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QuikLINK for Thursday, February 15, 2018, No. 18028

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Issue:  18028
February 15, 2018

In This Issue:

  • CONGREGATION SECURITY WORKSHOP
  • ARMED INTRUDER READINESS VIDEO FROM WEST OHIO CONFERENCE
  • SAFEGUARDING HOUSES OF WORSHIP APP
  • MARCH 1 & DEADLINE FOR HEALTH MINISTRIES GRANT APPLICATION
  • PARTNERING IN MISSION: GEYERS UMC STEPS UP TO SUPPORT BPIM 
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     

 
CONGREGATION SECURITY WORKSHOP
 
The South Central PA Task Force will be presenting a Congregation Security Workshop Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa. This workshop will cover developing emergency plans, proper responses to active shooter incidents, crime prevention tips for local churches, and more.

Registration is free. Lunch will be provided, with special thanks to the South Central PA Task Force and Milton Hershey School.
 
 Register online
 
View the flyer for more information, and view the agenda for the day.

This event will also be videotaped and shared as a resource through the conference website and YouTube page.


Shawn M. Gilgore
Director of Communications Ministry
 



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.
 
View Video
 
As before, we'll be sure to pass along more resources as they become available.
 

Shawn M. Gilgore
Director of Communications Ministry
   



SAFEGUARDING HOUSES OF WORSHIP APP
    
The Justice Technology Information Center has a free app available for local churches to assist you in preparing for active shooter situations, security events and others. View web page to find out more about the process.
 
In addition, please know that the Conference Communications office has completed an Active Shooter instructional video in cooperation with the Harrisburg Police Department.

It will be released in the coming days; we are waiting for final approval from Harrisburg.

Thank you for your patience, and please watch QuikLink for more information.

 

Shawn M. Gilgore
Director of Communications Ministry
 


   
MARCH 1 DEADLINE FOR HEALTH MINISTRIES GRANT APPLICATION
 
Is your church planning health-related activities in 2018?

The Mission and Outreach Team has funds to assist with new health-related programs and with existing programs that demonstrate success. Preference will be given to projects that fulfill our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  Innovative programs that meet real community needs in connection with other local ministries and other local churches will be given high priority. Grants may be given for parish nurse related programs, including initial training for parish nurses and/or health ministries, for purchase of blood pressure apparatus and first aid kits, for printed material needed to begin a program, for expenses for a health fair, and toward the purchase of an AED and CPR/AED training up to designated amounts.

View application and policy. The deadline for 2018 funds is March 1.

For more information, contact Lisa Bender at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lisa Bender
   



PARTNERING IN MISSION: GEYERS UMC STEPS UP TO SUPPORT BPIM
 
Dilip Abayasekara is back. Join him as he sits down with Rev. Steve Atanasoff, pastor at Geyers United Methodist Church to talk about how they supported Bishop's Partners in Mission and Imagine No Malaria.

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