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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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5723 N. 99th St
Omaha, NE 68134

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