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ACC Weekly Announcements February 9, 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

Spritual Care in Crisis from Parish Resource Center
Hear from a panel of local pastors about how they've weathered COVID and what they've learned for the future.
  • What do you wish you would have done differently?
  • How have you worked to maintain connections in your congregation?
  • How has your church’s spiritual care and ministries changed, grown, or shrank because of the crisis? 
  • How has COVID changed your sense of identity as a congregation?
  • How has COVID changed your sense of God or impacted your faith?
  • What changes had positive impacts on your church, that you will continue in the future? 

REGISTER HERE (free for PRC members, $10 for others)

Got questions about MennoCon21 Convention and Delegate Assembly? We've got answers!
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021
8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT.  

Join MC USA's Glen Guyton, Iris de León-Hartshorn, Michael Danner and Scott Hartman for an informational webinar on our first-ever hybrid convention and our virtual Delegate Assembly. Get the latest information on registration, elections, the resolution process and more. The half-hour presentation will be followed by a time for questions. Please submit your question(s) when you register for the Zoom panel discussion.

 
The webinar also will be simulcast on Facebook Live on MC USA's Facebook page.
(If you can't make it for the live broadcast, be sure to visit us on Facebook to watch the recording later!) 

MC USA Announcements
Learn, Pray, Join
What is militarism? How does it affect us? And what can we do about it? Join Mennonite Church USA on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT/ 5:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. PT for “Cost of War,” a panel discussion, featuring Anabaptists who have resisted war both in our neighborhoods and overseas and will address these questions and more. The webinar is part MC USA’s Learn, Pray, Join: Cost of War initiative. Register: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/cost-of-war 

MennoCon21
Mennonite Church USA is planning its first hybrid convention to be held July 6-10, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and online. Read more: mennoniteusa.org/news/mennocon21-update/
 
Mennonite Church USA is equipping congregational faith formation leaders in exciting, new ways. Read more in the article, “Coaching cohorts: Building community among faith formation leaders during a pandemic.” mennoniteusa.org/news/cohorts/

Join the Youth Venture Civil Rights Tour! Visit places of historical significance, hear stories and learn why our faith calls us to stand against injustice and with the oppressed. Visit MennoniteMission.net/YouthVenture for more information on this summer trip.

Mennonite Voluntary Service is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 service term. Serve, learn and grow in faith through intentional community! Visit MennoniteMission.net/MVS to learn more!

PA Relief Sale to host online silent Quilt Auction Feb. 11 - 20 to benefit MCC
The Pennsylvania Relief Sale (pareliefsale.org) will host an Online Silent Quilt Auction from February 11 – 20 to benefit Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).

The online event, “Winter Quilts. World Relief.,” will feature 100 quilts chosen from the organization’s supply of quilts that were intended for the 2020 Pennsylvania Relief Sale in-person event. The event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Online bidding opens Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7am (ET) and runs through Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2pm (ET). Learn how to register, browse, bid, and buy on the auction website: charityauction.bid/winterquilts

Upcoming Tel Hai Events - open to the public
Lakeview Personal Care at Tel Hai: Offering Short-Term Respite Stays & Memory Care
Do you know someone who is lonely and isolated? Or perhaps, you worry about their health, safety and security?Lakeview Personal Care at Tel Hai Retirement Community provides care to preserve individual’s independence, dignity, and comfort as they age. Our team of trained professionals provides medication assistance, assistance with the tasks for daily living, three nutritious daily meals, maintenance, transportation, housekeeping, and engaging life enrichment activities. No one should wait for an emergency or urgent change-of-life event to make decisions about their future. Please contact Melissa Christophel, Personal Care Admissions Coordinator, for more information about Lakeview Personal Care at (610)273-9333 ext. 2446 or email mchristophel@telhai.org

Facebook LIVE: Tips w/ Tina- RENOVATIONS: Transformations
Thursday, February 18, 2 pm. Join us ONLINE for a Facebook Live Streaming Event at 2 PM for ‘Tips with Tina’ on our Facebook page! Tina Cressman, Moving Resources Manager, will take you behind-the-scenes for a look at an original, 36-year old Maple Knoll Cottage… pre-renovation! She’ll share the ‘before’ part of the renovation process and show how we will bring a beautiful, well-built cottage a new life!

‘Taste of Tel Hai’ Virtual Luncheon- Zoom Webinar
Thursday, February 23, 2 pm CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW!
Join Residential Living Counselor Tracy Weaver as she shares about Tel Hai at a virtual ‘Taste of Tel Hai’ event online through a Zoom Webinar! Learn more about the Tel Hai lifestyle and decide if it could be perfect for you! In this presentation, we’ll explore Residential Living and the continuum of care Tel Hai offers. Attendees will receive a gift certificate to enjoy a “Taste of Tel Hai” in any of our dining venues. Registration required.