Notes to Pastors
Atlantic Coast Conference
March 13, 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

Upcoming Events

Links to more information on events can be found on the ACC webpage,


April 9 PWP Training at Philhaven - Conflict in the Workplace, 2-4 pm  Please Register!


April 9 Delegate Orientation for KC '15 with Ervin Stutzman, 

7 pm at the Lancaster Mennonite Conference offices

April 18 2015 Spring Assembly Celebration at Forest Hills MC    9 am -4 pm  Please Register!


June 30 - July 5 Kansas City 2015 MC USA National Convention Register delegates now to participate in a survey that will help determine the delegate agenda for this week.


 July 16 - 20 Pennsylvania 2015 Mennonite World Conference Global Youth Summit


 July 21 - 26 Pennsylvania 2015 Mennonite World Conference Assembly


ACC Spring Assembly Celebration


Join us on April 18 for the 2015 ACC Spring Assembly Celebration. During this day we will hear from Jason and Vonetta Storbakken about their ministry with the Bowery Street Mission and Radical Living community in New York City along with Brian Miller and Emily Ralph about the ministry of Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Lancaster.  We will then spend time together reflecting and developing a vision for missions and ministry as a conference going forward


Congregations may send two delegates for the first 100 members and one delegate for each additional 100 members or fraction thereof, along with one youth delegate. This is in addition to credentialed leaders and sitting committee members, who are automatically designated as delegates. Please make special effort to send a youth delegate and additional youth participants, at least for the morning session, as there will be a separate youth program after we hear from the speakers.




PWP Program: Conflict in the Workplace


This program of Philhaven's Pastoral Wellness Program is open to ACC pastors and church staff free of charge. 

For more information and registration, visit the online registration


Questions and Answers about your PWP



Child Safety Resources

The new Pennsylvania child abuse laws place new requirements on church staff and volunteers. ACC will soon be releasing a number of new policies and documents to help your church both remain compliant and learn ways to help keep children safe within your church. 


Two informational sessions about the law changes will be available in the coming weeks:


Mandatory abuse and neglect reporting workshop

6:30-9:00 pm,Thursday, March 26 at Grace Fellowship Church, 622 Old Lancaster Pike, Shillington.   

Training is provided by New Person Ministries 


PA State Law Update and Informational Meeting

7:00-9:00 pm, Tuesday April 7 at Lancaster Mennonite Conference Center, 2160 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster

Training is provided by LMC staff



Delegate Orientation for MCUSA Convention


Thursday, April 9, 7 pm 


MCUSA Executive Director Ervin Stutzman will be holding an orientation for all delegates to this summer's convention. This orientation will take place at the Lancaster Mennonite Conference Center.


Please identify and register delegates to this summer's MCUSA convention in Kansas City ASAP. Registered delegates will soon be asked to provide feedback for convention planning in early Spring.  



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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