Entries by Kathy Graves

Gerry Mooers: A Small Saint with a Big Heart

How long has Gerry Mooers supported Mayflower? A long time. She started attending Mayflower with her family as a youth. Her parents, Margaret and Raymond Johnson, brought her to Mayflower as a youth. She was baptized at Mayflower. She was confirmed at age twelve, on December 7, 1942, the one-year anniversary of the bombing of […]

Race Matters

The Race Matters team at Mayflower creates spaces where we can understand the spiritual and personal costs of racial injustice.

May 15 – Jesus is Baptized

Did you know that baptism, or when you come forward in front of the church and the pastor splashes water on your head, is a symbol, or something that we (the church) can see, that is actually a symbol for something we can’t see? When we are baptized with water, we are letting our community know that we want to be part of that community. But we get baptized because of a feeling we had or our parents had first. And, that feeling is that we know that we want to be loving, sharing, kind people that believe in God and follow Jesus, who taught us to love one another. And, we want our community of faith, Mayflower to be the one that carries us along the Jesus path. I wonder how you show that you are a loving and sharing person. 

May 13 – The Three Wise Men (Ones)

Today, we’ll hear a story that we often hear and learn about after Christmas Day.  Usually, we hear this story and learn about this story on the first Sunday of January, known as Epiphany Sunday.  An easy way to describe Epiphany is Ah-Ha!  During our stay at home time, I’ve had quite a few Ah-Ha moments because I’m learning how to do things that I normally do out in the world differently since I’m spending a lot of time at home.  One Ah-Ha moment I had was when I figured out how to change my background in zoom meetings.  I used a picture from my favorite cartoon, Bob’s Burgers!  I wonder what Ah-Ha moments you’ve had during our Stay at Home time.