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 23

  • 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 25

  • 7:00pm Zoom Informal Gathering (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Wednesday, May 26

  • 7:00pm Bible Study led by Ric (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Friday, May 28

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

Sunday, May 30

  • 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)

Join author Sarah Augustine as she shares about her new book, “The Land is Not Empty, Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery,” in a webinar on June 3 a 7 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. MDT/4 p.m. PDT. A question-and-answer time will follow. Spanish interpretation provided. This webinar is cosponsored by Mennonite Church USA and MennoMedia. Register here: mennoniteusa.org/land-not-empty

In her blog, “The Sacred Work of Holy Agitation,” Bonita Croyle shares what she hopes to accomplish as a member of Mennonite Church USA’s Women in Leadership Steering Committee. Read about her passions here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/sacred-work-holy-agitation

Hiro Katano writes about his experience as a peace educator with the Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute in his blog, “Peace as Cultural Transformation in Northeast Asia.” The blog is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Learn, Pray, Join: Cost of War initiative to raise awareness of the destructive powers of militarization. Read more: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/peace-cultural-transformation

In “Conference Minister’s Response to the Tragic Shooting near Boulder Mennonite Church,” Rev. Amy S. Zimbelman reflects on the prayer vigil held in the aftermath of the shooting that took place in Boulder, Colorado, in March. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/uncategorized/boulder-shooting/

Fend Off “Energy Vampires”

​Make sure to turn off and unplug items when they’re not in use. The socket draws electricity even when items are “turned off.” Some items that are often plugged-in when not in use are blow-dryers, phone chargers, electric kettles, and coffee pots. Other items that are often left in the “on” position when not in use are televisions, computers, and video game consuls. Using the battery-saving function on smart phones and computers helps them last longer, as well as saves energy. Perhaps you have a spare refrigerator you only need to run when you’re preparing to entertain guests. Look around your house and find what can be unplugged.​ You might be surprised by your energy savings!

Switch to Online Subscriptions

Switch to online subscriptions for newspapers and magazines. Even though these could be Reused (passed along to another reader) or Recycled, it’s better to move up the R-scale to Reduce. Save some trees and possibly also cut down on single-use plastic wrappings.

New Wallpaper

Add new wallpaper to your computer. Plaster one or more photos of God’s creation where you will be reminded of the grand diversity, beauty, and fragility of plants, animals, landscapes, and bodies of water. As you begin your computer tasks, say a brief prayer of thanksgiving and resolve. Use your own photos or find free ones at pexels.com or unsplash.com

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

Lord, help us to be the people our dogs think we are.