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QuikLINK for Thursday, November 3, 2016, No. 16173

Issue: #16173
November 3, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT
  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR BISHOP'S RETREAT 2017
  • "GROWING OUTSIDE THE BOX"
  • INTERESTED IN BEING A 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE YOUTH LAY MEMBER?
  • RETIREMENT NOTICE
  • CHILD ADVOCACY TRAINING
  • HAITI PARTNERSHIP LUNCHEON
  • 2ND ANNUAL "MISSIONS IN MOTION" 5K
  • DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT POSITION OPEN AT MISSION CENTRAL
  • FULL-TIME DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY POSITION OPEN IN RED LION
  • PRESCHOOL TEACHER POSITION OPEN IN CHAMBERSBURG
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS SERVICE


HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT
 
The 2017 Annual Election for health insurance is open until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 17.

To make your selection(s), please visit wespath.org and log in to HealthFlex/WebMD and select "HealthFlex Plan Benefits" or "Annual Election."

Information about the contribution change to FSA for 2017 - CLICK HERE.

For more information, please CLICK HERE for a PDF document.

Kelly Cox
Benefits Officer
717-766-5275 Ext. 3401




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
CLICK HERE

Registration deadline is November 30, 2016.

To register - CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Stutler, Co-Chair, Bishop's Retreat Committee, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





"GROWING OUTSIDE THE BOX"
A Special Pre-Conference Session at Bishop's Retreat 2017


Monday, January 16, 2017
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Hershey Lodge
325 University Dr.
Hershey, PA, on

Cost is $45

.3 CEUs

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
 CLICK HERE

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Stutler, Co-Chair, Bishop's Retreat Committee, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



INTERESTED IN BEING A 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE YOUTH LAY MEMBER?
 
Youth are a vital part of the Annual Conference community. We don't want them to miss the chance to be a part of this formative experience.

Youth (ages 12-18)interested in attending Annual Conference, May 4-6, as lay members at large should fill out this interest form - CLICK HERE.

Return it to Audrey Wilder, Director of Young People's Ministry, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, December 12.



RETIREMENT NOTICE

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
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CHILD ADVOCACY TRAINING
 
Child Advocacy Training will be held at Countryside Community UMC, 14011 Orchard Dr., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 on November 18, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
The Commission on Child Advocacy is preparing the Second Advocacy Training Event at Countryside Community UMC. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the church with breakfast provided. Training begins at 9:00 a.m. with devotions, orientation, and the Keynote Address given by May Ann Laporta, Director of the Child Advocacy Center in Scranton. The Morning Plenary continues with an overview of the condition of children in Pennsylvania and our ministry opportunities.

Training seminars will follow the luncheon including "Building Advocacy Networks," "Safe Sanctuaries and Mandated Reporting", "Creating an Effective Young People's Ministry", "Using Demographics to Reach the Kids on the Margins." The event ends by 3:30 p.m.
 
Register online at www.eventbrite.com and search Child Advocacy Training II.

Meals, break foods, resource packets, and training included in your $30.00 registration fee. Join in today!

Please register by Monday, November 14.
 
For more information contact Ed Zeiders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 814-308-3343.



HAITI PARTNERSHIP LUNCHEON

On November 19 at 1 p.m., a luncheon will be held at Summerdale UMC, 203 Second St., Summerdale, to support the Haiti Partnership.

To guarantee your seat at the luncheon, please call the church office at 717-732-2766 to register your attendance (messages may be left).

CLICK HERE for a flyer.

Pastor Nanci L Kenyon



2ND ANNUAL "MISSIONS IN MOTION" 5K
MissionLink November 3, 2016


CLICK HERE to read.



DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT POSITION OPEN AT MISSION CENTRAL

CLICK HERE to read.



FULL-TIME DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY POSITION OPEN AT BETHANY UMC, RED LION

Bethany United Methodist Church in Red Lion, PA (a conservative, evangelical congregation) is currently looking for a person with the educational qualifications and experience in leading our children's ministries. Some of those ministries currently include Sunday mornings as well as Wednesday evenings and special events. We are looking for someone who has a passion for God and children, and who can help lead our children into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

To obtain a job description and/or send a resume,
contact Rev. Ron Doverspike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



PRESCHOOL TEACHER POSITION OPEN AT APPLE PLACE NURSERY SCHOOL OF FIRST UMC, CHAMBERSBURG

Apple Place Nursery School of First UMC, 225 S 2nd St., Chambersburg, is hiring for the position of preschool teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. To be considered for this position, candidates must have a college degree, preferably in education, or a college degree with experience in working with preschool children and exemplify a Christian lifestyle.

To be hired, candidates must have a report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), a Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse), and a fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent.

If you are interested in this position, please submit a resume to Brianna Renshaw, Children's Minister, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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