February 1, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF FEBRUARY 7 - FEBRUARY 13 AND FEBRUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 20
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)
February 14-February 20
Calvary Waymart, Waymart (Wayne)
Bethel, Dalton (Lackawanna)
Camptown, Camptown (Bradford)
Mt. Olivet Delta, Fawn Grove (York)
Montandon, Montandon (Northumberland)
Whites Valley, Pleasant Mount (Wayne)
Osceola, Osceola (Tioga)
Hicks Memorial Duncansville, Duncansville (Blair)
Wells Valley, Wells Tannery (Fulton)
Dellville, Duncannon (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.
CHI RHO SINGERS ACCEPTING INVITATIONS FOR 2016-2017 CONCERT SEASON
The Susquehanna Conference Pastors' Choir is accepting invitations for the 2016-2017 September-May season and beyond. If your church, charge, or cluster would like to have this 30-35 voice choir present a Thursday evening concert (usually the fourth Thursday of the month), please have your church council issue the invitation. Concerts are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis while also scheduling in as many different areas of the conference as possible in any particular season.
Rev. Carola Beasley-Topliffe
ENGAGING AND INCLUDING CHILDREN IN WORSHIP WEBINAR
Wednesday, February 3, at 11:30 a.m.
"Let the children come to me" is a quote that many of us recognize and use from Scripture. How do we unpack this and other texts and traditions to understand our responsibility to include children in the worshipping community? Please join Melanie C. Gordon, Director of Ministry with Children at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church, in this interactive webinar to look at the balance of tradition and developmentally appropriate practice in worship.
Pre-Reading - CLICK HERE.
REGISTER - CLICK HERE.
GOD'S CALLING EVENT
Explore the Question: "God, are you calling me?"
Have you ever wondered "God, where/how is it you are calling me to serve?"
Do you know individuals being called to the ministry
of a pastor within the United Methodist Church?
Have you wondered what is the difference in serving as an ordained elder, ordained deacon, a local pastor and /or a certified lay minister?
Do you know the various certified ministries honored by the United Methodist Church?
You are invited to join us on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at St. Johns Newberry UMC in Williamsport for the God's Calling Event presented by the Enlistment & Interpretation Committee of the Susquehanna Conference Board of the Ordained Ministry. This is a day apart for laity as we examine the ministry of the ordained elder, ordained deacon, local pastor, and certified ministries of the church. This event will include information in regard to scholarship and grant availability, educational requirements, seminaries, the role of leadership within the church, and "How do I know it is God Who Is Calling Me?"
This is an exciting opportunity for those discerning a call to ministry.
If you are in the candidacy process this is a requirement for certification, and a requirement for those in the process of becoming a certified lay minister.
Enroll now by downloading the God's Calling brochure - CLICK HERE.
St. John's-Newberry UMC
2101 Newberry St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Date: Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Costs: $20, includes materials and lunch
NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS
Neighborhood Center of the UMC (Harrisburg) is in need of a volunteer/volunteers to work our front reception desk. We need someone Monday thru Friday, from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The position includes greeting people who come through the door, answering telephones, and light clerical work. Perfect for retirees or folks just looking to get out of the house. We can take one person for all five days or take different people for different days. Your gift of service would be a true blessing to us.
If you are interested please contact Ronda Peters at
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