March 29, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF APRIL 3 - APRIL 9 AND APRIL 10-APRIL 16
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)
April 10-April 16
Grace Wellsville, Wellsville (York)
Mardorf Altoona, Altoona (Blair)
Grace Mexico, Mexico (Juniata)
Bower Memorial Berwick, Berwick (Columbia)
Spry, York (York)
Waterfall Zion, Waterfall (Fulton)
Heshbon Park, Williamsport (Lycoming)
Bethel Marysville, Marysville (Perry)
Monroeton, Monroeton (Bradford)
Harris Street, Harrisburg (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.
PROPEL STEWARDSHIP SEMINAR
The Susquehanna Conference has committed to save 100,000 lives through Imagine No Malaria. Time is flying by!
Here's your last chance to register for the PROPEL Stewardship seminar sponsored by the United Methodist Stewardship Foundation.
Come meet Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith, Executive Pastor of Generosity at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. In addition to his useful new strategies and tips on Saturday April 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, you will receive a buffet lunch (soup, salad, dessert, drink) and a copy of Propel.
For more information, CLICK HERE.
Register now at http://www.umstewardship.org/events.
Please note: This is nonrefundable due to limited seating.
BITS & PIECES: WHAT'S NEXT?
Get conversations started with your high school students about what faith looks like after graduation. Join churches from around the conference in Williamsport for an afternoon of taking faith to the next level.
Sunday, April 24, from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. the Young People's Ministry offers this free event to all youth groups in the Susquehanna Conference.
For more details, visit igniteyoungpeople.org and register before Friday, April 15.
Director of Christian Education & Young People's Ministries
Susquehanna Conference UMC
(717) 766-7441 x3604
URGENT NEED FOR UMCOR CLEANING BUCKETS
MissionLink March 18, 2016
CLICK HERE to read.
"BASHERT" (YIDDISH FOR DESTINY)
MissionLink March 24, 2016
CLICK HERE to read.
IMPORTANT INSURANCE INFORMATION
While the Property & Casualty Insurance Program for the Susquehanna Conference is extremely broad and comprehensive in nature, as is the case with any and all insurance policies, there are certain limitations and circumstances that are not covered and in fact are simply not insurable on any policy. Two prime examples of this are release of pollutants and damage that is caused by or a result of wear and tear, rust, corrosion, decay, rot or deterioration. We have seen an uptick in these types of claims and unfortunately coverage denials as a result. Two cases in particular involved heating oil tanks located in the basement of their respective buildings. In both cases the tanks were old and previously undetected, the bottoms had deteriorated and the weight of freshly delivered heating oil caused them to give way. The first issue was the release of a pollutant (heating oil) as well as the damage caused by the release and of course the damage to the tank.
Oil tanks are certainly not the only things that can deteriorate and it would be wise to survey all buildings for signs of deterioration and wear and tear making necessary repairs but in view of these two claims, if your buildings are older and do have free standing oil tanks, we do recommend having a plumbing and heating contractor inspect your tanks to be sure they are structurally sound.
Edward J. Eshleman, CPCU
Assistant Vice President
Commercial Account Executive
350 Eagleview Blvd. Suite 110
Exton, PA 19341
P: 800-627-3732 x223
SUMMER AND SCHOOL YEAR MINISTRY INTERNSHIPS OFFERED
Through the Board of Ordained Ministry Enlistment and Interpretation Committee, one summer internship and one school year internship is available for college students interested in exploring or pursuing ordained ministry.
Summer intern deadline is April 15.
Application, expectations, and more - CLICK HERE.
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.
Applications must be submitted by April 10, 2016.
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Rewarding opportunity to gain valuable experience working with troubled youth in a Summer Day Program beginning in June.
Seasonal employment is available to coincide with semester breaks.
You will receive:
To apply write to:
Summer Day Program
5120 Simpson Ferry Rd.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Phone - Loren at 717-766-7652
Mary Jane Vaitl
United Methodist Home for Children Inc.
Director of Church Relations
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