January 21, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
COMPUTER MINISTRY RECYCLING DAY CANCELLED
The Recycling Day scheduled for January 23, 2016, has been cancelled due to the winter snow storm that is scheduled to visit the area.
There will be a Recylcing Day in the spring, but no date has been set for the event.
The first round of clergy appointments and retirements have been announced and are available to view on the conference web site, www.susumc.org. Click on the "2016-2017 Appointment Changes" graphic on the Home page or CLICK HERE.
Stacy Eckert, Webmaster
MISSION CENTRAL DEVOTION
Devotion #32 of 52
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LOCAL PASTOR'S LICENSING SCHOOL
Local Pastor's Licensing School will look a bit different this year, as we will gather for three different weekend retreats at Wesley Forest to study and learn together. If you have been certified by your District Committee on Ministry and have been approved by your D.S. to attend licensing school, please register by February 1, 2016.
More information is available at the Board of Ordained Ministry Website, SCBoom.org, by clicking "Licensed Local Pastors" under the "Candidacy Status" tab or CLICK HERE.
Rev. Gregory A. Milinovich
62ND ANNUAL UNITED METHODIST MEN'S RALLY
The United Methodist Men of the Susquehanna Conference invite you to the 62nd Annual Men's Rally held on Saturday, April 9, at First United Methodist Church, 200 E. 3rd S., Lewistown, PA 17044.
There will be a Lasagna dinner from 5-7 p.m. the Rally begins at 7 p.m. The evening will conclude by 9 p.m.
RSVP for the meal by March 31, 2016.
Our keynote speaker will be Retired Army Chaplain David Smith,
Coordinator of the Soul Care Initiative for JustPeace. David served 30 years as an Army Chaplain. During his service he deployed nine times, including four combat deployments. He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. As an Army ROTC scholarship student, he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant, 28 May 1977. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Divinity Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., a Master of Science in Television, Radio, and Film from Syracuse University, and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He brings experience and passion to our Armed Forces and provides training and resources for their care upon returning home from war.
Purchase tickets from the UM Men of Lewistown area churches. If you are out of the area, please call 717-248-4618 to reserve your tickets. Adult tickes are $5 and children 6 and under $3.
If you have questions, please call Ralph Hawk at 717 215-9749 or Kraig Kratzer at 717 994-2020.
For more information on veteran care and the Soul Care Initiative, please see www.soulcareinitiative.org.
Look for more information about the UMM Rally in QuikLINK in the coming months, the Susquehanna LINK(printed version), and through your district office communiques.
Rev. Randy S. Hughes
EQUIPMENT FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED NOW AVAILABLE
MISSION LINK JANUARY 21, 2016
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