February 13, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE:
The next round of clergy appointments have been announced and are available to view on the conference web site, www.susumc.org. Click on the "2017-2018 Appointment Changes" graphic on the Home page or CLICK HERE.
Stacy Eckert, Webmaster
MARCH 1 DEADLINE FOR HEALTH MINISTRIES GRANT APPLICATION
The Mission and Outreach Team awarded most of the budgeted grant funds for 2017 Health Ministries Grants, but there is a small amount remaining to help fund new health-related programs or existing programs that demonstrate success. Applications are open again until March 1.
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 materials needed to begin a program, expenses for a health fair, and toward the purchase of an AED and CPR/AED training up to designated amounts.
CLICK HERE for the application and HERE for the policy.
The deadline is March 1.
FRESH EXPRESSION VISIONING DAY
March 31, 2017
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Faith United Methodist Church
700 Fairview Drive
Montoursville, Pa. 17754
Fresh Expressions Visioning Day is a one-day interactive training that can help your church to realize the opportunities in your community to expand your mission field. Discover how a "fresh expression" of church can develop and grow in and through your church community and your role in releasing these new ministries/missions.
This Visioning Day is sponsored by the Susquehanna Conference of UMC. The cost for the day is $20.
For more information and to register, CLICK HERE or call
Rev. Peggy Spengler
Administrative Assistant, Growing Effective Churches
UPDATE ON MISSION CENTRAL'S VBS PROJECT
MissionLink February 9, 2017
CLICK HERE to read.
CHURCH IN NEED OF VBS SUPPLIES
Pastor Deb Koretzky
FULL-TIME DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES POSITION OPEN AT CAMP HILL UMC
Applications will be received through Friday, March 10, 2017. CLICK HERE for the job description and application form.
Successful candidates will have the training, Christian character, and call to student ministry that will enable them to provide ongoing opportunities for outreach, discipleship, and service, maximizing an intergenerational and incarnational approach to ministry with both youth and college students in local church ministry at Camp Hill UMC and with the students of local colleges.
by mail to:
Camp Hill UMC
c/o Anna Layman Knox
417 S. 22nd St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION OPEN IN THE SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE DISTRICT OFFICE
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District office will be receiving resumes from persons interested in the administrative assistant position from now through February 17.
This is a 30-hour-per-week position. There is some flexibility to start and end times as well as the number of days per week.
The successful candidate will be a Christian of good character. He or she will have good phone manners and the ability to receive persons coming to the office in a welcoming and friendly manner.
Computer skills in Word, Excel, and an understanding of established data bases and data entry is essential. The successful candidate will be comfortable and self-motivated in accomplishing necessary tasks when the district superintendent is not present. It should be noted that plans are to relocate the district office from its current location at Elm Park UM in Scranton to Trucksville UM, Trucksville, within the coming year.
by mail to 712 Linden St., Scranton, PA 18510
Please click graphic to view.