ACC Weekly Announcements December 30, 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.
Missions Committee seeking Nickels for Neighbors applications
Ministries connected to ACC congregations should apply now to receive the 2021 Nickels for Neighbors grant.

Nickels for Neighbors involves children in mission by providing opportunity to contribute to a specific project, raising awareness and sharing generously with others. Sunday School Children in ACC churches raise funds for the selected project from the ACC Spring Assembly (April) when the project is announced, until the Fall Assembly (October) when funds are collected.

Applications can be found HERE and should be received by March 5, 2021.

Circle of Hope for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
'Circles of Hope': This January, Safe Communities is offering a psychoeducational support group for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. It will take place virtually, via Zoom, in 4 sessions on Thursday evenings, starting January 14, 2021 and ending February 4, from 6:30 to 8 pm. In a group of about 8 people, survivors are invited to find common ground with each other. We look at the ways our lives have been shaped not only by our trauma, but by our struggle, strength and resilience. Through conversation, writing and creative expression, we will consider how the dark, dormant or chaotic periods in our lives can give way to growth, new life and healthy connections with others. No fee. More information and registration is at www.safecommunitiespa.org (Formerly Samaritan Safe Church/Safe Places)

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