April 21, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE:
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.
STUDENT AID FUND APPLICATIONS
Student Aid Fund applications for 2017-18 school year
● 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.
Applications for fall assistance are due no later than June 15.
WOMEN IN MINISTRY DAY
Registration Deadline is April 26
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.
Ministry to People with Disabilities - with Rebecca Lee
First UMC, Hershey, 64 West Chocolate Ave, Hershey
$25 ($15 for students)
$20 (students 10); One-half of dues support the Jensen-Laymen Scholarship Fund. Additional donations to the Scholarship Fund are welcome.
- 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.
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.
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
Rev. Troy Howell
Pastor, Aldersgate UMC, Mechanicsburg
Please click graphic to view.