Sunday, October 15
- 9:30am NSMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Speaker: Shane
- 11:00am Christian Formation
- Leader: Linda
Tuesday, October 17
- 7:00pm ARCC meeting
- Discussion topic: Apache Stronghold group and prayer vigil
- Please see the ARCC announcement below.
Thursday, October 19
- 7:00pm Zoom Bible Study with Shane (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
Sunday, October 22
- 9:30am CCMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
October 17 Discussion
The topic for the October 17 ARCC meeting will be a discussion regarding the Apache Stronghold group opposing Resolution Copper, a foreign multinational mining corporation making plans to remove copper from the Oak Flats land. The Doctrine of Discovery organization is requesting that we support the Apache Stronghold by praying for them on Saturday, Nov. 4. Our discussion on Oct. 17 will be in preparation for the prayer vigil, so we know what to pray for. For updates about the prayer vigil, visit https://dismantlediscovery.org/novfour/
To learn more about the Apache Stronghold position and a short history of Oak Flats, please read this article from the National Wildlife Federation magazine.
The image below is a flyer for the November 4th prayer vigil.
The Anabaptist Climate Collaborative has started a new monthly newsletter called Climate News. It’s available through their website, and you can sign up for their email list to receive a condensed version with links to full articles on the website.
The newsletter has useful and interesting articles covering new initiatives, past events, and an ongoing webinar series. If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter, go to the website and click on Subscribe at the very top or look for the Connect with Us! section near the bottom of the page.
Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff has named Karla Stoltzfus Detweiler as the new climate justice coordinator. She began the half-time position on September 5, 2023, working remotely as part of MC USA’s Transformative Peacemaking department. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/news/stoltzfus-climate
David Maldonado, who works both as a pastor of College Mennonite Church and a construction worker, shares what life is like in bivocational ministry and why someone might choose that path, in his interview with Adriana Celis of MenoTicias. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/bivocational-call-service
–from Creation Justice Ministries 52 Ways to Care for Creation
Attend a Town/City Hall Meeting
What kinds of environmental issues are being discussed? Any ideas/issues you’d like to share with your community? What work needs to be done? What work is already being done? How can you be involved?
–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church
Choose bamboo. It’s sustainable—a resource that is fastest growing, self-renewing, water conserving, carbon sequestering, poverty reducing, and more. It’s versatile—used in personal care products, clothing, musical instruments, building materials, paper, towels, sheets, recreational equipment, furniture, and more.
Where is God Calling You?
When God called Moses to rescue God’s people, God reminded this very unlikely candidate for leadership that he was standing on “holy ground” (Exodus 3:1-12). Like Moses, we may feel overwhelmed and inadequate to answer the call to creation justice, but God assured him—and us—“I will be with you.” Where is God calling you?
–from the Sierra Club
100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet
- Buy local food, thus saving transportation emissions. When confronted with a choice between organic food from farther away, or conventional food that’s local, choose local; it’s the least-toxic option.
- Eat low on the food chain. A vegetarian or vegan diet is a low-carbon diet. If not ready to go fully vegetarian or vegan, consider one or more meat-free days a week, like #MeatlessMondays
50 Ways to Save the Planet
- Eat less meat.
- Join an environmental movement & become an activist.