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ACC Bulletin Announcements    January 26, 2020
Pastors, Church Administrators and Secretaries, Bulletin Editors:
 
These bulletin announcements are meant to be a helpful resource, especially for those of you who put your congregations' bulletins together on a weekly basis. If there are ways we could present this information more effectively please don't hesitate to pass on your ideas or give feedback.

Some churches forward the following information and community life announcements to their members using email while others post various events in their weekly bulletin, on their church website, or Facebook page. 
 
Please let us know if there are additional ways we can assist you as we serve together. 

Brook Musselman
Conference Coordinator, Atlantic Coast Conference 
(717) 394-8107

Accompanying persons with mental illness and addictions
A continuing education opportunity to build the capacity of churches to respond to mental illnesses and addictions. This three-pronged program for church leaders (pastors, parish nurses, social workers or other lay persons) will strengthen churches and communities in their support of people in their congregation who have mental illnesses and addictions. 

DATES & LOCATIONS:
March 7 and 21  ( Lancaster
OR
May 2, and 16  ( Chambersburg )
* Select one location only, must be able to attend both dates. 

TIME: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day

Info on cost, presenters, details, and registration can be found here .
"Repairing Relationships" with Joel Jakubowski
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step program. Celebrate Recovery Birdsboro was founded and is supported by three local churches, including Zion Mennonite Church.

Joel Jakubowski, an addictions specialist, will speak at Celebrate Recovery Birdsboro on the topic of "Restoring Relationships." Joel will speak at CR Birdsboro on Friday, January 31, during Large Group, which is from 7-8 pm. This is followed by Open Share groups from 8-9 pm and Crosstalk Cafe, our snack and fellowship time, from 9-9:30 pm. CR Birdsboro meets at the First Church of the Nazarene, Birdsboro, 715 E. 3rd St, Birdsboro, PA 19508. 

All are welcome. Download bulletin insert here.
MCC Announcements
100 stories for 100 years
MCC has a rich history of storytelling. For our centennial year in 2020, we've curated a collection of 100 stories that explore the breadth of MCC's work over time. To mark 100 years of sharing God's love and compassion, and your generosity and partnership through the decades, we invite you to explore these stories from MCC's decades of work around the world. Sign up for email highlights or share your own story at mcc.org/centennial.

Stewardship University 2020
Join Everence on March 7, 2020 at Calvary Church (1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster PA 17601) for Stewardship University 2020. Stewardship University courses invite participants to discover the solutions they need to live a God-honoring life of holistic stewardship. Learn ways your use of the time, talents, money, health and relationships God has given you can enhance and deepen your faith, drawing you nearer to God. For more information and to register online, visit  stewardshipuniversity.com .
 
2020 Alumni Reunions at the Welcoming Place
MCC welcomes alumni to host reunions at the Welcoming Place in Akron, Pennsylvania in 2020 as we celebrate our 100th anniversary. To see if a reunion is already scheduled for the country where you served or to organize a reunion, visit mcc.org/alumni, call 888-563-4676 or contact alumni@mcc.org.
Landis Communities Announcements
An art reception will be held at Landis Homes on February 3 featuring the work of Linda Ellen Ackley Gaston who is a retired art educator and watercolorist. Linda earned a B.S in Art Education from Penn State University and took additional art classes at Purdue University. Linda and her husband Charles are residents at Landis Homes.

The opening reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, in the Crossings Gallery in the Calvin G. & Janet C. High Learning & Wellness Center at Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz. Pianist Janet Eberly will provide live music. The exhibit will continue to be on display through March 2020. In case of inclement weather, a snow date is set for February 10. For more information, visit www.landishomes.org or call 717-381-3550.
EMM Announcements
450 North Prince Street groundbreaking event
February 9 | 3–5 p.m. drop-in, 3:30 p.m ceremony | 450 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA
Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the renovation for EMM's offices and hospitality center at 450 North Prince Street. Enjoy some light refreshments, learn more about the vision, and explore the building. There will be a short groundbreaking ceremony at 3:30 p.m. This drop-in event is free to attend, but please RSVP by February 8. Learn more and RSVP at emm.org/groundbreaking.
MC USA Announcements
There’s still time to sign up to join the Mennonite Mission Network Alumni & Friends Service-Learning Tour. From March 7-14, we will serve alongside our Service Adventure partners in Jackson, and our SOOP partners in Meridian and Mashulaville, MS. We will also be taking in Civil Rights experiences by hearing from an activist and going to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, as well as other sites. Email AlumniTrip@MennoniteMission.net for more information.

Menno Snapshots
Wil LaVeist, Mennonite Church USA's chief communications officer, asks the question, "Commission or co-mission?" in his blog examining the relationship between ministry and finance and what it means to give from our hearts. Read it here: http://mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/commission-or-co-mission/

The first excerpt from Mennonite Church USA Archives' oral history project, which features interviews of young people between the ages of 24-40 within MC USA, is now available. In this excerpt, Dona Park asks, "How do we bring people who are on the outside inside?" and challenges leaders to intentionally encourage students from marginalized communities. Visit: http://mennoniteusa.org/tag/oral-history-project/