7:30 pm
The story of Jesus’ passion and death, with music by the Mayflower Choir
Holy Saturday, Sat Apr 19, 8:00 pm
Easter Vigil Service led by Confirmation students
Easter Sunday, Sun Apr 20, 8:30 & 11 am
Festival of Resurrection, with Mayflower Choir and brass quintet
Sunday, April 27, 8:30 & 11 am
Earth Day Service, Rev. Anita Bradshaw preaching
Click here for more information about Holy Week at Mayflower.
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.