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 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)

Tuesday, October 20

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

Wednesday, October 21

  • 12:00pm Deadline to submit images for photo essay Patterns & Shapes
  • 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 23

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

Sunday, October 25

  • 10:00am Zoom gathering time
  • 10:30am Worship via Zoom (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom worship)
  • 12:00pm (or soon after) Congregational Meeting to discuss survey results and 2021 plans
  • 7:00pm NSMC Music Hour hosted by Jim (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Mark your calendar: On October 25, NSMC will have a congregational meeting after the worship service. We will process the survey results and make plans into 2021. Plan to have a lunch handy so the 1 1/2 hour meeting can start soon after the worship service.

In his blog, “Sharing our stories at Mennonite conventions,” Curt Weaver, pastor of children and youth at Portland (Oregon) Mennonite Church, compares the Mennonite convention to a family reunion, where deeper, intergenerational and faith formative conversations happen. Read more at https://www.mennoniteusa.org/mennocon-stories

What does radical hospitality mean? Pastor Ulises Arenas of Iglesia Buenas Nuevas in San Juan, Texas, demonstrates the challenges immigrants face through three stories from his own South Texas community and asks us to dig deeper (más allá) to find understanding and answers. Read his blog, “Think ‘más allá’ about the immigrants in your midst,” here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/mas-alla

Richard R. Aguirre, an administrator at Goshen College, talks about the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Latinos and challenges Mennonites to do more to help immigrants and refugees stay healthy and safe. Read his blog, “Like Good Samaritans, we must help immigrants through COVID-19,” here:https://www.mennoniteusa.org/immigrants-covid-19

Please pray for the congregations in the Atlantic Coast Mennonite Conference, who will be gathering via video conference for their annual assembly on Oct. 24-25.

Creation Care Tip of the Week

Evaluate Coffee Hour at Your Church or Place of Employment

Does your church and/or place of employment use reusable cups? Where does the coffee come from? Is it ethically sourced? If not, find out how your congregation or office can make the switch. We suggest using Equal Exchange.