Weekly Calendar

Rebecca KAnnouncements

As we emerge from the pandemic, NSMC will have one in-person/hybrid worship service per month on the second Sunday of the month. Our next in-person service is July 11.

Sunday, July 4

  • 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, July 6

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

Wednesday, July 7

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

Friday, July 9

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

Sunday, July 11

  • 10:00am In-Person Fellowship
  • 10:30am In-Person Worship at the Civic Center
  • 12:00pm Potluck at the Civic Center
  • 7:00pm NSMC Zoom Music Hour hosted by Jim (contact Anne for details on how to join)

The MennoCon21 safety protocols have been updated to reflect the recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Masks will be optional at the convention, but those who still wish to wear a mask and practice social distancing will be accommodated. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/mennocon21-safety-protocols

As the world reopens, Duncan Smith of Mennonite Church USA’s The Corinthian Plan explores what it means to care for each other at this point in the pandemic. Read his blog, “Caring for each other during COVID-19, Part II.” https://www.mennoniteusa.org/caring-during-covid19-part-2

God is a God of peace — a God who created a world of peace. So, where is the peace now and how do we get back to it? Dr. Lesley Francisco McClendon of C3 explores the Tuesday evening worship topic for MennoCon21, “The root of peace,” in this blog: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/root-of-peace.

In his blog, “So, What’s Your Spiritual Type,” Brian Martin Burkholder of Eastern Mennonite University provides a sneak-peak into his MennoCon21 seminar that will look at the Discover Your Spiritual Type personality test. Knowing your spiritual type can help you understand how you worship, and knowing others’ spiritual types can help your church grow spiritually. Read more: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/your-spiritual-type.

Make Your Next Shopping Trip Green

Consider the before-life and after-life of purchases. Patronize second-hand or fair trade stores. You can buy clothes, jewelry, shoes, furniture, books, movies, and toys conscientiously.  If you cannot find what you need at a second-hand store, try a fair trade store for ethically sourced products.

Invest in the Future

Money talks. Invest in the future (solar and wind) and divest from the past (coal, oil, and gas). Send a message with your money.

Composting for the Win

Food waste—both corporate and personal—is the #3 cause of greenhouse gas. Composting food scraps allows you to fill the land with nutrients and avoid the landfill. Explore your options for composting: industrial composting services, shared compost locations, backyard bins of several types, bokashi methods, vermicomposting, and in-home devices.

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

Prophecy class cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances