Worship SERVICE:

Sunday, December 8 – 10:30 a.m.

— SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT — 

The Call of Zechariah

Rev. Dr. Mark Barger Elliott, Senior Pastor
Dr. Julia Brown, Director of Music / Organist
Scott Bosscher, Director of Chancel Choir
Chancel Choir
1st and 2nd Grade Cherub Choir

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EVENTS / OPPORTUNITIES

DECEMBER

DECEMBER
Advent Recitals
Monday’s during Advent 6:30pm with a reception following.

DECEMBER 9 – Dr. Elizabeth West

DECEMBER 16 – Rhonda Sider Edgington

DECEMBER 23 – Axelle Pringalle Pelfrêne, alto
with Dr. Julia Brown, organ

DECEMBER 5
Mom’s Night Out

Thursday, 6:30pm Houlihan’s – Breton Village with shopping stroll
afterward through Breton Village stores.

DECEMBER 6
49UP Christmas Dinner: 6:30pm

Mayflower members and friends are invited to dine at Charley’s Crab – 63 Market Ave SW.
Please send a $45.00 check (per person) by Dec. 2 to
Gwen Wallin, 2538 Beechwood Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506.
Contact Gwen at 616-570-2814 or gwenwallinis@gmail.com with questions.

DECEMBER 8
Advent Alive

Gather for fellowship, crafts, music and treats following worship.

DECEMBER 9
Monday Women’s Bible Study hosts SPECIAL GUEST

We are welcoming special guest Cindy DeBoer with amazing stories
 to inspire us and give us perspective on Advent. Feel free to invite friends!

DECEMBER 9
Deadline for Honorary Poinsettias Order

Honorary poinsettias will decorate the sanctuary with dedications
listed in the Christmas Eve Bulletin. Order envelopes are in the pew racks
and may be placed in the offering pouch or church office.
Click here to order online.

DECEMBER 12
Embellish Handbells – 7:30pm 

West Michigan’s premiere handbell ensemble, returns to Mayflower for their holiday concert.

DECEMBER 15
Cantata Sunday

A Festival of Carols arranged by John Rutter featuring the Chancel Choir
and members of the Grand Rapids Symphony.

DECEMBER 18
Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon – 12:30pm

Pietro’s on 28th St near Breton. All are welcome!
Due to the holidays, reservations are necessary. 
RSVP to Maris Rosema via call or text
616-821-0413 or the church office.

DECEMBER 22
Christmastide Service

Join us for this joyous service as we celebrate the upcoming birth of Christ.

DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve Services

5:00pm Family Pageant Service
7:30pm Service of Lessons and Carols 
in the English Cathedral tradition
11:00pm Candlelight Service

 

JANUARY

JANUARY
Mayflower Reads!

Members and friends are invited for a church-wide winter book club.
More details on the book and schedule coming soon.
Our first book selection will be Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

JANUARY 9
Mayflower Preschool Open House – 6:30-7:30pm

Come with your child to visit our classrooms, meet our teachers and ask questions about our program.
Enrollment for current families and church members will begin online
Friday, January 10 at 8:00am at  www.mayflowerpreschool.org.
Please contact Missi Heemstra, Director at 459-7386 if you have any questions.

JANUARY 12
Confirmation Begins – 9:00am

8th graders begin their journey toward confirmation on Sundays mornings through March 15.

JANUARY 24-25
MCC Women’s Retreat

Mayflower women are invited to begin the new year together by exploring the theme,
“The Joy of Missing Out: Live More By Doing Less!”
Courtyard Marriott in downtown Holland

JANUARY 26
29UP Event

Roller skating party at Kentwood Fun Spot