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QuikLINK for Wednesday, August 24, 2016, No. 16136

Issue: #16136
August 24, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • FOR RETIREES THAT HAVE SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH INSURANCE WITH THE SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE
  • SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE DISTRICT MISSION TRIP TO MEXICO
  • INPUT NEEDED ON HOW TO BETTER RESOURCE CHURCHES FOR MINISTRY
  • ORGANIST POSITION OPEN IN EMIGSVILLE
  • YOUTH LEADER POSITION OPEN IN MILLERSBURG
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS SERVICE


FOR RETIREES THAT HAVE SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH INSURANCE WITH THE SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE

As you've heard, your retiree health coverage (i.e., your "retiree health plan") is changing. After January 1, you will no longer have your current plan.

Instead, you will have a health plan that you select through OneExchange, a Towers Watson company. With help from OneExchange, the nation's leading provider of health care solutions for Medicare-eligible individuals, you can select Medicare supplemental coverage that fits your needs.

Please take these next steps:
- RSVP for a OneExchange workshop by contacting your annual conference. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your future health coverage.

- Call 1-866-249-7785 to schedule your phone meeting with a OneExchange benefit adviser. This is important, as time slots will fill up. You can do this NOW!

- Enroll in your new health plan. (The deadline is December 31, but we recommend enrolling as early as possible to ensure your new ID card arrives by January 1.)
Please note: OneExchange telephone hold times may be longer during Medicare Open Enrollment: October 15 - December 17.

If you have any questions, please contact OneExchange at
1-866-249-7785.

Kelly Cox
Benefits Officer
717-766-5275 Ext. 3401




SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE DISTRICT MISSION TRIP TO MEXICO OCTOBER 7-16, 2016

COST REDUCED TO:
$1,500 MINUS $300 SCHOLARSHIP
= $1,200/per person

Rev. Marian Hartman will be leading a work/study team to Puebla and Tlancualpican, Mexico, October 7-16, 2016. Anyone who is over 18 and in good health may join the trip (limited to 17 people). Please contact the Scranton Wilkes-Barre District Office if you are interested in attending or have any questions about the trip. Deadline to sign-up is August 31.

We will participate in the Alternative Work and Study Reality Experience that is part of the "GYTTE" - Give Ye Them To Eat Mission. Learn more about the mission and the AWARE program at www.gytte.org.

Cost for the trip is tentatively set at $1,500 less $300 scholarship for a cost of $1,200 per person, which includes travel to and from Mexico, lodging, food, and admissions while in Mexico. The SWB District will be offering scholarships of $300 per person.

Projects are varied. People with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and masonry skills are welcome. There are also many jobs which require no special skill sets. Knowledge of Spanish is not necessary. The areas of Mexico in which we travel and work are safe as they are NOT in the areas of drug and gang violence.

For more information or an application, contact Rev. Marian Hartman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 570-344-8313 (email is preferred).



INPUT NEEDED ON HOW TO BETTER RESOURCE CHURCHES FOR MINISTRY

Dear colleagues, especially clergy and church mission committee members,

I have been requested to get some input from you as to how we might be able to better resource your churches for ministry. If you could take just a few moments to fill out the following info, it would be greatly appreciated. As your connecting point between Global Ministries and our annual conference, it would be beneficial for me to hear from each of you to help support you and your congregations. Please feel free to be in touch if you need to share more detailed information or have questions. Thanks for your assistance.  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5GFCTB

Rev. Lenore Hosier
Conference Secretary of Global Ministries,
Susquehanna Annual Conference



ORGANIST POSITION OPEN AT OTTERBEIN UMC, EMIGSVILLE
 
Otterbein UMC, Emigsville, (York Area) has an opening for an organist. The responsibility is to play for the service on Sunday morning and for any special services.
                          
Please contact Rev. Richard Bowers at
717-968-0623 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    
Rev. Richard L. Bowers
 



YOUTH LEADER POSITION OPEN AT GRACE UMC, MILLERSBURG

Grace United Methodist Church in Millersburg is seeking applicants for a passionate youth leader. The position includes flexible hours.
Salary is negotiable based on experience.

Letters of interest and resumes will be received until September 2, 2016.

Please send resume to:
attn: Duane Snell, Staff Parish Chair
Grace United Methodist Church
982 Medical Rd.
Millersburg, PA  17061

Jane M Hubler



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