Sunday, November 19
- 9:30am NSMC Worship at Munley home, 329 Dunbar Rd, Mundelein
- Please note: there will not be a worship service at the Civic Center because the Civic Center is closed.
Tuesday, November 21
- 7:00pm ARCC (Action/Reflection Creation Care) meeting
- Carol Johnson and Kathryn Mueller lead an informal discussion about the Schaumburg Monarch initiative (see announcement below).
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving
- Because of Thanksgiving, Bible Study will not meet.
Sunday, November 26
- 9:30am CCMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
Plan to join us on Tuesday, November 21, 7:00pm for a special ARCC meeting. Carol Johnson (president of Schaumburg Monarch Initiative) and Kathryn Mueller (CCMC) will be leading an informal discussion about how Schaumburg Monarch initiative–recipient of The Governor’s Award–came to be. It is an example of how an idea can become something bigger, hopefully making a positive contribution in local communities and the wider environment.
Thank you for your generosity in donating food for PADS October 29 and November 5. In our two weeks of collecting for their food pantry, we provided over $600 of supplies for which they were most grateful!
From Menno Haven Camp & Retreat Center–
We invite you to “getaway” with your family for a holiday weekend! We take care of your lodging, meals, and create a “you-pick” schedule. You get to choose what activities you join in for and when you want to explore the grounds on your own. Take a pause from daily life to reconnect with the Lord and your loved ones.
This getaway weekend takes place December 15-17, 2023. For more information, visit mennohaven.com/familygetaways. To register for this event, click here to sign up for a Menno Haven account which allows you to register for any Menno Haven event.
During the Korean War, Sue Park-Hur’s Aunt Hwasil was separated from her mother and brothers. After 40 years, she was finally able to reunite with her family, a privilege that many other Korean families have not been able to enjoy. Park-Hur is Mennonite Church USA’s director of racial/ethnic engagement. Read her blog here: mennoniteusa.org/korean-family-reunion
After researching the experiences of women in ministry, Amy Zimbelman, conference minister of Mountain States Mennonite Conference, explains that the best gift many congregations can give to their pastor is support through a Pastor-Congregation Relations Committee (PCRC). Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/thank-your-pastor-pcrc
Sarah Werner, author of “Rooted Faith: Practices for Living Well on a Fragile Planet,” and communications coordinator for Central District Conference, a Mennonite Church USA conference, gives hope and tangible ideas for how to Christians can live a life that is faithful to their beliefs amid rapid climate change. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/living-faithfully-changing-planet
–from Creation Justice Ministries 52 Ways to Care for Creation
Volunteer at your local food pantry! Especially during the holiday season, your help is appreciated. Help fight hunger while reducing food waste!
–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church
Choose Sustainable Gifts
If it’s your practice to take a hostess gift to a party or special dinner, choose earth-friendly gifts that keep giving, for example: a shampoo bar, a package of wooden clothes pins to use instead of plastic “chip clips,” jams or other preserves from local farmers, a roll of bamboo toilet paper from Who Gives a Crap. Sustainable presents say thank you and spark good conversation.
Choose a Sustainability Mindset
Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations, starting with a sustainability mindset: reusable dinnerware, cloth napkins, less meat/more plant-based foods, a plan to use leftovers, a kitchen set up to maximize compostables and minimize trash, even washable rags for cleanup instead of wasting trees with paper towels. Earth will be thankful you did.
–from the Sierra Club
100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet
- Buy an electric car.
- Walk. It’s healthy.
50 Ways to Save the Planet
- Teach children to respect nature and the environment.
- Share your eco knowledge. (Editor’s Note: Thank you, ARCC, for sharing your knowledge.)