Sunday, August 6
- 9:30am NSMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Theme: Path of Peace
- 11:00am Potluck
Sunday, August 13
- 9:30am CCMC Hybrid Worship (see NSMC Announcements below)
- Theme: Path of Peace and Forgiveness
Tuesday, August 15
- 7:00pm ARCC (Action/Reflection Creation Care) meeting
The Mennonite Church USA Delegate Assembly acted on three proposed organizational resolutions at its meeting on July 7-8, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri. The assembly of more than 300 registered delegates approved resolutions to clarify the MC USA bylaws and streamline its agency structure, while narrowly voting down a proposal to meet less frequently. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/news/delegates-vote
The Mennonite Church USA Delegate Assembly installed Jon Carlson as the moderator for the new biennium and provided strong affirmation for a slate of new Executive Board members and other nominees, including incoming Moderator-elect Marty Lehman. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/news/da-carlson
Mennonite Church USA Executive Director Glen Guyton used a surprising pop culture reference to launch his state of the denomination report to delegates at the MC USA Delegate Assembly, held in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 7-8, 2023. Read more about his address here: mennoniteusa.org/news/state-denomination23 View the PowerPoint slide here: mennoniteusa.org/slide-theme-fj
Catch up on all the happenings at MennoCon23 and the Youth & Young Adult Climate Summit by reading the KC Sauce, MC USA’s daily convention newsletter, here: mennoniteusa.org/kcsauce
Subscribe to our Convention Newsletter for exciting news and updates about future MennoCons here: mennoniteusa.org/mennocon-newsletter View the PowerPoint slide here: mennoniteusa.org/menncon-slide-newsletter
–from Creation Justice Ministries 52 Ways to Care for Creation
Share the Plate: Does your church have a donation or share the plate program? Consider giving to support the work of Creation Justice Ministries or another environmental group.
–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church
You are not alone! Research shows 64% of employees want to know that their company is doing something to contribute to a sustainable future. Through conversations with coworkers, gather ideas of how your workplace can help—even if small steps. With the backing of your colleagues and research, follow these five ways to get sustainability on the agenda at work.
Heat, drought, and lightning are the “perfect storm” to ignite wildfires, which scorch the ground and pollute the air for hundreds of miles. Additionally, the loss of the trees negatively impacts God’s systems that capture carbon for the health of the earth. Support organizations that replant trees after wildfires.
–from the Sierra Club
100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet
- Buy battery-operated tools for shop and garden rather than gas-powered ones.
- Buy wash and wear clothes that don’t require dry cleaning and wear clothes more than once before washing them.
50 Ways to Save the Planet
- Recycle your Christmas tree.
- Plant short, dense shrubs close to your home’s foundation for insulation.