Atlantic Coast Conference 
Bulletin Announcements
 
December 7, 2014

 

 

  

 

  Centered

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  Building 

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  Sharing 

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Thank you! Church Administrators, Church Secretaries, Bulletin Editors and Pastors for the link you provide keeping our members informed and involved in God's Mission near and far.

  

God bless you!

  

  

  

  




 

 

  

  

  




 

Conference Related Publications:

  

 June Kansas City 2015 Convention Newsletter


 


 

December Mennonite Education Agency Prayer Publication    


 


 






Pastors, Church Administrators and Secretaries, Bulletin Editors:

 

These bulletin announcements are meant to be a helpful resource 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 attenders using email while others post various events in their weekly bulletin, on their church website, or Facebook page. 
 
Please let us know if there are additional ways we can assist you as we serve together. 

Peace and Laughter,
Brook Musselman
Atlantic Coast Conference Coordinator
(717) 394-8107
brookm@atlanticcoastconference.net 

 New Conference Announcements
Weekly Prayer Item

 

This week, we invite your church to join the conference in praying for our Mennonite brothers and sisters who are having difficulty obtaining visas to attend the upcoming Mennonite World Conference in Harrisburg.

Have a prayer request to share with the conference? Email brookm@atlanticcoastconference.net to share.

 

 

 Previously Published Conference Announcements
New PA State Child Abuse Laws 

 
Many new child abuse laws will take effect in Pennsylvania on December 31 that will have an impact on churches and ministries with children's programs. 


 
Contact Brook Musselman in the conference office if you're interested in learning more about resources to help your church remain compliant and develop practices to make your church a safe place for all. 


 

Shop AmazonSmile!

 
Shop smile.amazon.com and choose to support Atlantic Coast Conference of the Mennonite Church and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to ACC.   
 

 


MC USA  and MWC Announcements
 
MC USA Convention: Kansas City 2015

Visit Mennonite Church USA's Kansas City convention website: www.mennoniteusa.org/convention. As planning
 continues, this website will be the one-stop-shop for many
details you'll need to know to start planning your participation in next year's convention. Please bookmark it, forward the link to others and check back often to see the
promo videos and find out the unique things we are planning for Kansas City 2015


November newsletter for
 Kansas City 2015 available!

 

This issue is full of helpful information to help you prepare for our time together next summer, including:

  • Instructions for registration, which begins on Jan.2015
  • Information about programming for people of all ages
  • Helpful tips for fundraising and an out-of-the-box idea from Goshen College to help your youth group get to KC2015
  • A listing of convention worship speakers

 

Conference Related Ministries
 
Muslim-Mennonite Engagement

 

As part of this year's annual meetings of the Council for International Ministries, all are welcome to attend the plenary session held at Akron Mennonite Church on
Wednesday, January 21.




ChoiceBooks hiring driver/sales rep

 

The Choice Books of Pennsylvania ministry has a full-time job opening for a route driver/service rep, to service stores in the areas of eastern PA and New Jersey. We would consider hiring someone from either of these areas. Interested persons can email Ray Brubaker at brubakerr@pa.choicebooks.org We will then
email reply to them with a more thorough description of the job.

 

MCC Seeks Donor Relations Database Coordinator

 

MCC is currently seeking candidates for a full-time Donor Relations Database Coordinator for our Akron office. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please share this announcement with them. The full Assignment Description is available at http://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/donor-relations-database-coordinator


 

Daily Advent Devotionals from Goshen College

 

GOSHEN, Ind. - As churches and individual Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Christ's birth, Goshen College will again offer an online spiritual resource at www.goshen.edu/devotions to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to welcome Advent and celebrate Christmas.
 
Beginning Nov. 24 (the Monday prior to the first Sunday in Advent) and culminating on Christmas Day, Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide weekday reflections based on the Sunday's upcoming lectionary Scripture passages, available online at www.goshen.edu/devotions, by daily email or via an RSS feed. Many writers will reflect on the Advent theme: "Oh, That You Would Reveal Your Mystery," taken fromLeader magazine, which is produced jointly by Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. This year's Advent worship resources were written by a team from Mennonite Church Alberta.

 

Year-end Giving Opportunities

 

Eastern Mennonite Missions: Give to make Jesus known. Give early. Give together. Help make a big dent in EMM's end-of-year giving goal, all in one day! Give at emm.org/donate.

