Sunday, January 7 Epiphany Sunday
- 9:30am NSMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
- 11:00am Christian Formation
- 12:00pm Potluck
- 1:00-2:30pm Sacred Ground Small Group and Anti-Racism Learning (Anne is leading a group)
Thursday, January 11
- 7:00pm Bible Study led by Shane (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
Sunday, January 14
- 9:30am CCMC Hybrid Worship (contact Anne for details on how to join Zoom)
January 7 Epiphany Sunday
This Sunday, January 7, our Eastern Orthodox brothers and sisters celebrate Christmas. We will remember the coming of the three kings, gather around the Table of the Lord together and share a potluck meal.
Sign Petition for Ceasefire
Mennonite Action, the group that organized Mennonite-led advocacy for peace around the country on December 19, continues to invite us to share in ongoing witness and advocacy for peace. Use the link below to sign the petition for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza that will be presented at the in-person witness in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, January 16. Mennonite Action organizers hope to get 5,000 + signatures to present at the Capitol.
Learn more and sign the petition here: https://www.mennoniteaction.org/get-involved
Safe Church, Mennonite Church USA’s newly formed abuse prevention ministry, now has a webpage available on the MC USA website. The webpage offers resources, including the updated Circle of Grace curriculum, to help faith communities keep children, youth and vulnerable adults safe from all abuse. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/safechurch
Mennonite Action, a grassroots movement, united more than 800 Mennonites representing 250 congregations across the U.S. and Canada in a mobilizing call for peace, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, on Zoom. The “Call to Action” served as a resounding demand for a ceasefire, an end to the U.S.- and Western-funded occupation of Palestine, and a push for lasting peace. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/mennonite-action
Join us for Hope for the Future in Dallas, Texas on February 9-11, 2024. Hope for the Future is an annual gathering that brings together Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) leaders connected to Mennonite Church USA from across the nation. View the PDF here: mennoniteusa.org/slide/hftf23-savedate Learn more here: mennoniteusa.org/hopeforthefuture
–from Creation Justice Ministries 52 Ways to Care for Creation
Make a Green New Years Resolution
Happy New Year! Start the year by choosing a “green” resolution that is meaningful to you. How can you make more eco-conscious choices this year? How can you care for creation in 2024?
–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church
Send Better Greeting Cards
In a world that needs kindness and delight, Positively Green Cards delivers both, responsibly. These greeting cards are made from recycled material, printed with soy ink, and manufactured using green power. The company also donates 10% of their profits to organizations that care for the environment. Make someone—and earth—happy!
Work for Justice
Corporate and governmental practices that despoil the land or water affect people of color to a far greater degree than richer and whiter communities. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood against racism, including environmental racism. Honor King’s legacy by working for justice, especially on behalf of people of color and indigenous tribes.
–from the Sierra Club
100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet
- Wash clothes using cold or warm (not hot) water and wash with full loads.
- Run dishwasher only when full, or wash by hand without letting faucet run continuously.