February 10, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
DEADLINE TO REGISTER AS A LAY MEMBER AT LARGE TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 12
The Susquehanna Annual Conference, Alive in Christ
Together ... Creating New Places for New People, will be held at
Messiah College June 9-11, 2016. If you would like to attend as a
lay member at large and DO NOT serve as a district representative (either elected lay member or elected alternate representing your church/charge), a certified lay minister serving a church, or attending Conference due to some other lay leadership role, you may do the following:
Contact your district office no later than February 12, 2016, with your name, address, phone number, email address, and church/charge name.
CONFERENCE OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS
The Conference Office will be closed Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents' Day.
The office will reopen Tuesday, February 16.
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF FEBRUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 20 AND FEBRUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 27
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)
February 21-February 27
Falls, Falls (Lackawanna)
Zion East Prospect, East Prospect (York)
Mifflinville, Mifflinville (Columbia)
Adamsville, Dallastown (York)
Grace Three Springs, Three Springs (Huntingdon)
Saginaw Community, Mount Wolf (York)
Wesley Chapel Rouzerville, Fairfield (Adams)
Mt. Zion Salladasburg, Linden (Lycoming)
Lime Ridge, Bloomsburg (Columbia)
Grace Lemoyne, Lemoyne (Cumberland)
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.
The next 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
Time. Distance. Money. There are a lot of reasons it can be hard to attend a Stewardship seminar.
In response, the United Methodist Stewardship Foundation is pleased to offer you Stewardship Online, a week-long learning collaboration that you can attend from home. This $15 course is eligible for CEU credit and is hosted by The Institute for Discipleship.
Ready to register and try something new - CLICK HERE.
MISSION CENTRAL DEVOTIONS
Devotion #35 of 52
Struggles and Blessings
CLICK HERE to read.
IMPORTANT PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE PROGRAM UPDATE
A number of churches have raised questions to Industrial Appraisal Company as well as EHD about appraisal updates, in particular about the optional contents appraisals. It has been almost ten years since the first appraisal project was approved at Annual Conference and as such since the first insurance appraisals were completed. Appraisals are considered to have a credible life span of 10 years. A new contract is being entered into at this time with a new firm named AssetWorks to begin a new round of complete building replacement value appraisals starting in July of this year. The new appraisals will be completed over a four year period and will begin with the churches having the oldest appraisals on file. Churches will again be given the option to purchase a detailed contents inventory/appraisal through AssetWorks just as they were with Industrial Appraisal Company.
While Industrial Appraisal did excellent work and maintained a great relationship with the Property & casualty Insurance Committee for 10 years, the contract between the two has now come to an end. It is our recommendation that if you have a contents appraisal due to be updated or redone, that you wait for AssetWorks to contact you during this new appraisal cycle. The insurance policy is structured in such a way that you should not face a coverage disadvantage by waiting for the new appraisal. If you have any questions concerning this issue, please feel free to contact me.
Edward J. Eshleman, CPCU
350 Eagleview Blvd. Suite 110
Exton, PA 19341
P: 800-627-3732 x223
ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR FREE
- 47 Attendance/Sign-In pad holders for pews
- 23 Filler pads for holders
- Cassette Tape Duplicator (will duplicate up to 4 cassette tapes from a master)
- Many cassette tapes that can be re-recorded
If your church could use any of these items, please contact Fishing Creek Salem Church with interest at
Fishing Creek Salem UMC, Etters
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