December 5, 2017
In This Issue:
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of December 10 - December 16
and December 17 - December 23
December 10 - December 16
Lookout UMC, Honesdale
Concord UMC, Concord
Saginaw Community UMC, Mount Wolf
Granville UMC, Granville
Bethel UMC, Williamsport
New Bloomfield UMC, New Bloomfield
Jerseytown UMC, Jerseytown
Community Church of Great Bend, Great Bend
Fourth UMC, York
Shiremanstown UMC, Shiremanstown
December 17 - December 23
Pleasant Gap UMC, Pleasant Gap
Faith UMC, Selinsgrove
Thompson UMC, Thompson
Zion UMC, York
Barnitz UMC, Carlisle
Luzerne UMC, Luzerne
Askam UMC, Hanover Township
Liberty Corners UMC, Liberty Corners
Fairview UMC, Harrisonville
Twenty-Ninth Street UMC, Harrisburg
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.
RESOLUTIONS FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1
One of the special expressions of the United Methodist polity is the opportunity for members of the connection to offer a resolution for consideration to a Conference. The founders of our movement believed that in conferencing the Holy Spirit of God could guide us to consider the prompting of our members. The opportunity is here once again for you, your congregation, or any of its members to offer a resolution for consideration at the 2018 session of Annual Conference.
A resolution typically is formatted with a series of statements beginning with "whereas." These statements provide the rationale of the petitioner. These statements demonstrate the assumptions that the petitioner holds. They belong to the petitioner. After the series of "whereas" statements, there appears at least one statement that begins "Therefore, be it resolved." This becomes the main motion that is put before the Conference. If more than one action is being petitioned, another statement may be added beginning "be it further resolved."
The Mission and Outreach Team is charged with receiving these resolutions and passing them on to Conference with either a vote of concurrence or non-concurrence.
Mission and Outreach Team
PO Box 277
State Line, PA 17263
Please indicate a contact person should we need to contact the petitioner for clarification.
Resolutions must be submitted no later than February 1, 2018.
Kristopher Sledge, Chair
Mission and Outreach Team
MISSION CENTRAL WELCOMES A NEW VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR - MissionLINK: November 30, 2017
VIM TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
February 10, 2018
210 W. Main St., Hummelstown, PA 17036
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Refreshments and light lunch provided. No Fee.
Ken Mengel - Facilitator
COMPUTER MINISTRY'S RECYCLING DAY
MissionLINK: December 4, 2017
UM 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.
THE BARNHART-BEARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Saint John's - Newberry United Methodist Church offers a scholarship (The Barnhart-Beard Memorial Scholarship) to any college or post-graduate school student who is entering into the ordained ministry, studying a field in Christian education, Christian counseling, music ministries, or some other field deemed acceptable by the selection committee. To be eligible, applicants must be a member of a United Methodist church within the boundaries of the Susquehanna Annual Conference.
Full-time students will receive preference. In addition, applicants from Saint John's - Newberry UM Church will receive preference, followed by applicants from the Williamsport District and then the Susquehanna Conference.
Applications are available from Saint John's - Newberry Church office by calling 570-326-5569 or on the church's Web site at stjnumc.com.
The deadline for applications is December 18, 2017.
MUSICIAN POSITION OPEN AT GOULDSBORO UMC
The Gouldsboro United Methodist Church is looking for a musician (pianist and organist) to provide music for our 11 a.m. Sunday services. Ideally, this person would also play for special services such as weddings when available, as well as direct our small choir.
However, our most urgent need is a musician for our Sunday services starting February, 2018.
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