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, 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)

Tuesday, May 4

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

Wednesday, May 5

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

Friday, May 7

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

Sunday, May 9

  • 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 Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA approved a $1.4 million budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, announced a special delegate session for May 27-30, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri, and reviewed several proposed resolutions during its April meeting. Read more: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/board-approves-21-22-budget/

Registration is now open for MennoCon21! Learn more about online and in-person registration options for the first-ever hybrid convention here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/in-person-mennocon21
 En español: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/en-persona-mennocon21

Mennonite Church USA has released a new online curriculum called, “Defund the Police? An Abolition Curriculum.” The nine-week interactive multi-media curriculum focuses on a biblical view of personal and community safety, in response to the continued brutalization of Black, Brown and Indigenous people by police. Learn more about the curriculum here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news-abolition-curriculum

Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, responded to the verdict in the George Floyd murder case in his blog, “Unfulfilled: A Reaction to the Chauvin Guilty Verdict.” Read it here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/glens-blog-unfulfilled

Wait to Run the Dishwasher until it is Full

​Consider only doing dishes when you have a full dishwasher load or full sink.  If you do dishes by hand, use a basin to conserve dish-washing water. This reduces your water use and saves you money on your water bill.

Avoid Pesticides

Pollinators, including bees, wasps, butterflies, are crucial for growing more than one-third of the food we eat. They feed us—we need to feed them! Pesticide use and loss of year-round food sources are causes for the declining pollinator population. Plant flowers, trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, and herbs with the goal of feeding all year long those who feed us. Choose native plants when possible, especially.

Go Outside!

Your own experience—and research—show that spending time in nature is healing. Look closely at seedlings sprouting, blossoms opening, and the renewal of green. Share your delight with family, especially children, and friends. Vow to do all you can to heal the earth, as well.

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

To a dyslexic atheist, there is a dog.