Welcome to Mayflower. It is our hope you will join us one Sunday for worship. If you have already worshiped with us and are checking out our website, we hope you find it informative. Mayflower offers each person an opportunity to live out their faith in a variety of ways through worship, service opportunities, book and Bible studies, and other outreach activities throughout the year.
Our name, Mayflower gives you a clue to the roots of this church. We are a congregational church with membership in the United Church of Christ. In this tradition churches operate with local autonomy but have denominational support.
Mayflower welcomes all people. While many churches say that, we live it out. We extend an extravagant welcome to all people no matter where you are on your life’s journey. Our denomination is a multi-cultural one, open to all people regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. While some of our churches across the country are rather homogeneous in their makeup, it is the all-inclusive nature and personality of our church and denomination that makes a person feel welcome.
Our worship is centered on the Bible and it teaches how scripture is relevant to today. We are a church that welcomes people of all faith traditions or people of no faith who are in search of something greater in life. The worship service is rather casual and so is the dress, after all it is Florida! The music is a mix of great hymns of faith and more modern contemporary Christian music.
No Matter Where You Are in Life’s Journey, You Are Welcome Here!
Mission: To reach out to the community, to guide people on their journey of faith and to help people become responsible ministers in Christ’s church.
Vision:Living by faith, known by love through Jesus Christ.
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ is affiliated with The United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org). The UCC is a mainline Protestant denomination that has roots in four church bodies: Congregational, Reformed, Christian and Evangelical. Created in 1957, the UCC believes that each congregation has the freedom to govern itself and the responsibility to join in covenant with each other. The UCC lives out its faith through the worship of God, experienced in Christ and the Spirit, through welcoming all people regardless of differences, through working for peace and justice in society, and through ecumenical and interfaith relationships.
Today, the UCC continues to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways. We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is relevant, all-loving and inclusive. We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are; where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.”
We also participate in the Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ (http://www.uccfla.org) which supports our church on a more local level and connects us with our sister denominations in Florida.