May 16, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
GENERAL CONFERENCE UPDATES
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News Headlines (click on the headline to view)
Palmer: Trust God's promise and go forth
At GC2016, Rule 44 still a question
Vigil remembers 35 million who died from AIDS
Local pastors a presence at General Conference
Delegates focus on Christian conferencing
Commentary: Heartbeat of faith
Religion and Race sponsors briefing for delegates of color
May 11 wrap-up: Episcopal address, more Rule 44 debate
GC2016 delegates say no to Rule 44
Alsted preaches unconditional reliance on Jesus
UMW Day: Water and witness
500 faith leaders join with United Methodist clergy
Bishop Carter to have surgery
May 12 wrap-up: Rule 44 voted down
Delegates welcome members of larger Methodist family
Audio stories cover range of topics
Interviews with United Methodist leaders
Laity urged to share Jesus with the world
Schaefer, son join campout for LGBTQ rights
Bumpy start for GC2016
GC2016: What can churchgoers do together?
Prayers, paper lanterns at climate vigil
Bishop Dyck says pope inspired her
Immigration rally calls for end to deportations
May 13 wrap-up: Laity address, State of the Church Report
Walkers challenge us to be difference-makers
Friends of Mission share stories, celebrate
Two ambassadors of God's love share young people's address
Delegates, supporters stand with LGBTQ people
Indigenous Filipinos bring pleas for justice
Remember rural churches, advocates say
Helping homeless with a meal and a message
Bishop Devadhar: Listen to each other and God
May 14 wrap-up: Sermon, protest, committee work
Bishop Ough becomes new Council of Bishops president
Prayer room offers spiritual retreat
Blog: We ARE they
Indigo Girls call on church to love, support all people
Minnesota volunteer combines two passions
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF MAY 22 - MAY 28 AND MAY 29 - JUNE 4
May 22-May 28
First Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore (Lycoming)
Rock, West Decatur (Clearfield)
Rote, Mill Hall (Clinton)
Mt. Carmel Three Springs, Three Springs (Huntingdon)
Violet Hill, York (York)
Williamsburg, Williamsburg (Blair)
Dillsburg Community Church, Dillsburg (York)
Mainesburg, Mainesburg (Tioga)
White Pine, Trout Run (Blair)
Shunk, Shunk (Sullivan)
May 29-June 4
Kerr Addition, Clearfield (Clearfield)
Barts-Centenary, Littlestown (Adams)
Orangeville, Orangeville (Columbia)
Pine Grove York, York (York)
Port Royal, Port Royal (Juniata)
Mt. Nebo, Delta (York)
Columbia Crossroads, Columbia Crossroads (Bradford)
Second Avenue Altoona, Altoona (Blair)
Slocum, Wapwallopen (Luzerne)
Hickorytown, Carlisle (Cumberland)
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.
YOUTH SERVICE FUND (YSF) SILENT AUCTION
Thank you to those who have provided baskets for the YSF Silent Auction. We have an excellent selection lined up. Baskets can be brought to the conference office before Tuesday, June 7, or to the YSF table in Brubaker Auditorium in the afternoon on Wednesday, June 8.
Again, thank you to everyone for helping us reach our fundraising goal of raising $7,500 for Youth Service Fund.
Director of Christian Education & Young People's Ministries
Susquehanna Conference UMC
DAVID HYKES RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
CLICK HERE for more information.
GRANT FOR MINISTRY INTERNS
Through the Enlistment and Interpretation Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry, the Susquehanna Conference was awarded a $10,000 grant to support college ministry internships for the upcoming year. Fund for Theological Education (FTE) believes in this program to aid young people discerning a call to ministry. Four internships, summer or year long, are available for 2016-2017.
For more information, please CLICK HERE.
Applications due May 31.
Rev. Mira Hewlett
JOHN WESLEY'S "A HEART STRANGELY WARMED" EXPERIENCE
Join Grace UMC, Mechanicsburg, as we celebrate
John Wesley's "A Heart Strangely Warmed" Expereience.
"The 2nd Annual Aldersgate Event."
Grace UM Church
216 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg
Friday, May 20 - Saturday, May 21
"The General Rules for the Christian Life"
Wesley knew how difficult it would be for his followers to live a holy life. In 1743 Wesley outlined practices that would help foster a faithful Christian life. These practices would be known as "The General Rules."
Gather together as brothers and sisters in Christ as we explore our Wesleyan heritage through Scripture, the Lord's Table, prayer, reflection, worship, and fellowship.
Friday, May 20
4:30 p.m. - Registration Opens
5:00 p.m. - Dinner
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Prayer Stations
7:00 p.m. - Worship
Rev. Dr. Russell Hart, Director, The Center for Spiritual Formation, Millerstown, Pa.
Saturday, May 21
8:00 a.m. - Light Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Worship: led by Pastor Robert Bishard
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. "The General Rules"
Rev. Jay House, retired elder
Pastor Mack Granderson, Derry Street UMC, Harrisburg
Rev. Dr. Win Green, Baughman UMC, New Cumberland
Rev. Laura Minella, Hope UMC, Mechanicsburg
Pastor Robert Bishard, Youngs UMC, Mechanicsburg
In addition to the above speakers, a variety of musical interludes will be featured by Grace Church family members.
The event is free and open to all!
A free-will offering will be taken each day:
- Friday's offering will benefit The Center for Spiritual Formation, Millerstown, Pa.
- Saturday's offering will benefit the Mission Central Capital Campaign
To register, visit www.gracewelcomesu.org or call 717-766-3282.
FREE - GOOD QUALITY PIANO FOR CHURCH
I have a great piano that we don't use, and we're seeking a new home for it.
It is a Baldwin Acrosonic; manufactured about 1969; serial number: 887052. It is near mint or mint condition.
I'm willing and eager to give it to a church that can get it and find it a good home.
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