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QuikLINK for Monday, January 4, 2016, No. 16001

Issue: #16001
January 4, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • "CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES
  • 2016 MILEAGE RATES
  • BITS & PIECES: BECOMING A LEADER
  • PAPER COOPERATIVE ORDERS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 13
  • PART-TIME COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR POSITION OPEN IN CAMP HILL
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS HEADLINES



"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 10 - 16 AND JANUARY 17 - JANUARY 23
 
January 10-January 16
Oakville, Shippensburg (Cumberland)
St. Johns Elimsport, Allenwood (Union)
Doylesburg, Doylesburg (Franklin)
Faith Waynesboro, Waynesboro (Franklin)
Faith Community, Granville Summit (Bradford)
Six Mile Run, Defiance (Bedford)
Mt. Zion Wyoming, Harding (Luzerne)
Trinity County Line, Dalmatia (Northumberland)
McAlisterville, Mc Alisterville (Juniata)
Fairview Altoona, Altoona (Blair)

January 17-January 23
Morris-Blackwell, Morris (Tioga)
Faith Woodbury, Woodbury (Bedford)
Equinunk, Equinunk (Wayne)
St. Pauls Red Lion, Red Lion (York)
Cassville, Cassville (Huntingdon)
First Jermyn, Jermyn (Lackawanna)
Shepherdstown, Mechanicsburg (Cumberland)
Faith Lock Haven, Lock Haven (Clinton)
Yarnell, Bellefonte (Centre)
New Buffalo, New Buffalo (Perry)

You can use this list for announcements, inclusion in church bulletins, newsletters, etc. Full details about the Circle of Prayer are available from our website at www.susumc.org. Please be aware that churches are chosen from a pool of all church names with the use of a random number generator without regard to district.



2016 MILEAGE RATES

2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical, and Moving Announced

IR-2015-137, Dec.17, 2015

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  •  54 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 57.5 cents for 2015
  •  19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 23 cents for 2015
  •  14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

The business mileage rate decreased 3.5 cents per mile and the medical, and moving expense rates decrease 4 cents per mile from the 2015 rates. The charitable rate is based on statute.

The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs.
Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.
A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle. In addition, the business standard mileage rate cannot be used for more than four vehicles used simultaneously.

These and other requirements for a taxpayer to use a standard mileage rate to calculate the amount of a deductible business, moving, medical or charitable expense are in Rev. Proc. 2010-51.  Notice 2016-01 contains the standard mileage rates, the amount a taxpayer must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate, and the maximum standard automobile cost that a taxpayer may use in computing the allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan.

Please let me know if you need additional information or if I can be of further assistance.

Andra Haverstock
Benefits Officer
717-766-5275, Ext 5
Fax - 717-766-7696




BECOMING A LEADER - YOUNG PEOPLE'S MINISTRY

Happy New Year from the Young People's Ministry Council! We are excited to see what God will be doing through us in 2016. Our first event of the new year is BECOMING A LEADER on January 31 at Fishing Creek Salem UMC, in Etters, Pa.
 
If you have a Student Leadership Team, are interested in developing one, or just have a couple of students that could benefit from some direction, this is a wonderful event for you. We will be giving away free books to all students and adult leaders who attend.  

Visit igniteyoungpeople.org for a schedule and to register.  

Registration closes Wednesday, January 20.

Audrey Wilder
Director of Christian Education & Young People's Ministries
Susquehanna Conference UMC
(717) 766-7441 x3604
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PAPER COOPERATIVE ORDERS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 13

Please note that the 2016 Susquehanna Conference Paper Cooperative Order Deadline has been extended one additional week.  All orders must be postmarked, emailed, or faxed by midnight Wednesday, January 13. Forwarding information is as follows:

Mail: Paper Cooperative Office
Gettyusburg UMC
30 W. High St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Fax: 717-334-3032

If you have questions, please call Rev. Jay Zimmerman at 717-321-3149.  

Jay Zimmerman, Paper Cooperative Coordinator



PART-TIME COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR POSITION OPEN AT CAMP HILL UMC, CAMP HILL

Communications Coordinator - Camp Hill UMC is seeking a half-time employee to lead the use of social media and other electronic communication tools in helping us fulfill our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Must be very strong in the creation and use of visual media, website design and management, and all forms of social media.

CLICK HERE for a complete job description or contact the church office at 717-737-5631.

Submit letter of interest and resume to Pastor Jake Waybright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 15.

Susan Pigott



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