Weekly Calendar

Weekly Calendar

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Weekly Calendar

Sunday, May 28

  • 9:30am CCMC Hybrid Pentecost Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
    • Speaker: Suzanne
  • 10:45am Christian Formation
  • 12:00pm Potluck

Thursday, June 1

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

Sunday, June 4

  • 9:30am NSMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
  • 10:45am Christian Formation
  • 12:00pm Potluck

The MennoCon23 worship planning committee has released the names of the worship speakers for the July 3-6 Mennonite Church USA denominational convention, which will take place at the Kansas City (Missouri) Convention Center. The convention’s overall theme is “#BeTransformed,” which is inspired by Isaiah 43:19-21 and 2 Corinthians 5:17. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/news/mennocon23-worship-speakers

There’s still time to register for MennoCon23, Mennonite Church USA’s leading faith formation event, in Kansas City (Missouri) Convention Center, July 3-6, 2023. Registration is also open for the Youth & Young Adult Climate Summit, July 7, and the Delegate Assembly, July 7-8. Register here: mennoniteusa.org/news/mennocon23-registration

The all-new Youth & Young Adult Climate Summit, taking place on July 7, 2023, directly following Mennonite Church USA’s MennoCon23 convention, will be an opportunity to explore ways that youth and young adults ages 14-25 can put their faith to work to address this crisis during a day of worship, learning and collaboration. Watch an informational Zoom recording here: mennoniteusa.org/webinar-climatesummit

When Becky Degan told her husband and teenage son that the theme for MennoCon23 worship is “Transformed by the Spirit,” they broke out with the Transformers’ theme song, “More than meets the eye.” “Later, when I was asked what excites me about this year’s convention, that song went through my head, and I realized that’s what I’m excited about — catching glimpses of the Holy Spirit at work beyond what we can understand or imagine.” Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/worship-is-gods-playground

–from Creation Justice Ministries 52 Ways to Care for Creation

Pentecost

As we celebrate and imagine the holy spirit in the image of the dove, consider these words from Thomas Merton: “The sky is my prayer, the birds are my prayer, the wind in the trees is my prayer, for God is all in all.”

–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church

Focus on Solutions

When you talk to friends or family about climate-related issues, focus on solutions more than problems. Share what you are already doing and encourage your family and friends to do at least one more thing themselves for the planet and for justice.

What are Those Terms?

When you are choosing products and you wonder which ones are truly good for the earth, you don’t need to be confused or worried about “greenwashing.” Here’s a quick read that can help clarify the labels “green,” “non-toxic,” “cruelty-free,” “organic,” “natural,” “Green Seal Certified,” and “Ecologo.” 

Re:Creation

When you head to the beach, lake, or river for recreation, note that the word is also “re: creation.” Look at the beauty God has provided and offer a prayer of gratitude. Look also for signs of humanity being care-less with nature. Take gloves and trash bags (preferably reusable) along with your supplies and stash the trash. Try quantifying your haul by weight or number of bags for example). Tell others what you have done and discovered.

–from the Sierra Club

100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet

  1. Shop at thrift stores: great prices, your purchase usually supports a good organization: this is “Reuse” part of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
  2. Drive the speed limit.