September 29, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
HEALTH QUOTIENT REMINDER
Deadline: September 30
Go to www.wespath.org, then log in to HealthFlex/WebMD
For help logging in: WebMD 1-866-302-5742
Health Quotient Reminder
Health Quotient Information
717-766-5275 Ext. 3401
BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE WALL HANGING FINDS NEW HOME AT MISSION CENTRAL
MissionLink September 29, 2016
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RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE - TELECONFERENCE CALL
For those of you who could not attend a OneExchange health insurance workshop, a teleconference call is available Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.
Call 1-888-547-0443 and enter the following conference ID when prompted: 56895783.
1 (888) 547-0443
Conference ID: 56895783
Bill Tisdale, a OneExchange representative, will present information to help you prepare for your upcoming health insurance enrollment. He will share answers to frequently asked questions after he presents on the call. Participants will only be able to listen with no interaction, as your phone lines will be muted. Bill will direct you at the end to call OneExchange at 1-866-249-7785 to get your questions answered personally.
717-766-5275 Ext. 3401
NEW NATIONAL ADVERTISING MESSAGES AND LOCAL CHURCH OUTREACH TOOLS OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONNECTION
Nashville, Tennessee: The United Methodist Church launched a four-part advertising series across the U.S. this week, offering an invitation for seekers to connect with local churches. The ads are present on television, billboards, digital platforms, and mobile devices.
The first set of ads, running now through mid-October, highlights the church's role in disaster response and the importance of staying involved in recovery efforts until they are complete. The next two series of ads will focus on the denomination's work in education and hunger relief.
"This campaign is an opportunity to tell the story of the good work that is happening throughout The United Methodist Church," said Jennifer Rodia, chief communications officer at United Methodist Communications. "We hope that people will see these ads and gain a sense of how United Methodist churches offer opportunities to connect with their community and grow in their faith."
In December, the campaign will shift to the Advent theme of finding the true meaning of Christmas: lending a hand to a neighbor in need, encouraging joy in the lives of others, and giving the gifts of time and care.
Local churches can take part in the campaign during the Advent season by utilizing customizable outreach tools, available in English and Spanish, which carry the national advertising message.
Resources available at UMCom.org/advent include:
- Up to 10,000 direct mail postcards for which churches only pay the mailing and postage costs.
- Free door hangers and invitation cards.
- Indoor and outdoor welcome banners and signs.
- A free downloadable resource package, which includes videos, worship and social media graphics, and a printable bulletin cover, door hanger, postcard and invitation card.
The national campaign is part of the Rethink Church ministry of The United Methodist Church, a movement to encourage local church congregations to look outside of their four walls, identifying needs in the community and then rising to meet them.
United Methodist Communications
Office of Public Information
FAITH AND GUNS FORUM OFFERED BY GENERAL BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY
Ten thousand seven hundred fifty one - 10,751 - this is the number of lives already lost to gun violence in the United States this year (as of September 28, 2016).
The number is daunting. It can be paralyzing.
As people of faith, we are called to a different image. Micah 4:3 speaks, "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." This is an image of people willingly dismantling weapons and bringing upon God's intended creation of peace, justice, wholeness and life.
The General Board of Church and Society invites you to take the next step by attending our Faith and Guns Forum, an opportunity for people of faith (both clergy and laity) to share and learn about gun violence, gun control legislation, and strategies for coalition building and mobilizing congregations to be the change God calls us to be.
The Faith and Guns Forum will be held November 14-16, 2016, in the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, on Capitol Hill. The forum will be addressing issues of guns and faith, guns and policy, guns and public health, guns and survivors, and guns and organizing. You will also have the option of meeting with the office of your Congressional representative on the last day and gain resources to take back to continue the work. It will be a time of worship, hearing from experts, and gaining resources to walk toward justice.
Registration is $200 per person which includes housing (double occupancy), lunch, and registration fees. If you do not need housing, registration is $75. We encourage you to participate with another person from you church/community. A 15 percent discount is offered if you do.
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DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY POSITION OPEN AT MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY, MANSFIELD, PA
The Protestant Campus Ministry Board at Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa., is looking for an individual to serve as director of campus ministry, half-time (25 hours per week). It is preferred, but not required, that this individual hold a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary. It is expected that candidates be a strong leader, with a contagious faith, and able to relate to all students on a personal level.
Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, facilitating local churches in making connections with students, coordinating on-campus ministries, and assisting in the discipleship of students. They will also be an ongoing presence within the university community.
All serious inquiries and resumes may be emailed to:
The Campus Ministry Board is looking to fill this position as soon as possible and will accept resumes until the position is filled.
Pastor Tim Parker
MINISTER OF WORSHIP POSITION OPEN AT FIRST UMC, HOLLIDAYSBURG
First United Methodist Church of Hollidaysburg, Pa., is looking for a minister of worship who loves God and loves leading God's people. The minister of worship will help design worship experiences and enhance the music ministries of the congregation. A complete job description is available at www.hollidaysburgumc.org.
This is a full-time position requiring a Bachelor's Degree in music or related field or equivalent experience, proven music and worship leadership experience, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
Pastor Grace Marie Ransom
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