Atlantic Coast Conference 
Bulletin Announcements
May 31, 2015

























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Conference Related Publications:


 June Kansas City 2015 Convention Newsletter



January Mennonite Education Agency Prayer Publication



Pastors, Church Administrators and Secretaries, Bulletin Editors:


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Peace and Laughter,
Brook Musselman
Atlantic Coast Conference Coordinator
(717) 394-8107 

 New Conference Announcements
Save the Date: Holy Sexuality Conference

Holy Sexuality Conference

Dr. Christopher Yuan, guest speaker

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Franconia Mennonite Church

613 Harleysville Pike, Telford, PA 18969

215-723-3220 -


2:00-5:45 p.m. - 4 General Sessions

6:30 p.m. - Pastor's Dinner and Q&A

(more information coming)

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MC USA  and MWC Announcements
Global Youth Summit Invitation

On July 16-19, nearly 1,000 youth ages 18-25 from around the world will gather at Messiah College for the Global Youth Summit. The GYS will include spiritual input and worship led by musicians from many different cultures, opportunities to share and interact with one another, and activities to create a shared experience across cultural barriers. Below are a promotional flyer and an article discussing this year's GYS. More information can be found at

MC USA Convention: Kansas City 2015

Visit Mennonite Church USA's Kansas City convention website:
As planning continues, this
 website will be the one-stop-
promo videos and find out the unique things we are planning for Kansas City 2015shop 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

Delegate Materials Available Delegate materials including schedule and agenda for the delegate assembly as well as all resolutions are now available online

Mennonite World Conference News

Thinking of registering for PA 2015?  The time is now!  
Register while options are still available for tours and service opportunities.  PA 2015, the global Assembly of Mennonite World Conference, will be held July 21-26in Harrisburg, PA.  For more information and to register, go to

The adult rate for participants from the Global North will be
 $120/day. That grants admission on July 22, 23,24, or 25 for
the first event of the day - International Singing beginning at
9:30 a.m. - through
 the end of the Evening Worship Service at
 8:30 p.m.

Conference Related Ministries
Pipeline to Prison Learning Tour


From September 20-26, 2015, join Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) staff and partners for a week-long learning tour focusing on the challenges and complexities of the U.S. criminal justice system. Based in Lancaster County, Pa., the tour will include day trips to Philadelphia, Reading, Lancaster and Harrisburg. Participants will journey from the local community level through the criminal justice system, learning about law enforcement, sentencing, incarceration and re-entry. All who are interested in learning about disparities in the justice system, including those working in or seeking to develop a prison/re-entry ministry, are welcome. For more information, visit or contact Chantelle Todman Moore, MCC East Coast Philadelphia program coordinator, at 267.358.8208 or   

EMM Employment Opportunity


EMM seeks an Executive Assistant to the President (75-100% FTE). Apply by May 29; begins June 29. See for more details.  

Service doesn't have to wait!


Help Wanted:

Mennonite Mission Network is looking to fill a few final positions in three of our programs for this fall. Apply by June 1. For more info, contact


Service Adventure Unit Leaders: Live in a unit house with a small group of youth and offer support as they serve and live in Christian community. Positions open in Albany, Ore. and Albuquerque, N.M. Age: 24+, term: 2 years.


Journey International: Grow spiritually, learn passionately, and serve in Indonesia as a teacher or digital media content creator. Ages 18-27, term: 1 year.


Mennonite Voluntary Service: Serve, live, and grow in places like Chicago, Madison, San Antonio, and Kansas City. Age: 20+, term: 1-2 years.

Nepal benefit concert


Zion Mennonite Church in Souderton PA is hosting a benefit concert on Saturday, June 13 at 7:00 pm for Mennonite Central Committee's (MCC) relief work in Nepal, a country that suffered two massive earthquakes at the end of April and beginning of May.  Kim Thiessen and Darryl Neustaedter-Barg will share their gift of music in support of MCC's work in Nepal.  This musical duo has released five CD's, traveled extensively and recorded on three continents.  Admission is free.  A freewill offering will be collected along with sales of Kim and Darryl's music cd's.  All proceeds will go to Mennonite Central Committee.  


Nepal Fundraiser Poster 


Mennonite Healthcare Alliance Fellowship Annual Gathering


Come join with doctors, nurses, dieticians, therapists, chaplains, mental health workers, and many other healthcare workers and their families from around the world!  It's the Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) Annual Gathering, July 19-21, 2015, immediately prior to Mennonite World Conference Global Assembly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The theme is "Walking Together for Healthy Communities."  Plenary presenters include Ted & Company, Shane Claiborne, and Dr. Ann Thyle from India.  Grants available for students, volunteers, and those from outside of U.S. and Canada.  For more information, go to www.mennohealth/gathering, email, or call toll-free to 1-888-406-3643. Final registration deadline: June 28, 2015. 


