Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

Sunday, February 6

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

Thursday, February 10

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

Saturday, February 12

  • 8:00am Zoom Men’s Breakfast (contact Kenton for details on how to join)

Sunday, February 13

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

Our inability to have our annual church retreat at Menno Haven affects more than just us. As a camp and retreat center, Menno Haven deserves our ongoing support. We encourage everyone to consider an additional donation to Menno Haven so they can continue to provide a place for guests and campers to experience God’s World and Christ’s Kingdom with opportunities and space for worship, fellowship, recreation, growth, and renewal.

May 27-30, 2022: MCUSA Special Session of the Delegate Assembly (page of resources and resolutions, outline of educational webinars)

To prepare for the assembly, MCUSA is hosting some webinars to learn more about specific resolutions. The first one, “Highlight: For Justice Resolution,” will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022, at 6:00pm Central. To register for this webinar, click here.

February is Black History Month. Celebrate and learn about Mennonite Church USA’s African American Mennonite history through a timeline that highlights the people, events and the work of the church from 1886 to today. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/black-history-mennonite

Learn about “For Justice in the U.S. Criminal Legal System,” a new study resolution that will be presented at Mennonite Church USA’s Special Session of the Delegate Assembly, May 27-30. Eli Reimer, one of the original authors, and Pastor Isaac Villegas, a supporter of the resolution, will discuss it with other church leaders during a webinar on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET. Read the resolution and register for the webinar on the delegate resource page: mennoniteusa.org/special-delegate

MennoMedia has kicked off the second season of its “~ing Podcast.” Episode 2 features a discussion about Mennonite Church USA’s “Defund the Police? An Abolition Curriculum.” Join host Ben Wideman and three of the writers of the curriculum as they discuss why a project like this makes sense for churches, what they learned during its creation, and how our faith might call us to navigate this topic. Listen here or anywhere podcasts are heard: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/ing-podcast

Mennonite Church USA and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) are cohosting the hybrid Pastors & Leaders | Deep Faith 2022 Conference online and in-person at AMBS Feb. 21-24. Learn more about this year’s event at mennoniteusa.org/leading-hope-deepfaith, and register before the Feb. 14 deadline.

Kevin Gasser has experienced transformation through his experiences with people who are different from him. In his blog, “Transformed through friendship,” he expresses how his friendship with a man named Mohamed shined a light on his own religious practices. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/transformed-friendship.

Visit Mennonite Church USA’s employment web page to explore open positions across the denomination. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/employment/

Buy Green

In this market-driven economy, what you buy and what you don’t buy have an impact. Look for socially responsible businesses and products. Avoid excess packaging and single-use plastics. Buy locally to cut down on transportation emissions. Purchase products with recycled content. Boycott ones that come at the expense of the planet. Your dollars speak loudly.

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 investing locally, and you are likely not funding fossil fuel projects. Choose justice.

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

Don’t give up! Moses was once a basket case.