Notes to Pastors
Atlantic Coast Conference
January 1, 2015

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!


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. Please register ASAP!



EMS Class - Healing Prayer in the Christian Story

Mark Wenger will  be teaching the EMS class  "Healing Prayer in the Christian Story".  Details are given in the flyer below.  Dates are Mondays, Feb. 23-Mar. 30 at 7:00 p.m.  More information at 355-6203.  Thanks!


Course Description 


Seminary Scholarships Available

For the 2015-16 school year Eastern Mennonite Seminary has a large number of Ministry Leadership Awards available. These awards range from -   tuition for Mennonite and Anabaptist-affiliated students who show a sense of call and desire to serve the church. 


Students are encouraged to apply by February 1 for these awards. They will be chosen based on application materials. Students who accept these awards are still eligible for other forms of financial aid like the Mennonite student discount and the church matching grant. They must study full-time on the Harrisonburg campus of EMS. 


Contact Laura Amstutz, Director of Seminary Admissions

and Seminary Communication Coordinator for more information: 540-432-4268,


EMM resource for your congregation

EMM's Church Revitalizaiton Coach, Antonio Ulloa is available to to teach any of the series below (3-5 sessions each) in a series of Sunday morning services, a series of small group gatherings, or renewal meetings.

  • Let's take another look at revival:  How to prepare the soil for a fresh visitation of God
  • Beyond performance:  Learning how to experience God's grace anew  
  • Worship in spirit and in truth:  A practical study on the true nature of worship  
  • Life in the Spirit:  Understanding what it means to be a spiritual person
  • How to discover and enjoy the very presence of God ... Right here on earth
  • Rediscovering the message of Jesus as good news ... Inside the church 
To schedule or learn more, contact Antonio at or 717 898-2251


Jr. Youth Retreat at Camp Hebron


Jr. High youth group (6-8 graders) to join us at Camp Hebron for our Jr. High Retreat, January 30-Feb 1, 2015.

 Cost is $125 prior to 12/26/14 and $135 after that date.


To register, go to and create an account. See the below documents for more information.


Jr High Invitation Letter '15

Jr High Registration & Roster '15 


Jr High Med Release CW waiver 



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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