Weekly Calendar

Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, October 9

  • 9:30am Zoom Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
    • Speaker: Suzanne
  • 10:30am Sermon discussion

Thursday, October 13

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

Sunday, October 16

  • 9:30am Zoom Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
    • World Food Day
    • Speaker: Anne
    • Special offering for South Sudan
  • 10:30am Sermon discussion

The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board has changed how it will divide donations directed to “Mennonite Church USA” among its agencies and affiliated Racial/Ethnic Council groups. The changes to the denominational unified giving formula were implemented to address evolving ministry needs. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/news/giving-formula

In her blog, “Mass incarceration and restorative justice,” Loraine Stutzman Amstutz, Mennonite Church USA denominational minister of Peace and Justice, writes, ”Restorative justice principles hold transformation as a value — transformation of people, systems and structures that oppress.” Read the rest of her blog here: mennoniteusa.org/snapshots/restorative-justice

When our beliefs feel like they are unraveling, it may feel like we are losing our faith in God altogether. Sherill Hostetter, a spiritual director with the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network, shares how her crisis of faith led her to explore her spiritual journey through writing. Read her blog, “Knowing and unknowing,” here: mennoniteusa.org/snapshots/knowing-unknowing

–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church

Go After Those Sneaky Leaky Windows and Doors

Rather than add a space heater or crank up the whole HVAC system, get a caulking gun and hunt for gaps to fill. A little effort will keep you warmer in winter and cooler in summer and save emissions and dollars.

Shop for Companies That are Kind to Mother Earth

When you shop for clothes online, shop for companies that are kind to Mother Earth. Check their website for the “About Us” story of their commitment to sustainability, to fair practices for their workers, and to giving back (planting trees, for example). If the cost is higher than you would pay for “fast fashion,” recognize that your purchase is supporting a sea change in an industry that has been abusive to earth. Check out ArrayedTenTree United by BluePact.

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.

Week 18 | “Dress each other” challenge

Kitchen Tip of the Week

Don’t toss a paper towel after one use. Hear me out ― paper towels are so much more than one wipe and toss! If I dry my hands off with a paper towel after washing them, I air-dry the towel and use it for drying off my hands again later, wiping down the counters and drying off washed veggies. And remember, paper towels that don’t have any grease or chemicals on them are compostable. And don’t forget about using reusable kitchen towels to ease the load of paper towel pile up. 

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

Our sign broke. Come inside for the message.