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QuikLINK for Friday, April 21, 2017, No. 17066

Issue: #17066                   
April 21, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • DISCOVERY PLACE WILL RE-OPEN MONDAY, APRIL 24
  • STUDENT AID FUND APPLICATIONS
  • WOMEN IN MINISTRY DAY
  • 2017 MISSION u
  • APPOINTMENT CHANGES
  • DONATIONS "IN ACTION"
  • FACILITY MANAGER POSITION OPEN IN MECHANICSBURG
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS



DISCOVERY PLACE WILL RE-OPEN MONDAY, APRIL 24

Discovery Place has moved to our new location and will officially re-open on Monday, April 24.

Please note that our new hours are 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding as we made this transition. Come visit us in our new room.

Joni Robison
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STUDENT AID FUND APPLICATIONS

Student Aid Fund applications for 2017-18 school year
now available.


ELIGIBILITY
● You must be a certified candidate for the ordained ministry (for deacon or elder) in the Susquehanna Annual Conference.
● The applicant must be attending or planning to attend a school approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.
● The applicant must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
 
50/50 Match at UM Seminaries
We have an agreement at Wesley, Drew, Duke, United, and Garrett-Evangelical seminaries of providing matching tuition assistance.  Susquehanna students at these institutions can attend tuition free - with 50 percent provided as a service loan from the Student Aid Fund, and 50 percent provided as a scholarship from the school.
 
THE SERVICE LOAN:
- Seminary - $5,000 per year up to four years (or 50 percent match at Wesley, United, Drew, Duke, or Garrett-Evangelical seminaries)
- Undergraduate - $2,000 per year up to four years
The fund will forgive 20 percent of the Service Loan for each year of full-time pastoral service rendered under the appointment of the bishop of the  Susquehanna Conference following graduation from seminary. Should the recipient fail to fulfill the agreement referred to above, the fund will convert the Service Loan (or any unforgiven portion thereof) to a regular loan to be repaid over 10 years.
 
THE REGULAR LOAN:
- Seminary - $1,500 per year
- Undergraduate - $1,200 per year

This loan begins to accrue interest at the end of a student's career and must be repaid over a 10 year period.
 
For information or an application packet, contact Rev. Nick Keeney at 717-561-0388 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications for fall assistance are due no later than June 15.



WOMEN IN MINISTRY DAY
Registration Deadline is April 26
 
May 3
9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
First UMC, Hershey

Registration Deadline is April 26
 
Gather with other Women in Ministry for a day of worship, conversation, and renewal. Along with the scheduled program, we will, as always, have time for rest, reflections, and fellowship.   
 
PROGRAM
Ministry to People with Disabilities - with Rebecca Lee
Rebecca Lee is a person with low vision and has a passion for sharing her understanding of ministry to those who are differently-abled. She will share about different types of disabilities, interacting, accommodating, and worshiping with people of all abilities levels. For more information on the program or any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
LOCATION
First UMC, Hershey, 64 West Chocolate Ave, Hershey

COST
$25 ($15 for students)

CONTINUING ED
.03 CEUs

REGISTER
To register, email Jen Wertz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DUES
$20 (students 10); One-half of dues support the Jensen-Laymen Scholarship Fund. Additional donations to the Scholarship Fund are welcome.
 
SCHEDULE
- 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Registration, Refreshments, Gathering Fellowship
- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Opening Worship
- 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Session 1
- 12 p.m.-2 p.m. - Lunch and Free Time Activities
- 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Session 2
- 3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Closing
 
Remember: Wednesday evening accommodations can be made when you register for Annual Conference. The church is only five minutes from Hershey Lodge.
 
Women in Ministry Day is open to ALL women: clergy, CLMs, lay servants, and lay members to Annual Conference.

For questions or additional information, please email Jen Wertz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



2017 MISSION u

Plans are underway for 2017 Mission u sponsored by the Susquehanna Conference United Methodist Women and UMC.

This year's studies include:
- Living as a Covenant Community
- Climate Justice and Missionary Conferences of the U.S.

The three-day event at Bucknell University in Lewisburg will also include:
- Worship and singing
- Interest groups around current issues
- Mission projects
- Audiovisual presentations
- Fellowship events

Scholarships are available for young adults, children, and youth.

Flyer
CLICK HERE

Display Application
CLICK HERE

Scholarship Application
CLICK HERE
 
Fawn McCallister
Ass't Dean, Susquehanna Conf Mission u
United Methodist Women




The next round of clergy appointments have been announced and are available to view on the conference web site, www.susumc.org.
Click on the "2017-2018 Appointment Changes" graphic on the Home page or CLICK HERE.

Stacy Eckert, Webmaster



DONATIONS "IN ACTION"
MissionLink April 20, 2017

 
CLICK HERE to read.



FACILITY MANAGER POSITION OPEN AT ALDERSGATE UMC, MECHANICSBURG

Aldersgate UMC, 1480 Jerusalem Road, Mechcanicsburg, invites applications for the position of facility manager. The successful candidate will have experience in building/facility management as well as custodial cleaning. Responsibilities include vendor and project management, event set-up and essential cleaning tasks, supervision of a part-time evening custodian, and management of special projects.

The successful candidate will be an individual of strong Christian faith and ethic, flexible, well-organized, capable of working independently while also as part of a ministry staff team and diverse membership, and one who sees the facility as an essential ministry tool. Dependent on the successful candidate's management style, input, and interview outcome, the position could be constructed to range from 15 to 30 hours weekly.

Must submit to background clearances. Salary negotiable based upon experience.

Aldersgate Church - an active faith community - provides a solid support network for this position, and welcomes conversation with candidates who meet these requirements.

Send a cover letter with experience and work history by email to
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Rev. Troy Howell
Pastor, Aldersgate UMC, Mechanicsburg



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