Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

In November, we will have hybrid services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays and zoom services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays. Because of Advent in December, the hybrid services will shift to be on the 1st and 3rd Sundays with zoom services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. In January, hybrid services will resume on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.

Sunday, October 31

  • 9:30am Zoom worship (contact Anne for details on how to join)
    • Message topic: Great Lakes Watershed
  • 10:30am Zoom sermon discussion
  • 7:00pm Zoom NSMC Music Hour (contact Jim for details on how to join)

Thursday, November 4

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

Sunday, November 7

  • 9:30am Zoom worship (contact Anne for details on how to join)
    • Message topic:  Bankruptcy Law and Faith
    • Speaker: Jim Haller
  • 10:30am Zoom sermon discussion
  • 7:00pm Zoom NSMC Music Hour (contact Jim for details on how to join)

Mennonite Church USA is once again offering its free Advent at Home devotional. Written by Talashia Keim Yoder, pastor of Christian Formation at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana, the 2021 guide follows the theme of Leader magazine and is appropriate for all ages. Download your copy here. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/adventathome

If your family has recently experienced a birth, marriage or death, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) Archives would like to preserve this information for free, through the new vital records form on the MC USA Archives website. Read more about how you can help the Archives memorialize your family history here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/new/vital-records-form

It can be easy for churches to self-segregate based on age, but when a church intentionally seeks out intergenerational faith formation, everyone benefits from richness that age diversity brings. Carrie Mast, in her blog “Faith for all — at the same time,” shares how her congregation has successfully engaged in intergenerational faith formation. Read her story here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/faith-for-all

When choosing which worship resources to include in the new hymnal, the Voices Together team chose to include many resources from before the Reformation. Learn why including these resources was important to the team and which resources predate the Reformation in Sarah Kathleen Johnson and Carl Bear’s blog, “Singing with the early and medieval church through ‘Voices Together.’” https://www.mennoniteusa.org/medieval-through-voicestogether

Work With Your Local Government to Sponsor a Recycling Event for Electronics or Hazardous Waste

With the holidays coming, new electronics are likely to be under the tree. Make room for the new by safely recycling the old. Too much on your plate? See if an event like this already exists in your community and attend! ​

Support Sustainable Businesses

Businesses have a greater impact toward a more sustainable future than individuals. And each of us can have an impact on businesses. When you need to make a purchase, shop for the company not just the product. Support businesses that practice sustainability with their products and their production. Purchase from ones that care and give back. Here’s one example: Who Gives a Crap.

How to Talk to Children About Climate Change

When your children ask questions about climate change, be prepared. The Climate Reality Project has a free, 23-page guide for talking with young ones about it. Check out Beginning the Climate Conversation: A Family’s Guide.

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

Hipster Jesus loved you before you were cool.