Dove's Nest: April 2017 Newsletter 
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Children's Books on Safety for April 

Contributed by Jennie Wintermote, MLS, Director of the Western District Resource Library

Talking about abuse prevention with young children is essential but often difficult, and even more so during a church worship service! Click below for eight books that could serve as a children’s feature (or be adapted for use) at church.

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Download Free Church Bulletin Insert for April 

This 2017 Bulletin Insert by David Orr includes information about child abuse prevention, offers a prayer for congregations or a responsive reading, and includes information on Dove's Nest.

Bulletin download and other April resources

Children's Dove Award for Orlando 2017

Nominate an individual or church from Mennonite Church USA that did something courageous to keep children safe! The deadline is Monday, May 8, 2017. Send the name of the individual and/or church and its address to with a short paragraph describing what this individual or church has done to keep children safe. Select nominees we will honored at our reception on Wednesday, July 5, at 3:00 PM at Orlando 2017.

More information on the award

Glen Guyton New Addition to Speaker's Bureau

Glen Guyton, COO of Mennonite Church USA, is the newest member of our Speaker's Bureau. He specializes in the following training opportunities for youth, young adults, and youth workers. If you are interested in one of the following topics at your church or organization, contact

  • Cultural competency and children
  • Men’s roles in preventing abuse
  • Policies and practices
  • Preparing youth for working in nursery or teaching classes
  • Cultural awareness in discipling children and youth
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Honor a Child in April 

For the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, we invite you to make a gift to Dove's Nest to honor a special child in your life and support our work of keeping children safe. Mail a check to 5723 N. 99th St, Omaha, NE 68134 or donate online. If you desire, send an e-mail to with the name (first, last, or both) of the child or children you are honoring. As a way to thank our supporters and remember all the wonderful children in our lives, this list of donors and honorees will be available in our June newsletter.

Dove's Nest Upcoming Events

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Susquehanna Conference Annual Meeting
Carlisle, PA
April 8, 2017

Southwood Lutheran MOPS
Lincoln, NE
April 19, 2017

Atlantic Coast Conference
Gettysburg, PA
April 22, 2017

Mennonite Mission Network
Tucson, AZ
May 5, 2017

Summit Mennonite Church
Barberton, OH
May 7, 2017

NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Watertown, NY
May 9, 2017

NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Franklin County DSS 
Malone, NY
May 11, 2017

NYS Office of Children and Family Services
SUNY Canton
St. Lawrence County, NY
May 12, 2017

Camp Friedenswald
Cassopolis, MI 
June 7, 2017

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


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5723 N. 99th St
Omaha, NE 68134

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