Friendship Community:Your donation will help provide Residential and Support Services to individuals with disabilities in Lancaster County! Join in at extragive.org and search for Friendship Community

 

MCC Updates


MCC urgently needs relief kits, hygiene kits and comfortersfor its relief work, especially in the Middle East, specifically Iraq,  Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Gaza.  Because of such a demand, stocks of these items are in low supply at the Material Resource Center warehouse in Ephrata.  


http://mcc.org/get-involved/kits

 

 

 

Click here to download a bulletin insert about MCC's Christmasgiving opportunities to share with your congregation.


If you would prefer to have printed inserts sent to your church, please contact MCC East Coast at (215) 535-3624 or eastcoast@mcc.org.

  

 

 

The Craft Stand coordinators want to remind crafters to begin creating for the 59th annual PA Relief Sale which will be held the third weekend of April, Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2015, at the Farm Show Building in Harrisburg, PA. We are seeking crafters who work with fabric, wood, paper, yarn, thread, or jewelry to make and donate quality crafts. Yes, the sale is almost five months away, but well-made crafts take lots of time! Please see the Craft Stand poster (on bulletin board) for additional details. Drop offs: anytime at Ephrata MCC Material Resources Center or bring to the Craft Stand at the sale. Feel free to call or email us with your questions or comments. Remember: all proceeds benefit MCC.

 

Janet Runion Patton: 717-272-1708, cjpatton99@aol.com;
Ruth Runion Slear: 717-533-9423, singchorale@hotmail.com
  

 

Lancaster Mennonite Schools

  

Hallelujah Chorus

You are invited to participate in a spontaneous singing of the Hallelujah Chorus on Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m. in the food court at Park City Shopping Center, Lancaster. If you would like to sing, please respond by sending your name and voice part to mccl@lancastermennonite.org or by calling (717) 455-7025. An optional rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at Neffsville Mennonite Church. To review your voice part, please visit www.mennonitechildrenschoir.org.

 

  
Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity

 

Please save the date for a  1 Day Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity  (CCCG) workshop for 2015 here in the Lancaster market.  It will be Saturday, May 16, 2015.  It will be held at the Lancaster Mennonite Conference meeting rooms at 2160, Lincoln Highway East, right beside the Everence office.  Beryl Jantzi, Everence Director of Stewardship, will be the presenter for this workshop.

 

Attached is the CCCG overview PDF that you can begin to use to share more about this with your pastors and let them know this is in the works.  We will have room for 10 teams. Any pastor that is interested in having their church participate in this 1 day CCCG should contact me to get on the list. 
 

Overview 

 

 

Eastern Mennonite Seminary:Lancaster Events

 

Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Relations in Israel and Palestine 

Instructors: Elias George and David Miron
Location:  Parish Resource Center, 633 Community Way, Lancaster, Pa.
Dates: Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 8:45pm, January 13, 20, 27; 

Feb. 3, 10, 17
Information and to register: Call Parish Resource Center,

 (717) 299-1113 

 

 

No Longer Alone Ministries

Paths to Discovery Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month, 11am - 12:30 pm, 630 Janet Ave,  Room B103, Lancaster. Paths also has 3 other meeting places and dates in Lancaster. FMI please call 390-4891. 

 

More topics announced soon.
 

Family Support Group

 meets the 4th Sunday of each month,  3-5pm, at Rossmere Mennonite Church, 741 Janet Ave, Lancaster.  FMI please call 390-4891.

 

More topics announced soon.

 

 

Eastern Mennonite Missions Events

 

Eastern Mennonite Missions is hoping to receive $855,000 in contribution by December 31, 2014. Give online at emm.org/donate or mail checks to EMM, PO Box 458, Salunga, PA 17538. Thank you!


The Africa Association of Bible Schools (AABS), affiliated with Eastern Mennonite Missions, provides theological training and support for African churches to train leaders right in their local communities. Come and hear what God has been doing through AABS Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes. J.C. Ebersole, AABS director and EMM missionary, will be giving an overview of the ministry. David Shenk, a member of EMM's Christian/Muslim Relations Team, will speak about his July 2014 visit to the AABS annual conference in Nigeria.


Camp Hebron


 Weekend Getaway at Camp Hebron

Camp Hebron offers a variety of programming in the Fall and Winter months allowing you and your church group to benefit from a weekend to connect with God, nature and each other. Enjoy great speakers, outdoor/indoor activities and much needed rest and relaxation. Register online for: Young Adults Retreat - 12/12-14/14; Jr. High Retreat - 1/30-2/1/15; Women's Retreat - 2/20-22/15. For more information visit www.camphebron.org, call (717)-896-3441 or email kendra@camphebron.org.

Atlantic Coast Conference
2257 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
717-394-8107 or 800-238-0126
office@atlanticcoastconference.net