Friday, October 14
- 9:30am Apple Picking with Linda and Al Westerman, Linda’s home
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
Monday, October 17
- 7:00pm Advanced Planning Team, Zoom
- Deadline to submit photos to Gerry for ARCC meeting (see announcement below)
Tuesday, October 18
- 7:00pm ARCC meeting, Zoom
Thursday, October 20
- 7:00pm Bible Study led by Shane (contact Anne for details on how to join)
Sunday, October 23
- 9:30am Hybrid Worship (Civic Center and Zoom; contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Speaker: Suzanne (via Zoom)
- Scripture: Luke 18:9-14
- Worship Leader: Kate
- 10:30am Sermon discussion
Our next Action-Reflection Creation Care meeting will be on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. We will discuss the topic of remodeling and repurposing items so the we don’t need to buy new things.
Please send photos or a video of an item that you remodeled or renovated to Gerry by October 17 He will share the photos during our discussion.
Please click on the following link to see the agenda:
Anne will send the zoom link. Email Janelle if you wish to add more items to the agenda.
MennoMedia is working on creating the first Anabaptist Bible in time for the 500th anniversary of Anabaptism in 2025. The project’s advisory group gathered for a retreat in August to kick off the project. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/news/anabaptism-at-500-project
While gearing up for the creation of the Anabaptist Bible, John D. Roth, the project director for MennoMedia’s “Anabaptist at 500” initiative, wrote the blog, “The transformative Anabaptist hermeneutic.” In this blog, he reflects on how he became acquainted with the difficulty of biblical interpretation and how it affected the trajectory of his faith. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/anabaptist-hermeneutic
Seattle (Washington) Mennonite Church had a dream of creating sustainable and affordable housing for their community, and that dream is finally coming to fruition. Read Pastor Amy Epp’s blog, “Seattle Mennonite Church partners to create affordable housing,” to learn more. mennoniteusa.org/snapshots/affordable-housing
–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church
As election season heats up, remember that the planet is also heating up! Scrutinize candidates for their stand on dealing with climate change and the injustices done to so many people. Do your homework at all levels of government—federal, state, and local. Vote your values.
Get Mesh Bags for Produce
Does that sweet potato really need a plastic wrap? When you only want 1 squash, are you stuck with 3 because they are packaged that way (using plastic and Styrofoam, of course)? Go for loose produce or browse “mesh bags for produce.” With a one-time purchase of the bags, you’ll keep lots of plastic out of landfills.
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
Stop buying mason jars. I can’t recall the last time I purchased a glass jar. Instead I wash and reuse jars from coffee, jam, salsa and more. If you ever walked into the home of an Indian family in America, you are bound to find a former Tostitos salsa jar now filled with fragrant masalas or large jars filled with all sorts of dried legumes, flours and rices.
A little bit of humor from actual church signs, courtesy of Jim—
Our church is like fudge: sweet with a few nuts.