Sunday, November 20
- 9:30am Hybrid Worship (Civic Center and Zoom; contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Speaker: Shane
- 10:30am Sermon discussion
Thursday, November 24
- No Bible Study
Sunday, November 27 First Sunday of Advent
- 9:30am Hybrid Worship at CCMC (888 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL, see Google map)
- Welcome and Installation of Suzanne Ford
- 10:30am Sermon discussion
- 12:00pm Potluck
MennoCon23, Mennonite Church USA’s largest faith formation gathering, will be held July 3-8, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri. There will be programming for all ages, including a one-day Climate Summit for youth and young adults. See the tentative block schedule here: mennoniteusa.org/dates-location-mennocon23
In his blog, Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, speaks out against the tokenization of immigrants and people of color. “Over and over in our system, those in the dominant culture have used immigrants and other people of color as political pawns to justify their bias, insecurity and phobias.” Read his reflection here: mennoniteusa.org/tokenizing
Artist Mandy Martin of Salford (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church created “Justice Grows in the Garden” for Salford 2022 Gardening for Peace event, featuring RAWtools, a ministry partner of Mennonite Church USA. See Mandy’s art and video here: mennoniteusa.org/justice-grows-garden
Casa Alterna, is a ministry of hospitality that serves asylum seekers who have recently arrived in the U.S. It’s co-founder, Anton Flores-Maisonet, reflects on the story of one of the asylum seekers that he had the privilege of welcoming to his house. His story is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Learn, Pray, Join: Mass Incarceration” initiative. Read it here: mennoniteusa.org/b-attitude
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–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church
Replace Liquid Soaps with Bars
Switching liquid soaps with bars avoids petroleum as an ingredient, nixes single-use plastic, lowers emissions from transportation, reduces energy in manufacturing, and still does the job of cleaning. Browse “bar soap brands” or “shampoo bars,” or shop EarthHero.com.
Plant Trees and Preserve Biodiversity
If you love a bargain, consider this “two-for.” Trees by themselves, because they capture carbon dioxide, help address climate change. Planting trees also contributes to protecting endangered species, restoring habitats for flora and fauna, and improving soil stability in degraded areas, allowing nature to recover. Support the efforts of One Tree Planted.
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 24 | Swap paper gift wrap for fabric
Kitchen Tip of the Week
Soak dishes overnight. If you have stubborn messes or stuck-on food in pots and pans from cooking, place some dish soap and/or baking soda with hot water in them and soak overnight instead of running water while attempting to scrub it off.