Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

Because of the COVID-19 virus, NSMC will not meet at the Civic Center for worship until further notice. Please stay safe!

Sunday, February 7

  • 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, February 9

  • 7:00pm Zoom Check-In (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom check-in)

Wednesday, February 10

  • 12:00pm Deadline for photo essay submissions
  • 7:00pm Bible Study on the prison epistles of Paul, led by Ric (contact Anne for details on how to join the Bible Study)

Friday, February 12

  • 4:00pm Women’s Coffee hosted by Patty (contact Patty for details on how to join)

Sunday, February 14

  • 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)

Plan to join us for a congregational meeting following worship on Sunday, February 21.

Mennonite Church USA’s 2021 Lent at Home guide for home-based worship provides daily and weekly scripture readings, prayers and rituals for individuals and families observing Lent (Feb. 17 to April 4). View and download it here: http://mennoniteusa.org/lentathome

Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, explains the denomination’s resolution process and encourages us all to use our voices in his blog, “Do you understand the resolution process?” Read it here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/resolution-process

During February and March, Mennonite Church USA invites you to learn more about the Anabaptist peace witness and resistance to militarism by engaging its new “Learn, Pray, Join” initiative – Cost of War. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/cost-of-war

February is Black History Month. Celebrate and learn about Mennonite Church USA’s African American Mennonite history through a timeline that highlights the people, events and work of the church from 1886 to today. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/black-history-mennonite

Plan a Lenten Devotional that Will Benefit God’s Creation

The Creation Justice online community is doing a “Tread Lightly for Lent” devotional this year, adapted from the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s Environmental Ministries 2018 resource. You may also consider trying a carbon fast. If you live in a place with an active state chapter of Interfaith Power and Light, it can be fun to find a local community doing a carbon fast together.

Three Actions for Individuals

Even the smallest action you take for making life on Earth more sustainable is important. But the actions that individuals can control that have the greatest impact are reducing meat consumption, air travel, and driving. Start cutting back on meat one meal at a time. Zoom instead of fly when possible. Think through your options—you can eliminate some car trips.