Dove's Nest: March 2017 Newsletter 
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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 3PM at Orlando 2017.

More information on the award

New, Free Resources for April Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States. Dove's Nest has developed the following free resources—children's time resources, a bulletin insert, and a PowerPoint presentation—to assist congregations during Child Abuse Prevention Month 2017. 

Child Abuse Prevention Resources

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

E-mail to schedule a sermon, training, or other event at your church.

Illinois Mennonite Conference
Evanston, IL
March 4, 2017

Elkhart County Children's Summit
Goshen, IN
March 10, 2017

North Goshen Mennonite Church
Goshen, IN
March 12, 2017

SASA Crisis Center
Hastings, NE
March 25, 2017

Southwood Lutheran MOPS
Lincoln, NE
April 19, 2017

Atlantic Coast Conference
Gettysburg, PA
April 22, 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

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

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