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, April 25

  • 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 27

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

Wednesday, April 28

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

Friday, April 30

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

Sunday, May 2

  • 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)

Felipe Hinojosa, author of “Apostles of Change,” shared stories about Latino activists transforming churches into staging grounds for protests against urban renewal and displacement, in a recorded webinar from Mennonite Church USA. View it here: mennoniteusa.org/webinars 

Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference recently licensed Katerina Friesen for ministry at Wild Church Fresno (California), a Mennonite Church USA church plant that meets outdoors and feels a particular call to care for God’s creation. Read more at https://www.mennoniteusa.org/friesen-licensed-wild-church

What are the causes of war? And what can we do to end war before it begins? David Lapp-Jost answers these questions in his blog, “Nurturing more life-giving community.” Read more here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/life-giving-community

Pastor Graciela Tijerina listened when God called her to lead Iglesia Menonita Casa Betania (Bethany House Mennonite Church), in Newton, Kansas. Read her story here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/iglesia-casa-betania/
En español: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menoticias-tijerina

Eat a Plant-Based Meal or Meals with Ingredients from Local Farms 

​Eating plants is good for your body and good for the earth. Find a new recipe to try this week!

Use Refill Tablets for Cleaning Products

Ditch the old-style landfill-bound, single-use plastic containers for cleaning products. Switch to dissolvable concentrated refill tablets for your hand soap, dish soap, and all-purpose cleaners. Mailed to you in minimal, recyclable paper packaging, the tablets are ready for you to drop into a reusable bottle and just add water. Visit Blueland.com.

Eliminate Fossil Fuel Emissions

Burning fossil fuel spews pollution. People living nearby are most vulnerable to the resulting lung damage, which makes them the most vulnerable to the COVID virus. With the unjust practice of redlining that has limited where People of Color can purchase property, 68% of Black Americans live within 30 miles of a coal-fired power plant. Eliminating fossil fuel emissions is also working for justice for planet and people.

A little bit of humor from actual church signs, courtesy of Jim–

The Bible is 100% accurate, especially when thrown at close range!