Saturday, October 21
- 1:00pm Group outing to Kroll’s Farm (contact Kate for information)
Sunday, October 22
- 9:30am CCMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
Thursday, October 26
- 7:00pm Zoom Bible Study with Shane (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
Sunday, October 29
- 9:30am NSMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- Speaker: Shane
- 11:00am NSMC Congregational Meeting
Plan to attend our fall congregational meeting on Sunday, October 29, following the worship service.
Our scheduled hour of prayer for the Apache Stronghold and the situation at Oak Flat is Saturday, November 4, 8:00-9:00am CT. We will have a 15-minute Zoom prayer scheduled for 8:45-9:00am CT, for those interested in participating in a group prayer. Anne will send out a Zoom link.
A Resolution Copper mine threatens to destroy Oak Flat. From the beginning of time, Apache Stronghold has grounded their resistance in the strength of their religious practice and spiritual relationship with the land.
If you wish to have specific things to pray for, consider the following list:
- Wendsler Nosie Sr. and the San Carlos ApacheNation, so they will be able to continue their Spiritual practices at the Oak Flat land
- The fresh water that runs at Oak Flat
- Action in Congress, that leaders will see the long term devastating effects of mining the land
- The trees, plants, and animals in danger
- Resolution Copper’s repentance
For more information, please visit their website, https://dismantlediscovery.org/novfour/
PADS Lake County (Providing Assistance, Dignity, and Shelter) is a community-based organization that provides trauma-informed support, resources, and shelter to individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis. They are reaching out to ask for our help in stocking their food pantry with essential items to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry.
We will be collecting items on Sunday, October 29 and Sunday, November 4. Please bring donation items to church and we will deliver them to PADS. Here’s a list of their most wanted items.
Their priority items include:
- Multigrain Cheerios – 18 oz
- Shelf-stable milk
- Compleat Chix and Dressing
- Compleat Turkey or Manicotti
- Compleat Meatloaf and Gravy
- Campbell Chunky Soup
- Fruit cups
- Nature Valley Protein Bars
- Target Bags
Additionally, they’re in need of the following necessary food bag items:
- Bagels with cream cheese
- Instant Oatmeal
- Muffins (store-bought)
- Granola Bars or Breakfast Bars
- Breakfast Meal Replacement drinks
- Bag of chips
- Instant Ramen Noodles (cups)
- Fruit Cup Packs/canned fruit
- Protein Bars
- Tuna Packs
- Chicken Salad Packs
- Beef Jerky
- Jello Cups
- Non-perishable Microwaveable meals
- Canned baked beans
- Mac and cheese (boxes or cups)
- Canned Chili
- Microwavable Rice packs
- Juice Packs (apple juice/fruit juice)
- Water bottles
- Hot Chocolate Packs
- Plastic Plates
Mennonite Church USA Executive Board has named two peacemakers, Jonathan Kuttab and Sydney Leah Bontrager, as the 2023 Bring the Peace award winners. The denomination gives the award to a Legacy Peacemaker and a Young Peacemaker each year. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/news/23-btp-winners
Sydney Leah Bontrager, Mennonite Church USA’s 2023 Bring the Peace award recipient, describes how God has impacted her through her work raising funds to provide relief to Myanmar villages and a Myanmar orphanage. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/interview-bontrager
–from Creation Justice Ministries 52 Ways to Care for Creation
Take a Break from Online Shopping
Online shopping produces a lot of packaging waste and produces excess carbon emissions from airplanes and vehicles. Take a month off online shopping or reduce what you buy online. Try to make purchases closer to home!
–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church
More cities are adopting Zero Waste goals and policies, proving that the investment and efforts are making a difference. Providing curbside organics collection and food scrap drop-off sites, New York City, for example, is keeping 11,000 tons of food waste a day out of landfills. Urge your local government to go Zero Waste.
Call Off the Catalogs
For retailers Christmas has started. How many catalogs have you received already? Put a stop to any you choose. Call the company and tell them to take you off their list immediately and forever. You’ll save trees, emissions, and annoyance—a 3-for-1 call! A bargain!
–from the Sierra Club
100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet
- Buy foods in bulk and avoid the packaging.
- Compost food scraps for using in your yard, or to feed your neighbor’s chickens.
50 Ways to Save the Planet
- Volunteer your time to conservation projects.
- Donate to conservation organizations.