Sunday, October 30
- 9:30am Zoom Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Speaker: Shane
- 10:30am Sermon discussion
Tuesday, November 1
- 7:00pm ARCC (Action/Reflection Creation Care) meeting (see announcement below)
Thursday, November 3
- 7:00pm Bible Study led by Shane: Overview of the Bible (contact Anne for details on how to join)
Sunday, November 6
- DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS (fall back an hour)
- 9:30am Hybrid Worship (Civic Center and Zoom; contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Speaker: Suzanne (via Zoom)
- 10:30am Sermon discussion
- 12:00pm Potluck
Our next ARCC (Action/Reflection Creation Care) meeting will be on Tuesday, November 1, at 7:00pm. The topic for discussion is the Nine Planetary Boundaries as presented in David Attenborough’s documentary entitled Breaking Boundaries: The Science Of Our Planet on Netflix. Please watch the documentary prior to the meeting.
Anne will send the Zoom link for the meeting. Email Janelle if you wish to add more items to the agenda.
Save the Date: Beer and Hymn Sing
Save the date to join a large group of harmonizing Chicago-area people at the Advent Beer and Hymn Sing on Friday, December 2, 7:00pm. More information will be available closer to the date.
There are two guidelines for this event.
- Bring a snack and/or beverage (wide latitude on what kind of beverage: Apple juice to ale, LaCroix to lager, water to wine). Please label any food you bring that might have nuts, for those who have allergies.
- Share the invite as you will. All are welcome–no need to RSVP.
Join host Bonita Croyle in the newest episode of the “Holding it(,) Together” podcast, “Bodies and Anger.” Listen on your favorite podcast streaming service or at mennoniteusa.org/hit
According to Addie Banks, the CEO of the Groundswell Group, peace and prayer are interdependent and must be practiced together. In her blog “Peace joined with prayer,” she shares several examples of how this practice is played out. Read it here: mennoniteusa.org/peace-joined-with-prayer
Amy Gingerich, publisher and executive director of Herald Press, is an avid reader, but the events of 2020 made it difficult for her to pursue this passion. Read her blog, “The transformative power of books,” to hear how she got back into the habit of reading and see a list of 12 Herald Press books that she recommends. mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/read-a-book
–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church
Use Washable Cups
Manufacturing just one Styrofoam cup demands 10 times the amount of water used to wash just one reusable cup. Switch to washable cups at home, at work, and at church. Use your own cup if you regularly purchase coffee. Tell the barista no thanks to single-use foam.
Treat Water as Sacred
Drought is increasingly affecting all of us. Treat water as sacred. Avoid wasting it. Take shorter showers, turn off the flow of water until you are ready to rinse, or switch to a low-flow shower head. Little things you can do factor into dealing with the big changes of climate change.
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
Save takeout containers. I know none of us are fans of plastic here, but once you get those takeout containers, be sure to reuse them! They’re perfect for storing leftovers, fresh vegetables and herbs, packing lunch for on-the-go, or even packing any goodies you make to give to friends/family.
A little bit of humor from actual church signs—
If God is your co-pilot, switch seats.