Weekly Calendar

Rebecca KAnnouncements

Saturday, January 29 Church Retreat

  • 9:00am-2:00pm Zoom Retreat Session with Doug Kaufman (contact Anne for details on how to join)
    • Theme: “I don’t want to think about it!” Climate emotions and denial
    • Three sessions: 9:00-10:15am, 10:30am-12:00pm, 1:00-2:00pm. Lunch break from 12:00-1:00pm.
    • This is an important gathering. Please plan on attending and set aside to be fully present and willing to engage via Zoom.
  • 7:00-8:30pm MennoNite Live (a talent/variety show; contact Jim for details on how to join)

Sunday, January 30

  • 9:15am Informal Fellowship Time
  • 9:30am Zoom Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join)
  • 10:30am Sermon discussion

Thursday, February 3

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

Sunday, February 6

  • 9:15am Informal Fellowship Time
  • 9:30am Zoom Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join)
    • Message: Creation
  • 10:30am Sermon discussion

The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board will meet Feb. 3-5 in Elkhart, Indiana. Please pray for the members of the Executive Board, as they gather to discuss how to best guide the denomination.

Christle Hain has joined the Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) Communications team, as the marketing communication and engagement associate, and Camille Dager has been promoted to director of marketing and communications. Read more about these staff members here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/communications/.

Mennonite Church USA partners with Mennonite Mission Network to create and nurture missional peace churches in the U.S. through its renewable Thrive: Church Planting Grant. Every dollar donated provides church planters with the support they need to pursue their calling of planting a peace church within MC USA. To help support ministry, please prayerfully consider donating here: mennoniteusa.org/give/.

Make a Toilet Paper Choice

Every day 27,000 trees lose their lives to make toilet tissue. Some companies clear-cut virgin forests for their products, which diminishes the forests’ natural systems for sequestering carbon and helping all of us breathe. Switch to a sustainable TP alternative—bamboo, which can be harvested every three months. If you care, find a way to help here.  

Be Creative with Cards

Reuse Christmas and other greeting cards on gifts to be mailed instead of tying bows that will be crushed. Cut out the designs you like and reuse them for gift tags or add them to sturdy backing for new ornaments or collages. Be creative with the creativity of others.

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

Seven days without prayer makes one weak.