January 17, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE:
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF JANUARY 22 - JANUARY 28 AND JANUARY 29 - February 4
January 22-January 28
First Harrisburg, Harrisburg (Dauphin)
Christ Jacobus, Jacobus (York)
South Auburn, South Auburn (Wyoming)
Roaring Creek Valley, Catawissa (Columbia)
Faith Bellefonte, Bellefonte (Centre)
Salem Marysville, Marysville (Perry)
Mt. Royal, Dover (York)
Big Spring, Newville (Cumberland)
Grace Hummelstown, Hummelstown (Dauphin)
Calvary West Nanticoke, West Nanticoke (Luzerne)
January 29-February 4
Bethel Catawissa, Catawissa (Columbia)
Jackson Center, Jackson Center (Tioga)
Hetlerville, Nescopeck (Luzerne)
Stewartstown, Stewartstown (York)
Vira, Lewistown (Mifflin)
Faith Wapwallopen, Wapwallopen (Luzerne)
Canoe Creek Union (Extended), Canoe Creek (Blair)
Trinity White Deer, New Columbia (Union)
Weyant, Osterburg (Bedford)
Loysburg, Loysburg (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.
DISCOVERY PLACE HOURS
Discovery Place will be closed Wednesday, January 18, for the Bishop's Retreat for our Clergy and Families. We will re-open Thursday, January 19, at 9 a.m. Thank you.
IMPORTANT TO ORDER NEW BOOK OF DISCIPLINE
This is a friendly reminder to pastors and churches to order the new Book of Discipline. This is important since there are some changes that were made at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon.
It is available by ordering online through Cokesbury - CLICK HERE.
REMINDER: 2017 PAPER COOPERATIVE ORDERS DUE JANUARY 18
Paper Co-op Coordinator
UPCOMING CHI RHO SINGERS CONCERT
The Chi Rho Singers will present an evening of music on January 26, 2017, at 7 p.m. at McElhattan United Methodist Church, 502 McElhattan Dr., Lock Haven, Pa.
This choir of the Susquehanna Conference consists of approximately 35 pastors. The concert will be a celebration of God's love through various styles of music, using both vocal and instrumental music.
Everyone is invited to hear this choir and celebrate the gifts of God expressed in music.
David R. A. McElwee
Pastor, McElhattan U.M. Charge
MARCH 2017 "GOD'S CALLING" EVENT
Saturday, March 25, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Paxton United Methodist Church
3550 N. Progress Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Explore the Question: "God, are you calling me?"
Have you ever wondered, "God, are you calling me?" Have you ever wondered, "What is the difference between an ordained elder, an ordained deacon, a local pastor, and /or a certified lay minister?"
Do you know the various certified ministries affirmed by the United Methodist Church?
You are invited to join us Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Paxton United Methodist Church in Harrisburg for the "God's Calling Event" presented by the Enlistment & Interpretation Committee of the Susquehanna Conference of the Board of Ordained Ministry. This is a day apart for laity as together we examine the ministry of the ordained elder, ordained deacon, local pastor, and certified ministries of the church. This event will include information in regard to scholarship and grant availability, educational requirements, seminaries, and other pertinent information.
This is an exciting opportunity for those discerning a call to ministry. (If you are in the candidacy process, this is a requirement for certification. This is also a requirement for those in the process of becoming a certified lay minister.)
Enroll now by downloading the God's Calling brochure found on the front page of the conference Web site at www.susumc.org or go to the Board of Ordained Ministry Web site at scboom.org and link onto Resources.
Cost: $20, includes materials and lunch
Registration due by March 1, 2017
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