Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

As we emerge from the pandemic, NSMC will have one in-person/hybrid worship service per month on the second Sunday of the month.

Saturday, June 19

  • 8:00am Women’s In-Person Breakfast, Egg Harbor Café, 125 Lake St., Libertyville. No RSVP needed.

Sunday, June 20

  • 10:00am Zoom Fellowship time
  • 10:30am Zoom Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join)
  • 7:00pm NSMC Zoom Music Hour hosted by Jim (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Tuesday, June 22

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

Wednesday, June 23

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

Friday, June 25

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

Sunday, June 27

  • 10:00am Zoom Fellowship
  • 10:30am Zoom Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join)
  • 7:00pm NSMC Zoom Music Hour hosted by Jim (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Iris de León-Hartshorn, associate executive director of Mennonite Church USA, offers a response to the hatred and brutality that continues against the Asian American and Pacific Islander population in the United States. Read her call to action here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/respond-to-hatred

In “Reclaiming my Indonesian Heritage,” Syerafina Himawan, an Indonesian-American teenager, shares some of her experiences dealing with racism in high school. Himawan explores how her friends’ racist actions caused her to abandon her heritage, only to later have her love of her Indonesian culture reinvigorated. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/reclaiming-indonesian-heritage

Have you heard that MennoCon21, Mennonite Church USA’s biennium convention, will be offering a Bible study each morning, led by Safwat Marzouk? Marzouk reflects on the themes that will be covered each morning, in his blog, “Peace and Justice Amid the Pandemics of COVID-19 and Racism.” https://www.mennoniteusa.org/peace-justice-amid-covid-racism

Make the most of your Voices Together experience by exploring the depths of the Voices Together website. Read Katie Graber’s blog, “Best-kept Secrets of the Voices Together Website,” to ensure you don’t miss anything! https://www.mennoniteusa.org/secrets-voices-together-website

Want to know more about the exciting things happening across our denomination? Subscribe to PeaceMail, Mennonite Church USA’s weekly news digest: mennoniteusa.org/peacemail

Contact Your Representative

Take initiative today and call, email, or write one of your state representatives regarding any creation care issue that you are passionate about. Positive environmental change starts with the individual and continues with larger scale change. You can contact your representative by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. You can find out who your US Representative is here and your US Senators here

Start Complaining!

You can be nice, but firm. When you see a practice at home, at church, in your workplace, in a restaurant, at a grocery, or other business that is harmful, speak up. Be a squeaky wheel—ask for a change. Write a letter.

Start Complimenting!

When you see a practice at home, at church, in your workplace, in a restaurant, at a grocery, or other business that is helpful in terms of creation care, speak up. A little praise goes a long way! Write a letter.

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

Adam & Eve—the first people to not read the apple terms & conditions.