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ACC Bulletin Announcements    March 1, 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

Film Screening and a Conversation about Nationalism and Faith
J.E.S.U.SA. is a new documentary exploring the relationship between Christianity and American nationalism and the violence that emerges from it. The film includes leading voices in this conversation such as Osheta Moore, David Bentley Hart, Hyung Jin "Sean" Moon, and more. Forest Hills will be hosting a free screening of the film on Sunday, March 15 at 6pm, followed by informal conversation. To get free tickets, visit http://foresthillschurch.org/film. Light refreshments will be served.
MCC Announcements

Learning tour to Palestine & Israel
MCC invites you to join a learning tour to the Holy Land, a journey that will deeply impact your life. On this June 4-14, 2020 learning tour to Palestine and Israel, you will meet Palestinian Christians who are part of the body of Christ and hear from Israelis and Palestinians about their current struggles, their challenges and joys and what this means for us as North Americans. You'll take home an experience that will deepen your faith and empower you to engage in education and advocacy on Palestine and Israel. For more information and to register for this trip, visit mcc.org/palestine-israel-tour or contact Ann Campbell-Janz at AnnCampbellJanz@mcc.org or Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach at RachelleSchlabach@mcc.org

Volunteer drivers needed (Akron, Pa.)
Do you live in the Lancaster County area? Enjoy driving and meeting new people? If so, please consider being a volunteer driver for MCC. Volunteer drivers pick up and drop off staff and guests at airports and bus/train terminals, most often in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Lancaster. As a volunteer, you sign up for only as many trips as you want and select the trips that suit your schedule. Volunteers drive MCC vehicles. Contact Tina Mast-Burnett at (717) 859-1151 or mailbox@mcc.org if interested or if you’d like more information.
Landis Communities Announcements
We look forward to seeing you at the Spring ACC Assembly April 18th. Come and meet staff members, learn more about what we are doing in the areas of providing housing and services for seniors from an increasingly wide range of income and health levels. Also you can learn about our new logo and why we chose it. 
LMHS Announcements
Winter Workshop: Mennonite & Amish DNA Results
Gain a new perspective on Mennonite & Amish Genealogy as Darvin L. Martin discusses how DNA testing provides new insights into family connections on March 7 at 9 am at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. $15. Members receive their discount. Pre-register before March 4th at bit.ly/lmhsDNA.

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.

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
Mennonite Church USA is inviting everyone to focus on climate justice this month through its "Learn, Pray, Join" initiative. Discover how you can get involved at mennoniteusa.org/news/climate. ( Download a PPT slide here.)

Lent is a time of purposeful turning toward God. Remember God’s faithful, loving presence and connect with the Rock of our salvation using the free, downloadable Lent At-Home 2020 Worship Guide. 

Interested in partnering with others who care about restorative justice? Join an MVS unit in places like Chicago; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; and Alamosa. Age: 20+; term: 1–2 years. Learn more at www.MennoniteMission.net/Serve.  

You can’t solve world hunger by yourself, but you can help! Join Fraser Valley Gleaners in Abbotsford, B.C., to process and dry local vegetables and make a dried soup mix for distribution to the hungry people in developing countries around the world. Age: 25+; flexible term length. Learn more at www.MennoniteMission.net/Serve.