January 19, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 24 - JANUARY 30 AND JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 6
January 24-January 30
Otterbein Sunbury, Sunbury (Northumberland)
Faith Chapel White Deer, White Deer (Union)
First Catawissa, Catawissa (Columbia)
Springville, Springville (Susquehanna)
Trinity Philipsburg, Philipsburg (Centre)
Rose Valley, Trout Run (Lycoming)
Hemlock Grove Greentown, Greentown (Pike)
Waverly, Waverly (Lackawanna)
Kulp, Catawissa (Columbia)
Montrose, Montrose (Susquehanna)
January 31-February 6
Dalton, Dalton (Lackawanna)
Liberty Corners, Liberty Corners (Bradford)
Larryville, Jersey Shore (Lycoming)
Union Wayne County, Equinunk (Wayne)
Valley St. Marks, Milroy (Mifflin)
Newburg, Newburg (Cumberland)
Faith, Petersburg (Huntingdon)
Woolrich Community, Woolrich (Clinton)
Pleasant Gap, Pleasant Gap (Centre)
Wehnwood, Altoona (Blair)
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.
PASTORS CONSIDERING RETIREMENT AT THE 2016 SESSION OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Active pastors under appointment (Local Church and Extension Ministry) who are considering requesting the Retired Relationship at the 2016 Session of Annual Conference are urged to check paragraph No. 358, page 295 in the "2012 Book of Discipline." I call your attention to the second sentence of the opening statement.
"Requests for retirement shall be stated in writing to the bishop, cabinet, and the Board of Ordained Ministry at least one hundred twenty days prior to the date on which retirement is to be effective unless waived by the bishop and cabinet."
If you are considering retirement at the 2016 Session of Annual Conference, please be sure that you honor the 120 days notification. As indicated in the Discipline, your request should be sent to the bishop. Please copy your request letter to your district superintendent; with additional copies to Rev. Charles Sprenkle, Chairperson of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, Rev. Donald Hurley, Chairperson of the Board's Conference Relations Committee, and Mrs. Andra Haverstock, Conference Pension Officer.
If you have any additional questions, please be sure to contact your district superintendent and/or the Episcopal office.
Gregory C. Myers
Assistant to the Bishop
DISCIPLESHIP RESOURCE TEAM SURVEY
The Discipleship Resource Team is looking for information from you. We would appreciate you taking 10 minutes to fill out this seven question survey on the discipleship environment in your congregation - CLICK HERE.
Your survey response will aid your Discipleship Resource Team in planning our direction for the next quadrennium. Our primary goal is to be sure we are able to resource your real and practical needs. We would appreciate your responses by Monday, January 25.
Thank you for your help in taking this survey.
Director of Christian Education & Young People's Ministries
Susquehanna Conference UMC
(717) 766-7441 x3604
UPCOMING MISSION CENTRAL EVENTS AND INFO MISSION LINK JANUARY 14, 2016 - CORRECTION
The January 14, 2016, MissionLink listed Giant Easter merchandise available beginning February 2. Please be advised that it will not be available until February 22. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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