Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

Sunday, September 5

  • 10:00am Zoom Fellowship
  • 10:30am Zoom Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join)

Tuesday, September 7

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

Upcoming Worship Services

  • Sept. 12 Joint Worship Service with CCMC
  • Sept. 19 Peace Sunday Zoom Worship Service
    • 9:30am Worship
    • 10:30am Fellowship
    • 11:00am Christian Formation
  • Sept. 26 Hybrid Worship Service
    • 9:30am Worship
    • 10:30am Fellowship
    • 11:00am Christian Formation

During September and October, Mennonite Church USA invites you to learn about poverty considering the pandemic, by engaging its new “Learn, Pray, Join” initiative – The Cost of Poverty. We will include a special focus on housing insecurity and mutual aid. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/ministry/peacebuilding/learn-pray-join/cost-of-poverty/

Mennonite Church USA will offer two Faith Formation Roundtables each month from August to October. These roundtables are intended to encourage and support faith formation leaders through collaborative methods. Read more here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/faith-formation-roundtable/.

Luis Alvarado is a chaplain at an immigration detention center in Texas, where he ministers to Christians and non-Christians alike. Through his work, he had met many immigrants, who have shared their stories and made him a better person. Read more about Alvarado’s encounters here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/luis-alvarado-chaplain-at-south-texas-detention-complex/.

Unlikely encounters often lead to transformation. Read how Sue Park-Hur has experienced transformation through some of her recent unlikely encounters in her blog, “Be transformed.” https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/be-transformed/

Try Composting at Home 

Check out this guide to learn how to compost at your home, or go here to see if your neighborhood has a curbside compost pickup option.

Pet Toys

Instead of buying new toys for your dog or cat, go creative with Reuse. Old tennis balls, a length of rope, or an old tie stained or no longer in style are good for games of fetch or tug with your dog—who really wants to play with you. A stick tied with saved ribbons, a leftover blow-out, roll-out party favor, or just a simple flower on a stem will easily entertain a cat or kitten.

Plant Trees

Tree planting season is coming. Investigate potential tree sales and planting services. Check with local government, nonprofit foundations, and nursery businesses. Trees pull down carbon from the atmosphere, provide habitat and food for birds and other pollinators, and give shade for cooling in the summer and allow sunshine for warmth in winter, lowering the use of fossil fuel energy.

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

If you hate anyone because of your faith, you’re doing it wrong.