Weekly Calendar

Weekly Calendar

Rebecca KAnnouncements

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, June 9

  • 9:30am CCMC Worship in Schaumburg (contact Anne for details on how to join on Zoom)
    • Recognition of Gifts of the World

Thursday, June 13

  • 7:00pm Zoom Bible Study in Proverbs (contact Anne for details on how to join on Zoom)

Sunday, June 16

  • No church service at NSMC
  • 9:30am CCMC Worship in Schaumburg (contact Anne for details on how to join on Zoom)

Mennonite Church USA is launching two new podcasts, aimed at encouraging and equipping today’s pastors and congregational leaders. Learn more here: mennoniteusa.org/news/podcasts

Mennonite Church USA’s Climate Justice Ministry is receiving applications for the Pam De Young Net Zero Energy Fund grant, from now through June 15, 2024. The Pam De Young Net Zero Energy Fund provides funds to MC USA congregations seeking to install solar panels, car charging stations or other forms of renewable energy. The term, “net zero energy,” describes buildings or communities that generate enough energy to meet their own needs. Learn more here: mennoniteusa.org/green-energy-grants View the PowerPoint slide here: mennoniteusa.org/slide/deyoung View the PDF here: mennoniteusa.org/pdf/deyoung 

–from Creation Justice Ministries 52 Ways to Care for Creation

Beach/Watershed Clean-Up

Plan a beach clean-up, or trash pick-up by a nearby river or lake! Record the trash you collect in the app “Save Our Shores” to contribute to data that monitors what types of trash are the biggest issue in your area.

–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church

Compare the cost to creation for what you eat: beef (27 kg of CO2) versus chicken (7 kg). Every time you choose poultry over beef, you lighten the emissions load on the atmosphere, and you help the earth.

You may not know it, but your money may be funding the fossil fuel industry. Large, well-known banks invest about a trillion dollars every year in the companies that are wreaking havoc on our climate. Move your money to a community development bank or a credit union and contact your former bank to tell them why you changed—and why they should too. Make your money work for the well-being of all.

–from Simple Lifestyle Calendar by the Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest

  • June 7: “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” –Emerson
  • June 8: Make the space welcoming & complimentary.
  • June 9: Chat with an older person who would enjoy a talk once a week.
  • June 10: Celebrate the use of herbs & all things herbal!
  • June 11: Embrace diversity in all its forms.
  • June 12: Protect your kids when they play sports.
  • June 13: Go guerrilla gardening.

–from 99 Ways to a Simple Lifestyle by the Center for Science in the Public Interest

#17 Avoid Aerosol Sprays

  • Aerosol sprays have become a major source of air pollution in the home.
  • Aerosol sprays have been implicated in the development of lung cancer.
  • Aerosol propellants can also damage the body surface.
  • Aerosol containers can inflict serious bodily harm because of their pressurization, especially under high temperatures.
  • Instead of aerosols, use liquids, lotions, creams, powders, manual sprayers, etc.

–from 50 Ways to Help the Planet – Save Our Environment and Planet Earth

Don’t Use an Answering Machine

For the majority of people, answering machines are obsolete, as both cell and land line phones come with integrated voice mail. Make sure you are using the voice mail feature rather than having an external answering machine, which just uses up unnecessary power.

Don’t Use Coffee Stirrers

Every year, 138 billion straws and stirrers are thrown away in the USA. Don’t use these stirrers. Not only are they wasteful and bad for the environment, they are a waste of money. Use a spoon to stir your coffee, then simply wash and reuse it.