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ACC Bulletin Announcements    March 22, 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
Upcoming events are being reviewed in light of this week's recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Any changes will be communicated with delegates, registrants, and through future Bulletin Announcements.
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:
TODAY: Glen Guyton on staying healthy and hopeful during COVID-19
Join Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, for a special Facebook Live event Tuesday, March 17 at 10 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. MDT/ noon CDT/1 p.m. EDT. Glen will provide encouragement and resources to help our church family stay healthy and hopeful during the coronavirus pandemic.

Find the event at the Mennonite Church USA Facebook page.

Find MC USA's resources for responding to COVID-19 here.
Wellspan Philhaven resources on caring for yourself and others during difficult times
Wellspan Philhaven recently released a document aimed at helping individuals cope with this time of uncertainty and isolation. It provides helpful mental health suggestions for yourself and for use with family and friends.

Landis Communities Announcements
During this time of uncertainty, please remember those from your congregation who are living alone as well as those living in retirement locations. Please do not visit, but call them, write letters or even explore how you might have things delivered to them. To follow the latest updates from our organization, please see  http://www.landiscommunities.org/flu-and-coronavirus-precautions/
2020 ACC directory is available
The 2020 ACC directory is available in digital format. Physical copies are available upon request. Please send any updates and corrections to brookm@atlanticcoastconference.net.

MC USA Announcements
Learn about the African American faith leaders who helped shape our denomination in Mennonite Church USA's African American Mennonite History Timeline. http://mennoniteusa.org/africanamericantimeline

Menno Snapshots
Why is climate change a social justice issue? Christy Miller Hesed of Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas, answers this question in her blog, "Why Jesus would care about climate change." Read more: http://mennoniteusa.org/jesusclimatechange

Please pray for the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) of Mennonite Church USA this week, as they prepare to meet on March 26-28 in Kansas City, Missouri. The CLC is a gathering of leaders from each area conference, agencies and constituency groups that meets at least twice each year to counsel and advise the Executive Board and have conference-to-conference dialogue.