Sunday, November 22, 2020
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Governor Reynolds is now asking Iowans for their opinion about mask wearing. To let your voice be heard, phone 515-281-5211 and pick #4 from the list of recorded options which asks if you support a mandatory mask order for everywhere.
Eating alone or having no guests this Thanksgiving? Karen and Terry will host a Thanksgiving gathering via Zoom on Thursday from 12 noon - 1:30 PM where you can eat your meal and visit with others. Details will come in the Wednesday email.
Use of the Church Library During COVID Shutdown:
1. To Borrow Materials (via curbside pick-up): To assist in the selection, look at the What’s New in the Library and the Understanding Racism lists on the Library page of the church’s website. Another option is to specify a title or author of interest. The Central Plains listing of Shalom books can be consulted for suggested titles. Otherwise, specifying authors or topics would be helpful for us in selecting books.
2. To Schedule a Time to Visit the Library and/or To Return Materials, submit a Request Form here or Contact Ann Valenta at 530-5549, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jill Miller at 541-0102, email@example.com (Jill works at the Library Thursday 2-5PM).Church building: Elders have made the difficult decision that the church building will be closed and we will continue to worship via Zoom for November, December, and January, knowing that COVID numbers could spike during the holiday season.
Reminder: The church building is locked and the staff are working from home.
CONFERENCE & COMMUNITY NEWS
November 16-20 is National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. Every day, Shelter House will share educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy information and activities for you to see how you can make a difference. Check out: http://bit.ly/2020NHHAW
From Central Plains Mennonite Conference (CPMC):
From Crooked Creek Christian Camp:
From Hillcrest Academy:
From Mennonite Central Committee (MCC):
January 13 at 2 PM: Summer Service leadership program
February 25 at 10 AM: Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP) summer staff
February 25 at 7 PM: International service worker
March 6 at 11 AM: International service worker
March TBD: Mobile Meat Canner
For more information and to register: mcc.org/mcc-me-webinar-series-service-opportunities
From Mennonite Church USA (MC USA):
From Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS):
From Mennonite Men (MM):
From Mennonite Mission Network (MMN):
Birthdays ( Nov. 22-28)
Sunday Alisa Kandel, Wanda Miller
Monday Erin Krabill, Josie Lehman
Tuesday Susan Janzen
Wednesday Oliver Barahona,
Thursday Michael Goldberry
Friday Elsa Rochford
Events for the coming week
(Nov. 22 - 29)
Sunday 9:30 AM Zoom Worship: Terry Zimmerly, proclaimer
Thursday Thanksgiving - church office closed
Sunday 9:30 AM Zoom Worship- 1st Sunday of Advent: Karen Martens Zimmerly, proclaimer
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