October 31, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 6 - NOVEMBER 12 AND NOVEMBER 13 - NOVEMBER 19
November 6-November 12
Wesley Marysville, Marysville (Perry)
Salem Martinsville, Windsor (York)
Maple Springs, Linden (Lycoming)
Spring Run, Spring Run (Franklin)
Maple Hill, Montgomery (Lycoming)
Powell, Powell (Bradford)
Chapel Church, Red Lion (York)
Christ Yorkana, Yorkana (York)
Wellsboro, Wellsboro (Tioga)
November 13-November 19
McKendree Airville, Airville (York)
Centerville Bedford Valley, Bedford (Bedford)
Union Corners, Black (Bradford)
St. Johns Grover, Grover (Bradford)
Chambers Hill, Harrisburg (Dauphin)
Duboistown, South Williamsport (Lycoming)
Hendrickson, Danville (Montour)
Warfordsburg, Warfordsburg (Fulton)
Kingsley, Kingsley (Susquehanna)
Hollenback, Wyalusing (Bradford)
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.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Join Bishop Jeremiah J. Park and keynote speaker, Pastor Jorge Acevedo, at the Hershey Lodge for the Bishop's Retreat for Our Clergy Families on January 16-18, 2017.
Bishop's Retreat Flyer
Registration deadline is November 30, 2016.
To register - CLICK HERE.
"GROWING OUTSIDE THE BOX"
A Special Pre-Conference Session at Bishop's Retreat 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
325 University Dr.
Hershey, PA, on
Cost is $45
Open to both clergy and laity, Jorge Acevedo will address ways that both clergy and laity can join together in growing ministries outside the church walls.
Pre-Conference Session Bulletin Inserts
Please register by November 30 - CLICK HERE.
This event is sponsored by the Bishop of the Susquehanna Conference, a Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church.
REV. MIKE BEALLA CONTINUES AS MissionInsite AND VITAL SIGNS ADMINISTRATOR
MissionInsite is a valuable tool to help congregations grow. Understanding your community and discovering what is important to those around our churches is essential to effective church growth. Without knowing our neighborhoods and our neighbors we often become frustrated when we can't seem to reach new people for Christ. More about MissionInsite can be found on our conference website at www.susumc.org. Click on "Resources" and then click on "MissionInsite" on the drop-down menu for help registering for this important tool.
Likewise, Vital Signs is a required reporting of information that can help churches see trends in attendance, giving, missional outreach, etc. With this valuable tracking each congregation can examine itself for effectiveness in mission and ministry. Please be sure someone is caring for your church's Vital Signs! For more information again go to the conference website, click on "resources" and then "Vital Signs Dashboard."
WORLD HUNGER OFFERING SUNDAY
November 20, 2016
Fifty percent of the offering is given to food pantries and hunger projects within the Susquehanna Conference through grants.
Twenty-five percent goes to UMCOR hunger projects in the U.S.
Twenty-five percent goes to international UMCOR hunger projects.
Please encourage your congregation to participate. The goal is $1 per member.
For a bulletin insert, a grant application, an information sheet, and a list of 2015 grant recipients, CLICK HERE.
The 2015 offering amounted to $18,566.79, and 19 hunger projects in the Susquehanna Conference received grants.
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