Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

Sunday, October 10

  • 9:30am Hybrid worship (In person plus Zoom)
    • Message topic: What Would it Take?
    • Speaker: Nathan Aaberg
  • 10:30am Hybrid sermon discussion with Nathan
  • 7:00pm Zoom NSMC Music Hour (contact Jim for details on how to join)

Thursday, October 14

  • 7:00pm Bible Study (contact Anne for info on how to join)

Sunday, October 17

  • 9:30am Zoom worship (contact Anne for details on how to join)
    • Message topic: Food and Farming
    • Speaker: Nathan Aaberg
  • 10:30am Zoom sermon discussion
  • 7:00pm Zoom NSMC Music Hour (contact Jim for details on how to join)

We are fortunate to have Nathan Aaberg as a guest speaker for the next two Sundays. Nathan has a blog entitled “Whole Faith, Living Earth” with thought-provoking blog posts about the intersection of faith and creation.

Faith formation leaders are invited to join Shana Peachey Boshart, Mennonite Church USA’s denominational minister for Faith Formation, and Ruth Goring, author of children’s books, this Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT for a Faith Formation Roundtable. Register here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/ff-roundtables-register

Anabaptist History Today is hosting Virtual Relationships Past & Present on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Experts from North American Anabaptist heritage organizations, including Mennonite Church USA Archives, will show and discuss historical documents relevant to current issues. Register here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/virtual-relationships

Please pray for the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) of Mennonite Church USA, which is gathering this week. The CLC meets twice a year to listen, discern and advise the denomination on issues facing the church.

When high school seniors graduate and head off to college, it can be difficult for their home church to stay connected with them. Andrea Wall, in her blog “Staying connected to your college students,” discusses some methods that she has used to stay connected with the college students from her congregation. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/staying-connected-students

In his blog, “Transforming water,” Scott Hartman, Mennonite Church USA director of event planning, ponders the relationship between water’s transforming powers and his own ability to transform and be transformed throughout his faith formation journey. Read more here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/transforming-water

Try Cooking One-Pot Meals 

By using one pot to cook your meal, you save on electricity, gas, and water, which reduces your footprint and may even give you leftovers for the week! 

Look for Energy Efficiency

Remodeling? Prioritize energy efficiency. Consider appliances, solar panels, tankless water heater, low-flow water-saving faucets and toilets, replacement windows, additional insulation, LED lights. Upgrade your home to care for your other home: Earth. The Environmental Protection Agency has ideas to help.

Little Things Add Up

A scientist steeped in the data of climate change grieved over the lack of action at the policy level. In the face of something big she couldn’t change, she committed to walking her children to school two days a week and to riding her bike to work. She then put solar panels on her roof. She chose to act where she could. “Little” things add up.ergy. Use a power strip to plug in your appliances wherever you can. Turn off the strip, and you save the power.

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

Jesus cleans the heart. We disinfect the pew.