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ACC Weekly Announcements   June 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/ba.
 
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

MC USA racial injustice responses
This week Mennonite Church USA released a statement on racial injustice, callign for all congregations to "continue to pray for, seek out and lend our voices and bodies to God's healing, justice and peace." Read the full statement here.

Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, wrote an open letter to the denomination on June 1 about engaging in more costly peacemaking. Read his reflection here.

Glen will share a message on racism and injustice during a livestream TODAY, Wednesday at 12:30 pm EDT. Join Glen on Facebook live here.

Lancaster Public Witness
Join other people of faith this Friday, June 5, 2020, at Penn Square in Lancaster City for a public witness against the recent killing of George Floyd in Powderhorn, MN, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis. This event is being organized by the interfaith group of POWER Lancaster County.

Weekly Zoom Calls for Sunday School teachers
MennoMedia is hosting weekly webinars to prepare adult Sunday School teachers before they teach the new trimester material on the biblical text of Wisdom Literature. Webinars will be held weekly on Wednesdays beginning today, June 3 and running through Septembe 2, at 2pm (EDT) each Wednesday.

Click Here to Join the weekly webinars

To add these dates to your calendar, click a link below:


Parish Resource Center upcoming resources
Spiritual Direction in a Digital Age
Tuesday, June 9 at 10:00am
Led by Vicki Scheib, spiritual director, a supervisor of spiritual directors, and instructor with the Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction
All of us use video calls routinely: for work, school, church, and connecting to friends and family. Many spiritual directors have also transitioned to online direction sessions. Online platforms provide for ease of meeting, but they bring other challenges. This webinar will address how to maintain a deep, human connection as well as the ethical considerations of using online platforms. This is a continuing education opportunity for spiritual directors, spiritual direction students, supervisors of spiritual directors, and spiritual friends.

Plenty of time will be given to answer participant questions. Questions are also welcomed during registration to allow time for thoughtful response. For more information and to register, click here.
Involving Children in Worship
Wednesday, June 10 at 10:00am
Led by Jamie Nace, Director of Children's Ministry at Lancaster Church of the Brethren

How can we create more meaningful experiences for our children and young families to help them build deeper connections? Children as well as the entire church body benefit from intentionally including all the generations in worship. Discover a range of worship activities that are designed to allow children to participate in the life of the congregation in a variety of worship settings - both virtually and in-person. Learn how to create authentic moments of worship to inspire both children and adults in your congregation! For more information and to register, click here.

MC USA Announcements
Consider being an MVS participant for the 2020-2021 MVS year! The application deadline has been extended until the end of July. Visit MennoniteMission.net/MVS to learn more and apply!l be published this fall. Read more: http://mennoniteusa.org/working-biblical-texts