December 11, 2017
In This Issue:
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of December 17 - December 23
and December 24 - December 30
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
December 24 - December 30
12th Street UMC, Huntingdon
Aline UMC, Mount Pleasant Mills
East Benton UMC, Dalton
Centre UMC, Osceola Mills
Bethany UMC, Red Lion
Farragut UMC, Montoursville
Bethel UMC, Avoca
New Thing UMC, Middletown
Salem UMC, West Decatur
Congress Hill UMC, Frenchville
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.
YOUNG ADULT MISSION TRIP REVAMPED
The Young Adult Mission Trip scheduled for Costa Rica has a NEW location, North Carolina.
The VIM Young Adult trip will now be to Tarboro, N.C., March 4-10, 2018. The team will continue to help the area rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
The change in location means a lower price to attend. The cost of the trip, including travel, lodging, meals, and work supplies is $250 per person.
The deadline to apply to Curt Knouse, Director of VIM, is February 1, 2018.
The team size will be 15 adults ages 18-35.
LAY MEMBERS AT LARGE NEEDED FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018
The Susquehanna Annual Conference, Better Together ... One with Christ, will be held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center May 31-June 2, 2018. If you would like to serve as a lay member at large and are not serving as a district representative, the elected lay member, the elected alternate representing your church/charge, a certified lay minister serving a church, or attending conference due to some other lay leadership role, please read the following instructions to submit your name:
Please contact your district office by January 15, 2018, with
MONEY AND MINISTRY BALANCE WEBINAR
Webinar Wednesday is back with Ministry and Money: Balancing the Books While Keeping Your Balance
Is your church facing a budget crisis? Does your church fight about money-or keep secrets about it? Do you and your leaders struggle with stewardship?
Led by Rev. Margaret Marcuson, this webinar will help you lead around money matters with lowered anxiety and more clarity to cultivate greater generosity in your church. What you will take away with you: a new way to approach the money challenges we all face at church. Take an hour, a computer with a web camera, and a good internet connection, to invest in strengthening your leadership.
Church consultant and speaker Rev. Marcuson is the author of Money and Ministry: Balancing the Books While Keeping Your Balance and Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself. Her dual focus on stewardship and leadership brings a unique perspective to helping fellow clergy and financial leaders not stress or burn out while following their call to ministry.
Please register as soon as possible online
$10 Registration (nonrefundable)
January 24, 2018 0.1 CEUs
11 a.m. - noon
START YOUR NEW YEAR ONLINE!
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
CONFERENCE OFFICE SUSPENDS USAGE OF TOLL FREE-PHONE NUMBERS
Beginning January 1, 2018, the conference office will suspend the usage of the 1-800 toll-free numbers.
The main contact number for the conference office will be 717-766-7441.
To contact specific departments, please see the list below:
Camp & Retreat Ministry: 717-766-7395
Connectional Ministries: 717-766-7441
Discovery Place: 717-766-7968
Finance and Administration Office: 717-766-5275
Episcopal Office: 717-766-7871
Growing Effective Churches: 717-545-0525
Harrisburg District Office: 717-766-8124
COOKING FOR CROWDS
Preparing food in large quantities is different than food preparation in the home. Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling program helps non-profit organizations and their volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and the important food safety practices that need to be implemented to ensure a safe event.
When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (6:30 - 8:45 p.m.)
Inclement Weather Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Where: Penn State Extension Cumberland County
310 Allen Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013
The program is geared toward volunteers preparing food for events such as church fundraisers, fire company barbecues, booster club food sales, and the many other types of events where food is served to the public. Volunteers will learn the causes of food-borne illness as well as safe food handling practices.
Even if your organization has been doing this for years, things change, and it is important that volunteers are up to date and knowledgeable about rules and regulations governing food safety. Don't risk your customer's health or your organization's reputation.
Individual Registration (1 registrant) - $25/per person
Group Registration (2, 3, or 4+ registrants) - $50/organization
(includes 1 manual and registration for up to 4 people, $5 per additional participant)
Additional Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling manuals can be purchased for $10 each.
Pre-registration is required!
Register online or call 1-877-345-0691
Nancy Routch, RD, LDN
Extension Educator, Part-time - Nutrition
Penn State Extension - Cumberland County
phone: (717) 240-6500
WORSHIP BAND LEADER POSITION OPEN AT PINE GROVE UMC, YORK
Pine Grove UMC in York, Pa., is looking for a worship band leader starting in 2018.
Pine Grove United Methodist Church
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