Notes to Pastors
Atlantic Coast Conference
July 3, 2014

Dear Pastors and Church Leaders,

Thank you for the leadership role you carry as an ACC pastor. From time to time you will receive the Notes to Pastors column.  Some items listed here are specifically for pastors, while other items may apply to additional ministry leaders in your congregation. Please pass along these items as appropriate.

Blessings as we serve together,
Brook Musselman
Atlantic Coast Conference Coordinator

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Leadership Resource Day


Friday October 24, 2014 at Ridgeview MC, Gordonville PA


Our speaker will be Ruth Haley Barton, speaking on the topic of Spiritual Discernment for Church Leadership Teams. 


Ruth Haley Barton Bio 


You can buy her book on the topic here in preparation for the day's teachings. 



Missions Committee nominations


The ACC Missions Committee is in need of a few new members.  Would each of you be able to suggest the name of one person from your congregation who is missions minded, maybe has a desire to see our conference do more church planting, and who would be willing to serve on our committee?  We meet about 5 or 6 times a year.
e-mail your suggestions to Bob Murr at   


Centered in Christ
Building Connections
Sharing God's Love


This phrase appears on various conference publications and is central to the vision of ACC. 


As a supplement to face-to-face greetings and conversations, we'd like to develop a more robust online church profile to help build connections and show how we share God's love. The profiles will represent each congregation on our web page and can be easily introduced on our facebook page, in addition to linking to your church's webpage. 


Help those from other church families get to know yours by filling out the form at this link, which we will use to create an introduction for your church.




ACC Summer Gatherings: Fellowship over Food


The ACC Ministers' Retreat scheduled for June 19 has been cancelled. In its place, groups from each ACC church are encouraged to host or attend a time of fellowship and sharing over a meal. The purpose of this engagement is to deepen personal connection between individuals from diverse member congregations and to emphasize that which is core to our shared faith. 


 Click here for more details and suggestions about how to get involved



Pastoral Wellness Program: Summer Tips


The Summer 2014 edition of Philhaven's Tips from your PWP is available. This edition includes tips for exercise and mental health, stress free summer meal planning,helpful relationship reminders and tips for a peaceful workplace. 



Anabaptist Renewal Circles National Conference


July 10-12

Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa.
Special early registration rate: $40/person ($60/person after June 15)
See the website for more information.



Convention in Kansas City


Are you getting ready for the 2015 convention in Kansas City, from June 30-July 5? If you've got questions about what convention is all about, and how it will interface with the Mennonite World Conference Assembly Gathered, check out this helpful list of frequently asked questions and answers.



Congregational Facilitation Available


Nancy Sauder from the Neffsville Congregation and Julie Dunst of Zion Mennonte are part of ACC's Facilitation Team and are available to facilitate congregational discussions in preparation for the Frazer Mennonite membership vote at the Fall Assembly. Nancy has worked in mediation and facilitation for more than 20 years and Julie holds a master's degree in conflict studies from EMU in addition to her experience as a mediator. If you would like help in discerning this need or to schedule a session, contact Nancy (, 717-569-1567) or Julie (,  484-955-4059).


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