ACC Weekly Announcements   July 28, 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

Thursday Zoom Call on Children's Ministry
If you teach or plan Sunday school for children or are looking for ways to include children in your virtual services, this Zoom Gathering is for you!

Join other Sunday school leaders and teachers for a time of mutual encouragement, support and resourcing as we share creative ways to shape and adapt Sunday school & Christian nurture in this unusual COVID-19 landscape.


Please share the information about this gathering with others in your congregation who work with children. If you have questions, please be in contact with Joanne Dietzel ( joanned@atlanticcoastconference.net).  

Update and share your congregation's regathering (and reclosing) plans
A spreadsheet is now available for congregations to share important elements of their reopening plans as a way to help other congregations navigate their own preparations. This spreadsheet can be viewed here. Lead pastors and congregational administraotrs will be made editors of this sheet. Others may request editing access as needed.

The two-page document on recommended measures for regathering and things to consider before regathering can be viewed here.

Landis Communities Annoucnements
While Fellowship Day at Landis Homes will look different this year, it is still happening. Each year it benefits the Landis Homes Caring Fund. Saturday, Sept. 12. Take-Out only Peters Chicken BBQ and other featured foods. In addition, the auction is moving online only, but still features Quilts, Art Work and Specialty Items. For more information, call (717) 509-5490 or go to https://www.landishomes.org/giving/benefit-events/fellowship-day/

MMN Announcements
Join the growing culture of discipleship in the church! Save your spot in the next Missional Discipleship Initiative cohort. Visit MennoniteMission.net/MDI and sign up for the next MDI cycle, starting Sept. 1.

Curious about church planting or re-planting? Join the next Sent Network cohort and learn how to explore, equip, and be sent to spread the word of God! Visit MennoniteMission.net/SentNetwork to learn more and save your spot!

LMHS Announcements
Mini Bookworm Frolic
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our annual Bookworm Frolic will be offered in a different format and on different dates this year. Stock up on your reading favorites at our Mini Bookworm Frolic held September 17 & 18, 9 am to 7 pm, and September 19, 9 am to 4 pm, at the Historical Society. We will require customers to observe the health and safety recommendations in place at that time.

2021 Herr European Heritage Tour
Led by Lois Ann & Lemar Mast and Jean Kilheffer Hess on September 7 – 20, 2021. Registration deadline January 1, 2021. Make a deposit and reserve your space at bit.ly/Herr2021Tour or contact Mennonite Family History at mast@masthof.com or call 484-798-8556.

Music in the Orchard (Live Stream)
The popular concert series continues on Saturday, August 8, at 6 pm. The Jayplayers, with special guest, Kiana Corley, will perform from the picturesque grounds of the historic 1719 Herr House & Museum. Stream the concert on Facebook Live. Connect on the evening of the event at facebook.com/hansherr.org/live . Donations are appreciated.

Annual Storytelling Night (Live Stream)
September 7, 2020, at 7 pm, featuring Dr. Pamela Tieszen, Superintendent of Lancaster Mennonite Schools, & Nelson Okanya, Global Missions President at the Center for Serving Leadership. Told in a series of short-format stories, each storyteller relates personal anecdotes from richly varied life experiences. Broadcast exclusively on Facebook Live at facebook.com/lmhs.org . Live-stream features a link for much appreciated online donations. Donations are also welcome by check at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602.