Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

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

Sunday, March 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, March 9

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

Wednesday, March 10

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

Friday, March 12

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

Saturday, March 13

  • 8:00am Men’s Breakfast (contact Kenton for details on how to join)

Sunday, March 14

  • Daylight Saving Time begins
  • 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 Lenten season is upon us! Find Mennonite Church USA’s Lent at Home 2021 resource for home-based guided daily and weekly worship — for all ages — here: mennoniteusa.org/lentathome

This month, Mennonite Church USA invites you to engage with the “Learn, Pray, Join: Cost of War” initiative to promote peacemaking and anti-militarism. Learn more: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/cost-of-war

Mennonite Church USA Executive Board met in late January and discussed a resolution to retire the denomination’s Membership Guidelines. The resolution was forwarded to the Constituency Leaders Council for feedback. Read more about the meeting here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/retire-mg. En español: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/quitar-los-lineamientos

Please pray for the Constituency Leaders Council of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA), which is meeting virtually on March 12 and 13. The Constituency Leaders Council is an MC USA advisory group comprised of leaders from the area conferences, agencies and constituency groups that meets one or two times per year to counsel and advise the Executive Board, functioning as denominational elders. 

Commit to Low or No Waste Grocery Shopping

Some ways to reduce the waste when shopping for groceries are to buy unpackaged fresh fruits and vegetables, bringing your own container to a bulk food store, investing in some produce bags to transport fresh foods, avoid prepared foods, and bring your own grocery bags.

Stop Wearing Plastic

Are you surprised? Did you know that synthetic fibers from clothing are a significant contributor to microplastic pollution, especially in waterways and the oceans? Go back to nature—wool, cotton, silk, and even bamboo and hemp. Remember plastic doesn’t go away.

Choose One Action

Feeling overwhelmed by all that needs to be done to protect the planet and its people? Imagine a huge bowl of something you’d like to eat. You take a bite and then another bite—but not the whole thing at once. Choose one action you can do and do it. Don’t stop there. Take on another “bite,” and then another. Invite others to join you. You are making a difference.