Weekly Calendar

rebecca 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.

Sunday, June 27

  • 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 29

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

Wednesday, June 30

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

Friday, July 2

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

Sunday, July 4

  • 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)

Iglesia Buenas Nuevas, a Mennonite Church USA congregation in San Juan, Texas, has a long-standing history of being a welcoming, multicultural community, with Black, Latino and white congregants. Learn more about this dynamic church here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/profile-iglesia-buenas-nuevas En español: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menoticias/iglesia-buenas-nuevas

Sarah Augustine, author of “The Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery,” discussed her new book in a webinar presented by Mennonite Church USA and MennoMedia. Watch the webinar recording here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/webinars/

What does peace have to do with Jesus? Or, maybe, what does Jesus have to do with peace? Dr. Meghan Larissa Good explores these questions in her blog, “Jesus and the Work of Peace,” and will speak on this during the July 7 worship service at MennoCon21. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/jesus-work-of-peace

When Maribel Ramírez Hinojosa’s parents took her, as an infant, to be baptized, they found out that the priest would not baptize Maribel unless her parents changed her name to María. Read the story of how she and her family have dealt with the repercussions of this priest’s abuse of power here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/the-story-behind-my-name/

Spiritual Director Jane Roeschley began this year by starting a journey with a spiritual practice called “word of the year.” In her blog, “Give Me a Word,” Roeschley opens up about this journey and how she moved from being skeptical to embracing and recommending the practice. Read more here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/give-me-a-word/   

Reuse. You Don’t Have to Use an Item Just Once Right? 

What disposable items in your life could you replace with a reusable option? Do you use cloth napkins or paper? Do you have a reusable water bottle or disposable? Do you use cleaning wipes or clothes? Do you pack your lunch in plastic bags or in reusable containers?

Go Plastic-Free

More and more products are available plastic-free—shampoolaundry detergentfood wraps, hand soaptoilet paper, and phone cases, for example. Companies like these are looking out for the earth, not just for their bottom line. Many of them also donate a portion of their revenue to other causes that support the environment. Align your purchases with your values.

Refuse, Repair, Rot, and Remember

You already know Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. You may even have added Refuse (especially single-use plastics), Repair (what’s possible), and Rot (compost) to the list. Here’s one more: Remember! First, Remember who you are and Whose you are! When you focus on God’s call to you to care for creation and justice, it’s easier to remember to do the other R’s. 

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

Love God and others. It’s not rocket science.