January 8, 2018
In This Issue:
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of January 14 - January 20 and January 21 - January 27
January 14 - January 20
Bloomingdale UMC, Ross Township
Sprucetown UMC, Spring Mills
Bethlehem UMC, Dallastown
Madera UMC, Madera
First UMC, New Milford
Duboistown UMC, South Williamsport
Moshannon UMC, Moshannon
McKendree UMC, Airville
Waverly UMC, Waverly
Aldersgate UMC, Mechanicsburg
January 21 - January 27
Woolrich Community UMC, Woolrich
Wells Valley UMC, Wells Tannery
Asbury UMC, Scranton
St. John's UMC, Allenwood
Delta UMC, Delta
Clarks Summit UMC, Clarks Summit
East Smithfield UMC, East Smithfield
Mifflinburg UMC, Mifflinburg
Thompsontown UMC, Thompsontown
Grace UMC, Hummelstown
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.
JANUARY-FEBRUARY MINISTRY RESOURCE PACKET ONLINE
Check out the latest edition of the Ministry Resource Packet. Find announcements, flyers, and more to share with your church leaders and congregations. Here's a sampling of what's included:
You can scroll through the entire packet or use links to open individual pages.
Access what you need when you want it. Forward pages electronically to members of the congregation. Print event flyers to post on church bulletin boards.
CHI RHO SINGERS CONCERT
Hope United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg will be hosting Chi Rho on
Thursday, February 22, at 7 p.m.
6260 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
We are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Salem Chapel and hosting Chi Rho is one of many events we are having throughout the year to celebrate. Though we will host the concert in the sanctuary for the space, the chapel will be open for folks to see.
Rev. Laura Minnella
Hope UMC, Mechanicsburg
YOUTH MISSION EXPERIENCE HENDERSON SETTLEMENT
This is the last week to apply for the Young People's Ministry mission experience to Henderson Settlement. Applications are due by Tuesday, January 16, 2018. We are assembling a great group of teens to plan and lead this small mission team. Applicants have the ability to select the leadership team that best suits their gifts. Teams include:
Devotions Team - responsible for creating journaling and small group questions
Entertainment Team - responsible for fully planning a fellowship activity for entire group
Pit Stop Team - responsible for planning stops along the route to and from the Henderson Settlement
Openings are still available. Applications can be found at igniteyoungpeople.org
Dates: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
Extended Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Cost: Students $375; Adults $150 (Includes: travel, lodging, meals (on site), fellowship activity)
Director of Young People's Ministry
THE ELEMENTS OF A YEAR-ROUND STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY
We are honored to offer this presentation by Dr. Ann Michel, Assistant Director of the Lewis Leadership Center at Wesley Theological Seminar on February 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. to noon
Work with your congregation to create a stewardship calendar that gives adequate attention to different aspects of generosity such as capital giving, major gift appeals, financial literacy, special and designated giving and the stewardship of time and talents.
Please register online as soon as possible
$10 Registration (nonrefundable)
Give your congregation the vision for greater discipleship as your Valentine's Day gift to them.
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
ARMED INTRUDER READINESS VIDEO FROM WEST OHIO CONFERENCE
Our friends in the West Ohio Conference have put together a video sharing some basic information for local congregations in response to armed intruders and how to prepare for them.
As before, we'll be sure to pass along more resources as they become available.
Shawn M. Gilgore
Director of Communications Ministry
2018 PAPER COOPERATIVE ORDERS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 17
Please note that due to weather conditions, the 2018 Susquehanna Conference Paper Cooperative Deadline has been extended one additional week.
All orders must be postmarked, emailed, or faxed by midnight Wednesday, January 17.
Forwarding information is as follows:
Mail: Paper Cooperative Office
30 W. High St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
If you have questions, please call Rev. Jay Zimmerman at 717-321-3149.
Paper Cooperative Coordinator
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