Weekly Calendar

Rebecca KAnnouncements

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

Sunday, March 21

  • 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 23

  • 7:00pm Zoom Gathering to discuss the question “How do we envision ourselves going forward?” (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Wednesday, March 24

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

Friday, March 26

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

Sunday, March 28

  • 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)

Turn donated firearms into garden tools and art as part of Mennonite Church USA’s new collaboration with RAWtools, Inc. Learn how your congregation can get involved. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/collaboration-with-rawtools

Do you have questions about MennoCon21? Mennonite Church USA leaders provide an update and address questions in this recorded webinar: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/mennocon21-da-webinar

This month marks five years since Pastor Max Villatoro of Torre Fuerte Mennonite Church, Iowa City, Iowa, was detained and deported to Honduras. He now lives in Mexico, separated from his family. Read his story here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/deportation-knocked En español: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/la-deportacion-toco-la-puerta

In his blog, “Let us create communities of resistance to militarism in all its forms,” Titus Peachey recounts his experiences dealing with the aftermath of U.S. military engagements in Vietnam and Laos and calls us to create communities of resistance to militarism. Read it here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/resistance-militarism

Through the experiences of her own family, Ingrid Friesen Moser reflects on how Mennonite congregations have evolved in the way they support the health of pastors and their families in her blog, “With gratitude for health and pastoral well-being.” She encourages congregations to use The Corinthian Plan’s Pastor Well-being Checklist to support their pastor(s). Read more: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/gratitude-pastoral-wellbeing

Observe World Water Day March 22, 2021

Through the waters of baptism, we are reminded of God’s renewing grace and gift of water that literally keeps us alive. Working to keep water safe, clean, and available to all is a sacred trust. On March 22, 2021, observe World Water Day (worldwaterday.org). At home, visit watercalculator.org, or to learn more, browse “ocean conservation organizations.” Support various campaigns and check out the water resources provided by Creation Justice Ministries. 

Make the Switch

Switch from paper napkins and paper towels to washable, reusable cloth ones. Doing so, you save trees, which are one of God’s natural systems for cleaning the planet, and you avoid adding to landfills, which not only contribute to global warming but also to environmental injustice because they degrade the lives of people who are stuck living near them.

Be an Advocate

If you live in an apartment or condo complex, do they have recycling service? Are they planting trees? Or switching to LED lights? If not, advocate for God’s creation. Gather a Green Team of residents who care, educate the other residents, and lobby for change.