Mayfield Memos

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Mayfield Memo – January 6, 2018

by Martha Brunell

Tomorrow morning we will be celebrating Epiphany, the earliest portion of the church’s Christmas celebration. It focuses on the journey, the arrival, and the gifts of the wise ones. Liturgical history moved backward over time to include all three elements: Epiphany, then Christmas on 12/25 and finally Advent as a season of preparation. Mission Updates […]

Mayfield Advent Memo – December 22, 2017

by Martha Brunell

Our 2017 Advent and Christmas theme, Bound Up with You, was inspired by these words from Desmond Tutu: “My humanity is bound up with yours, for we can only be human together.” If you remember the illustration from last week’s memo, you can see how our seasonal banner is developing under the direction of Roger […]

Reminders for the Third Sunday in Advent

by Martha Brunell

The third Sunday of the season is the Sunday of joy and the liturgical color is pink or rose. Do you have anything you might wear in those shades? This is the Sunday for our Intergenerational Advent Event. Come ready for a delightful morning of participation.  Invite someone to come with you. If you would […]

Mayfield Advent Memo

by Martha Brunell

Mayfield Advent Memo December 11, 2017 Throughout Advent 2017 we are exploring the theme, Bound Up with You, as inspired by this quote from Desmond Tutu: “My humanity is bound up with yours, for we can only be human together.” The illustration above is from this year’s Advent banner, a work in progress, under the […]

Bench Flyer

by Martha Brunell

Below is a flyer with more information on the plastic caps and lids we are saving for recycled benches. This Sunday we are collecting our Thank Offering/Strengthen the Church Offering for the UCC.  It provides support for pastors and congregations, new and renewing. Your noisy offerings are welcome. Bring change, cash, and checks to the […]

Mayfield Memo – October 3, 2017

by Martha Brunell

Prairie skies have been beautiful of late! Are you missing a nice lime green, folding, outdoor chair and a green, metal, John Deere coffee mug?  They are both in the waystation waiting for you to claim them. Randy Caspersen’s Go Penguins! Randy Caspersen, the filmmaker and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at NIU, […]

Mayfield Memo – September 23, 2017

by Martha Brunell

Happy Autumn! Are you missing a nice lime green, folding, outdoor chair and a green coffee mug?  They are both in the waystation waiting for you to claim them. CWS Hygiene Kits We are in the midst of assembling 50 hygiene kits for Church World Service. CWS distributes hygiene kits, school kits, and storm clean-up […]

Mayfield Memo – July 22, 2017

by Martha Brunell

A Monarch flew over my shoulder as I took this picture of our coneflowers. There were other butterflies in the Waystation too. This time last summer we were busy with various preparations and details for the September 2016 Prairie Association meeting and the October hosting of the DeKalb County Historical and Genealogical Society when they […]

Mayfield Memo – June 23, 2017

by Martha Brunell

Our Sunday School children and helpers will host the third annual Mayfield Monarch Car Wash this Sunday, June 25, 2017 in and around our Fellowship Time. Fill the parking lot with vehicles from your garage and driveway. A freewill offering will be taken. All proceeds from the car wash will be used to purchase yards […]

Mayfield Memo – June 2, 2017

by Martha Brunell

This Sunday, June 4, is Pentecost, the third great festival celebration in the Christian year, fifty days after Easter morning. Fire is one of the symbols for Pentecost. You are invited to wear something on Sunday that is flame colored – red, yellow, orange, or even a bright pink. May our pews blaze with the […]