Sunday, September 24
- 9:30am CCMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Scripture: Genesis 32
- Theme: Jacob Wrestles with God
Thursday, September 28
- 7:00pm Zoom Bible Study with Shane (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Join us for a study of the gospel of John
Sunday, October 1
- 9:30am NSMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Guest Speaker: Rev. Karen Sersen, Chaplain and retired United Methodist pastor
- 11:00am Christian Formation
- Leader: Linda
- 12:00pm Potluck
Tuesday, October 3
- 7:00pm ARCC (Action/Reflection Creation Care) meeting
- Gerry will talk about the community project with which he is involved. He will discuss things that residents can do to help restore Loch Lomond to a healthier environment.
–from Sheena Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator, Menno Haven
Join us Saturday, October 28 from 8-4 for Menno Haven’s Fall Work Day! Come volunteer, meet others that love camp and enjoy a meal. For more information, talk to Janelle or Anne, see the attached flyer, or go to mennohaven.com/work-day where you can also sign up to attend. We’d love to see you here!
Mennonite Church USA installed a sculpture at its Elkhart, Indiana, offices that was designed and built by Emma Zuercher, a 2023 graduate of Goshen College from Apple Creek, Ohio. Read more here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/unveil-sculpture/
Engage with the MC USA Archives and meet the new archives coordinator, Olivia Krall. View the PowerPoint slide here: mennoniteusa.org/slide-archives-engage
In the wake of the U.S. sending cluster bombs to Ukraine, Titus Peachey, who currently serves on the steering committee for the Cluster Munition Coalition, reflects on his experiences dealing with cluster bombs in Laos and calls Mennonites to witness against war makings. Read more of his experiences here: mennoniteusa.org/cluster-bombs-witness
–from Creation Justice Ministries 52 Ways to Care for Creation
Rest and Reflect
As Wendell Berry writes, “There are no unsacred places. There are only sacred places and desecrated places.” Identify a place that is sacred to you. What makes it so? How can you care for that place?
–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church
Tackle a Big Project
For the sake of a better future, tackle a big project, such as advocating for the school bus fleet to be electrified, the roof of the school—or church—to host solar panels, or multiple trees to be added to the campus. Big projects take time and commitment, but they have big dividends for the future and bring multiple opportunities to talk about caring for creation.
Leaves to Mulch
Rake leaves this fall as a family, as a group of friends, or as a church youth group helping someone. Look for ways to turn the leaves into mulch so they continue to feed the soil, rather than bagging them and sending them to the landfill. Talk about the process God supplies for continuing to nourish the land, which in turn nourishes all of life.
–from the Sierra Club
100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet
- Organize a community project to install level 2 EV chargers in public places in your community.
- Organize a solar walk in your community or a home tour of households that have “greened up.”
50 Ways to Save the Planet
- Use washable dishes and glassware.
- Think twice about buying “disposable” or “recyclable” products.