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QuikLINK for Thursday, September 1, 2016, No. 16139

Issue: #16139                      
September 1, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • SIX DAYS REMAINING TO SIGN-UP FOR PREACHING WITH POWER
  • FOR RETIREES THAT HAVE SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH INSURANCE WITH THE SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE
  • LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR A CLERGY TAX SEMINAR
  • LIVING SIMPLY AND COMPASSIONATELY
  • "EMBRACING CHANGE" WORKSHOP
  • UNIQUE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE
  • YOUTH LEADER POSITION OPEN IN MILLERSBURG
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS SERVICE


SIX DAYS REMAINING TO SIGN-UP FOR PREACHING WITH POWER

We are in the final week for registration for the Preaching with Power course. Deadline for registration is September 6.
 
Fee has been discounted 25% for the first eight registrants!
The first eight registrants will get a $250 discount off the regular fee of $1,000. Be among the first eight to register and your fee will be reduced to $750!
 
If pastors need continuing education funds beyond what the local church and district office can give, please contact Kathy Harvey Nelson of the Board of Ordained Ministry.
 
Course dates:
- September 20, 27
- October  4, 11, 18, 25
- November 1, 8, 15, 29
- December 6, 13

Time:
9 a.m. - noon

Location:
Middlesex UMC, 118 N. Middlesex Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013
 
To register: Please contact Cindy Weaver, Harrisburg District AA, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 717-766-8124.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Dr. Dilip R. Abayasekara



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



LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR A CLERGY TAX SEMINAR

Clergy Tax Seminar
Saturday, September 10
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch included)
Gettysburg United Methodist Church
30 W. High St., Gettysburg, PA 17325

with Rev. Ed Bailey,
Executive Director of Western PA U.M. Stewardship Foundation


Ed has 20 years pastoral experience and has served as the Vice-chair of the Western PA Annual Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits.
 
NOTE: Your $20 deposit will be refunded if you attend.

Register: www.umstewardship.org/events
 
From Rev. Bailey: "By the end of this four-hour seminar you have a better understanding of the unique issues you face as a United Methodist clergy person. What is more, you will have some takeaway tools to share with financial leaders in your congregation."
 
Join us! The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation serving the Susquehanna Conference invites you to take charge of your financial future.



LIVING SIMPLY AND COMPASSIONATELY

Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Formation

A one-day intensive discussion on sustainability, food, and faith

October 1, 2016
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Central UMC, 205 11th St., Honesdale, PA

Dinner catered by The Mustard Seed, Waymart, Pa.
Cost: $50

CLICK HERE for the flyer.

For more information or to register:
send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call 717-240-0678

Dr Russell M. Hart
Center Director, CSF



"EMBRACING CHANGE" WORKSHOP

Aldersgate UMC, 397 Tyler Run Rd., York, will host a workshop entitled
"Embracing Change" (a Group workshop) on Thursday, September 22.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Layne M. Miller
Director of Connectional Ministry
Aldersgate UMC, York



UNIQUE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE
MissionLink September 1, 2016


CLICK HERE to read.



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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