FAQs
What time is the worship service?
We begin at 10:30 a.m.


How long does the worship service last?
About one hour. After worship we gather in our Atrium for a time of coffee, treats and conversation.

What is the worship service like?
Worship is warm and traditional. The sermon is based on scripture and addresses how faith can be expressed in our daily lives. A pipe organ and a choir program with 250 adult and children participants lead our worship service.

Do you ask visitors to stand?
No. We do hope visitors will introduce themselves before or after the worship service.

Is the sanctuary accessible?
Yes. There is also an accessible restroom beside the sanctuary.

Will Mayflower welcome me?
Yes! Mayflower welcomes all persons, without exception, to participate in worship and fellowship.

What do you believe?
Every Sunday we begin worship with the affirmation that at Mayflower we believe "Faith is a journey, God is good, Jesus saves, and the Spirit leads us to faith, hope and love as we honor the dignity of all God's people." We strive to make Mayflower a place "where church is family" and you can find resources for your journey of faith.

What it Mayflower like?
Mayflower is a growing congregation of approximately 1,000 members from a wide variety of backgrounds from Presbyterian to Episcopalian, Catholic to those who did not previously belong to a church community. What we hold in common is a steadfast commitment to live out Jesus' Great Commandment to love God, and our neighbor as ourselves.

Do you have programs for families?
On Wednesday nights we offer our Midweek program where 150 people gather for a meal, participate in our Mayflower Academy, and children sing in our children's choir program.

Do you have a nursery for young children?
Our nursery, located across from our main church offices, opens at 10:00 a.m. before the service begins. Paid trained staff members who have undergone background checks will care for your children. Information sheets are kept on each child stating allergies and special instructions. Parents receive pagers to take into the service to be alerted if needed.

Is there Sunday School for children?
On Sundays, children ages 3-12 begin with their parents in the worship service. They are then invited to come forward for the children's message and participate in Faith Formation Journey Curriculum. Age appropriate classes include:
Bible Beginnings is a class for children ages 4 and 5/kindergarten. They learn the meaning of worship in a structured and supportive environment as well as discuss the teachings of the Bible, recite the Lord's Prayer and engage in a fun Bible craft.
Bible Alive is a class for 1st-4th graders and offers a rotation model that teaches a Bible story or character over several weeks. Included in each rotation are classes that utilize art, cooking, science, storytelling and music.
The Bridge is our Sunday morning program for 5th graders. Meeting in the church library, students learn how to become active members of the church.

Do you offer classes for adults?
During the week six Bible studies meet to deepen our understanding of scripture and the spiritual life. The classes are open to and welcome visitors and new members.

Do you make a difference in the community?
Mayflower seeks to make an impact in our community, country and around the world by housing the homeless, feeding the hungry, tutoring, and addressing issues of injustice. Mayflower designates over $160,000 in Outreach giving and commits countless volunteer hours to expressing our faith in word and deed.

How do I learn more?
If you have questions, please contact our Senior Pastor at mbe@mayflowerchurch.org or 616-459-6255, ext. 13.