December 14, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE:
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF DECEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 24 AND DECEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 31
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)
December 25-December 31
Trinity Bellwood, Bellwood (Blair)
Niles Valley, Wellsboro (Tioga)
Loyalville, Harveys Lake (Luzerne)
Knobsville, Mc Connellsburg (Fulton)
Emmanuel Rebersburg, Rebersburg (Centre)
First Old Forge, Old Forge (Lackawanna)
Neweltown, Roaring Branch (Lycoming)
St. Andrews Valley View, Valley View (Schuylkill)
Dallas, Dallas (Luzerne)
Bloomingdale, Ross Township (Luzerne)
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.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION
The 2017 meeting of the Susquehanna Annual Conference will be held Thursday, May 4, through Saturday May 6, 2017, at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa.
Please note that the Annual Conference dates for 2017 are earlier than in recent years. This will mean that deadlines for registration, technology requests for presenters, and vendor display requests will be earlier than in past years. Please be aware of notices as they are published.
Although registration is necessary for everyone attending the Annual Conference Session, there is no registration cost to attend.
The costs for those requesting rooms at the Hershey Lodge and meals at the 2017 Annual Conference are as follows:
Two Nights Lodging
- Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6: two nights lodging (double occupancy) and seven meals, $415.
- Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6: two nights lodging (single occupancy) and seven meals, $603.
Three Nights Lodging
- Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6: three nights lodging (double occupancy) and eight meals, $527.
- Wednesday, May 3 - Saturday, May 6: three nights lodging (single occupancy) and eight meals, $809.
As you plan your lodging options please consider a change to our Thursday morning agenda. The Thursday morning Laity and Clergy Sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m., this will allow an extra hour of travel time for those coming from a distance.
As of today, the registration period is set to open Monday, February 24, and will close Friday, March 24, at midnight. We have blocked (reserved) 500 rooms for our Thursday and Friday lodging, a limited number of single rooms will be available. If you desire a single room, we encourage you to register early in the registration time period.
If you are commuting, and therefore not requesting a room at the Hershey Lodge, but desire a meal package, you may request the meal package during the registration period. We are pleased that the facilities at Hershey Lodge will allow us this year to offer one seating per meal. The meal package cost for Thursday lunch through Saturday lunch (seven meals) is $150. The meal package cost for Thursday breakfast through Saturday lunch (eight meals) is $170. Meal packages and individual meal tickets will not be available for purchase at Annual Conference, the meal package must be pre-purchased.
The Hershey Lodge is located at 325 University Dr., Hershey, PA 17033. An overview of the facilities at Hershey Lodge may be seen at www.hersheylodge.com/overview.php.
Rev. Dr. Gary D. Weaver
REV. L. FITZGERALD REIST NAMED INTERIM CONFERENCE SUPERINTENDENT FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR
CALIFORNIA-NEVADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Rev. L. Fitzgerald "Gere" Reist II has accepted the invitation to serve as the Interim Conference Superintendent for Leadership Development effective January 1, 2017.
The entire announcement can be read at http://preview.tinyurl.com/GereReist.
Director of Communications
Susquehanna Conference, The United Methodist Church
#thestruggleisreal - FIRST YOUTH RALLY AT GETTYSBURG UMC
Give yourself a break after Christmas and let the Young People's Ministry Council lead your youth. Join us Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Gettysburg UMC (30 W. High St., Gettysburg, PA 17325-2118) for an afternoon of confronting struggles and finding hope.
Registration for this #thestruggleisreal Youth Rally remains open until Wednesday, January 4.
For more information, a schedule, and to register, please visit igniteyoungpeople.org.
Director of Christian Education & Young People's Ministries
Susquehanna Conference UMC
STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION IS MOVING
Imagine new possibilities! New things are happening in 2017 for The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation.
As of January 1, 2017 we are changing our address to the following:
3901 Hartzdale Dr., Suite 110
Camp Hill, PA 17011
We look forward to welcoming you to our new location and serving you in new ways. We are always here for you as we share an exciting new year together.
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