Sunday, August 21
- 9:30am Hybrid Worship (Civic Center and Zoom; contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Speaker: Shane
Thursday, August 25
- 7:00pm Bible Study on Revelation led by Shane (contact Anne for details on how to join)
Sunday, August 28
- 9:30am Zoom Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Speaker: Suzanne
Mennonite Church USA Executive Director Glen Guyton was one of many faith leaders to sign a statement calling for President Biden to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal. Read the statement here: mennoniteusa.org/faith-leaders-iran
Earlier this year, Linda Gehman Peachey and Sue Park-Hur of Mennonite Church USA’s Women in Leadership project led nine women in a training on the “Laboring Toward Wholeness” anti-patriarchy curriculum. The women discussed why women and their welfare are often overlooked. Read their reflections in, “What about the women?” mennoniteusa.org/what-about-women
What is peace and where is it found? Chidi Ihezuoh, associate pastor with Los Angeles Faith Chapel, addresses this question in his blog, “The peace of God is not of this world.” mennoniteusa.org/peace-god-this-world
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–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church
“We are people who…”
- Legislate: Tackle the big problems with big action. If you can’t handle the issue by yourself, we collectively can do it! Organize, donate, speak up, vote. Sign Action Alerts from the Creation Justice Movement or United Women of Faith. Make change happen.
- Invest: What you choose to use your money for makes a difference. Even small “investments,” such as purchases of organic food and items that are not plastic count, as well as any other outlay of your money, time, or effort that contributes to a healthier planet and to justice for all who live here.
–from 10 Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Carbon Footprint | Washington Post
Save Coral Reefs by Packing Smartly for Your Beach Vacation
Healthy marine ecosystems are essential for human well-being, and millions of people around the world rely on coral reefs for food, protection, recreation, medicine, cultural connection and economic opportunities. So the decline of coral reefs is not just an ocean-lover’s issue — it’s also a global problem that requires collaborative action.
There are plenty of ways travelers can do their part. To start, think about what you bring when you go to the beach.
Skip sunscreens and toiletries that contain oxybenzone and other chemicals and opt for mineral-based products instead. And remember to pack a reusable water bottle, utensils and bag, so you can avoid single-use plastic.
MCC Thrifty 50 Challenge
Do you want to help our planet but aren’t sure where to start? MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) Thrift is celebrating their 50th anniversary by issuing 50 challenges to help us be more equipped to care for our planet. We’ll include one challenge each week for the next 50 weeks.
Kitchen Tip of the Week
Clean your refrigerator coils. Even a small amount of dust on the coils — beneath or behind your refrigerator — can significantly reduce the appliance’s energy efficiency. So every year or so, unplug the fridge and use a vacuum or duster around the coils to help keep it running as it should.
A little bit of humor from actual church signs, courtesy of Jim—
The best vitamin for a believer is B1.