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LMS Announcements


Host families are needed for a visiting international teacher at the Locust Grove Campus of Lancaster Mennonite School for the 2015-16 school year, one for the fall and another for the spring, starting in mid-August.   A stipend is provided to cover expenses. Responsibilities include providing transportation to and from school each day. The international teacher is coming through the MCC International Volunteer Exchange Program (see If interested, please contact the Locust Grove Campus office at (717) 394-7107.   

Parish Resource Center - June Workshops


See the flyer below for more information on these workshops:


June 1 - Messy Church: A fun way to be church for all ages

June 2 - Planning a year-long stewardship campaign

June 8 - SOS for teachers (Schedule, Organization, Safety)

June 16 - Adult Education


Flyer (DOC)

No Longer Alone Ministries 
Support Groups


Paths to Discovery Support Group of No Longer Alone Ministries will meet on Thursday, June 4 at 630 Janet Ave, Room B103, Lancaster, 11am - 12:30 pm.

Topic:  Stories of Volunteering.

Paths also meets at The Salvation Army in Lancaster and The Factory Ministries

in Paradise. Please call for dates and times, or with any questions. 390-3891.

 Family Support Group of No Longer Alone Ministries will meet on Sunday, July 28 at Rossmere Mennonite Church,741 Janet Ave, Lancaster, 3pm - 5pm3-4: Educational topic; 4:10 - 5: Care and Share Groups.

Topic: The Ups and Downs of Bipolar Disorder. Presented by: Donna Thomas, RN

Please call 390-4891 for more information.


Landis Communities


Parkinson's Support Group to Discuss Local Resources


The Lancaster Parkinson's Support Group will meet on June 15 and will feature guest speakers from two local agencies that offer resources. The topic for discussion will be "Resource Information on Services for Persons with Parkinson's." A representative from the Lancaster County Office of Aging and Barbara Nichols from the Independent Living Center at United Disabilities Service (UDS) will share local resources. There will also be a time for questions and answers.


The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Westview Community Room at Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz.  Following the meeting will be a time of refreshments and informal discussion. 


For more information or to receive a brochure about the Lancaster Parkinson's Support Group persons may make requests to P.O. Box 251, East Petersburg, PA 17520, or call 717-509-5494.



Eastern Mennonite Missions Announcements


Global Fair: An outdoor missions and culture festival

Head to the Hans Herr House in Willow Street, PA on Saturday, July 18 from 11-3 for children's activities, interactive exhibits, international food, and stories from EMM workers. For more information visit or contact Jessica Mueller at 717 898-2251.


Feria Global (Global Fair): un festival cultural y de misiones al aire libre

Guíe sus pasos hacia la casa Hans Herr en Willow Street, PA el Sábado 18 de Julio, de 11 a 3 para actividades para niños, exhibiciones interactivas, comida internacional, e historias de los obreros de EMM. Para obtener más información, visite o póngase en contacto con Jessica Müller en el 717 898-2251.



Free video course available

20 topics help followers of Jesus understand the message of Islam and faithfully commend the gospel of reconciliation as they engage with Muslims. Taught by David W. Shenk of EMM's Christian/Muslim Relations Team. For personal or group study. Find under Courses at

Curso gratis de video disponible

20 temas para ayudar a los seguidores de Jesús a comprender el mensaje del Islam y fielmente comunicar el evangelio de la reconciliación cuando tengan contacto con musulmanes. Impartidos por David W. Shenk del Equipo de Relaciones entre Cristianos y Musulmanes de EMM. Para estudio personal o de grupo. Busque estos temas bajo Courses en


Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Announcements


MWC Asia Celebration

Learn about the experiences of Asian Anabaptist Mennonites and Brethren in Christ at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 1, at Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster. Enjoy a panel discussion featuring Indonesia with Benny Krisbianto and Aldo Siahaan, Vietnam with Tuyen Nguyen, and India with Paulus Thalalhoti and Ken Hoke, There will also be music and light refreshments during this free event in preparation for Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly in July at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex. 


Music in the Orchard

Sopa Sol with Donna Nomick and St. Eloise-Music in the the Orchard kicks off a new season of local music at the 1719 Hans Herr House starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. Tickets cost $8. Visit www. for more information.


Folk Art Fun for Kids and Adults

This summer, the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum is beginning a new program introducing traditional Pennsylvania German skills.  This series features five classes, ranging from fraktur and scherenschnitte to hearth cooking, blacksmithing, and tape weaving, each designed for a child to learn together with an accompanying adult. The first class is on Fraktur and Scherenschnitte on Wednesday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn more at

Atlantic Coast Conference
2257 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
717-394-8107 or 800-238-0126