Notes to Pastors
Atlantic Coast Conference
January 29, 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!

 

February 20

Leadership and Learning From Each Other
with Jim Smucker. Register by February 11. 

April 9 

Pastoral Wellness Training: Dealing with Conflict in the workplace. Church staff and leadership persons are invited. More info and sign up.

 

See the ACC Website for more distant events

 

 

Healthy Congregations workshop in Pittsburgh


On March 20-21, Lombard Mennonite Peace Center will be holding a workshop for clergy and lay leaders in Pittsburgh, PA. For information, see the flyer below.
 

 

Corinthian Plan 


 
The Corinthian Plan  open enrollment continues  through February 15, 2015. For information on enrolling contact Denise Henke (Denise.Henke@everence.com) or Duncan Smith (duncans@mennoniteusa.org). Feel free to contact Duncan Smith, TCP Director, with any comments or questions, at the e-mail listed previously or at 316-281-4255. 

 

Corinthian Plan participants are encouraged to complete the online wellness profile and agree to a wellness coaching session in order to receive $300 per employee (including spouse, $150 each). You can read more online about the wellness incentive at http://www.mennoniteusa.org/what-we-do/stewardship/the-corinthian-plan/wellness-incentives/ .


 

Mennodata Records


 
In the next month, an email will be sent to each congregation requesting that they update their congregational information on www.mennodata.org.  Please review your church's profile to make sure it's up to date. 

 

Congregations are not able to make changes to the pastor records. If you notice that any pastor information is incorrect, let the conference office know for correction.

 

 
Pastor Wellness Program services


With the start of the New Year thoughts often turn to better living.  The Pastor Wellness Program offers expanded services such as Nutritional Counseling and Wellness Classes. See the attached flyer on how to take advantage of these benefits.


 
Expanded Services Handout

 

 

EMS class at Garden Spot Village


This class taught by Mark Wenger will  be entitled  "Healing Prayer in the Christian Story".  Details are attached.  Dates are Mondays, Feb. 23-Mar. 30 at 7:00 p.m.  More information at 717-355-6203.  
 

 

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, emu.edu/seminary

 

 
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 antoniou@emm.org or 717 898-2251

 

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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