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QuikLINK for Wednesday, September 7, 2016, No. 16141

Issue: #16141
September 7, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • "CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES
  • SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER MINISTRY RESOURCE PACKET ONLINE
  •  UNIQUE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE AT MISSION CENTRAL 
  • FALL GIANT ITEMS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 3rd
  • NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK
  • SEMINAR ON PASTORAL COUNSELING
  • JOB OPENINGS AT CROSSPOINT CHURCH, HARRISBURG
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS SERVICE


 
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 11 - 17 AND SEPTEMBER 18 - 24

September 11-September 17
Greenmount, Glen Rock (York)
Strawbridge Kedron, Hughesville (Lycoming)
Sweden Valley Faith, Coudersport (Potter)
Warren Center, Warren Center (Bradford)
Oriole, Jersey Shore (Lycoming)
Park Coudersport, Coudersport (Potter)
North Orwell, North Orwell (Bradford)
Christ Waynesboro, Waynesboro (Franklin)
St. Pauls State College, State College (Centre)

September 18 - September 24
Prospect, New Park (York)
Faxon-Kenmar, Williamsport (Lycoming)
Christ Mountaintop, Mountain Top (Luzerne)
Youngs, Mechanicsburg (Cumberland)
Shirleysburg, Shirleysburg (Huntingdon)
Zion York, York (York)
First Hollidaysburg, Hollidaysburg (Blair)
Pleasant Valley Woodland, Woodland (Clearfield)
Wesley Chapel Breezewood, Breezewood (Bedford)
Hamlin-Hollisterville-Maplewood, Hollisterville (Wayne)

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.
 



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SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER MINISTRY RESOURCE PACKET ONLINE
 
Check out the latest edition of the Ministry Resource Packet. Find announcements, flyers, and more to share with your church leaders and congregations.  

  •     Church Growth Training opportunities, including Fresh Expressions
  •     District Finance Informational Meetings
  •     UN Seminar Trip - Violence, Terror, and Peace
  •     Young People's Ministry Events
  •     Camp & Retreat Ministries events
  •     Safe Sanctuaries trainings
  •     Fall Grant Deadlines
  •     Numerous other retreat and training opportunities and so much more


You can scroll through the entire packet or use links to open individual pages.

Access what you need when you want it. Forward pages electronically to members of the congregation. Print event flyers to post on church bulletin boards.

Any questions or suggestions, contact Lisa Bender at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Lisa Bender, Executive Secretary, Connectional Ministries,
Susquehanna Conference
 



UNIQUE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE AT MISSION CENTRAL
MissionLink, September 1, 2016


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FALL GIANT ITEMS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 3
MissionLink, September 6, 2016

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NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK SEPTEMBER 5 - 11, 2016

How do you recognize the signs of suicide?   
How do you respond to a suicidal person?   
What is our response after a suicide?

 
National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW) is a week-long campaign to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and the warning signs of suicide. The campaign strives to reduce the stigma surrounding the topic as it raises
awareness. As part of the campaign, health organizations conduct depression screenings, including self-administered and on-line tests.

NSPW awareness events are held throughout the week corresponding to World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10.

The Mental Health Task Force of the Susquehanna Annual Conference encourages congregations and pastors to participate in Suicide Prevention Awareness events in their local communities.

CLICK HERE for a list of resources

CLICK HERE for video resources

Evie Madison

 



 SEMINAR IN PASTORAL COUNSELING

The York District is hosting a seminar on Pastoral Counseling Sept 23-24, 2016 at Christ UMC, Waynesboro.

Dr. David Leaman will be the seminar presenter. Dr. Leaman is a licensed psychologist with 40 years of experience in family and individual therapy. He is a published author; his most recent book is "My Child Is Angry And So  Am I -- Guiding Youth in Expressing Anger Constructively."  He is a committed Christian disciple who loves the Lord, the church, and her pastors. Dr. Leaman will share basic approaches for pastoral care, care in crisis situations, pastors' self care, and when to refer.

The seminar offers 1.0 CEU and costs $50, including meals.

For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Robert Cook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 JOB OPENINGS AT CrossPoint CHURCH, HARRISBURG
 
Director of Discipleship, Student and Adult
Seeking a director of discipleship for three-quarter time, approximately 30 hours/week. This position primarily relates to our South Hanover campus, located in a church-run coffee shop. Duties with students include implementation of a weeknight ministry. Adult duties include regularly connecting with new attenders and starting at least one small group every six months. Ten hours of the position directs the student ministries for all three campuses, including curriculum, large events, retreats,  and mission trips. Candidate must possess skills and passion to equip and launch leaders into ministry and work collaboratively with others.
 
Nursery School Director
Seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) director for its award-winning morning nursery school. This position is responsible for overall program administration; this includes enrollment, record keeping, purchasing, staff management (hiring, discipline, training, and supervision) parent communication/relations, publicity,  and marketing of the nursery school. Position requirements are a degree (or certification) in early childhood education or elementary education with experience in preschool education and/or Christian education, acquisition and/or maintenance of CPR certification, and obtaining Pennsylvania State Police and child abuse history clearances, as well as a national FBI clearance; these clearances are required by our UMC Safe Sanctuaries policy.
 
Coffee Shop Manager
We are looking for a dedicated individual with managerial and customer service experience to oversee our coffee house, and to help us achieve our mission of serving our customers with excellence and creating a welcoming environment for our community. This position will include guerilla marketing tactics. Salary is commensurate with experience; health benefits and paid vacation. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Jennifer Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Perking Point is a church-owned coffee shop with worship services on Sunday morning. For a complete job description, visit www.xpointumc.org The Perking Point is a full-service coffee shop online at www.perkingpoint.com

In responding to any of these ads, include your cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If interested in reviewing a more detailed job description, these will be available at our Web site, www.xpointumc.org.
 



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