May 8 – An Angel Appears to Mary

Our prayer today: “Dear God, please help me share in your plan for the world.” If you remember the sermon from last Sunday, YOU are super important is sharing with the world God’s plan!! The things we do that are Hope, Peace, Joy, Love, are probably part of God’s plan. What can you do right now to help in sharing these things? Can you create cool sidewalk chalk art that shares a positive message? Can you make sure to where a face covering when you are out in public for walks and necessary grocery shopping? Can you write letters to people in your life? Can you help around the house to keep our spaces clean during times when we are all inside a lot? There are so many things we can do to be Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love!

May 7 – Jonah and the Big Fish

Thank you for being patient!  I haven’t made a new post in a little bit.  I hope you and your family are well!  Today’s story is about how Jonah gets swallowed by a whale!  Really, the story is about how we should love our enemies because God loves everyone no matter what.  When we love our enemies, it doesn’t mean that if they do something bad makes it right.  Loving our enemies does mean that no matter what we do, we see that each person, no matter, is a child of God.  It’s OK to not agree with how someone acts, and still love them no matter what.

Report from Annual Meeting

Read the annual report and the amazing year at Mayflower!

We Never Imagined

We never imagined everything it would mean when we declared that we would be doing church differently.

April 29 – Jeremiah the Boy Prophet

Did you know that your life has a purpose? Everyone has a purpose! Deep down, our purpose is really simple. Our purpose is to be love. Whatever you do, try to do it with love. God made us whole to be love on the earth.

April 28 – Isaiah Becomes God’s Messenger

In today’s story, we hear about how Isaiah becomes God’s messenger.  God has lots of messengers!  Isaiah is just one example.  You can be a messenger too!  When we are messengers of God, we spread love and hope.  I wonder how you could spread love and joy.  Could you write your senior friend a letter?  This is a time where they might be feeling lonely and receiving a letter from you could fill them with hope and help them feel loved.

April 24 – King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Knowledge is important. I bet learning right now is very different when you are at home. Not being at school can be hard because you aren’t with your friends, and you don’t have your teacher right there with you when you need them. Just remember to be easy on yourself. It’s OK if you are struggling with school right now. It’s a hard time to try and do everything really well. Pray that you have health, joy, and that you can take it easy and be OK with learning in this new way for the time being.

April 23 – David and Goliath

Do you know what the word “brave” means? Brave can mean when we do something even though it’s scary, like singing a solo in choir, getting a shot at the doctor’s office, or lots of other things! I think that living life right now takes a lot of bravery. We are all doing a lot of new things that can feel scary, like online school instead of going to school. And, when we are being brave, we can still be scared and have a hard time. Being brave doesn’t mean that you are always happy and confident. It does mean that we do that scary thing though in spite of feeling scared. And usually afterward, we might feel like we did something really good! I pray that you find ways to be/continue to be brave today.

April 22 – King David is Anointed

In today’s story, David’s father overlooked him because he was too young.  He didn’t think that David could be seen as a ruler because he wasn’t as old as his brothers. His father was wrong! Greatness comes to anyone of any age! You were created to do loving and good things! It doesn’t matter how old you are. Love and goodness is created in all shapes, sizes, colors, abilities, and ages. How can you be love and goodness today?

April 21 – Samuel in the Temple

When God calls, we answer. But, wait. How do we know if God is calling to us? I like to think about it like this. If my teacher calls on me in class, I know it’s her because of her voice, her placement in the class (standing up front most likely), and what she looks like. My teacher has things about her that define her. God has those things too.  Just different. With our example teacher, all of the ways we define her are physical things: voice, where she is standing, and what she looks like. With God, it’s a little different. My simple definition of the God I believe in is love. Let me give you an example. We at Mayflower stand up for the earth. We protect her as much as we can, and would like to do more. Our hearts tell us to protect the earth because it’s one of the most loving things we can do. It’s a loving thing to do. God is love too! When we feel like doing something loving, we are listening to God– this God that’s main definer is love. When God calls on us to love, make sure to answer!