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, September 26

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

Sunday, September 27

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

Tuesday, September 29

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

Wednesday, September 30

  • 12:00pm Deadline to submit images for Whimsical photo essay
  • 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)
    • Sept. 30: John 13
    • Oct. 7 John 14
    • Oct. 14: John 15
    • Oct. 21: John 16
    • Oct. 28: John 17
    • Nov. 4: John 18:1-12
    • Nov. 11: John 18:13-27
    • Nov. 18: John 18:28-19:16
    • Nov. 25: NO CLASS
    • Dec. 2: John 19:17-30
    • Dec. 9: John 19:31-42
    • Dec. 16: John 20:1-18
    • Dec. 23: John 20:19-31, John 21

Friday, October 2

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

Sunday, October 4

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

Doc Johnson, the executive director of Menno Haven Camp & Retreat Center, has sent out a September 2020 newsletter. He describes what the summer has been like there and what the future looks like at this point. He also asks for continued support of Menno Haven and its mission, especially as they approach the end of their fiscal year.

How has 2020 strengthened, challenged or reshaped your Anabaptist faith and the way you live your life? Share your stories, photos, videos and artwork at Anabaptist History Today, a collaborative, online, Anabaptist storytelling platform. https://aht.libraryhost.com/s/archive/page/Welcome

Joel Miller, pastor of Columbus Mennonite Church, a sanctuary church in Ohio, talks about putting a face on immigration and reminds us that we have choices to make that impact our own humanity. Read more in his blog, “These are my people!” https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/these-are-people/

Writing as part of a blog series on racial justice, Goshen College sophomore Greta Lapp Kassen reminds us that, “Silence is violence, and as pacifists, it is our duty to promote peace.” Read her blog, “Our faith must compel us to work for change”: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/our-faith-must-compel-us-for-change/

Creation Care Tip of the Week

Looking for a New Book? Check Out Your Local Library

Instead of buying your own copy, check out your local library for your next read. Libraries are valuable community centers, and chances are you’ll only read the book once – no need to purchase every copy for yourself! If you like using e-readers, the Libby app allows you to borrow books from the library digitally.