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QuikLINK for Monday, May 23, 2016, No. 16082

Issue: #16082
May 23, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • GENERAL CONFERENCE UPDATES
  • "CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES
  • CONFERENCE OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS
  • THE MAY / JUNE ISSUE OF INTERPRETER DIGITAL NOW AVAILABLE
  • PART-TIME SECRETARY POSITION OPEN AT IN MIDDLETOWN
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS HEADLINES

GENERAL CONFERENCE UPDATES

Live Streaming & Archives
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Slideshow
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United Methodist Communications Facebook Page
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2016 General Conference Twitter Page
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United Methodist Church Twitter Page
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News Headlines (click on the headline to view)

May 17
GC2016 pauses for Black Lives Matter demonstration
Clergy offer support to LGBTQ pastors
Five elected to Judicial Council
More bishops for Africa, but not right away
Guaranteed appointment survives
Hearing the plea: Safe water for all
Harvey: 'Wear the robe like it matters'
Bishops vow to work toward unity, accountability
GC2016 celebrates Africa University
Delegate asks for legislation first, presentations later
Lack of youth delegates leaves General Conference Commission slot unfilled
May 16 wrap-up: Week Two begins with elections, celebrations, protests
Blog: The main thing
Blog: Laity called to live ever-blessing

May 18
Church hanging onto unity despite cracks in the walls
Conference pleads with bishops for leadership
GC2016 proposal calls for new panel on growth
Bishop Abrahams urges Wesleyan commitment to marginalized
Tenure limits for bishops fails
United Methodists grapple with being a worldwide church
Green light for new hymnal project
Bishops emphasize prayer at GC2016
Church reaffirms commitment to Four Areas of Focus
May 17 wrap-up: Schism rumors quashed
Native American young people lack history in church
Deaconesses, home missioners consecrated at GC2016

May 19
GC2016 puts hold on sexuality debate
Mandatory clergy penalties ruled unconstitutional
Sand Creek Massacre remembered at GC2016
Imagine No Malaria celebration rocks the house
May 18 wrap-up: Sexuality dominates debate
Ecumenical Day marks new relationships
Blog: Ecumenism is about unity
Bishop Swanson: 'Evil is going, too.'
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference celebrates 40 years of voting rights
GC2016 celebrates higher education

May 20
GC2016: How much does the bishops' plan cost?
Delegates react to holding human sexuality petitions
Church ends membership in reproductive health coalition
GC2016: Oppose mascots that demean Native Americans
History of The United Methodist Church and mascots
Church 'growth committee' fails constitution test
29 new missionaries commissioned at GC2016
Liberian is new Judicial Council president
Judicial Council rules on Congo inquiry
Yambasu: Go ... with passion and compassion
Agency focuses on increasing men's church involvement
Video: Growing pains in the central conferences
'We United Methodists don't want to be polarized'
Video wrap-up: Scenes from GC2016
Sounds of GC2016
May 19 wrap-up: New missionaries commissioned, special GC costs discussed

May 21
GC2016 passes $604 million general church budget
Delegates choose engagement over divestment
Stanovsky: 'We will not leave divided'
LGBTQ people gather for final demonstration
Court rules no conflict on question of authority
Bid to divest from illegal settlements fails
May 20 wrap-up: Budget passes, with increase
Audio stories from GC2016
Final video wrap-up from GC2016
Spirit-filled moments at GC2016
Blog: Overcoming the brink of schism
Blog: Serving as a GC2016 page



GENERAL CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE

The press release, "United Methodist General Conference Calls on Israel to End Unjust Practices Toward Palestinians," written by Chris Hazou of the Institute for Middle East Understanding."
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Please contact Chris (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or United Methodist Kairos Response (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) directly with any additional questions.

Michelle Dromgold-Sermen
UMKR Administrative Assistant
https://www.kairosresponse.org/




"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF MAY 29 - JUNE 4 AND JUNE 5 - JUNE 11

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)

June 5-June 11
Richfield, Richfield (Juniata)
Sprucetown, Spring Mills (Centre)
Asbury Scranton, Scranton (Lackawanna)
New Era, New Albany (Bradford)
First Lewistown, Lewistown (Mifflin)
Shiremanstown, Shiremanstown (Cumberland)
Fort Loudon, Fort Loudon (Franklin)
Ryde United, Ryde (Mifflin)
Clear Ridge, Hunstontown (Fulton)
Bethel Avoca, Avoca (Luzerne)

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.




CONFERENCE OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS

The Conference office will be closing at Noon on Friday, May 27 and will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 31.




MAY / JUNE ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE

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PART-TIME SECRETARY POSITION OPEN AT EVANGELICAL UMC, MIDDLETOWN

Evangelical United Methodist Church, 157 E Water St., Middletown, has a Church Secretary position opening beginning July 1, 2016. This is a part-time position requiring 15 to 20 hours per week with working hours from 9:00 to noon, Monday through Friday.

Please contact Michael Hahn at
717-490-2720 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional details or to apply.

Michael Hahn
SPRC Chair, Evangelical United Methodist Church, Middletown



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