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. Our next in-person service is this Sunday, August 29 at the Civic Center.

Sunday, August 29

  • 10:00am In-Person Fellowship at the Civic Center
  • 10:30am Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join with Zoom)
  • 12:00pm Potluck
  • 1:00pm Ric’s Retirement Celebration
  • 7:00pm NSMC Zoom Music Hour hosted by Jim (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Tuesday, August 31

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

Friday, September 3

  • 4:00pm Possible Zoom Women’s Coffee hosted by Patty (contact Patty to find out if there is one and for details on how to join)

Sunday, September 5

  • 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)

September 12 Joint Worship Service

Mark your calendar for a joint worship service with CCMC on Sunday, September 12. Details forthcoming.

Join the denomination-wide “CommonRead.” Mennonite Church USA, Mennonite Church Canada and Herald Press are partnering to encourage every Mennonite to read carefully selected books to equip the church during this time. This fall, the CommonRead book is “Tongue-Tied: Learning the Lost Art of Talking About Faith” by Sara Wenger Shenk. Learn more here. www.commonread.org

Jeanne Davies, executive director of Anabaptist Disability Network, presented a seminar at MennoCon21, titled “Worship for All.” She offered attendees ideas on how to make worship services accessible to all people, including those with intellectual disabilities and autism. Read about her ideas here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/worship-for-all/.

Dona Park is one of two women to receive the first Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) #BringThePeace award. MC USA News Editor Camille Dager interviewed Park about her experiences using art to build peace. Read a transcript of the interview here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/interview-dona-park

Anna Groff of Dove’s Nest wrote, “Don’t bury the lead: Abuse in your congregation,” a blog in which she explains how Dove’s Nest can help prepare congregations to communicate effectively about abuse that has occurred within the church or by a church member. Read more about how to handle such a situation here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/abuse-congregation.

Check Your Car’s Tire Pressure

Properly inflated tires improve the car’s gas mileage. This will not only decrease your carbon emission but also save you money.

Drought and Us

Drought is more and more in the news and will continue to plague us as the climate shifts. Water wasted anywhere ultimately affects everywhere. Livestock and poultry in the U.S. eat huge amounts of water-intensive feed like corn and soybeans. Cut back on meat and dairy; eat more vegetables and you lessen the demand for water.

Small Changes Add Up

Don’t beat yourself up! You don’t have to be perfect in making earth-friendly changes in your lifestyle. Remember John Wesley’s point that we are “going on to perfection.” As in our faith, we are on a journey toward a goal. God’s grace covers our failings, and God’s Spirit enables us to continue. Hold the vision of perfection and keep taking steps toward it. 

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

Honk if you love Jesus. Text while driving if you want to meet him.