November 30, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF DECEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 10 AND DECEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 17
December 4-December 10
Sterling, Sterling (Wayne)
Camp Curtin Memorial Mitchell, Harrisburg (Dauphin)
Middlesex, Carlisle (Cumberland)
Muhlenburg, Muhlenburg (Luzerne)
O'Shanter, O'Shanter (Clearfield)
Paxtonville, Paxtonville (Snyder)
St. Pauls Berwick, Berwick (Columbia)
Lemon, Lemon (Wyoming)
Genesee, Genesee (Potter)
St. Paul Manchester, Manchester (York)
December 11-December 17
Otterbein Emigsville, Emigsville (York)
Leona, Burlington (Bradford)
Bethlehem Codorus, Codorus (York)
First Houtzdale, Houtzdale (Clearfield)
Montdale, Scott Township (Lackawanna)
Trinity New Cumberland, New Cumberland (Cumberland) Moosic, Moosic (Lackawanna)
Emmanuel Enola, Enola (Cumberland)
Stairville, Wapwallopen (Luzerne)
Trinity Roaring Spring, Roaring Spring (Blair)
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.
#thestruggleisreal - YPM YOUTH RALLY
- EVENTS UPDATE
Free Youth Rallies this winter! The Young People's Ministry Council is offering three youth rallies throughout the Conference this winter. Youth groups will be led by YPMC youth in small group discussions, team building activities, mission projects, and experiential worship. Registration for all three rallies is now open! We hope to provide a safe place where teens can share their struggles and find hope and healing in Christian community.
For a schedule and to register visit igniteyoungpeople.org.
January 8, 2017
3 to 7 p.m.
30 W. High St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2188
February 26, 2017
3 to 7 p.m.
40 Knob Hill Rd.
Shavertown, PA 18708-9683
March 12, 2017
3 to 7 p.m.
Park Forest Village UMC
1833 Park Forest Ave.
State College, PA 16803-1403
Director of Christian Education & Young People's Ministries
Susquehanna Conference UMC
(717) 766-7441 x3604
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HOW TO REGISTER AS A LAY MEMBER AT LARGE FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017
The Susquehanna Annual Conference will be held at the Hershey Lodge May 4-6, 2017. If you would like to attend as a lay member at large and do not serve as a district representative, the elected lay member, or elected alternate representing your church/charge, a certified lay minister serving a church, or attending conference due to some other lay leadership role, you may do the following:
Please contact your District Office by January 6, 2017, with the following information: your name, address, phone number, email address, and church/charge name.
REVISED DEADLINE AC17 YOUTH INTEREST FORM
Due to the above revised deadline, we are extending the deadline for youth interest forms to be returned by Tuesday, January 2.
Thank you to the youth who have already submitted your forms, we greatly appreciate your promptness.
SPECIAL CLERGY TAX SEMINAR
You are invited to a Special Clergy Tax Seminar sponsored by The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation. Rev. Ed Bailey, Executive Director of Western PA U.M. Stewardship Foundation, will lead the workshop.
February 11, 2017
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Lunch included)
Hollidaysburg United Methodist Church
801 Allegheny St.
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
REVIEWS FROM THE FALL GETTYSBURG SEMINAR:
"You need to offer this in other locations."
"Ed's style of presentation with humor kept me engaged throughout."
"It answered many of my questions."
"Loved the give and take with participants."
Registration is $20, which includes lunch and materials; you will be refunded this deposit if you attend.
CLICK HERE to register.
THE UNITED METHODIST STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION IS ON THE MOVE
Please note that as of January 1, 2017, UMSF is changing its address to the following:
3901 Hartzdale Dr., Suite 110
Camp Hill, PA 17011
LEADERSHIP SURVEY FOR GROWING EFFECTIVE CHURCHES
The office of Growing Effective Churches is in the process of revising our curriculum and updating the teaching courses on pastoral leadership. You can help shape the future of the curriculum by providing feedback through the following survey. Please take five minutes to tell us how we can improve our resources and aid your ministry in the local church.
CLICK HERE for the survey.
NOTE FOR TREASURERS
The November 20, 2016, World Hunger Offering should be entered under Special Sunday Offerings on line C.6 (Harvest Home for World Hunger #4025) on the Treasure's Remittance Form.
VISIONING DAY FRESH EXPRESSIONS
January 6, 2017
Camp Hill UMC
417 S. 22nd St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Vision Day is a great way to discover more about Fresh Expressions. In an interactive format, you will have the chance to:
- Hear how Fresh Expressions is renewing the church.
- Talk about the development of Fresh Expressions US.
- Learn more about the Mission-Shaped Church.
- Discover tools to start Fresh Expressions in your area.
- $20 per person (for members of the Susquehanna UMC and Evangelical Congregational Church)
- $35 per person for all others
For more information and registration, please CLICK HERE.
Administrative Assistant, Growing Effective Churches
PARTNERING IN MISSION
A Videos Series from The Bishop's Partners in Mission
"Children and Youth Have Fun Raising Funds"
CLICK HERE to view.
Soundcraft GB4-24 Channel Soundboard
This lightly used 24 channel sound board is three years old and retails for $2,000. We would like to see it go to a good church home and are asking $750. Please contact Jason Mackey at 717-418-1292 or
Spring Loaded 3/4" Candles
PART-TIME ORGANIST POSITION OPEN AT SHIREMANSTOWN UMC
Shiremanstown United Methodist Church is seeking applicants for a
part-time organist. Piano and organ skills are required. Responsibilities include playing for vocal and instrumental rehearsals and for sanctuary worship service on Sunday mornings as well as any additional services. Salary will be based on expertise and experience.
Send cover letter, resume, three (3) references, and salary history and requirements to:
Shiremanstown United Methodist Church
C/O Ken Baer, Administrator
125 E. Main St.
Shiremanstown, PA 17011
CHILD CARE DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN AT FISHBURN UMC, HERSHEY
Fishburn Christian Child Care Center, a STAR 3 child care facility with full-day kindergarten, half-day preschool programs, and host site for Western PA School for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Preschool, is seeking a full-time director. Must be at least 21 years of age and have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with Certification in Elementary Education or ECE.
Fishburn United Methodist Church
1215 Fishburn Rd.
Hershey, PA 17033
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