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QuikLINK for Friday, June 17, 2016, No. 16093

Issue: #16093
June 17, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • MISSION CENTRAL APRIL / MAY OPERATIONS REPORT
  • PREACHING WITH POWER PROGRAM RETURNING THIS FALL
  • 2016 BISHOP'S DAY APART FOR ALL CLERGY OF THE SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CLEARFIELD FLOOD CLEANUP
  • PART-TIME ORGANIST POSITION OPEN IN HANOVER
  • PART-TIME CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR / SECRETARY POSITION IN LEWISBURG
  • RECEPTIONIST / CHURCH SECRETARY POSITION OPEN IN ELIZABETHVILLE
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS HEADLINES


MISSION CENTRAL APRIL / MAY OPERATIONS REPORT
MissionLink June 16, 2016


CLICK HERE to read.



PREACHING WITH POWER PROGRAM RETURNING THIS FALL

Preaching with Power is a hands-on learning program for pastors and preachers at all levels to further improve their fruitfulness in one of their most important functions - proclaiming the Word to their congregations. To date, 58 pastors of the Susquehanna Conference have graduated from PwP.

The fall PwP program will consist of twelve weekly sessions on Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - noon at Middlesex UMC, Carlisle, Pa.
Dates:
- September 13, 20, 27
- October 4, 11, 18, 25
- November 1, 8, 15, 29
- December 6 (graduation luncheon noon - 3 p.m.)
 
If you are wondering whether Preaching with Power is for you, answer the following questions:

  •     Do your congregants regularly get the point of the message in your sermon?
  •     Do you know whether your congregants understand and remember your sermon?
  •     Do you regularly wrestle with having to condense 15 or more pages of notes to fit your preaching time slot?
  •     Do you wish you could preach without having to depend on notes?
  •     Do you have a dependable and effective system for sermon preparation?

Your answers to the above questions will tell you whether you should register for the course. Due to the interactive and "learning by doing" nature of the program, class size is limited to ten participants. Registrations will close after the first ten slots are filled. Late registrants will be placed on a waiting list. Preaching with Power is open to all pastors and lay speakers of the Susquehanna Conference. Deadline for registration: August 30, 2016.
 
Each participant will receive 36 hours of contact time over the 12 weeks, a customized binder, DiSC analysis and interpretation regarding preaching to reach all styles, video clips of their preaching, the opportunity to learn from and get encouragement from fellow preachers in PwP, CEU credits, certificate of completion, and a graduation luncheon to attend with their spouse, mentor, or friend.

Fee: $1,000
The fee is usually covered by educational funds from participant's church and/or Board of Ordained Ministry and/or the district.
 
Instructor and facilitator: Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, Accredited Speaker, provisional deacon.

To register or for more information, please contact Candi Shaffer, Harrisburg District Office, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call
717-440-3691.



2016 BISHOP'S DAY APART FOR ALL CLERGY OF THE SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE

Certified lay ministers, local pastors, associate members, deacons, and elders are invited.
 
North: Monday, September 12, 2016
Watsontown UMC
1319 8th Street Dr.
Watsontown, PA
                
South: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Camp Hill UMC
417 S. 22nd St.
Camp Hill, PA
 
CEU's Available
 
Special Presenter
Rev. Dr. Bo Karen Lee
Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology and Christian Formation
Department of Practical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
http://www.ptsem.edu/index.aspx?id=1939
 
Approximate times are 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Registration cost will be $20 for clergy
($10 for students and retired clergy); includes lunch.

Presented by The Steering Committee of the Order of Elders



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CLEARFIELD FLOOD CLEANUP

WHO: Anyone with a desire to help. No experience necessary.

WHAT: Volunteer to go into the community to help with recovery from the flood.

WHERE: Third Ward Fire Hall, Park and Martin Street, Clearfield, Pa.

WHEN: Starting Monday, June 20, 2016, at 8 a.m. (Right now we are looking at a 30-day effort.)

Volunteers age 14-17 must have a permission form. If they are
not accompanied by a parent/guardian a power of attorney form
must be completed.

All volunteers must meet at the Third Ward Fire Hall (Martin and Park Streets) to be placed in teams to go out in the community and work.

You may come any day for any amount of time.

All volunteers must have completed clearances. Contact Rev. Dr. Joleen A. Willlis for more information.

Rev. Dr. Joleen A. Willis, Pastor
West Side United Methodist Church
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PART-TIME ORGANIST POSITION OPEN AT GRACE UMC, HANOVER

Grace UMC, Hanover, is in search of a part-time organist to play at two traditional services on Sunday mornings.

Please send resume and letter of interest to:
Grace United Methodist Church
c/o Organist Search Committee
55 Albright Dr.
Hanover, PA 17331

Larry Kuntz
Director of Music
Grace United Methodist Church, Hanover, Pa.



PART-TIME CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR / SECRETARY POSITION OPEN AT BEAVER MEMORIAL UMC, LEWISBURG

Beaver Memorial UMC in Lewisburg is hiring a church administrator /secretary. The position is 20 hours per week. Qualified candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills as well as abilities in word processing, spreadsheets, and Web page maintenance. State and federal clearances are required prior to starting.

If interested, please email your resume and letter of interest to:
Beaver Memorial UMC
Attn: SPRT
40 S. 3rd St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837
OR
send an email to Heidi Gilmore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rev. Mark Reisinger



RECEPTIONIST / CHURCH SECRETARY POSITION OPEN WITH THE NEW HOPE CHARGE IN ELIZABETHVILLE

The New Hope Charge of the United Methodist Church is looking for a receptionist to work at our office at Trinity UMC in Elizabethville, Pa. This person would then move into the position of church secretary when our current secretary leaves at the end of August this year. The hours will be 9 a.m. - Noon, Monday through Friday, hourly pay.

Interested persons can get an application along with further details by calling the church office at 717-362-8354 or Randall Lisi at
717-362-6775.

Pastor Jim Lewis
New Hope UM Charge, Elizabethville, Pa.



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