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ACC Weekly Announcements October 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

Nickels for Neighbors collection
Congregations may still send in any funds collected through N4N for The City School's playground project. All funds should be received by November 10.

More info on the N4N program at atlanticcoastconference.net/n4n/
ACC Fall Assembly

The Fall Virtual Delegate Session was made available over the pas t weekend. Voting is closed, but all can view the video updates and sharing at:
ACC Fall Assembly

The ACC Anti-racism Task Group hosted a webinar on Anti-racism in the Church on Saturday, October 24. This recording, along with a resource booklet for congregations and other resources shared by panelists is available online:

Currents Magazine + ACC Annual Report now available

The Fall edition of Currents Magazine, including ACC's Annual Report, is available at

To request a hard copy, email
Serving Leader Cohort:
overcoming pastoral challenges in the wake of COVID-19
The Lancater Serving Leader Cohort will meet monthly, January - June 2021. This cohort will help leaders build a nimble, transformative ministry culture in the "new normal" following COVID-19. See the flyer below for revised dates and opportunities for scholarships.


MC USA Announcements
 Menno Snapshots
Pastor Sandy Drescher-Lehman and her husband, John, realized that when they stepped out of the way, God began a good work – right in their own backyard. Read their blog, “Hosting Hipcampers: Is this missional? Or spiritual?” at https://www.mennoniteusa.org/hipcampers./

Learn, Pray, Join
Safwat Marzouk, associate professor at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, urges us to consider how the demographic changes in North America are providing an opportunity to recover a biblical vision of the church. Read his blog, “A church that embodies immigration justice and radical hospitality” at https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/church-embodies-immigration-justice-radical-hospitality/

A new video series from Mennonite Church USA showcases the stories of Mennonites who are advocating for immigration justice and demonstrating radical hospitality. Visit the Learn, Pray, Join web page for these and other resources: https://www.mennoniteusa.org/immigration/.

Landis Communities Announcements
The No Longer Alone Family Support Group, now supported by Landis Communities, will meet on the third Sunday in November due to Thanksgiving. The guest speakers will be Jonas and Barb Bontrager. Barb is author of A Mother Held Hostage: My Journey with Jon. Their presentation on “The Story of Our Life with Jon” will be followed by a time of sharing.

The public meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 15 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, November 13.
Welsh Mountain Home is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. All residents and team members were tested on October 21. Seventeen residents and two team members are positive. Please keep all the residents and team members in your prayers! They are working diligently with the Department of Health and Human Services to contain this outbreak. The agency is helping with testing kits and PPE.

In addition, Welsh Mountain Home is experiencing a staffing shortage crisis. They are needing to find extra staff through an employment agency. Rates are $49 per hour, with a minimum of 40 hours per week. It costs nearly $2000 a week for just one person.

Please consider how you might help support WMH either through giving directly at http://bit.ly/WMHDonateNow or by helping find needed staff persons. Open positions are listed at https://welshmountainhome.org/open-positions/ You can also call (717) 355-9522.
EMM Announcements
Join us November 6 at 7 p.m. for the EMM banquet to go

This year's EMM banquet is going virtual! Like every banquet, you'll have an opportunity to hear some incredible stories of God's work around the world, but from the comfort of your home. You can also order a free “meze on the move” which is a take-out sampling of flavors from countries around the world. Learn more and register at emm.org/banquet.