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QuikLINK for Tuesday, February 20, 2018, No. 18032

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Issue:  18032
February 20, 2018

In This Issue:

  • CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
  • TRACY RADOSEVIC BIBLICAL STORYTELLER AND RETREAT LEADER COMING TO THE WILLIAMSPORT DISTRICT
  • WEBINAR WEDNESDAY - LENT IS FOR LEARNING
  • STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAM
  • DIRECTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY POSITION OPEN AT SHAVERTOWN UMC
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS


 




CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES   
for the week of February 25 - March 3 and March 4 - March 10   
 
February 25 - March 3
Christ UMC, Northumberland
Atkinson Mills UMC, Mc Veytown
Lake Park UMC, Lewistown
St. Paul Calvary UMC, Williamsport
Faith UMC, Montoursville
Dunnstown UMC, Lock Haven
Central UMC, Honesdale
Faith UMC, Hallam
Janesville UMC, Smithmill
First UMC, Mechanicsburg
 
March 4 - March 10    
Hillsgrove UMC, Hillsgrove
CrossPoint UMC, Harrisburg
Wrightsville Hope UMC, Wrightsville
Trinity UMC, Middleburg
First UMC, West Pittston
Charlestown UMC, Mercersburg
Watts Memorial UMC, Belleville
Avis UMC, Avis
Ebenezer UMC, Needmore
New Germantown UMC, Blain
 
 
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.
 


 


TRACY RADOSEVIC BIBLICAL STORYTELLER AND RETREAT LEADER COMING TO WILLIAMSPORT DISTRICT
 
Clergy and laity are invited to attend our February 28, 2018, supportive fellowship at Blossburg UMC, 108 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA 16912, from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. This all-day workshop will feature:

Tracy Radosevic -Biblical Storyteller and Retreat Leader
All churches, regardless of size, have the capacity to be creative and intentional in their worship, which can include an imaginative approach to the Scripture presentation and worship theme by pastor and laity. Tracy is a dynamic, internationally-acclaimed,  biblical storyteller, educator, and retreat facilitator. Since 1991 she has traveled all over the United States, as well as to several foreign countries, bringing her special brand of humor, insight, and faith to audiences of all ages through the power of biblical narrative. Among other degrees, Tracy holds a Master of Arts in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.; Doctor of Ministry-focusing on Spirituality for Life Together with a special emphasis on Digital Storytelling-from Wesley Theological Seminary. Most recently, Tracy was the presenter for the 2014 Bishop's Retreat.

Cost for the day is $20/person (includes lunch). Groups of four or more from one church can attend at a cost of $15/person.

Please register by Monday, February 25, by contacting the Williamsport District office at 570-323-7452 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Payment may be made at the door or sent to
Williamsport District Office
2420 Nottingham Rd.
Williamsport, PA 17701

Please make checks payable to "Williamsport District Supportive Fellowship."


Rev. Beth Jones
Williamsport District Superintendent

 



WEBINAR WEDNESDAY - LENT IS FOR LEARNING
    
Take the time to register now for the webinar on "Celebrating the Offering." Final registrations deadline is February 23, 2018.

Set the tone for celebrating the offering and develop a greater gratitude in your congregation. Make the offering a more deeply spiritual and integral part of
worship as called for in the Scriptures.

Join us from 11 a.m. - noon February 28 to learn more from Rev. Melvin Amerson, who is a co-author of Celebrating the Offering and a leading stewardship speaker in the United Methodist church.

As a special bonus your $10 can earn 0.1 CEUs

Register Online today.

The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation challenges you to give more celebratory leadership to your church.


Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
 


 
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAM
for parents and youth ages 10-14
 
The teen years can be challenging for all families.
Strengthening Families Program 10-14 can help parents and teens tackle the challenges together.

This program is FREE for all families with a child between the ages of 10-14.

Spring Session
Tuesdays from 5:30-8 p.m. starting March 20, 2018  
Grace United Methodist Church
216 S. Market St.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

What to expect?

  •     A seven-week program that meets one night each week.
  •     Each session begins with a free family meal.
  •     Each week during the first hour, parents and youth meet separately but work on similar skills.
  •     During the second hour, youth and parents have fun together as they play games and do family projects.
  •     Youth sessions include discussions, group skills practice, and games.
  •     Parent sessions include video presentations, group discussions, and skill-building activities.


 View flyer for more details

For additional information or to register, contact Marla Reichart
at 717-766-7652 Ext. 250 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Mary Jane Vaitl
Development Coordinator
United Methodist Home for Children, Inc.
 



DIRECTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY POSITION OPEN AT SHAVERTOWN UMC
 
Applications are being accepted for a director of discipleship ministry at Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 North Pioneer Avenue, Shavertown, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District.

The part-time director of discipleship ministry will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan of Christian faith formation and discipleship for all ages for our growing and generationally diverse church. The successful candidate for this ministry may be either laity or clergy.

For a full job description with qualifications, responsibilities, and application requirements, e-mail Rev. Judy Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application deadline in March 15, 2018.


Rev. Judy Walker
Shavertown UMC
 



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