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QuikLINK for Wednesday, April 6, 2016, No. 16053

Issue: #16053
April 6, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • MORE WORLD MALARIA DAY RESOURCES
  • MARRIAGE SEMINAR
  • BOARD OF ORDAINED MINISTRY (BOOM) CONTINUING FORMATION
  • GIANT'S SUMMER MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE MAY 2
  • PROTESTANT MINISTER FOR WIDOWED AND DIVORCED WEEKEND
  • BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND
  • STUDENT AID FUND APPLICATIONS
  • MISSION CENTRAL DEVOTION
  • PRESCHOOL AIDE POSITION OPEN IN HARRISBURG
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN AT NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS HEADLINES


MORE WORLD MALARIA DAY RESOURCES

World Malaria Day is April 25.
Below are more resources.

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MARRIAGE SEMINAR

Montoursville, PA - Renowned speaker, author, and relationship coach Leslie Vernick, will be hosting a marriage seminar at Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Dr., Montoursville, PA, on April 29.
 
Ms. Vernick is the author of seven books, including the best-selling, "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong," and her most recent, "The Emotionally Destructive Marriage." She speaks regularly all over the world on various relationship topics, and specializes in training pastors and counselors in the process of shepherding Christians through troubled marriages.
 
The Marriage Cornerstones seminar has two sessions for two audiences. First, local counselors, clergy, and lay leaders are invited to attend a training seminar during the day. The objective of the day seminar is to help equip those who are called to come alongside marriages (i.e. - pastors, counselors, volunteers, etc.) and help them build a biblical methodology from which to guide spouses in troubled marriages. Ms. Vernick will facilitate a forum to help professionals think through the idea of a process that integrates biblical principles of grace and truth, to ideally help save troubled marriages.  
 
The second portion of the seminar is intended for a public audience.  Ms. Vernick will facilitate a powerful session that will accentuate growth opportunities for marriages in all stages (newly married, seasoned marriages, engaged, dating etc.). Her primary objective in this time with the public is to foster healthy relationship practices while also offering practical, biblical wisdom to help those stuck in destructive relationship patterns.
 
The day seminar for professionals will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with lunch and refreshments provided. There is a $20 registration fee, and pre-registration is preferred by April 22.

The free public evening seminar will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Child care is available for children up to two years old, but
pre-registration is required.

Please contact Faith United Methodist Church at 570-368-2459 or visit faithum.net to register for either event. Those registering for the evening event will automatically be entered in a drawing for a date night basket.

Pastor D.G. Giordano
First UMC, Williamsport



BOARD OF ORDAINED MINISTRY (BOOM) CONTINUING FORMATION

If you have participated in a Continuing Formation event that did not offer CEUs, and you would like to know if it is eligible for CEU credits, please contact Rev. Kathy Harvey Nelson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following:

1) Name/Title of Event
2) Date and Location of Event
3) Exact number of hours spent in the learning activity (do not include breaks or fellowship time)
4) A short paragraph describing how your skills as a transformational leader in your setting have been enhanced by your participation in the event

We are happy to grant CEUs for events that meet our requirements.

Rev. Kathy Harvey Nelson



GIANT'S SUMMER MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE MAY 2
MissionLink April 5, 2016


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PROTESTANT MINISTER FOR WIDOWED AND DIVORCED WEEKEND

Do you have an interest in supporting widowed or divorced persons?

Want to learn first-hand more about a long-standing, successful ministry program for such persons?


The Beginning Experience Weekend for widowed, divorced, and separated has a need for a Protestant minister on Saturday Night, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. for "Holy Conversation," spiritual direction, and prayer around realistic and unrealistic guilt.

Beginning Experience weekends are ecumenical, including persons who are of Roman Catholic background. For Roman Catholics, a priest comes Saturday night to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a part of the segment of the weekend dealing with realistic or unrealistic guilt.

The Protestant minister is needed to be available to meet with individuals who come from Christian backgrounds other than Roman Catholic. To discuss this further, contact Larry L. Coleman at 717-512-2718 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND

There are still openings for the April 29-May 1 Beginning Experience Weekend at Camp Hebron. If you know someone struggling with the loss of a spouse or marriage, please have them contact Larry Coleman at 717-512-2718 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or go to www.beginningexperience.org. Larry says the weekend worked wonders for him in helping him find his new beginning after the death of his wife. It has been equally beneficial for those who have had to deal with a divorce.



STUDENT AID FUND APPLICATIONS

Student Aid Fund applications are now available for students who are studying with plans to enter ordained ministry on the deacon or elder track. Please contact Rev. Nick Keeney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 717-561-0388 with any questions or to receive an application in the mail.

Details of the funding available are:
1. Applicants for funding should be certified candidates for ministry in the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. If you are not a certified candidate, please have your pastor, supervising pastor, and / or district superintendent write a letter explaining the details of your situation so that you may be considered for financial assistance.
2. The maximum service loan for the 2016-2017 academic year is $5,000 for seminary students, and $2,000 for undergraduate students.
3. The maximum regular loan for the 2016-2017 academic year is $1,500 for seminary students, and $1,200 for undergraduate students.
4. Deadlines:  
    Fall applications must be received by June 15, 2016.  
    Spring applications must be received by November 1, 2016.
5. Students must re-apply each school year to receive funding.

Rev. Nick Keeney



MISSION CENTRAL DEVOTION

Devotion #43 of 52


It All Begins with Prayer

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PRESCHOOL AIDE POSITION OPEN AT CHARLTON PRESCHOOL AT CHARLTON UMC, HARRISBURG
 
Charlton Preschool (a ministry of Charlton UMC) has an opening for a teacher's aide in our 4-year-old class in Lower Paxton Township, Harrisburg. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Compensation is $8.50 per hour Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from
8:50 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., plus additional times as needed during the school year. Must be at least 18 years old and able to obtain clearances.

For additional information on our preschool, please visit our Web site at www.charltonpreschool.com.

Please submit your resume to Trish Wagner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pastor Les Towsey



EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN AT NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, HARRISUBRG

The Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church is a
non-profit organization serving the Harrisburg community with affordable pre-school and child care programs, a teen center, a young mothers program, food distribution, a clothing bank, and other programs designed to meet the needs of the neighborhood.
     
Persons interested in applying for the executive director position should visit the center's Web site at www.neighborhoodcenterumc.org.

A job description, instructions for applying, and further information about the Center are available online.

The deadline for submitting an application is midnight, May 1.
 
If you know of someone who may be interested, please pass on this information.

Rev. Karen W. Atanasoff



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