“Alive in Christ together, the Susquehanna Conference will embody the Beloved Community of disciple-making congregations.” (Vision Statement, Susquehanna Conference)
Building the Beloved Community Fund (BBCF) - funds will go toward one of our conference’s most important priorities of dismantling racism in our communities and in our churches. This fund will help our clergy, laity, our churches, and our community embody the beloved community as we confront and work for racial justice.
Your generous contributions to the Building the Beloved Community Fund will provide valuable tools and resources for the work of our Conference Committee on Inclusiveness as well as The Call To Action of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the UMC.
We are better together and will be able to make great strides as we work together to dismantle and eradicate racism in our communities.
You and your congregations are invited to participate in giving to the Building the Beloved Community Fund.
Please make checks payable to the "Susquehanna Conference". On the memo line please include your church number and BBCF (9300). Your checks should be sent to:
303 Mulberry Drive
Mechanicsburg PA 17050-3179
with attention to Building the Beloved Community Fund (BBCF).
Or you can give by online…
The conference Inclusiveness Committee and Anti-Racism Collaborative (ARC) are leading the conference in examining all aspects of conference ministry to eradicate explicit and implicit racial biases in order to reflect the biblical image of the realm of God. The conference is participating in the Northeastern Jurisdiction Call to Action for Racial Justice (rev. 2016). This includes a list of actions for which each annual conference is accountable to the Northeastern Jurisdiction.
Priorities identified by ARC:
- Educate our white clergy persons and laity to recognize their own privilege and implicit biases.
- Encourage actively anti-racist leadership, congregations, and communities who oppose racism and its harm, while working diligently to form relationships and systems that heal, love, and create justice
- Embrace and equip clergy of color and congregations they serve for fruitful cross-cultural appointments and mutually supportive collaboration in life and ministry.
Dismantling Racism: Lent devotions by our bishops
The Council of Bishops invites the people of The United Methodist Church to a season of introspection and self-examination. Together this Lent, we will confess and fast from the sin of racism, discrimination, oppression and exclusion and feast on the beauty and blessing of the diversity of God’s Church. VIEW RESOURCES