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ACC Weekly Announcements December 23, 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

For active pastors and chaplains:
Grants for counseling and spiritual direction
Feeling anxious, stressed, angry, tired or fatigued? Feel like you weren’t quite prepared for the stressors and collective trauma of the COVID-19 storm? You aren’t alone. 

ACC's Strengthening Resilience Program provides pastors and chaplains of Atlantic Coast Conference up to five free sessions with a counselor or spiritual director as part of the process of building resilience. We have arrangements with three providers (meet them here) but the program can also cover the cost of continuing with your own counselor or spiritual director.

Submit the application or any questions to your converence minister or to the ACC office at office@atlanticcoastconference.net.
LMHS Announcements
Winter Workshop: Fraktur & Grain-Painted Painted Frame 
Are you fascinated with the PA German folk art of fraktur? Have you always wanted to try it for yourself? Attend an online workshop on Saturday, January 23, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Paint a fraktur and create a grain painted frame to display your work. Exclusively on Zoom. Register now at bit.ly/FrakturFrame. Tickets cost $75. Plus the cost of a short list of supplies you will purchase on your own before the class.

Winter Workshop: Genealogy Research in Online Newspapers 
Presented by Kristin Wenger via Zoom on Tuesday, February 9 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Register now at bit.ly/GenOnlineNews. Tickets cost $35.

We will be closed for in-person visits, with the exception of research appointments, through March 31, 2021. 
To set up a research appointment: library@lmhs.org or call 717.393.9745, ext. 202. Donations of used books accepted on Tuesdays between 9 am and 4 pm.

Make a Financial Gift or Become a 2021 Member 
You can help sustain our mission during these unusual COVID times. Make a year-end gift at bit.ly/LMHSDonation or become a 2021 member at bit.ly/LMHSmember. Thank you for your partnership in our storytelling mission!

Landis Communities Announcements
The No Longer Alone Family Support Group, now supported by Landis Communities, will continue to meet the fourth Sunday of every month. The guest speaker for January will be Brenda Long, MSW, former Executive Director of NLAM. Her presentation on “Experiences of Caring for a person experiencing a Mental Health breakdown during COVID-19” will be followed by a time of sharing.

 The public meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. by Zoom. Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice and will return to Landis Communities as soon as possible. The monthly meetings provide a place for those who have a loved one living with mental illness to learn and share their experiences.

 For information on joining the Zoom meeting or to receive a monthly meeting reminder, call 717-381-3599 or email JAlbright@landis.org by noon on Friday, January 22.

MC USA Announcements
Christmas Season is here! Beginning December 25, we are in what is called the “Christmas Season” in the Christian year. So instead of packing it all up, make the most of these 12 days that bring us from Christmas to Epiphany with Bible readings, resources and suggested activities in the 2020 Advent at Home Guide. Download it here: mennoniteusa.org/resource/advent-at-home
 
Do you miss The Mennonite? Subscribe to PeaceMail, the only source for all the news and blogs from Mennonite Church USA in one, easy-to-read, weekly email. mennoniteusa.org/peacemail [Dowload slide here]
 
Learn more about Mennonites Against Militarism, a movement to reinvigorate the collective voice against the destructive powers of militarism, in a recorded webinar from the Peace and Justice Support Network, Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Central Committee. https://www.pjsn.org/mennonites-against-militarism/resources/Learn-more-about-Mennonites-Against-Militarism
 
Anabaptist History Today (AHT), a collaborative storytelling project that captures life in 2020 through an Anabaptist lens, was awarded a grant for its work from Villanova University’s Lepage Center. Mennonite Church USA, an AHT partner, invites you to read more about this exciting digital archive project. mennoniteusa.org/news/aht-grant/