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QuikLINK for Thursday, May 26, 2016, No. 16085

Issue: #16085
May 26, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • MORE VIDEOS FROM GENERAL CONFERENCE
  • COUNCIL OF BISHOPS MEETS POST-GENERAL CONFERENCE
  • MISSION CENTRAL DEVOTION
  • UGANDAN KIDS CHOIR VISITS MISSION CENTRAL
  • PART-TIME CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR POSITION IN SHREWSBURY
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS HEADLINES



MORE VIDEOS FROM GENERAL CONFERENCE

Bishop Ough's Press Conference
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GC2016: May 17 - Adam Hamilton Remarks to Seminarians
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COUNCIL OF BISHOPS MEETS POST-GENERAL CONFERENCE

Portland, Oregon: The United Methodist Council of Bishops met on May 21 following the close of General Conference for worship and prayer for the ongoing unity of The United Methodist Church.

The Saturday meeting was planned prior to presenting "An Offering for a Way Forward" to the 2016 General Conference, but recognizing the importance of moving forward with the proposal, the council utilized the opportunity to discuss the possible framework for forming a commission and identify some of the qualities and characteristics needed among its membership.

Meeting in executive session due to the sensitive nature of the discussion, the council processed the conversations over the previous ten days and identified next steps. The council charged the executive committee with designing the process for forming a commission and creating a timeline for the proposal, recognizing the need to take time to make conscientious decisions yet not delaying the process.

The executive committee agreed to have ongoing conversation and plans to schedule a meeting before the regularly scheduled meeting in July.

"We pledge to take great care in choosing the membership of the commission," said council president Bishop Bruce R. Ough. "We will work deliberately, intentionally and in a conscientious and prayerful manner to insure the commission reflects the diverse opinions and commitments of the body."

The bishops determined that the proposal required further clarity, purpose and vision and agreed to appoint a small group to provide the clarity needed. The council also agreed to form a communication team that will keep the church regularly informed at each step of the process.

Media contact:
Diane Degnan
Director of Public Relations
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MISSION CENTRAL DEVOTION

Devotion #50 of 52


The Gift of Joy

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UGANDAN KIDS CHOIR VISITS MISSION CENTRAL
MissionLink May 26, 2016


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PART-TIME CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN AT GRACE UMC, SHREWSBURY

Grace Church in Shrewsbury, Pa., is excited to announce that we are currently seeking a paid part-time (10 hours/week) children's ministry director who will help us launch a new and exciting program for children grades K-6 during our contemporary worship service. The new program will begin in the fall of 2016, but the position will be available this summer.

If you have a minimum of three years' experience teaching in a public/private school or in a junior church / Sunday school environment, and are committed to serving Jesus Christ and children, please contact us. Experience recruiting, leading, and training volunteers is required, as well as excellent communication skills, as the successful candidate will be communicating this new program and format to parents of potential students and other congregants.    
 
We are a Spirit-filled church whose desire is to fulfill the mission and vision Jesus has given us for the community we have been called to serve, "heal hearts, feed souls, and open spiritual eyes."
 
For more information regarding this position, CLICK HERE.

To apply for this position, contact Pastor Jeffery A. Slemp Jr. at
717-873-3910, and send a cover letter and resume to:       
Grace United Methodist Church
c/o Pastor Jeffery A. Slemp Jr.
473 Plank Rd.
New Freedom, PA 17349

Pastor Jeffery A. Slemp Jr.



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