Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

In response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, NSMC will not meet at the Civic Center for worship until further notice. In addition, other regularly scheduled gatherings will not take place. Like everyone else, we will be figuring this out as we go, making adjustments and plans when we can. We encourage you to take preventative measures and we pray for good health for all. 

Friday, April 3

  • 3:00pm Women’s Coffee (for details, contact Karen K.)

Sunday, April 5: Palm Sunday

  • 10:00am Zoom gathering time
  • 10:30am Worship via Zoom (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom worship)
    • Join one another for worship this Palm Sunday, April 5, beginning with Fellowship at 10:00 am and Worship at 10:30 am. Look for the Zoom link to come out via email. Our worship time will be followed by a virtual potluck so have your food fairly close at hand! It cannot be a potluck where we can sample one another’s food contributions but we can visit together over a meal, a truly global practice of hospitality and fellowship.

Tuesday, April 7

  • 7:00pm Informal Zoom fellowship time (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom meeting)

Thursday, April 9

  • 7:00pm Informal Zoom fellowship time (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom meeting)

Sunday, April 12: Easter Sunday

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Holy Week Announcement from Anne

The next week is Holy Week. I invite you to take some time to contribute some photos to Meg and Chuck, after you receive the prompt. We may have some gathered visuals to share in the Easter Season! Many thanks to Meg and Chuck for running with this creative invitation!

I will also plan for a Good Friday gathering where we can share the story of Jesus’ passion together. Look for that announcement and link next week.

The blessings of grace and patience, humor and hope be yours as we go forward, holding our world in the Light of God.

NSMC Podcast

If you are interested in exploring and/or participating in a possible NSMC podcast, please contact Meg.

Stress Management

Meg is offering to answer questions about stress management and techniques for dealing with it.

Illinois Friendship Line 800-971-0016

The Illinois Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line, 800-971-0016, is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, the Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services. Their trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

Creation Care Tip of the Week

Start a Garden, Indoors and Out!

Start a garden in your own backyard or share the work with your community by creating a neighborhood garden. Do you have space in your church’s yard, at a vacant lot, or in a nearby park? Gardening is good for creation and saves you money. If you do not have space outdoors, you can grow veggies or herbs in pots in your place of residence. Indoor plants will produce oxygen and improve your indoor air quality.