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. Please stay safe!

Sunday, November 22

  • 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, November 24

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

Wednesday, November 25

  • 12:00pm Deadline to submit images for photo essay Gratitude
  • No Bible Study

Thursday, November 26

  • Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27

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

Sunday, November 29, First Sunday of Advent

  • 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)

Sunday, November 29, is the beginning of Advent. “We Wait for Jesus,” this year’s Advent At Home devotional from Mennonite Church USA for families and people of all ages, is available now at mennoniteusa.org/resource/advent-at-home.

Organizers for MennoCon21 (Cincinnati, Ohio, July 6-10, 2021), the biennial gathering of Mennonite Church USA, are planning a hybrid event with in-person and online programming. Read the first convention newsletter: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/OCT_2020_Newsletter-Revised.pdf Receive future issues by subscribing here: http://eepurl.com/gbyUCj

Rodger Schmell, pastor of Deep Run Mennonite Church West, reflects on the role that camp played in his faith walk and call to ministry in his blog, “Reconnecting with God at camp.” https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/reconnecting-with-god-at-camp/

Heidi Regier Kreider, Western District Conference minister, offers self-care tips for pastors in her blog, An open letter to ministers on the impact of trauma and loss exposure.” Read more: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/ministers-trauma/

Creation Care Tip of the Week

#OptOutside This Black Friday

Some families depend on the deep discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday to be able to afford essentials. For many, though, Black Friday and Cyber Monday can become a frenzy of consumer culture and unnecessary purchases. If you need to make a purchase on a discounted item, please do so with intention. If you don’t need to make a purchase, consider joining the movement to go for a walk: #OptOutside & #FindYourPark. This alternative can allow you to use the precious holiday season to spend quality time outdoors.