Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

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

Saturday, April 10

  • 8:00am Men’s Breakfast (contact Kenton 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)

Tuesday, April 13

  • 7:00pm Zoom Gathering to discuss how we imagine the church going forward (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Wednesday, April 14

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

Friday, April 16

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

Sunday, April 18

  • 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)

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.

After living in sanctuary at Columbus (Ohio) Mennonite Church for three years, Edith Espinal was finally able to move back into her own home with her family in February. Celebrate with the Espinal family by reading Edith Espinal’s story here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/edith-espinal/

The Mennonite Church USA Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) recently met and provided feedback on four proposed resolutions, concerning the denomination’s Membership Guidelines, inclusion of LGBTQIA people, accessibility for people with disabilities, and justice in the U.S. criminal legal system. Read more here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/clc-resolutions 

Please pray for the Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA, which is gathering for a virtual meeting on April 16-17. The Executive Board meets two or three times per year, setting the vision and guiding the direction of the denomination.

What is the Voices Together committee doing now? How did the name “Voices Together” originate? What were some of the most difficult decisions the Voices Together committee had to make concerning certain hymns? Katie Graber answers these questions and more in her blog, “Answers to your Voices Together questions.” https://www.mennoniteusa.org/vt-questions

Read Mennonite Church USA’s convention newsletter to meet the worship team for MennoCon21 and get the latest updates on Mennonite Church USA’s first hybrid convention to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, and online on July 6-10. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/mennocon21-march-letter

Start a Garden​, Indoors and Out!

​Start a garden in your own backyard or share the work with your community by creating a neighborhood garden.  Do you have space in your church’s yard, at a vacant lot, or in a nearby park? Gardening is good for creation and saves you money. If you do not have space outdoors, you can grow veggies or herbs in pots in your place of residence. ​​Indoor plants will produce oxygen to improve your indoor air quality. 

More Than “Just Dirt

As you study seed catalogs and get mentally ready to “dig in the dirt,” take time to watch a film about the amazing soil that nourishes us with both food and beauty. Browse for and view The Biggest Little Farm or Kiss the Ground. Then you will be spiritually ready to give thanks for what is so much more than “just dirt.”

What Recycling Can Do

Recycling one ton of paper and cardboard saves 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, and 7,000 gallons of water. Not only does the environment benefit, but also hospitals, grocery stores, and homes depend on supplies that are packaged or made from recycled paper. During COVID closures, business sources have diminished. So, your household recycling is even more important.