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 this Sunday, July 11.

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)

Tuesday, July 13

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

Wednesday, July 14

Friday, July 16

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

Sunday, July 18

  • 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)

Everence has published a new Toolkit newsletter with information on exercise and migraines, new Dead Sea scrolls, and “digital amnesia.” Check it out!

The Colombian Mennonite Church (IMCOL) is the most recent recipient of the Mennonite Church USA’s Justice Fund grant, which is used to dismantle racism and build peace. Colombia has experienced continual political unrest for more than half a century, and the grant will be used to support Justpaz, an IMCOL ministry aimed at promoting nonviolence. Read more here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/colombian-church/.

Support Mennonite Church USA congregations that are working toward social justice by donating to the Justice Fund. Right now, Allegheny Mennonite Conference is offering a matching grant if we can raise $15,000. Donate here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/justice-fund-matching-grant/.

In preparation for the Climate Ride, a cross-country bicycle ride put on by the Center for Sustainable Climate Change, Sierra Ross Richer reflected on what it means to be lost in nature, both literally and metaphorically. Read about her journey to “Overcoming ‘Lost’” here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/overcoming-lost.

Contemporary Worship Music (CWM) takes a prominent role in the Voices Together songbook. For many congregations, CWM may be an unfamiliar way to worship. In their blog, “Featured resource: A guide to Contemporary Worship Music in Voices Together,” Benjamin Bergey and Anneli Loepp Thiessen help churches understand how to use this resource. Read more here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/guide-contemp-music-voicestogether

Pick Up the Trash in Your Community

Go outside and pick up trash. You can invite a friend or small group from church to join you. You can enjoy fellowship and increase the amount of garbage collected.

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

How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.