ACC Bulletin Announcements    March 15, 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

Upcoming ACC Events
Spring Assembly Celebration
Saturday, April 18, 2020
James Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA

The focus of ACC’s Spring Assembly will be Adventurous Faith: a journey with God. In Luke 10, Jesus sends the 72 telling them to “Go!” and share that the kingdom of God has come near. Join us to hear, share, and participate in the adventure of faith with others from the ACC family.

Info and registration at:
Caring for God's Earth: a hopeful response to the climate crisis
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Millport Conservancy, Lititz, PA

A one-day event to equip and give hope to current and developing church leaders and others concerned about climate change.The day includes morning seminars, afternoon field trips to ongoing church climate projects, and fun and formative programming for children.

Info and registration at:
Available to speak on clmiate issues: Doug Kaufman and Sibonokuhle Ncube
Dr. Sibonokuhle Ncube and Doug Kaufman are available to speak to congregations Sunday School classes on Sunday May 10 following the May 9 Caring for God's Earth event. Contact Brook in the conference office for more info or to check their availability.

Dr. Sibonokuhle Ncube has served as the National Coordinator of Compassionate Development Service, the relief and service agency of the Brethren in Christ Church of Zimbabwe and a partner of Mennonite Central Committee. She is currently a student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. She has almost 20 years’ experience in various development contexts, including climate change management and finance and disaster preparedness. She is a deaconess at the Lobhengula Brethren in Christ Church, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She lives in Goshen, Indiana.

Doug Kaufman pastors at Benton Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind. and serves as the director of pastoral ecology for the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions and Mennonite Creation Care Network. Doug calls himself a river pastor, having baptized people in the Elkhart River for over 15 years and led a Hoosier Riverwatch group monitoring the health of the river. He recently completed a Th.M. in theology and ecology at Toronto School of Theology. 
Hesston's Bel Canto Singers at Blossom Hill
Hesston College's Bel Canto Singers will be performing in concert on Monday, March 16th at 7pm at Blossom Hill Mennonite Church, 333 Delp Rd, Lancaster. The program entitled Lift Our Voices Together features a cappella and accompanied works from Renaissance through contemporary composers with special music by soloists and small ensembles. Please plan on attending this evening of music. A freewill offering will be collected .
Landis Communities Announcements
Landis Communities and Friends Life Care have collaborated to offer flexible and comprehensive long-term care plans, including expert care coordination and home care services, to those who plan to age in place in Lancaster and Lebanon County, PA. A Continuing Care at Home (CCaH) membership is a unique approach to aging in place that gives you the peace of mind in knowing where care will come from, how it will be arranged, and how it will be paid for if and when your health changes. It is an affordable alternative or supplement to long-term care insurance. There will be an informational session Thu, March 26, 1:30pm – 3:00pm in the High Foundation Auditorium. For more information, call 1-844-2LANDIS or rsvp@flcpartners.org. You can also go to https://www.friendslifecare.org/landis/ for more information.
LMHS Announcements
Rare & Used Book Auction
Auction offers a wide variety of books, many related to Mennonite, Amish, or local history. For more information go to bit.ly/UsedRareBook or contact Jon Weaver-Kreider at usedbooks@lmhs.org.

World's Oldest Ausbund: Bundled Treasure
Discover an important artifact from Anabaptist history on March 30 at 7 pm at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Joe Springer, Curator of the Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen, Indiana, reveals the Ausbund hymnal. Attendance is by donation. The event streams online. Access to the live stream costs $10. Pre-register by March 25 at bit.ly/Ausbund.

Native Ways - A Plant for All Season: Cattail
New class begins in April at the Lancaster Longhouse on the grounds of the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. MaryAnn Robins, president of Circle Legacy Center, presents this four-part series throughout the year. Learn and understand the value of the cattail plant to the Native people of the woodlands. The cost is $60. Members receive their discount. Individual classes can not be purchased separately. Pre-register by April 8 at bit.ly/NativeCattail.

Family History Heyday
New one day format for those that enjoy our Family History Conference. For the curious hobbyist & the committed researcher. Saturday, May 16 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Prices: $60 for the day; $25 for individual sessions; $15 per Livestream. Register at bit.ly/FamilyHistoryHeyday.
MC USA Announcements
Plans are already underway for MennoCon21, the biennial convention of Mennonite Church USA which will be held July 6-10, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Meet the Worship Planning Committee, read about the group's first meeting and learn more about the convention's inspiring #BringThePeace theme. http://mennoniteusa.org/news/worship-planning-committee-mennocon21/

Menno Snapshots
Douglas Kaufman, a director of pastoral ecology at Goshen College's Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions, feels called to engage Mennonite churches on climate change. Read why he is so committed to this calling in his blog, "Climate change as a spiritual crisis."  http://mennoniteusa.org/spiritualclimate 

Service Adventure
Calling all 17–20 year olds: Not sure what to do after high school? Don’t miss your chance to sign up for Service Adventure! Spend 10 ½ months growing in faith, learning “out in the field”, and living in community. Learn more at www.MennoniteMission.net/ServiceAdventure.

Youth Venture
Don’t miss your chance 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 today! Term: 2–3 weeks. Application deadline April 1st.