Weekly Calendar

Weekly Calendar

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Weekly Calendar

Sunday, December 17 Third Sunday of Advent

  • 9:30am NSMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
  • 11:00am Watch your email for a special announcement from Anne

Thursday, December 21

  • 7:00pm Zoom Bible Study led by Shane (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)

Sunday, December 24 Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • 9:30am CCMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)

Mennonite Church USA’s Constituency Leaders Council brainstormed strategies for strengthening youth engagement at its first meeting of the 2023-2025 biennium via Zoom on October 27, 2023. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/news/clc-youth-engagement

Save the date for Hope for the Future 2024, the annual gathering of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) leaders from across the country who are connected to Mennonite Church USA, on February 9-11, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. Learn more here: mennoniteusa.org/hopeforthefuture View the PDF here: mennoniteusa.org/hftf24-savedate

Cyneatha Millsaps, executive director of Mennonite Women USA, reflects on how gun violence has effected the country, her community and her own family in a blog for Mennonite Church USA. Read her reflection here: mennoniteusa.org/spiritually-emotionally-bankrupt

–from Creation Justice Ministries 52 Ways to Care for Creation

Christmas Tree Shopping

If you’re going Christmas tree shopping, choose a real tree over a plastic one! Tree farms help to sequester carbon and provide habitats for birds and other wildlife.

–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church

Think About Sustainability

Buy children’s gifts with sustainability in mind. Will the toy sustain the child’s interest? Is playing with it 90% kid and 10% toy or 90% toy and only 10% kid? Is it made of sustainable materials? Will it be something that can eventually be passed along to another child? 

Skip the Plastic Bags

Christmas shop without plastic bags. We’ve been learning to take our own reusable bags to the grocery store. The same principle works in retail stores. Carry in your own bags, politely decline the store’s plastic ones, and tell the clerks you are cutting down on single-use plastic. It’s your gift to the planet.

–from the Sierra Club

100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet

  • Plant native plants–they use less water, require fewer pesticides, and they support healthy native wildlife and pollinators.
  • Dispose of used batteries and fluorescent light bulbs properly.