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QuikLINK for Monday, March 21, 2016, No. 16041

Issue: #16041
March 21, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • "CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES
  • UMHC NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR SPECIAL PROJECT
  • MISSION CENTRAL INVOLVED WITH MAKE-A-WISH CONVOY
  • RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR DAVID HYKES
  • 3D: DEVELOPING DEEP DISCIPLESHIP IS POSTPONED
  • FULL-TIME ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT POSITION OPEN WITH THE UNITED METHODIST STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION
  • CONFERENCE OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS
  • MISSION u OFFERING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2016
  • URGENT NEED FOR UMCOR CLEANING BUCKETS
  • VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION (VIM) INFO
  • BITS & PIECES: WHAT'S NEXT?
  • REGISTER FOR THE UNITED METHODIST MEN'S SPRING RALLY

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"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF MARCH 27 - APRIL 2 AND APRIL 3 - APRIL 9

March 27-April 2
Janesville, Smithmill (Clearfield)
Ward, Canton (Bradford)
Bethel Montoursville, Montoursville (Lycoming)
Laporte, Laporte (Sullivan)
Keeneyville, Middlebury Center (Tioga)
Grace Shrewsbury, New Freedom (York)
Covenant, Lock Haven (Clinton)
Bald Eagle, Tyrone (Blair)
Grace Lewistown, Lewistown (Mifflin)
Rouzerville, Rouzerville (Franklin)

April 3-April 9
Millerstown, Millerstown (Perry)
Laurel Grove, Spring Run (Franklin)
First Muncy, Muncy (Lycoming)
Christ Benton, Benton (Columbia)
First Williamsport, Williamsport (Lycoming)
Donation, Huntingdon (Huntingdon)
Trinity Hummelstown, Hummelstown (Dauphin)
Ebenezer, Spruce Hill Twp (Juniata)
Trucksville, Trucksville (Luzerne)
First Mercersburg, Mercersburg (Franklin)
 
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.



UMHC NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR SPECIAL PROJECT
 
The United Methodist Home for Children needs 3-4 volunteers from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Monday-Friday) beginning March 28, 2016, for approximately two weeks. The volunteers will be sorting and organizing personal hygiene products. Items need to be sorted, moved to a new storage area, and organized on shelves. It will be most helpful if volunteers can work the entire day (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.).  

Please contact Kim Hanford, Volunteer Coordinator, by calling
717-766-7652 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kimberly R. Hanford
Development Manager
Volunteer Coordinator
United Methodist Home for Children, Inc.
5120 Simpson Ferry Road
Mechanicsburg, PA  17050-3627
Phone:  (717) 766-7652
Fax:  (717) 766-5828
www.umhcservices.org



MISSION CENTRAL INVOLVED WITH MAKE-A-WISH CONVOY
MissionLink March 17, 2016


CLICK HERE to read.




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3D: DEVELOPING DEEP DISCIPLESHIP IS POSTPONED

It is our intention to offer 3D within the year.  

We believe it is an excellent format in which pastors and churches will have the opportunity to hear the stories and learn from the experience of those churches in the Susquehanna Conference which have clear plans of discipleship and that are actually making new disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We want you to benefit from their knowledge and experience.

Please watch for 3D Developing Deeper Discipleship to be advertised next month. This event is for laity as well as the clergy; literally everyone who is interested in the growth of their church.  

Please watch for and save the new dates and register early.

Rev. Dr. Dennis Otto
Director of Congregational Development
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FULL-TIME ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT POSITION OPEN WITH THE UNITED METHODIST STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION AT THE CONFERENCE CENTER IN MECHANICSBURG

There is a Full-time accounting assistant position available at The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation due to an upcoming retirement. Responsibilities include accounts payable, deposits, transfers, journal entries, bank account reconciliations, sub-accounting, research, correspondence, and establishing new accounts.

The technical skills required are as follows: MS Word, Peachtree Accounting, ACT database, DocuSign, and electronic filing. The candidate will also possess excellent communication and customer service skills, an ability to work independently, and a willingness to work as a team player. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, send letter of application and resume to Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Accounting Assistant" in the subject line.

Applications must be submitted by April 10, 2016.




CONFERENCE OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS

The Conference office will be closing at Noon on Thursday, March 24, and will be closed Friday, March 25, through Monday, March 28, in observance of Easter.

The office will reopen on Tuesday, March 29.



MISSION u OFFERING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2016

The Susquehanna Conference Mission u is pleased to announce the availability of full or partial scholarships for children, youth, and young adults for 2016 Mission u, to be held for three days July 7-9 at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa.
 
For further information and an application, please visit the Mission u or United Methodist Women's website at www.susumc.org and highlight the drop down menu "Ministries" then highlight either "SUSUMC Ministries" for the UMW site or "Special Connections" for the Mission u site.
 
If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Mackey at
717-264-0366 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Toni Oplinger



URGENT NEED FOR UMCOR CLEANING BUCKETS
MissionLink March 18, 2016


CLICK HERE to read.



VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION (VIM) INFO

April 23, 2016 - VIM Team leader/member training
Tunkhannock UMC
Cost: $10 and includes lunch
Register with name, home church, and cell number to Curt Knouse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Steps to Starting Local Mission
Offered at each district E-Tour.
Contact Curt Knouse for more info at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
October 22 - Nov 5 - Gilgil, Kenya: Mission Opportunity
Construction, teaching, gardening, medical service opportunities.
Cost: $2,800 - $3000; limited openings.
Contact Curt Knouse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Check all other listings at:
http://susmb.org/index.php/vim/vim-trips

Curt Knouse
Director, Volunteers In Mission and Outreach




BITS & PIECES: WHAT'S NEXT?

Youth and leaders will be challenged to consider what's next in their faith journey. Join us at St. John's Newberry UMC, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, PA, Sunday, April 24, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. as we figure out how to take our faith to the next level.

Visit igniteyoungpeople.org for more details and to register.

Audrey Wilder
Director of Christian Education & Young People's Ministries
Susquehanna Conference UMC
(717) 766-7441 x3604
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REGISTER FOR THE UNITED METHODIST MEN'S SPRING RALLY

April 9, 2016
First UMC, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown
5:00 p.m. Lasagna Dinner (cost is $5.00)
6:30 p.m. - Hymn Sing
7:00 p.m. - Program

Guest Speaker: Chaplain David Smith

Please RSVP by March 31 by calling the church office at
717-248-4618.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Kraig J. Kratzer



EMPOWER LEADERS

Encourage and empower aspiring leaders within the Native American Community with your gift on Native American Ministries Sunday.

CLICK HERE for resources.



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