All along our life journey God calls us into spiritual and intellectual growth. In search of that growth, the Mayflower community engages in prayer, meditation, study, education, and discussion on a wide range of topics in classes, lectures, and ongoing Learning Communities. Newcomers are always welcome!

Sunday Morning Learning Communities

September–May, when there are two services, learning communities meet at 9:45 am. June–August, where there is one service, learning communities meet at 8:45 am

Contemporary Theologies

Our learning community concentrates on theology books (both Christian and non-Christian) written at a layperson’s level. We read each chosen book in small bites, in advance of weekly discussions. The process of sharing our responses to the text yields not only a learning experience but also community, fellowship, and new connections for our faith journeys. Mid-book newcomers are just fine! Contact Bob Power.

Women’s Spirituality

Room 211
Women’s Spirituality provides space for deep engagement with other women. They celebrate the festivals of the Wheel of the Year and explore the feminine face of God. They regularly read from “Pocketful of Miracles,” check in regarding a spiritual question and meditate together. Depending on the current status of COVID, in-person and/or Zoom meetings are available. Contact: Connie Ford

Rediscovering the Bible

Room 208
Rediscovering the Bible has been promoting Bible literacy at Mayflower for the past nine years. We believe that such knowledge gives us a better sense of our prophetic justice roots, and that it also helps us counteract the misuse of the Bible by those who wield it as a political weapon. We study one book at a time with the help of a commentary. This fall we are studying Paul’s letter to the Romans. Our discussions are typically lively and informative. No prior knowledge oof the Bible is necessary, all are welcome. Contact Jeff Richards.


During our adult education hour we often offer opportunitisa for further learning to deepen understanding and skills. In 2024, we had classes offered on the biology of gender identification and sexual orientation. A series about the threats of copper sulfide mining in Northern Minnesota and groundwater contamination, naloxone training, and guidance for parents on social media. Our classes seek to deepen our theological understanding, awareness of justice concerns facing our state and nation, and skills to enact our faith in the world. We draw from a deep well of expertise among our members, our wider community, and our faith partners.

Other Communities

Centering Prayer

Mondays at 6:30 pm via Zoom
Do you like to sit in silent prayer or meditation with others? Come and join others in doing Centering Prayer at Mayflower. We’ll begin with some Psalms for praying, sit for 20 minutes in silence and close with the Lord’s Prayer. RSVP to Cate Calkins to receive the Zoom invite.

Prayer Shawl Knitters

We knit and crochet prayer shawls to be blessed in the worship service and given to members of the church community in times such as birth, graduation, or illness. Contact: Barbara Behnke

Senior Men’s Fellowship

Meet at 8 am on the first Tuesday of every month at the Richfield VFW, 6715 Lake Shore Drive S. in Richfield. Contact: Jim McConkey

Women of a Certain Age

Women of a Certain Age continue to meet in hybrid form using Zoom and in person, third Wednesdays of the month during the program year. Contact: Belle Scott