ACC Bulletin Announcements    March 8, 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

Second Saturday Peace Meal at the Brooklyn Peace Center
On March 14th, BPC is launching the inaugural Second Saturday Peace Meal at the Brookyn Peace Center. All are invited to join us under the banner of peace for a community meal. The main dish will be provided, and we welcome you to bring a side dish to pass. ( Click here to RSVP.)

03/14/22 @ 5 PM
23 Marcus Garvey Blvd., BKLN

The Peace Center officially launches in August, yet we've already picked up some press. Click this link to read the article and learn the story of the Peace Center.
Upcoming events from Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness
Free Film Screening: 
Denmark: Living with the Enemy, Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:00 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster. In April, 1940, German Deutsch military forces invaded Denmark. Danish leaders adopted a strategy of “resistance disguised as collaboration”—undermining German Deutsch objectives by negotiating, delaying, and obstructing Nazi demands. Underground resistance organized sabotage and strikes, and rescued all but a handful of Denmark’s seven thousand Jews.  

Border Crossings/Migrant Journeys:Finding hope midst the politics of fear
with Saulo Padilla, Mennonite Central Committee U.S.
Landisville Mennonite Church, 3320 Bowman Rd., Landisville, PA
April 5, 2020, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Saulo Padilla is the Immigration Education Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Born in Guatemala, Saulo migrated to Canada at the age of 15, following his father who had fled earlier as a political refugee during the civil war. Padilla later graduated from Goshen College and earned a Master’s Degree in Theology and Ethics from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, IN. 

In his current role, Padilla leads learning tours to the US.-Mexico border, organizes trainings for not-for-profits and attorneys giving legal assistance to immigrants and urges communities of faith to welcome the stranger while advocating for humane immigration policies.
No Chatter, Chow, & Cheerful Service this year
The ACC Women's Committee has decided not to host the Chatter, Chow, and Cheerful Service event this Spring. To volunteer at Material Resource Center, we encourage you to reach out to them directly at: 
717-733-2847  or  eastcoastmrc@mcc.org
Their volunteer hours are M-T 8:30am - 3pm.  

If interested in helping to plan a Mennonite Women or Mennonite Men banquet in the Fall, please contact the conference office: office@atlanticcoastconference.net.
Job Openings
Check out ACC's Job Openings webpage to see an up-to-date list of employment opportunities from associated ministries in the area. atlanticcoastconference.net/resources-2/jobs
Landis Communities Announcements
The Lancaster Parkinson’s Support Group meets at Landis Homes the third Monday of each month from March through November. The monthly meetings are designed for education and support for persons diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and their families. The next meeting is March 16 th  from 3 PM – 4:30 PM The speaker will be Lucille Stoltzfus, caregiver and former chaplain. She will share on “Gems of Faith for Our Parkinson's Journey." For more information, or to receive a brochure about the group, persons may make requests to Lancaster Parkinson’s Support Group, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543 or call 717-509-5494.
LMS Announcements
The 44th Annual New Danville Benefit Auction will be held Friday, April 3rd. Food stands will open at 4:30 p.m, offering a wide variety of choices including chicken barbecue, subs, ice cream, coffee, and wide variety of baked goods. The Fry Shack food truck will also be on site! Chicken BBQ can be pre-ordered by calling the office (717) 872-2506.

Visit the auction webpage for more info.
MC USA Announcements
What makes an Anabaptist Mennonite education unique – and how does it impact the future of our congregations and communities? More than 350 educators gathered to address these questions at the recent 2020 Mennonite Educators Conference in Virginia. Read more:  http://mennoniteusa.org/news/2020-mennonite-educators-conference/

 Menno Snapshots
Read about Wild Church, an ecclesial experiment in Fresno, California, founded by Katerina Friesen, that challenges us to widen the communion table to include all of God's creation – human and non-human alike. http://mennoniteusa.org/wildchurch