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QuikLINK for Wednesday, November 30, 2016, No. 16188

Issue: #16188
November 30, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • "CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES
  • #thestruggleisreal - YPM YOUTH RALLY - EVENTS UPDATE
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HOW TO REGISTER AS A LAY MEMBER AT LARGE FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017
  • REVISED DEADLINE AC17 YOUTH INTEREST FORM
  • SPECIAL CLERGY TAX SEMINAR
  • THE UNITED METHODIST STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION IS ON THE MOVE
  • LEADERSHIP SURVEY FOR GROWING EFFECTIVE CHURCHES
  • NOTE FOR TREASURERS
  • VISIONING DAY FRESH EXPRESSIONS
  • PARTNERING IN MISSION
  • ITEMS AVAILABLE
  • PART-TIME ORGANIST POSITION OPEN IN SHIREMANSTOWN
  • CHILD CARE DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN IN HERSHEY
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS



"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.
Gettysburg UMC
30 W. High St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2188
                
February 26, 2017
3 to 7 p.m.
Trucksville UMC
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

Audrey Wilder
Director of Christian Education & Young People's Ministries
Susquehanna Conference UMC
(717) 766-7441 x3604
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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.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Coordinator of Lay Equality, Cindy Weaver, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 



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.

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

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
0.4 CEUs
 
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.

Jen Williams



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.

Flo Waybright
717-225-5933
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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.

Cost:
- $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.

Peggy Spengler
Administrative Assistant, Growing Effective Churches




PARTNERING IN MISSION
A Videos Series from The Bishop's Partners in Mission


Video 2
"Children and Youth Have Fun Raising Funds"

CLICK HERE to view.



ITEMS AVAILABLE

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested. CLICK HERE for more details.

Spring Loaded 3/4" Candles
Thirteen with brass fittings at the top and 14 without. Includes seven boxes of replacement candles. Free to a good home. Please contact Jason Mackey at 717-418-1292 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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
 
For any questions, please call 717-737-6621-x13 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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.    

To apply for this position, please send your resume and references to the attention of Pastor John Kratz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Dec. 9.
 
Crystal Chapman
Secretary
Fishburn United Methodist Church         
1215 Fishburn Rd.
Hershey, PA  17033
(717) 534-2262
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fishburnumc.org



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