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.

Friday, October 9

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

Sunday, October 11

  • 10:00am Zoom gathering time
  • 10:30am Worship via Zoom (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom worship)
  • 7:00pm NSMC Music Hour hosted by Jim (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Tuesday, October 13

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

Wednesday, October 14

  • 12:00pm Deadline to submit images for photo essay Hobbies
  • 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)

Friday, October 16

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

Sunday, October 18

  • 10:00am Zoom gathering time
  • 10:30am Worship via Zoom (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom worship)
  • 7:00pm NSMC Music Hour hosted by Jim (contact Anne for details on how to join)

The most recent edition of Everence’s Toolkit newsletter is now available. It has tips about household debt, health saving accounts, pandemic buying habits and more. Read it here: August 2020 Everence Toolkit newsletter.

Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, reflects on his 27 years as a Mennonite and shares his vision for what’s working, what’s not and what opportunities lie ahead for our denomination in his blog, “The church we’re called to be.” Read it here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/the-church-were-called-to-be/

Subscribe to Mennonite Church USA’s convention newsletter to get the latest news about MennoCon21, scheduled for July 6-10, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. http://eepurl.com/gbyUCj

Columbus (Ohio) Mennonite Church has provided sanctuary to Edith Espinal,a Mexican immigrant, for three years, as she fights to keep her family together. Read her remarkable story at https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/columbus-mennonite-sanctuary/

Hillary Watson, a bivocational pastor in Ann Arbor, Michigan, reflects on the relationship between our war-tax-resisting Anabaptist roots and our response to current-day violence in her blog, “’Defund the police’ is deeply Anabaptist.” Read more: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/defund

Please pray for the delegates and leaders of the Constituency Leaders Council of Mennonite Church USA as they gather via video conference on Oct. 16 and 17.

Creation Care Tip of the Week

Learn About the Indigenous Peoples to the Places Where You Live, Work, and Pray 

Monday, October 12 is recognized by some as Columbus Day, and others as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. November is Native American Heritage Month. These are good times to brush up on your knowledge about Indigenous Peoples. Consider using Creation Justice Ministries’ Environmental Justice with Indigenous Peoples resource. Take time to acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples who came before you. Consider remembering them by name when you pray.  Some questions to research are: 

  1. Who lived here before me?
  2. How did communities that lived here before me relate to the land and ecosystems where I live now?
  3. Are the Indigenous Peoples of this land still my neighbors, or were they forcibly removed? What is the story?
  4. How can I support the wishes of my predecessors, the original caretakers of these lands and waters?
  5. Are there any personal choices or political actions I can take to be in solidarity?​