Weekly Calendar

rebecca Announcements

In response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, NSMC will not meet at the Civic Center for worship until further notice.

Friday, July 17

  • 4:00-6:00pm Come-and-Go Women’s Coffee (contact Karen K. for details on how to join the Zoom gathering)

Sunday, July 19

  • 10:00am Zoom gathering time
  • 10:30am Worship via Zoom (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom worship)

Tuesday, July 21

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

Wednesday, July 22

  • 12:00pm Deadline for Photo Project
  • 7:00pm Zoom Bible Study on the Gospel of John, hosted by Ric (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom Bible Study)
    • July 22: John 7
    • July 29: John 8
    • August 5: John 9
    • August 12: John 10:1-39
    • August 19: John 10:40-12:11
    • August 26: John 12:12-50

Friday, July 24

  • 4:00-6:00pm Come-and-Go Women’s Coffee (contact Karen K. for details on how to join the Zoom gathering)

Sunday, July 26

  • 10:00am Zoom gathering time
  • 10:30am Worship via Zoom (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom worship)

North Suburban Mennonite Church has participated in assembling and sending MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) school kit bags and relief kits for many years. July-August has traditionally been the time to complete the school kit projects, since that was the time for school supply sales.

This year is different: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are no special school supply sales. But different large stores do have good prices on bulk purchases.

We have 150 bags to fill for children around the world who will value and use them no matter whether their schools operate as usual. At the worship service Sunday July 12, Linda proposed to get the best prices, buy the supplies, and store them at her house until we can assemble them. Those present agreed and offered to help defray the cost by sending Linda a check according to their means.

The total cost will be $800 – $900 for the materials listed at the MCC web site. Linda will provide the accurate amount as soon as she has that. She will also provide her address for sending contributions. She has indoor and outdoor space for assembling the kits whenever we decide to do that.

Melanie Neufeld and her husband are pastors of Community Ministry at Seattle Mennonite Church, seeking justice, change and protection for unsheltered people. Get a first-hand look at their ministry in Melanie’s blog, “The prick of compassion.” http://mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/compassion/

Imagine planting a peace church amid a pandemic and nationwide protests – that was the backdrop for Mennonite Church USA’s newest church plant in New York. Read more about the Brooklyn Peace Center: http://mennoniteusa.org/news/nyc-peace-witness/

Catch up on all the news, blogs and events from Mennonite Church by subscribing to PeaceMail, a weekly e-newsletter. Check out the latest issue and subscribe here: http://ow.ly/K5Z150Afsnm

Creation Care Tip of the Week

Read a Book Concerning Creation Care

We recommend titles by members of the Creation Justice community, including:

  • 50 Ways to Help Save the Earth: How You and Your Congregation Can Make a Difference by Rev. Rebecca Barnes of Presbyterian Church (USA), who is also our board president. 
  • Creation as Sacrament: Reflections on Ecology and Spirituality by Fr. John Chryssavgis of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
  • Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis by Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas of the Episcopal Church and Rev. Dr. Leah Schade of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change by Rev. Jim Antal of the United Church of Christ