Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

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

Friday, April 2

  • 4:00pm Women’s Coffee hosted by Patty (contact Patty for details on how to join)
  • 7:00pm Good Friday Service of scripture and song (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Sunday, April 4 Easter Sunday

  • 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, April 6

  • 7:00pm Zoom Gathering to discuss how we imagine the church going forward (contact Anne for details on how to join)
    • We are considering being “hybrid” in some way going forward. What might that look like? Would we meet every week in person? Would we meet in the Civic Center once a month, and have other forms of gathering at other times? Social groups? Small groups? Outdoor worship? Mutual aid or other service?

Wednesday, April 7

  • 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)

Friday, April 9

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

Sunday, April 11

  • 10:00am Zoom gathering time
  • 10:30am Worship via Zoom (contact Anne for details on how to join the Zoom worship)
  • 12:00pm Short Congregational Meeting for updates from the Church Board
  • 7:00pm NSMC Music Hour hosted by Jim (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Please plan to stay for a brief congregational meeting following worship on Sunday, April 11. The Church Board wants to update us on several important items.

Join Michael Danner, Mennonite Church USA’s associate executive director of Church Vitality, in a webinar April 8 at 7 p.m. ET, as he interviews Elain Enns and Ched Myers, authors of “Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization.” Register here:  https://www.mennoniteusa.org/registration-decolonization

SeongHan Kim, in his blog, “Walk out from the military base nation,” recounts how the construction of a Republic of Korea naval base on Jeju Island, Korea — and its connection to the U.S. military — has affected the lives of those Koreans who live in that region. Read his take on the Cost of War here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/base-walk-out

Allegheny Mennonite Conference (AMC) is offering a matching grant of up to $15,000 for donations made to Mennonite Church USA’s Justice Fund, a mutual aid fund that supports MC USA congregations’ work toward social justice. Find out more about AMC’s contribution and how your congregation can get involved at https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/justice-fund-match/.

Registration for MennoCon21 opens April 6 for in-person and online attendance. Learn more here: https://convention.mennoniteusa.org/registration/

Cut Your Shower Time by Five Minutes

Cut five minutes off your shower to save water. According to a study done by Harvard the average American shower uses 2.5 gallons per minute. You will save 12.5 gallons of water if you shorten by just 5 minutes. Or, consider turning the water off while you lather up and only turn it on to rinse. ​

Plant Milkweed

Milkweed is the only food that the caterpillars of the monarch butterfly will eat. But the use of pesticides, along roadsides, on crops, and in gardens and parks, is wiping out milkweed and consequently the beautiful butterfly. Avoid using Roundup and other glyphosate-based pesticides and speak up to home-improvement stores to stop the sales. Plant milkweed that is native to your area in your own spaces and watch for the caterpillars and butterflies to thank you with their presence.

Let Rain Do the Work

On a balmy but drizzly spring day grab some rags and a kid or friend or two and go play in the rain—oh, and help the rain wash your car. Wipe it down. Add a bit of competition or music for crazy dancing moves! But no running water, just the rain for the rinse job. Fun for you and good for the Earth—the car too.