ACC Weekly Announcements September 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/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

Fundraising meal for Brooklyn Peace Center & Church
Sunday, September 27, 11:45 am
Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main St, Morgantown, PA

A fundraiser meal will be held this coming Sunday to help the Brooklyn Peace Church/Center get off the ground. The menu will include beef, mac & cheese, baked beans, salad, and dessert.

The meal is available for take-out or socially-distanced sit-down (indoors and outdoors options available).

This video provides some overview of the vision and mission of the Brooklyn Peace Center and Brooklyn Peace Church.

ACCL dedication service invitation
African Community Church of Lancaster invites guests from other ACC congregations to attend its dedication service in their new building on Saturday, October 3, 2 - 5pm.

Masks will be required for this indoor service and social distancing practices will be in place.

8 West Colebrook Street
Manheim, PA 17545

All are welcome!
ACC Fall events & projects

The Fall Assembly will be held virtually with a delegate session and voting available October 23-25. Materials and updates will be shared with delegates; congregations are asked to email any delegate changes to BrookM@atlanticcoastconference.net by September 21.

Documents and more details will be made available at atlanticcoastconference.net/assembly.
A second Assembly-weekend event will be a live webinar on Anti-racism in the Church held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 24. This one-hour webinar will be led by ACC’s recently-formed Anti-racism Task Group and will share about its work and what steps other ACC congregations are taking to end racism on an individual as well as organizational level. Panelists will share ways that the dominant white culture can take steps to wrestle with and own white privilege and participation in inequality. Participants should register and submit questions for the panel by emailing office@atlanticcoastconference.net.

ACC’s Peace and Justice Committee is again collecting grocery boxes for local distribution by MCC East Coast. More information, including a promotional video, can be found at atlanticcoastconference.net/groceries.
This year’s Nickels for Neighbors project will benefit The City School in Philadelphia. The school will be updating playground equipment and installing a gaga court on the Poplar campus. This will allow students to form spontaneous Gaga games, get good exercise, and include others in their play. More info, including a promotional video and a can label, can be found at atlanticcoastconference.net/n4n.

Landis Communities Announcements

The annual Corn Pickin’ 5K benefiting the Caring Fund at Landis Homes is taking place Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Oregon Dairy. Last year over $9,000 was raised to help Landis Homes residents who have exhausted their financial resources. For more information and to register, go to https://www.oregondairy.com/family-fun/corn-pickin-5k or call 717-656-2856.

MC USA Announcements
How has 2020 strengthened, challenged or reshaped your Anabaptist faith and the way you live your life? Share your stories, photos, videos and artwork at Anabaptist History Today, a collaborative, online, Anabaptist storytelling platform. https://aht.libraryhost.com/s/archive/page/Welcome

We have service opportunities available for your whole family, even during the pandemic! Visit MennoniteMission.net/SOOP for details and to apply!

Learn, Pray, Join
Joel Miller, pastor of Columbus Mennonite Church, a sanctuary church in Ohio, talks about putting a face on immigration and reminds us that we have choices to make that impact our own humanity. Read more in his blog, “These are my people!” https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/these-are-people/

 Menno Snapshots
Writing as part of a blog series on racial justice, Goshen College sophomore Greta Lapp Kassen reminds us that, “Silence is violence, and as pacifists, it is our duty to promote peace.” Read her blog, “Our faith must compel us to work for change”: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/our-faith-must-compel-us-for-change/

Meeting the challenges of COVID 19: Spritually, Emotionaly, and Economically
The Faith-Based Health Ministries Network sponsors an annual conference to resource faith community nurses, pastors, and faith-based health ministries and non-profits. Due to the pandemic, this will be a virtual conference.

Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: $30.00

Conference schedule:
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Spiritual needs 
10:15 - 11:15 AM - Emotional Needs & Trauma 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Financial Resilience: The Next Step 

For details, speaker bios and to register visit: https://emu.edu/lancaster/continuing-ed/

Webinar: Girls and women planting peace churches in Brooklyn
What: Girls and women planting peace churches in Brooklyn
When: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020
Where: Zoom Meeting (Spanish interpretation will be offered)
When: 4 p.m. EST | 5 p.m. CDT

Girls and women planting peace in Brooklyn, New York, goes back to the 17th century! Join Mennonite Mission Network and our friends from NYC Council of Mennonite Churches to be inspired by the history of women planting peace churches in NYC! Learn how girls and women have led new church movements through the years and continue to break new ground today.