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, May 8

  • 8:00am Men’s Breakfast (contact Kenton for details on how to join the Zoom breakfast)

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)

Tuesday, May 11

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

Wednesday, May 12

  • 12:00pm No deadline for photo essay
  • 7:00pm Bible Study led by Ric (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Friday, May 14

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

Sunday, May 16

  • 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)

Glen Guyton has been reappointed for a second three-year term as executive director of Mennonite Church USA. Read about his goals and accomplishments here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/glen-second-term

Mennonite Church USA profiled Amy Yoder McGloughlin – mom, pastor and peacemaker with Christian Peacemaking Teams – as part of its Learn, Pray, Join: Cost of War initiative. Read about Yoder McGloughlin’s journey in “From Palestine to Pennsylvania, peacemaking is not passive.” https://www.mennoniteusa.org/palestine-to-pa

Carlos Romero shared about his experience as the first Latino executive director of Mennonite Education Agency and about his anti-racism work in the education system in a recent interview. Read more. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/table-menno-education En español: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/por-ampliar-la-mesa

Voices Together was made with children in mind, too! Read Ingrid and Anneli Loepp Thiessen’s blog, “Introducing Voices Together to Children: Ten ideas,” for examples of how to integrate Voices Together into children’s programming. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/vt-children-ten-ideas

Advocate for Environmental Justice

​Learn about imminent threats to communities near you. Learn whose health and livelihood is most affected by local pollution issues, and who is on the front-lines of counteracting the harm. If you need a place to start, check out the Oil and Gas Threat Map. Join an existing grassroots organization, talk to your family and friends about environmental justice, or set up a meeting between your faith community and local environmental justice advocates to build solidarity.

Continue Driving Less

Safer-at-home practices have reduced global emissions by 25%, resulting in much cleaner air and waterways clearing appreciably. As restrictions are lifted, find ways to continue driving less so the planet isn’t subjected to a rebound effect of increased emissions. 

Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act

Yes, your choices to steer clear of single-use plastics matter! Keep up the good work. But your impact will be even greater when you urge your members of Congress (find them at congress.gov) to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021. Laws are essential to change the systems that harm Earth and God’s creatures, including marine life. Raise your voice!

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

Live so fully that Westboro Baptist Church will picket your funeral.