October 9, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE:
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of October 15 - October 21
and October 22 - October 28
October 15 - October 21
Yorkshire UMC, York
Wesley UMC, Selinsgrove
Trucksville UMC, Trucksville
Clearville UMC, Clearville
North Bend UMC, North Bend
First UMC, Hollidaysburg
Spry UMC, York
Pine Creek Spring Glen UMC, Spring Glen
Franklin Forks UMC, Montrose
Shunk UMC, Shunk
October 22 - October 28
Calvary UMC, Bellwood
Bennett-Derr UMC, Wilkes Barre
Wenksville UMC, Biglerville
Camp Hill UMC, Camp Hill
Austin UMC, Austin
Black Oak UMC, Port Matilda
Franklin Fairview UMC, Unityville
Muhlenburg UMC, Muhlenburg
Kunkle UMC, Dallas
Grace UMC, Millersburg
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.
U M ADVOCACY IN PA UPDATE
Rev. Dai Morgan, Coordinator for United Methodist
Advocacy in Pennsylvania, is providing regular updates regarding legislation he is tracking for us in Harrisburg. READ his most recent update.
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.
or call 412-595-6011.
Visit the United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/umadvocacypa/
CHILD ADVOCACY TRAINING EVENT
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TODAY, OCTOBER 9
The Susquehanna Conference Commission on Child Advocacy is offering the next advocacy training event Saturday, October 14, at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1650 Clay Avenue, Tyrone, Pa. The church is located off of I-99 at the Tyrone exit, between Altoona and State College. The event start at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and opening plenary sessions. Following the luncheon, seminars will be offered to all participants, and information on how to begin a regional advocacy team. The event concludes at 4 p.m.
Registration material and event information will be mailed to key contact persons in each church in the State College and Altoona District churches, but the training event is open to the entire conference. On-line registration information is available on the registration form.
The training event will include a keynote address, plenary presentations, and afternoon seminars. Registrants will select their seminar preferences on-line or at the event. All materials, advocacy group start-up information, seminars, CEU credits, break snacks, and the luncheon are included in the $35 registration fee.
Continuing education certificates, .65 CEU's, are provided for full participation in the day.
HELP THE CHILDREN'S HOME CELEBRATE A CENTURY OF SERVICE
For 100 years, the church has championed the United Methodist Home for Children as we have taken in thousands of young people who have experienced abuse, neglect, and worse. Many could not go home and they literally had nowhere else to turn - except UMHC. Proceeds from this event enable UMHC to provide current residents with safe housing, food, clothing, counseling, healthcare, and - most importantly - love and a sense of belonging to a family.
Please visit us online to learn more and to register for the Gala - UMHC 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration.
Donations for the auction are welcome as well.
Mary Jane Vaitl
United Methodist Home for Children Inc.
CLERGY TAX WEBINAR
Join us Tuesday, November 14, at 10 a.m. for a Clergy Tax Seminar with Rev. Ed Bailey Executive Director of Western PA U.M. Stewardship Foundation. Ed has 20 years pastoral experience and has served as Vice-Chair of the Western PA Annual Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits.
This seminar is designed to help clergy better understand the unique issues when filing their own Federal income tax. Deductions, exemptions, housing allowances, and exclusions will be covered in this abbreviated presentation. Join your church treasurer on-line and learn more together on the best practices for clergy financial reports and filings. We just ask that you use a computer with a web camera and a good internet connection.
$15 Registration includes lunch and materials,
0.2 CEU credits available.
CELTIC PILGRIMAGE TO IRELAND
Pilgrimage, n. - a journey to a sacred place or shrine.
Join us for a pilgrimage to Ireland, May 23-31, 2018. Explore the rich history of Celtic spirituality from the pre-Christian era through the 19th century as we visit such memorable sites as Bru Na Boinne, one of the most important Neolithic sites in the world, the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick famously lit a Paschal fire in the 5th century, and Clonmacnoise, the Cistercian monastery tranquilly located on the River Shannon. We will have opportunities to tour in Dublin, visiting the Book of Kells at Trinity University and Christ Church Cathedral, the seat of the Church of Ireland. We'll enjoy a day-long retreat at the Solas Brhide Center as we unfold the legacy of St. Brigid and learn of her relevance for today. We will enjoy scenic walks in County Wicklow at Glendalough, the home of St. Kevin where he was the first abbot, later a hermit, who lived in a small cave on the side of the mountain. Tour costs include all land travel, accommodations, daily breakfast and dinner, two lunches, fees, and guides.
Rev. Donna Hughes (She/Her/Hers)
Director for the Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice (CS3)
GAS RANGE FOR SALE
St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, Pa., has a Sunfire 60" gas range for sale. It was new in 2012. It is model number X60-6R24RR. We are asking $3,000.
Any questions or if interested, please call Tim Saber at 717-816-4184.
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