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Forward in Faith

“Forward in Faith” is this year’s stewardship theme. Learn more!

We give because we’ve been given to.

Our members and friends support the mission of the church through financial giving and the volunteering of time and talents at the church and our partner organizations.

Christian stewardship is a spiritual discipline, both individually and collectively within the membership of a congregation. At Mayflower, we believe we are stewards of the resources that have been given to us, and take seriously our responsibility to use those resources for the good of all. We people of faith want every penny we spend or give to be in line with what God wants for the world.

We are called to give in proportion to our income and the demands upon it and in proportion to our sense of justice and of God’s ownership of all wealth. The Stewardship Ministry suggests a “modern” tithe, which means you share approximately 5% with the church and 5% with other charities of your choice.

Are you at least 70-1/2 and have an IRA? Learn about tax benefits available when you contribute to Mayflower.

Legacy Giving

If you have already included Mayflower in your estate planning, we would like to know! Please fill out the form, “Your Mayflower Legacy,” and return to the Mayflower office, or let us know in person.

Special Offering

Each month, we highlight and encourage giving to one of our partner organizations that enable us to be catalysts for justice in the wider church and community. You can give online using Realm. After putting in the amount of your contribution on the Realm “Give” form, select “Monthly Special Offering” in the Fund box. You also may give by check with “Monthly Special Offering” in the memo line. See links below for information about our partner organization, but do not give directly to these organizations if you want your gift to be designated to Mayflower’s Special Monthly Offering.


Volunteer to care for the church grounds. A wonderful group of folks gather Tuesdays from 9:30 am–noon during many months of the year. Contact: Lynn Martin
Provide hot, nutritious, midday meals five days per week to persons age 60 and older and to others who cannot prepare adequate meals and are unable to leave their homes. Every six weeks, Mayflower is responsible for delivering meals for the entire week. We welcome volunteers who are available from 11:00 am to 1 pm on weekdays and have a car. Contact: Steve Rawlins

Tuesday evenings
Come and Learn is a chance for members and friends of Mayflower to provide academic help for our neighbors at Creekside Commons. Using activities (meaningful play, worksheets, knitting, origami, etc) Come and Learn provides opportunities for learning and student engagement. Contact Deb Peterson.

Trained visitors meet with detained immigrants and offer support. Contact Diane Haines.

Work one day per month to create homes that are sold to low-income families at an affordable, low price. Owner-occupied homes help stabilize neighborhoods. No experience or tools necessary. Contact: Craig Freeman, 612-387-4589

The audio visual engineers run the sound and light boards for worship services and special events so that all participants can be heard and special lighting needs can be coordinated. Contact: David Carey

Answer phones, help with data entry, assist with bulletin production and other important work. Contact: Katie in the office

The Communion Preparation team is responsible for baking or purchasing the bread for communion services. Along with providing the bread and wine we “set the table” for the congregation. Each preparer is responsible for communion preparation about twice a year on the first Sunday of the month. Contact: Don Rideaux-Crenshaw

The Mayflower communion servers welcome everyone to the table at both services on the first Sundays of the month and other services as designated by the leadership team. Volunteers are needed for both services. Contact: Rev. Sarah Campbell

The group’s purpose is the keep the sanctuary ready for worshippers each Sunday by checking that the pews racks are complete and in proper order. Volunteers are assigned one week each month. Contact: Barbara Behnke, 651-454-2314.
Ushers greet worshippers, answer questions, collect and present offerings, and assure the safety of all participants. Volunteers are assigned one Sunday per month at either 8:30 or 11:00. 8:30 ushers are particularly needed this church year. Contact: Connie Ford, 651-245-4690

Sunday mornings from 9:45am-10:45am

If you are interested in helping in our Faith Formation program please contact Bree McKee-Miller. Two teachers are needed for each class and there is curriculum developed for each.

Kindergarten & 1st grade
2nd & 3rd grades
4th & 5th grades
6th & 7th grades
8th grade (Our Whole Lives Curriculum)
9th – 12th grades

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How to Give through Realm

It’s easy to pledge and give through our online giving site, Realm.

Other Ways to Give

  • Give without creating a Realm account
  • Memorial donations can be made to the Mayflower Foundation by sending a check to Mayflower Church (106 E. Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN, 55419). Please make your check payable to Mayflower Foundation and add the name of the person or family being memorialized or honored in the memo line of the check. You can also give by using Realm. Link to the Realm giving page and give through your account (if you have one) or as a one-time gift. Click on +Give menu tab and choose giving options/funds from the menu.
  • Text to give. Learn how here. Messages and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies. Text HELP to 73256 for help. Text STOP to 73256 to cancel.

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