June 27, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF JULY 3 - JULY 9 AND JULY 10 - JULY 16
July 3-July 9
Thompson, Thompson (Susquehanna)
Antes Fort, Antes Fort (Lycoming)
Carlisle, Carlisle (Cumberland)
State Road, Linden (Lycoming)
Grace Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg (Cumberland)
St. Johns Dewart, Dewart (Northumberland)
Warriors Mark, Warriors Mark (Huntingdon)
Broad Top, Broad Top (Huntingdon)
Shermans Dale, Shermas Dale (Perry)
Grays, Port Matilda (Centre)
July 10-July 16
First Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg (Cumberland)
South Williamsport, South Williamsport (Lycoming)
Middle Ridge, Wellsboro (Tioga)
McKendree Shickshinny, Shickshinny (Luzerne)
Mt. Tabor, Gardners (Adams)
Riverside Harrisburg, Harrisburg (Dauphin)
New Germantown (Extended), Blain (Perry)
Christ Tower City, Tower City (Schuylkill)
Oakdale, Hunlock Creek (Luzerne)
Dudley, Dudley (Huntingdon)
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.
LIVE ORIGINAL THEATER! DON'T MISS IT!
Greene Hills Music Theater Camp presents an original production tentatively titled Christmas in July. This year a talented group of junior/senior high campers will write their own production as they explore the meaning of Christmas. Come celebrate with us as we discover what Christmas means to us, and maybe even what it means to you.
The original musical will be performed Friday, July 15, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 16, at 9 a.m. at The Barn at Greene Hills, 5125 Manor Dr., Alexandria, PA 16611.
A freewill offering will be accepted to support the ongoing expenses of producing musicals for this camp.
Questions? Call Greene Hills at 814-669-4212.
Rev. Michelle Whitlock
VIM TEAMS NEEDED IN CLEARFIELD AREA
The Disaster Response arm of the Missional Board has been activated in response to the flooding in Clearfield. Ron Salsman is working with other leaders to assume responsibility for recovery work as a result of the Clearfield flash flood. Our information is that damages resulted from thunderstorm cells that stalled over the area depositing over five inches of rain in ninety minutes! Estimated damage levels did not reach FEMA or PEMA requirements for aide. All recovery is being done by faith-based groups. After this week, a coalition of United Methodist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian pastors will comprise the local VOAD.
The total number of houses requesting assistance is at 98. About half have had ERT work completed. A goal of completing ERT work within thirty days has been established.
A special account has been created for donations toward this effort. Please send contributions to our conference treasurer noting "Clearfield Disaster Reponse" Acct # 270-77370.
Director of Volunteers in Mission and Outreach
Susquehanna Conference UMC
WESLEY FOREST OPEN HOUSE
We have a lot of things we want to share with you during this one-day camp event. Things like the challenge course, field games, lake activities, a hike across our super cool bridges, craft time, hammock hang time, a Bible study, and a campfire. This is a great day for parents to experience summer camp with their children. In fact, we bet they leave wanting to come back for more. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For prices and to register, CLICK HERE.
Site Director, Wesley Forest Camp and Retreat
CAMP PENN OPEN HOUSE
An exciting summer opportunity is CAMP PENN OPEN HOUSE. We will be offering two open house days, one on June 29 and one on June 30.
Can't make it for a full week of summer camp? These are the perfect days to make it happen. Take a camp tour, check out the bunks, create a craft, take a hike, swim in the pool, hang out in the canteen, play games outside, worship in the chapel, and so much more. Lunch is provided and all programs are lead by the energetic, friendly Camp Penn Staff.
Each day runs from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. rain or shine.
Suggested donation: $20 for two.
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