Notes to Pastors
Atlantic Coast Conference
November 6, 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

Mark Your Calendars!


Thursday December 11
- Ministry Wellness Seminar, 8am-12pm facilitated by Philhaven presenters and provided through the Pastor Wellness program is being offered to ACC and Eastern District Conference ministers. More information on topic in the next week. Register today!


Tuesday January 6

- ACC Retired Cluster Luncheon, 12am at Oregon Dairy. Contact Merv Stoltzfus for more info.


Tuesday January 13

- ACC Credentialed Leaders Retreat with option of Monday Jan 12 silent retreat and overnight stay, Refreshing Mountain Camp. Info and registration at the ACC website



Corinthian Plan Open Enrollment


The Corinthian Plan will have open enrollment this year beginning November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015. The Corinthian Plan is the Mennonite Church USA sponsored health coverage plan . MC USA congregations currently not participating in The Corinthian Plan may join during this time by going through the application process. If a congregation joins betweenNovember 15 and December 31, 2014 coverage will start on January 1, 2015. If a congregation joins between January 1 and February 15, 2015, coverage will start the first day of the month following enrollment. Congregations can choose to apply for coverage during times of the year outside of open enrollment, but have to go through underwriting. For information on enrolling contact Denise Henke ( or Duncan Smith ( Feel free to contact Duncan Smith, TCP Director, with any comments or questions, at the e-mail listed previously or at 316-281-4255. 


Pastoral Wellness Program Flyer

Philhaven's Pastoral Wellness Program's Fall informational newsletter is available at this link:


PWP Newsletter, Fall 2014


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.

See Frazer MC's introduction on ACC's Facebook Page or website.



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.



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