Friday, June 30, 2017

Fwd: Mentoring the Safe Way

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Dove's Nest: July 2017 Newsletter 
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Mentoring the Safe Way

By Marlene Bogard 

Congregational mentoring programs are designed to nurture a spiritual friendship—one youth to one adult. How does the mentoring relationship fit with some of the procedures that Dove's Nest suggests?

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Dove's Nest at Orlando 2017!

The biennial Mennonite Church USA convention will take place July 4-8, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. Several of the Dove's Nest staff, board members, Speaker's Bureau members, and volunteers will be participating and also leading the fifteen seminars and events featured here. 

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An Addition to the Dove's Nest Family!

We are happy to announce that Maria Groff Miller was born to executive director Anna Groff on June 18!  Anna will be taking the next few months off to enjoy this new addition to her family. She will return as executive director mid-September. 

Interim Executive Director

Kathy Haake will be Dove's Nest's interim executive director during Anna's maternity leave. Kathy has worked for Dove's Nest in various capacities since 2012. Contact Kathy at to discuss how to empower and equip your faith community to keep children and youth safe.

If you're an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" or click here: You could also apply to receive funding and supplies to lead your volunteer team in a one-time fundraiser, service activity, or educational event through Thrivent Action Teams.

Dove's Nest Upcoming Events

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Evana re•gen2017 Gathering
Taylor University
Upland, IN
July 1-4, 2017

Mennonite Church USA Convention
Orlando, FL
July 4-8, 2017

Freeman Academy
Freeman, SD
August 21, 2017

Illinois Mennonite Conference
Champaign, IL
October 14, 2017

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fwd: Please Announce this Sunday!

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FREE public performance of Sermon on the Mount: The Musical by Piercing Word. Please announce this Sunday!
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Dear Pastors and friends of Piercing Word,
We are excited to announce two free public performances of Sermon on the Mount: The Musical at Calvary Church Lower Auditorium - 1051 Landis Valley Rd. Lancaster, PA 17601 - on Sunday, July 9th at 3pm and 6pm. Will you please let your congregation know about this upcoming event at your next service with an announcement? We have included a program insert and projection slide with this email to aid you in this announcement. We pray that this event will be a blessing and encouragement to the spiritual walk of many in  your congregation and to all who are able to come! Thank you so much for your support of Piercing Word ministry. We hope to see you and others from your church on July 9th! 
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Fwd: A request & an invitation

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Date: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 4:59 PM
Subject: A request & an invitation
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Dear Phil,


For your summer plans, which I hope are already off to a great start for you and your family, I want to bring to your attention two items related to our City on the Hill Youth Leadership and Worldview conference on July 23-29.


First, we still have some openings available for this year's conference experience. It's amazing how often students describe their time at City on the Hill (COTH) as "life-changing" and we want to help equip as many students as we can through this experience. Any help you can be this week in recruiting attendees would be greatly appreciated.


The deadline to apply is this Friday, June 30. For any teens age 15-18 interested in attending, click here for your applicationAnd please don't let the cost of tuition get in the way of attending - please be encouraged to contact our office as we have some scholarship assistance available.


To learn more about City on the Hill or to share this experience with others, use our online brochure at


Second, each year at City on the Hill, we host a variety of top worldview speakers in the nation. Friends and supporters often comment to us, "I wish I could attend COTH and hear those great speakers!"


Although you must be a high-school teenager to attend the week-long camp, we have opened one session for you to hear for yourself one of the excellent speakers we are bringing to COTH this year. As a ministry partner, you are cordially invited to attend this event:


Tuesday, July 25th | Lancaster Bible College

Communism, Socialism and Progressivism:

What you need to know and won't learn in school


Dr. Paul KengorSpeaker: Dr. Paul Kengor – Best-selling author, executive director of The Center for Vision and Values, and Professor of Political Science, Grove City College.


Details: Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Teague Learning Commons, Lancaster Bible College


Summary: Communists and progressives have been at work for almost two centuries to destroy the family and marriage. Now, however, they have found a key for advancing their vision in the redefinition of marriage. Dr. Paul Kengor, internationally recognized expert on communism and progressivism, discusses his book Takedown: From Communists and Progressives, How the Left has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. He carefully exposes the influential forces driving America towards a radically different family structure.


Space is extremely limited for this event. Please RSVP to Carolyn at or call (717) 545-0600.


Thanks for considering these requests. City on the Hill always inspires me, and our whole team, as we interact with these teens from across Pennsylvania and engage on some of the most important topics facing the world today.


Your prayers are also welcomed for this year's conference. And thank you for your support of PA Family Institute, which helps to have opportunities like City on the Hill available for teens and helping to equip and engage the next generation.


Take care,

Michael Geer

Michael Geer, President

Pennsylvania Family Institute


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Fwd: Hear Meagan and Paul's stories...

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"honestly I would say it's revolutionized
my walk with God!"  hear Meagan and Paul's stories...
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Hear about the impact!


We don't just perform the Bible word for word, we challenge everyone where ever we go to memorize the Bible for themselves, including our performers. Watch the video above to hear how Meagan and Paul have been impacted by God's Word as they memorize and perform scripture with Piercing Word.

During the month of June, you can double your impact and help extend the reach of the ministry of Piercing Word when you give towards the $62,000 Matching Grant Challenge goal. Every dollar donated during the month of June will be doubled!

As of today, Piercing Word has raised over $21,000. Help us reach our goal of $62,000! You can make a difference! Please click on the button below to donate!

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