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QuikLINK for Wednesday, December 7, 2016, No. 16191

Issue: #16191
December 7, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • "CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES
  • NOVEMBER ISSUE OF SUSQUEHANNA LINK NOW ONLINE
  • NOTE TO TREASURERS
  • U M ADVOCACY IN PA UPDATES
  • SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE SEMINAR TO GENERAL BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY FEBRUARY 5-8
  • RESOLUTIONS FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE DEADLINE JANUARY 13, 2017
  • DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT POSITION AT MISSION CENTRAL
  • PROPERTY MAINTENANCE / JANITORIAL POSITION OPEN IN NEW CUMBERLAND
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS



"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF DECEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 17 AND DECEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 24

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)

December 18-December 24
Ralston, Ralston (Lycoming)
Salem Liverpool, Liverpool (Perry)
Ohio, Osceola Mills (Clearfield)
Sanborn, Houtzdale (Clearfield)
Mt. Union Allenport, Mount Union (Huntingdon)
Centenary Biglerville, Biglerville (Adams)
12th Street Huntingdon, Huntingdon (Huntingdon)
CrossPoint, Harrisburg (Dauphin)
Bigler, Bigler (Clearfield)
Stevens Chapel, Clearville (Bedford)

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.




NOVEMBER ISSUE OF SUSQUEHANNA LINK NOW ONLINE

CLICK HERE to read.



NOTE TO 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 Conference Treasurer's Remittance Form.

Flo Waybright
717-225-5933
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U M ADVOCACY IN PA UPDATES

Rev. Dai Morgan, Coordinator for United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania, is providing regular updates regarding legislation he is tracking for us in Harrisburg. To read his most recent update, CLICK HERE.

Rev. Morgan is available to visit individual churches or groups to preach and deliver a message about the connection of faith and politics. He coordinates state legislative advocacy for the three United Methodist annual conferences in Pennsylvania.

Contact Rev. Morgan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call
412-595-6011.

Visit the United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania Facebook page here.

Lisa Bender



SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE SEMINAR TO GENERAL BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY FEBRUARY 5-8

Registration Deadline December 31!


Issues related to homelessness and poverty will be the study topic of the 2017 Susquehanna Conference Seminar Trip to the General Board of Church and Society's United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C., February 5 - 8, 2017. Participants will learn how to better address these issues as a people of faith in our local communities and how to create systems change through legislative advocacy.

Over 45 million Americans are still struggling with poverty. For the poorest Americans, the problem is getting worse. One in five children live below the poverty line. Approximately 19.4 million Americans live in deep poverty (a family of four living on less than $12,129 a year). While homelessness rates are going down, it remains a major problem. On a given night in January 2015, over half a million Americans were considered homeless.

Past seminars have had speakers from the National Coalition for the Homelessness, Jobs with Justice, Children's Defense Fund, NAACP, and staff from the General Board of Church and Society. The seminar will include an opportunity to meet with Pennsylvania's U.S. senators and/or members of their staff. There will also be free time to explore D.C. More details upon registration.

Cost is $375, which includes coach bus transportation, lodging at the Hotel Harrington in Washington, D.C., (single rooms available at an additional cost), and meals and materials at the GBCS. Participants should bring money for metro transportation, meals not eaten at the GBCS, a tip for the bus driver, and any other personal expenses.

A coach bus will depart from two locations in the Susquehanna Conference. We will promptly depart from First UMC, Williamsport, 604 Market St., Williamsport, at 3 p.m., and Paxton UMC, 3350 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, around 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 5. The group will return to Paxton UMC around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, with the bus continuing to Williamsport.

See the flyer and registration information here.

Contact person is Rev. Andrew Burd-Harris at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 304-554-9131.



RESOLUTIONS FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE DEADLINE JANUARY 13, 2017

One of the special expressions of the United Methodist polity is the opportunity for members of the connection to offer a resolution for consideration to a conference. The founders of our movement believed that in conferencing the Holy Spirit of God could guide us to consider the prompting of our members. The opportunity is here once again for you, your congregation or any of its members to offer a resolution for consideration at the 2017 session of Annual Conference.
 
A resolution typically is formatted with a series of statements beginning with "Whereas." These statements provide the rationale of the petitioner. These statements demonstrate the assumptions that the petitioner holds. They belong to the petitioner.  After the series of "Whereas" statements, there appears at least one statement that begins "Therefore, be it resolved." This becomes the main motion that is put before the Conference. If more than one action is being petitioned, another statement may be added beginning "Be it further resolved."
 
The Mission and Outreach Team is charged with receiving these resolutions and passing them on to conference with either a vote of concurrence or non-concurrence.
 
Resolutions are to be clearly printed and sent together with supporting documentation. It is preferred that all resolutions be received electronically via email. You can email them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And, if you are unable to email the resolutions, you may mail them to:
 
Mission and Outreach Team
Rev. Mark Reisinger, Chair
42 S. 3rd St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837
 
Please indicate a contact person should we need to contact the petitioner for clarification.
 
Because Annual Conference will meet one month earlier in 2017, all resolutions must be submitted no later than January 13, 2017.
 
Rev. Mark Reisinger, Chair
Mission and Outreach Team



DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT POSITION AT MISSION CENTRAL
MissionLink December 5, 2016


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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE / JANITORIAL POSITION OPEN IN NEW CUMBERLAND

Property maintenance (inside and outdoors) and janitorial duties for 20 hours per week in the New Cumberland area.

Veterans encouraged to apply.

To start ASAP.

If interested, please call 717-774-2005 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Pastor Deb Koretzky



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