Weekly Calendar

Weekly Calendar

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Weekly Calendar

Sunday, June 30

  • 9:30am NSMC Worship in Libertyville (contact Anne for details on how to join on Zoom)
    • Leader: Kate
    • Theme: Peace Paths—New Heaven and New Earth
    • Scripture: Selections from Revelation 21, 22
    • Message: Simple and Profound Hope
  • 11:00am Second Hour (bring your own coffee)

Thursday, July 4

  • No Bible Study

Sunday, July 7

  • 9:30am NSMC Worship in Libertyville (contact Anne for details on how to join on Zoom)
    • Theme: Peace Paths—In Troubled Times
    • Scripture: Selections from Genesis 39-41
    • Worship includes a Love Feast instead of communion
  • 11:00am Second Hour (bring your own coffee)
  • 12:00pm Potluck

Everence—a faith-based financial services institution—has published a new issue of their Toolkit newsletter. Some of the useful items in the newsletter include scam travelers tips, ways that Everence’s Medicare supplement policies can benefit you, a key to a happier retirement, and how a healthy lifestyle can offset genetics. The newsletter is a good way to be aware of the many things Everence can offer.

Having grown up in Texas, Hannah Koester, an attendee at Pasadena Mennonite Church, felt distant from China — her birth country — and her cultural heritage. Her Mennonite faith has helped her feel safe to explore what it means to be Chinese. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/finding-cultural-heritage

Jenna Liechty Martin, executive director at Camp Friedenswald in Cassopolis, Michigan identifies what makes camp such a special place for faith formation. Read more here: mennoniteusa.org/camp-life-changing

–from Creation Justice Ministries 52 Ways to Care for Creation

Ocean Reflection

Whether you live in a land-locked state or right on the coast, everyone is connected to the ocean. Ecclesiastes 1:7 “All streams run to the sea.”

–from Creation Justice Tips | United Methodist Church

Invest in the future—not the past. Choose what you can: solar and wind, energy-efficient appliances, hybrid or electric vehicles, voting for electric public transit, quality and long-lasting fashion made of natural textiles, insurance and banks that do not support fossil fuels.

Follow your heart. John Wesley gave guidance about the use of money: Gain all you can, save all you can, give all you can. Be industrious, be frugal with your own needs, be generous to aid others. Let God use your financial resources and your caring and thoughtful lifestyle—your power—to aid the healing of the earth and the righting of injustices.

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

  • June 28: Spend time with people who energize you.
  • June 29: Simple good heath: move your body, eat real foods, live a life of beauty.
  • June 30: Greet people.
  • July 1: Have fewer things in your house.
  • July 2: Hike, bike, & discover nearby natural beauty.
  • July 3: If possible in the summer, cook during the cool hours of the day.
  • July 4: Expand your horizons.

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

#20 Build a Yurt

  • Yurts originated in ancient Mongolia as a circular dwelling made of light poles, covered with skins, and supported by a tension band, similar to the hoop that holds together a wooden barrel.
  • Contemporary yurts are permanent structures made of wood and glass, using a steel cable for support.
  • Learn more about yurts.

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

Use Rechargeable Batteries

It’s no secret that the corrosive acid in throw away batteries is extremely damaging to soil when they end up in landfills. Although the recharging unit is initially an unexpected expense, long term, this will save you money. And you’ll never find yourself short of a battery when you need one!

Share the Knowledge!

Often, when people are damaging the environment, it is because they don’t have the facts, or haven’t considered a particular course of action. Share this list of all 50 of the ways to help the planet with your friends – if each of them takes on board just one point, the effect could be immense. And if they share it on too, think of the mass chain reaction.Let’s work together to make the world a better place.