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ACC Weekly Announcements February 3, 2020
Pastors, Church Administrators and Secretaries, Bulletin Editors:
 
These weekly 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. This and past columns are available on the ACC webpage at atlanticcoastconference.net/wa.
 
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

Currents Winter 2021
A new issue of Currents is now available!

If you'd like to read this issue online, click HERE. Use the zoom buttons to increase the size and click and drag to view different parts of the spread. To print out your own copy to read, click HERE.

Pastors and church administrators, please share this digital version with your congregations. Mailbox copies will NOT be sent this quarter. Copies are mailed to individuals, congregations and other organizations upon request. 

To inquire about opportunities to advertise in or contribute to Currents, email currents@atlanticcoastconference.net
MC USA Convention 2021
This week the MC USA Executive Board decided that this year's delegate assembly will be scaled back and held virtually on July 10. The plan for a hybrid convention July 6-9 remains in place.

To read more about convention and the delegate assembly, visit:
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Delegates for MennoCon21
Each congregation of the Mennonite Church USA is eligible to send one (1) delegate for each one hundred (100) congregational members, or fraction thereof. Also, congregations may send an additional youth delegate (ages 16-21).  

MC USA Announcements
Menno Snapshots
Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, explains the denomination’s resolution process and encourages us all to use our voices in his blog, “Do you understand the resolution process?” Read it here: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/resolution-process

Learn, Pray, Join
During February and March, Mennonite Church USA invites you to learn more about the Anabaptist peace witness and resistance to militarism by engaging its new “Learn, Pray, Join” initiative – Cost of War. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/cost-of-war

February is Black History Month. Celebrate and learn about Mennonite Church USA’s African American Mennonite history through a timeline that highlights the people, events and work of the church from 1886 to today. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/black-history-mennonite

MC USA’s annual Lent at Home guide is now available. Would you please consider sharing this resource with your churches? I have attached a news release (which is available on our website at: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/news/2021-lent-at-home/) and the cover artwork. The guide itself is available for download at: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/resource-portal/resource/lent-at-home/

Youth Venture is accepting applications for summer 2021! Discover and experience the work that God is doing in the world with a team of other young people, as you serve, learn, worship, and build relationships. Visit MennoniteMission.net/YouthVenture to learn more.

Looking for a non-traditional pastoral role? Become a unit leader for Service Adventure, a gap-year program for ages 17-20 from Mennonite Mission Network. Unit leaders, who are at least 24 years of age, serve as mentors to the young adults in the Service Adventure household. Leaders are needed in Johnstown, PA and Colorado Springs, CO. Learn more by contacting SusanN@MennoniteMission.net.

COVID-19 and the Church
with Dr. Jeffrey Martin, M.d., FAAFP
Hear up-to-date information from Dr. Jeffrey R. Martin, Medical Director of Lancaster County Contact Tracing Program, regarding the trajectory of the pandemic, vaccine distribution, and what to consider prior to planning in-person gatherings. Important information for pastors, church leaders, and church members in the Lancaster, PA area. Thanks to Parish Resource Center for providing this resource.

Watch the full archived workshop HERE.

Landis Communities Announcements
If you are a healthy, active adult between the ages of 40 and 85, living in Lancaster or Lebanon County, PA, a Continuing Care at Home membership could be right for you. 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.

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.

The next educational seminar is set for Thursday, Feb 16th at 2:00PM. For more information and to register go to https://www.friendslifecare.org/landis/ or call 844-2Landis (844-252-6347).