Welcome to Mayflower

The people of Mayflower Congregational UCC Church of Oklahoma City invite you to experience Christianity as a way of life, not a set of creeds and doctrines demanding total agreement. We invite you to join us as we seek to recover the meaning of the gospel for our time, looking to scripture, faith, and reason — interpreted by love. At Mayflower we believe that what Jesus teaches us about God is more important than what the church has taught us about Jesus. We believe in the liberty of conscience, the responsibility of every believer to work out his or her own salvation, and the obligation of faithful men and women to become partners with God in building the kingdom. We take the Bible seriously, not literally, and believe that in our time the church must recover, above all, its radical hospitality — welcoming all persons into her midst, without regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical abilities.

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Robin Meyers

Oklahoma’s mean Jesus

After three decades of ministry in Oklahoma City, the land of my birth and the home of so many resilient, creative and wonderful people, I have come to the conclusion that despite all our loving up on Jesus, we are not very religious.

Read the full article at The Oklahoma Gazette

Oklahomans Join To Discuss Push For Immigration Reform

Rev. Lori Walke was featured in a News 9 story By Justin Dougherty on a collation of Oklahomans speaking out about the need for immigration reform.

Read the full article and watch the video at News 9.

The Very Rev. Justin Alan Lindstrom and Rev. Robin Meyers:

Marriage equality is a matter of faith

In April, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit heard arguments in Denver over whether Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage was constitutional. But for us, who have each devoted our lives to the faith, religion and teachings of a different form of judge, the case is settled. As reverends who preach every week about compassion, love, fairness and commitment, we view marriage equality as a fundamental right for all Oklahomans. And our faith only further empowers and informs this belief.

Read the full article at The Tulsa World

From Mayflower member Andrew Rice

What is gained from the death penalty?

Many Oklahomans support the death penalty. That won’t change any time soon. However, the troubling circumstances around Tuesday’s execution of Clayton Derrell Lockett present us with questions about our values and pragmatism that we can’t ignore. What becomes of a person like Lockett isn’t an issue here. What we should be concerned with is what happens to us as result of what we do, or do not do, to him.

Lethal injection was created as a means of “more humanely” killing reprehensible offenders. But of course it is still the act of killing, no matter how we mask it. We mask it for us, not for the offender’s comfort. Lockett may have deserved to die for the unthinkable things he did, but what does the public gain from it?

Read the full article at The Daily Oklahoman

Oklahoma faith leaders form coalition supporting marriage equality

More than 50 Oklahoma faith leaders have formed a coalition in support of marriage rights for all couples, whether gay or straight.

The Oklahoma Faith Leaders for Marriage group includes leaders of congregations of Mennonites, United Methodists, Unitarians, Episcopalians, United Church of Christ and at least one Baptist minister and two rabbis.

Read the full article at The Daily Oklahoman