April 4, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF APRIL 10-APRIL 16 AND APRIL 17 - APRIL 23
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)
April 17-April 23
Alderson, Harveys Lake (Luzerne)
Eatonville, Tunkhannock (Wyoming)
First Towanda, Towanda (Bradford)
Trinity Middleburg, Middleburg (Snyder)
Turkey Valley, Millerstown (Perry)
Jonestown, Orangeville (Columbia)
Woodvale, Wood (Huntingdon)
Faith Montoursville, Montoursville (Lycoming)
Mt. Gilead, Shermans Dale (Perry)
Siloam Harrisonville, Harrisonville (Fulton)
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.
SAFE SANCTUARIES POLICY WRITING WEBINAR OFFERED
A 2-session webinar on writing and implementing Safe Sanctuaries Policies in a local church is being offered by Cassandra Negri, Children's Ministry and Safe Sanctuaries Consultant for the New York Conference.
April 5 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT
April 12 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT
For more information and registration, CLICK HERE.
CLERGY FAMILY FUN DAY AT KNOEBELS
April 30, 2016, from noon to 6 p.m.
Free parking! Free admission!
Buy one full-day ride ticket at the gate for $29
- Get one free!*
All clergy families from the Susquehanna Annual Conference are invited to come and join together for a day of fun and fellowship sponsored by the Order of Elders.
Food is available in the park or you can bring your own picnic.
Pavilion Q (by the Sklooosh) has been reserved with grills available for your cookout pleasure.
Free wristband for the first 100 guests at the pavilion.
No need to register, simply show up and enjoy the rides, shows, food, and amusement.
For more info and directions, check http://www.knoebels.com/.
*Full-day ride ticket does not include roller coasters or haunted mansion. The wooden roller coasters are a $6 upcharge.
... and for an added BONUS, leave the park a little early, head south toward Harrisburg for ...
If you can send an email, post to Facebook, or share a link, then you are ready to take Stewardship Online!
Let's work together on faith development. Learn more, do more.
This is your final call to join us at http://www.beadisciple.com/online-christian-courses/ifd191-stewardship-online/.
Give your time to transform stewardship from the links you form, the issues you face, and the messages you send.
SHARE YOUR MISSION PROJECTS WITH US AT MISSION u
The Susquehanna Conference Mission u is looking for a few nice displays from the Mission Projects around our conference. Let us show off the mission projects in which your church is involved.
The school is held each summer at Bucknell University in Lewisburg for all men, women, and children of the conference. This year the 3-Day Schools for all ages are Thursday, July 7, through Saturday, July 9, 2016.
Tables (similar to those set up at Annual Conference) will need to be set up Wednesday evening, July 6, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. or before 9 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016. They must be removed by noon Saturday, July 9, 2016.
Displays can be interactive and/or just educational. Items for sale are prohibited. We supply the tables, and there are power sources. Projects will be vetted by the school committee.
For an application, please contact Beverly Renn at
All applications should be into the committee by May 30, 2016. All applications will be considered.
SHARE GOD'S LOVE TO THE "ENDS OF THE EARTH"
God's love connects the Sierra Leone (SL) and Susquehanna Conferences for pastoral salary support and parish development. Learn about this connection April 17 - May 1, 2016, when the SL Initiative hosts, Rev. Daisy Gbloh and Phileas Jusu, SL UM Communication's Director.
Think 10th Anniversary successes, and parish development, VIM trips, and Ebola stories. Share in the power of the Holy Spirit's work in African connection in a 60 percent Muslim, but religiously tolerant, evangelizing country. Churches, charges, and clusters learn of church growth and God's love.
Chairperson, Sierra Leone Initiative
5TH ANNUAL MISSION CENTRAL FUNDRAISER
MissionLink April 4, 2016
CLICK HERE to read.
FULL-TIME DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES POSITION OPEN AT SHEPHERDSTOWN UMC, MECHANICSBURG
Shepherdstown United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg (500+ members), is seeking a director of youth ministries for middle school and high school age youth (Grades 6-12). The full-time director will seek to nurture young disciples of Jesus Christ by conceptualizing, developing, and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministries (especially in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as both an exemplary spiritual leader and an outstanding role model. The candidate should possess a strong work ethic and a creative vision to help grow a comprehensive youth program for middle and high school students. The candidate will be directly involved with the youth, while also recruiting and training adult volunteers. Educational background and experience will be considered for applicants who apply.
The complete position description and qualifications are available at http://shepherdstownumc.org/positions.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Shepherdstown United Methodist Church
1934 S. York St.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Youth Director Search Committee
Shepherdstown United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg
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