February 24, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
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
Stacy Eckert, Webmaster
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW SUSQUEHANNA LINK DISTRIBUTION
Welcome New Readers
The February 2016 issue of the printed Susquehanna LINK has just been delivered to the printer. Beginning with this issue we have increased our distribution from 11,000 copies to 20,000 copies. In addition to our regular mailing list we are mailing to all of our churches in the Susquehanna Conference 5 to 25 complimentary copies based on 2015 worship attendance average. The method of distribution of those copies is at the discretion of each church. However, we envision them to be placed wherever communication material is placed.
We 900 United Methodist congregations believe ourselves to be part of a connectional church; that we are better together in the mission of bringing the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ to a broken world. Therefore, it is imperative that we share our lives together through engaging communication media.
We hope the Susquehanna LINK will be a welcome visitor in your world to help you better understand the vital ministries of the Susquehanna Conference, and that it will be a gateway to learning more through other convenient media. Each issue will refer the reader to other media resources that will connect to news of the global United Methodist Church.
If persons are attracted to having Susquehanna LINK delivered to a home address there is a convenient subscription form on page 14 of each issue. The top-right quadrant of page 15, called "Communication DNA in a Capsule," presents the variety of communication media available to everyone.
Questions about the new distribution can be directed to
Jerry Wolgemuth, Editor, Susquehanna LINK
Director of Communication, Susquehanna Conference
FEBRUARY SUSQUEHANNA LINK AVAILABLE ONLINE
CLICK HERE to view.
MISSION CENTRAL DEVOTIONS
Devotion #37 of 52
CLICK HERE to read.
SCHOOL OF PRAYER
Friday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m.
at Orchard Hill, Millerstown
Moving Upward-Seeking Intimacy with God:
Prayer of the Heart; Meditative Prayer, Contemplative Prayer
Discernment with Rev. Dr. Barbara Yorks;
The Jesus Prayer with Rev. Dr. Russell Hart
Celtic Spirituality and Labyrinth
with Rev. Dr. Debbie Heisley-Cato and Rev. Joanne M. Link
Rev. Dr. Russell M. Hart
Center Director, CSF
SLIDESHOW: CROSSES ACROSS THE UNITED METHODIST CONNECTION
A UMC VIDEO
CLICK HERE to view.
PART-TIME WORSHIP LEADER POSITION OPEN AT ST. PAUL'S UMC, RED LION
St. Paul's UMC, 45 1st Ave., Red Lion, is seeking a dynamic worship leader to lead our second service. This service is more casual and contemporary. It is geared to families with children of all ages and young adults. The leader must be willing to create and work closely with a praise team, so musical abilities are highly preferred. This is a part-time position. Salary is negotiable with experience.
If interested, send resume and two recommendations to:
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
C/O Rev. Tim Funk
PO Box 250, Red Lion, PA 17356
PART-TIME SECRETARY POSITION OPEN AT WESLEY UMC, MECHANICSBURG
Wesley UMC, 203 S. Filbert St., Mechanicsburg, is looking to hire a part-time secretary to work fifteen hours per week. Applicants should possess a general knowledge of computer and Microsoft Word, and good relational skills.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to:
C/O Rev. Kevin Hughes
203 S. Filbert St. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Rev. Kevin Hughes
Mt. Olivet / Wesley Charge, Mechanicsburg
DIRECTOR OF GROWING IN FAITH DAYCARE POSITION OPEN AT FAITH UMC, BELLEFONTE
Faith UMC, 512 Hughes St., Bellefonte, PA, is seeking an early childhood education director for their Growing In Faith Daycare. Serving 50-plus children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age in five mixed-age classrooms, Growing in Faith is PA Keystone STARS-rated STAR 4 program. The director will oversee the day-to-day operation and manage all aspects of the center including the supervision of 18 staff; implementation of policies and procedures, management of the budget, and ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local laws with respect to child care in addition to upholding the Keystone STAR 4 quality standards. The director reports directly to the pastor of Faith Church and the Staff Parish Relations Committee. The individual will sit on the Growing In Faith Advisory Board and be willing to network with the community including becoming a member of the Early Learning Committee in Bellefonte.
This job requires a Bachelor's degree in a related field and should have completed, or be in the process of completing, the Director's Credential through PA Keys. Other requirements include excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; active pediatric first-aid and CPR certifications; good judgment in potential emergency situations and the ability to handle highly personal and sensitive issues with confidentiality.
If interested please send resume, documentation of credentials, and a minimum of three professional references to:
Attn: Search Committee
512 Hughes Street, Bellefonte PA
For more information, contact 814-355-3358.
Deadline for applications is March 4, 2016.
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