September 22, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
Active pastors under appointment (local church and extension ministry) who are considering requesting the Retired Relationship at the 2017 Session of Annual Conference are urged to check paragraph No. 358, page 295, in the "2012 Book of Discipline." I call your attention to the second sentence of the opening statement:
"Requests for retirement shall be stated in writing to the bishop, cabinet, and the Board of Ordained Ministry at least one hundred twenty days prior to the date on which retirement is to be effective (unless waived by the bishop and the cabinet)."
If you are considering retirement at the 2017 Session of Annual Conference, your request must adhere to the time frame indicated above. As indicated in the "Book of Discipline," your request should be sent to the bishop. Please copy your request letter to your district superintendent, with additional copies to Rev. Suzanne Elliott, Chairperson of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry; Patricia Woolever, Chairperson of the Conference Relations Committee; and Mrs. Kelly Cox, Conference Pension Officer. Remember, Annual Conference will be held this year from May 4 thru May 6 at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.
If you have any questions, please contact either your district superintendent or the conference office. We will be glad to assist you in whatever way that we can.
Gregory C. Myers
Clergy Assistant to the Bishop
"CHILDREN OF THE WORLD" INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR IN CONCERT
FOREST, Va. - As part of its 2016-2017 U.S. tour, World Help is proud to present Children of the World International Children's Choir. The choir, comprised of orphaned and disadvantaged children from several different countries, will be performing at Linglestown Life, 1430 N. Mountain Rd., Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, October 25, at 7 p.m.
The choir represents a rich and culturally diverse set of backgrounds and experiences, each with an urgent story to tell. This year's Rescue Tour calls attention to the staggering impact that poverty, malnutrition, and dirty water have on millions of children around the world.
Through the powerful medium of song, dance, spoken word, and creative media, Children of the World provides a compelling message of hope and opportunity, leaving an unforgettable impression with audiences across the country.
The children have performed in such venues as Focus on the Family, Brooklyn Tabernacle, and Disney World.
The Children of the World International Children's Choir performance is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be received.
Check out a video of the choir at https://vimeo.com/62244820.
About World Help
World Help is a faith-based humanitarian organization that exists to serve the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world.
World Help is committed to meeting people's physical needs by providing humanitarian, medical, and educational assistance, and ensuring access to clean water to as many communities as possible. We promise to meet people's spiritual needs by providing Bibles and establishing churches.
Since 1991, World Help has impacted over 73 million people in 69 countries worldwide, offering both physical and spiritual restoration for individuals, families, and communities.
Press release from Linglestown Life, Harrisburg (717-545-5200)
MISSION CENTRAL DONATES TO LOCAL SCHOOL
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U.M. APPALACHIA MINISTRY NETWORK ASSEMBLY
The U.M. Appalachia Ministry Network Assembly scheduled for October 12-14, 2016, has been cancelled.
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