January 27, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 6 AND FEBRUARY 7 - FEBRUARY 13
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)
February 7-February 13
Centre, Osceola Mills (Clearfield)
Trinity Elizabethville, Elizabethville (Dauphin)
Grace Harrisburg, Harrisburg (Dauphin)
Nossville, Blairs Mills (Huntingdon)
Town Hill, Shickshinny (Luzerne)
Geyers, Middletown (Dauphin)
Hill, Duncannon (Perry)
Calvin, Calvin (Huntingdon)
Queen, Claysburg (Blair)
Williamstown, Williamstown (Dauphin)
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.
24-HOUR PRAYER VIGIL RESOURCES
Prayer resources are now available - CLICK HERE.
Our Susquehanna Conference 24-Hour Prayer Vigil is set for
March 4, from 12 a.m. through 11:59 p.m.
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
PROPEL YOUR STEWARDSHIP
Come learn how generosity starts with great groundwork, moves forward with dynamic faith, and takes off with authentic trust and leadership. Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith, Executive Pastor of Generosity at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, will be conducting a seminar sharing visions, models, and key designs to enhance and grow stewardship in your church.
Come join us Saturday, April 23, at the Country Cupboard in Lewisburg from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For a non-refundable $50 seminar registration fee you will also receive a soup, salad, dessert, and beverage buffet, as well as an autographed copy of Dr. Smith's book "Propel."
Register before April 15 - CLICK HERE - seating is limited.
CHI RHO SINGERS CONCERT
The Chi Rho Singers will present an evening of music Thursday, January 28, 2016, at Grace United Methodist Church, 216 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 at 7 p.m. This choir of the Susquehanna Conference of The United Methodist Church includes approximately 35 pastors under the direction of Rev. Joleen Willis, who serves West Side UMC, Clearfield, Pa. The concert will be a celebration of God's love through music. Various styles of sacred music, both contemporary and traditional, will be presented. Several instruments are used to accompany the choir. At times the audience is invited to join the choir in a few selections. You are invited to hear this choir and celebrate the gifts of God expressed in music. A freewill offering will be received.
Director of Music
Grace United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg
MISSION TRIP TO THE NORTHERN CHEYENNE RESERVATION IN LAME DEER, MONTANA
The trip is from July 2 through July 9, 2016. We will be working to weatherize houses. We will also be attending the Fourth of July Pow Wow. The cost of the trip will be between $300-$500 plus travel costs.
570-898-8710 if you are interested.
Rev. Larry Siikanen
TENDING THE FIRE
Tending the Fire is a series of three retreats designed to equip you to lead from a position of strength and self-control. Learn to recognize and handle sabotage; understand anxiety's impact on your church, your family, and yourself. Using family systems theory, you'll become a non-anxious presence in even the most trying scenarios. You will be equipped to lead change that lasts.
The retreats occur March 8-10, May 17-19, and September 13-15 at Orchard Hill Retreat Center in Millerstown.
Dr. Russell M. Hart
Center Director, CSF
MISSION CENTRAL DEVOTION
Devotion #33 of 52
Overflow of Blessings
CLICK HERE to read.
CONCERT TO BENEFIT MISSION CENTRAL ANNOUNCED
MISSION LINK JANUARY 25, 2016
CLICK HERE to read.
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCIAL MINISTRIES POSITION OPEN IN THE INDIANA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church seeks a tithing disciple of Jesus Christ with demonstrated capacity and experience in the development and implementation of processes for excellence in ethical, transparent, efficient, and effective management of all aspects of human, financial, and material resources of large, complex, and diverse organizations.
The successful candidate will understand the inter-relatedness of the various aspects of Conference programming and administration, will appreciate the contributions of others, will cultivate collaboration and teamwork, and will participate in a mutual spiritual covenant with other individuals with whom this collective responsibility for the vision, mission, and ministry of the Conference is shared. Further, the successful candidate will have the ability to identify, develop, and enhance the leadership potential of others.
The selected candidate will have a high capacity for dealing with complexity, ambiguity, and competing priorities, and be skillful and comfortable in articulating and reporting the fulfillment of the responsibilities of the position to audiences large and small, within the Conference and to the general public.
Applicants must have a Master's Degree in Business Administration or equivalent (CPA credential earned or in process a plus), coupled with pertinent experience that generally could not be accumulated in less than five years.
Send resume and cover letter electronically to
The position will remain open until filled.
However, priority for review and interview will be given to submissions received by Monday, February 1, 2016.
Skyler E. Nimmons
Director of Communications
Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church
PART-TIME SECRETARY POSITION OPEN AT GRACE UMC, PHILIPSBURG
Part-time secretary: high school graduate or equivalent required. Must be proficient in Word, able to multitask, and work independently.
Send resumes to
Grace UMC, 912 E. Pine St., Philipsburg, PA 16866
Rev. Michelle Bodle
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