Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

Please note that the next two Sundays (Nov. 28 & Dec. 5) will both have hybrid services in order to coordinate with the Advent season. In January, hybrid services will resume on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.

Sunday, November 28 First Sunday of Advent

  • 9:30am Hybrid worship (in person and Zoom)
    • Message topic: Shane’s Story
  • 10:30am Hybrid sermon discussion

Wednesday, December 1

  • 12:00pm Deadline for submissions for photo essay, Welcome

Thursday, December 2

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

Sunday, December 5 Second Sunday of Advent

  • 9:30am Hybrid worship (in person and Zoom)
  • 10:30am Celebration of Linda’s Birthday
  • 3:30pm Blessing of CCMC House

Celebrate Advent with the Mennonite Church USA annual Advent at Home worship guide, “Dare to Imagine.” This free, downloadable guide is designed for people and groups of all ages. It offers weekly Scriptures, background information, prayers, activities and rituals from the beginning of Advent to Epiphany (Nov. 28 to Jan. 6). Download the guide here: mennoniteusa.org/adventathome [Download congregational PPT slide here]

Mennonite Church USA Women in Leadership has relaunched its “Holding It(,) Together” podcast. The podcast, made by women for women, emphasizes intersectionality and community, creating a space for women to hear other people’s stories. This season’s theme is “Bodies Holding It(,) Together.” Learn more here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/hit.

Mennonite Church USA appreciates your support this Giving Tuesday (Nov. 30), as we work together to continue living into our churchwide Renewed Commitments of following Jesus, witnessing to God’s peace and helping our communities experience transformation. Explore the various ways you can support the work of the denomination here: mennoniteusa.org/give/

Erick Josue Martinez is a student at Goshen College, who is studying to be a financial planner, so he can help people in low-income and immigrant communities. In his blog, “From my window (Desde mi ventana),” he shares how his upbringing in an impoverished immigrant community inspired him to help others. Read in English here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/from-my-window. En español: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/desde-mi-ventana.

IRedlining has been illegal in the United States for half a century, but its effects still have a lasting impact on Black, Latino/a, Asian, Indigenous and other people of color. Vice President of Community and Church Development for Everence Leonard Dowin his blog, “Finding inspiration in history: Human-made solutions to human-made problems,” shares what this impact looks like in Philadelphia, as well as practical steps that people can take to enact change. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/human-made-solutions-problem

Check Cabinets for Expired Medicine and Properly Dispose of Them

Avoid flushing medicines and other dangerous chemicals in the toilet or washing them down the sink. Instead, find your local med disposal location and take them there. This will help keep water clean and drug-free for other people drink and animals and plants to live in and consume. ​

Put Your Money to Work

Put your money to work for justice. When you buy organic, you guarantee more farmers can grow healthy, safe food. When you buy fair trade, you provide living wages and fight poverty. When you buy from a business owned by women or people of color, you help build an inclusive economy. When you bank with a community bank or credit union, you are likely not to be funding fossil fuel projects. 

Reduce Car Emissions

Are you regularly in a queue to pick up a child or grandchild from school? Fluctuating temperatures can entice you to turn on the engine one day to run the air conditioner and the next to crank up some heat. Emissions from idling cars, however, send particulates into the air, which research has shown negatively affects the cognitive development and performance of children. Keep the engine off while you wait.

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

I hate this church. –Satan