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ACC Bulletin Announcements    February 9, 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

Healthy Boundaries 101 training
The Healthy Boundaries 101 is a full-day training that introduces the nature of boundaries and the issues of power and vulnerability. The course provides an ethical and theological understanding of healthy boundaries, as well as practical acknowledgement of the arenas that are often challenging for those in ministry. Specifically exploring the complex roles and situation of ministry in a thoughtful and reflective way. You will have the opportunity to share experiences, and respond to situations through interactive discussions, as well as receive resources and have time for individual reflection.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 9:00a - 4:00 p
Frazer Mennonite Church

For more information and registration, visit
Vaping and Current Drug Trends in Teens: Where are we going now?
Thursday, February 27, 6-9 pm

This workshop will:
  • Look at the latest research addressing vaping, substance use and abuse among youth
  • Examine current trends
  • Discuss the impact of vaping on youth
  • Look at prevention programs and resources for schools and agencies

Dove's Nest Model Policy Updated for 2020
For smaller churches, or churches just beginning their journeys into child abuse prevention work, this is our favorite shorter sample child protection and abuse response policy. The revised version for 2020 includes more information on healthy boundaries, appropriate touch, and positive discipline, as well as child-on-child abuse in families and faith communities.

The Mix at Arbor Place: 3rd Annual Soup-A-Bowl
Do you enjoy a nice cup of hot soup on a cold winter day? Ever wonder who serves the best cup of soup in Lancaster? Would you like to support youth programming in Lancaster City?

If so, please join The Mix at Arbor Place as it presents the 3rd Annual Soup-A-Bowl, a soup-tasting competition to support the youth of The Mix at Arbor Place, located in Southeast Lancaster City. You will be able to vote for your favorite soup and see who will be awarded the Silver Ladle for 2020.

For more information and to reserve your tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soup-a-bowl-tickets-88149201635
Landis Communities Announcements
Registration is now open for the Spring 2020 Semester of Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning®. The 40 plus courses and learning opportunities, which run from March through May, are open to all Lancaster County residents as well as residents from neighboring counties, who are age 55 years or above. New class topics include: The Roaring Twenties: When America Went Wild; Vegetables That Help You Feel GREAT!: Understanding Your Apple Tech Devices in a Changing World; The Underground Railroad Origins in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Lancaster County; Gifts of Celtic Christianity and more classes on nature, history and religion. Most classes are held on the Landis Homes campus which is located at 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz. The catalog along with registration information can be found online at www.thepathwaysinstitute.org. For more information call 717-569-3271, or email: pathwayinquiry@thepathwaysinstitute.org.
LMS Announcements
How to get where you're going: building blocks for your future

Join us for an event to discuss whether college is the right fit, how to pay for it, and more. We'll explore college costs, what to consider as you plan for success and creative ways our clients have paid for education. Join us to discuss practical steps you can take now to plan for college and beyond. Provided by LMS and Everence. 

MC USA Announcements
Service Adventure is a gap year program for young adults ages 17–20 that provides 10 ½ months of learning “on the field.” Take a break from the classroom, test out a vocation, experience self-discovery, all while serving God and living in Christian community. Learn more at www.MennoniteMission.net/Serve.  

Calling everyone ages 15–22! Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to serve this summer? Join a 2020 Youth Venture team! See and join in the work God is doing in Spain, Colombia, Arizona, Peru, Nazareth Village, or Benin. Visit www.MennoniteMission.net/Serve to learn more, or contact Lauren Eash Hershberger at LaurenEH@MennoniteMission.net  

As part of its "Climate Justice: Learn, Pray, Join" Initiative, Mennonite Church USA is providing a free webinar on “ Caring for climate: Beyond denial and despair” on Feb. 27 at 7:30-9:00 p.m. ET. The panel discussion will explore ways that congregational ministries can help people navigate the myriad emotions they experience related to climate and how they can move from inaction to hopeful engagement. Register at: h ttp://mennoniteusa.org/climatejustice/webinar/ (Download a PPT slide for congregational display.)

T he Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA recently met to discuss revisions to the church’s resolution policy, the Membership Guidelines Advisory Group’s report and more. Read about it here: mennoniteusa.org/news/boardmeets

#BringThePeace
What is the answer to those concerned about war? Prompted by a question from his son, Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, shares his thoughts on how to respond and on our role as a "peace church." Read his blog at: mennoniteusa.org/concerned-about-war