Friday, September 30, 2016

Fwd: Children Are Not Props

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dove's Nest <>
Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 10:58 AM
Subject: Children Are Not Props

Dove's Nest: October 2016 Newsletter 
Donate Today!
Sexual Abuse Is Not a "Catholic Problem"

By Anna Groff

I encourage you to watch the movie Spotlight with your friends, small group or Sunday school class. Not only is it an incredible movie, but it can lead to eye-opening conversations.

Read more.

We're All the Bosses of Our Own Bodies 

By Marathana Prothro

Oh, the awkwardness of unsolicited hugs. Most parents have experienced uncomfortable—even dreaded—moments when our child refuses to hug or kiss someone who truly has the purest of intentions.

Read more.

Indiana Event Equips 17 Churches and Organizations

North Goshen Mennonite Church in Indiana hosted Dove's Nest's Protecting Our Children: Preparing Churches to Protect Children and Youth Workshop on September 17. Forty-six people participated in the event, representing seventeen entities. Brenda Yoder, LHMC and member of the Dove's Nest's Speaker Bureau, led the main workshop. Nancy Kauffmann, denominational minster for Mennonite Church USA and Dove's Nest board member, led a workshop on Circle of Grace.

Children Are Not Props

By Brenda Yoder, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Speaker's Bureau Member

I came across a beautiful photo on my Instagram feed. It was lovely. Everything was propped and proportioned so meticulously. It had shoes and travel accessories laid out on a surface with a beautiful baby—about one year old, with a flat look on her face—lying on her back in a suitcase. 

Read more.

Dove's Nest's Fall Events

Deep Faith Anabaptist Faith Formation Conference 
Elkhart, Indiana
October 6–8, 2016

Shalom Mennonite Fellowship
Tucson, Arizona
Oct. 16 & Oct. 23, 2016

Swamp Mennonite Church
Quakertown, PA
October 18, 2016

Herkimer County Department of  Social Services* 
Herkimer County, New York
October 18, 2016

Western District Conference
North Newton, Kansas
October 20, 2016

Canada Awareness Training
Grande Prairie, Alberta
October 28, 2016

NACSW National Convention 
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 19, 2016

*This training is being funded by New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Dove's Nest
5723 N 99th St
Omaha, NE 68134

This email was sent to
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Dove's Nest · 5723 N. 99th St. · Omaha, NE 68134 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fwd: Reminder: Good news in a broken world

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Eastern Mennonite Missions <>
Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 10:01 AM
Subject: Reminder: Good news in a broken world

EMM vision and fundraising banquet
Having trouble viewing this email? Click here
Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Yoder's Restaurant & Buffet,
14 South Tower Road, New Holland, PA 17557

EMM has existed for well over 100 years, always striving to fulfill its calling. But it is important to step back from time to time and ask: What is EMM's role in today's world? Why does EMM exist? At the 2016 vision and fundraising banquet, hear from EMM president Nelson Okanya about EMM's call to share good news in a broken world.

Don't forget to register online by October 1 at to attend or to host a table.

Questions? Contact Kaylene Derksen at
or 717 898-2251 ext. 275.

Stay connected
Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter  Find us on Pinterest  View our videos on YouTube  View on Instagram
Eastern Mennonite Missions
53 W Brandt Blvd, PO Box 458
Salunga, PA 17538-0458

Eastern Mennonite Missions, 53 W Brandt Blvd, Salunga, PA 17538
Sent by in collaboration with
Constant Contact