ACC Bulletin Announcements    December 29, 2019
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

"Who Is This Jesus?" Winter Bible School
Forest Hills Mennonite Church, invites the public to its annual Winter Bible School Bible series to be held on four Wednesday evenings in January, beginning on the 8th. Sessions will begin with a shared meal served from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by teaching sessions for adults and activities for children in grades K through 8 at 7 p.m. This year's theme will be “Who Is This Jesus?”

 “Jesus,” writes Anabaptist theologian Palmer Becker, “is the center of our faith.” But who is this Jesus? 2,000 years after the fact, what do we make of Jesus’ life, teachings, death, and resurrection? How do different Christian traditions come to differing ideas about what Jesus meant? Winter Bible School will invite us to consider key questions about Jesus that Christians have faced throughout history. Sessions will have with Biblical and historical reflections from Pastor Jon Carlson, followed by group discussions of key questions such as: Is Jesus Lord? Is Jesus Coming Soon? Is Jesus a Fighter? Is Jesus American?

Check out the church's website at www.foresthillschurch.org for further information on Winter Bible School and other programs the church has to offer. Please call the church at 717-656-6227 or email fhmc@foresthillschurch.org to reserve your space at the shared meal. Bulletin Insert

LMHS Announcements
Winter Workshop: Fraktur
Accomplished fraktur artist, Emily Smucker-Beidler will lead a two-part workshop Friday, January 31 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 1, from 9 am to 1 pm. Workshop participants will create a one-of-a-kind fraktur. Some prior fraktur drawing experience is helpful but not essential. All supplies will be included. Cost: $115 (Members receive their discount.)

Annual Music Night
Come out for an evening of incredible music on Saturday, February 8 at 7 pm. The fundraiser will be held at Neffsville Mennonite Church and feature SHALOM, Kyle Lehman, and the EMS Band. You can also join in lively congregational singing. Purchase tickets online at lmhs.org or by calling 717.393.9745. Tickets are $30 with complimentary admission for children under 12.

Sweetheart Dinner / Longhouse Fundraiser
An indigenous meal will be served on Friday, February 14 at 6:30 pm at Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster. $75 per person.
MCCL Announcements
Register for non-auditioned classes
Prelude Music for children in grades K-1 and Choristers for grades 2-8. Classes are held Tuesday evenings from February through early April. Register online at www.mennonitechildrenschoir.org or email mcclchoirmanager@lancastermennonite.org.

Audition for performing choirs
The choir involves singers in Carol Choir, grades 2-5; Concert Choir, grades 6-8; and Chamber Choir, grades 9-12. The choirs practice weekly on Tuesday evenings through early May in preparation for a spring concert series. Prospective singers should schedule a 15-minute audition time slot with director Sarah Wingard by emailing carolandconcertchoir@lancastermennonite.org.
Landis Communities Announcements
Landis Communities is excited to share our new logo. With roots and trunk comprised of human figures, the trees in the new logo communicate that Landis Communities is more than a series of buildings, rather it is a fellowship of individuals working together to build and sustain life-giving values. The leaves are separate but connected by shape and proximity, emphasizing the way Landis Communities is sustained by diversity and community partnerships. You can learn more about this logo and how all the logos from Landis Communities will be interconnected can be found here http://www.landiscommunities.org/new-brand/
MC USA Announcements
Political tensions are rising, argumentation has replaced conversation, and divisions widen. How should pastors and congregational leaders engage? Watch the three-part webinar series, entitled “Putting Jesus on the Ballot: Anabaptism and American Politics with Scott Peterson,” at: http://mennoniteusa.org/what-we-do/the-gathering-place/.