March 7, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE:
"CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES FOR THE WEEKS OF MARCH 12 - MARCH 18 AND MARCH 19 - MARCH 25
March 12 - March 18
St. Johns-Newberry Wmspt, Williamsport (Lycoming)
Liverpool, Liverpool (Perry)
Simpson Altoona, Altoona (Blair)
Roseglen, Duncannon (Cumberland)
Wesley Selinsgrove, Selinsgrove (Snyder)
Nicholson, Nicholson (Wyoming)
Moscow, Moscow (Lackawanna)
Clarks Green, Clarks Green (Lackawanna)
Christ Tyrone, Tyrone (Blair)
St. Peters Beavertown, Beavertown (Snyder)
March 19 - March 25
New Bethel, Lewisberry (York)
Salladasburg, Salladasburg (Lycoming)
Picture Rocks, Picture Rocks (Lycoming)
Dale, Woodland (Clearfield)
Thompsontown, Thompsontown (Juniata)
Susquehanna, Susquehanna (Susquehanna)
Franklin Fairview, Unityville (Lycoming)
Huntsville, Shavertown (Luzerne)
Ross (Extended), Warriors Mark (Huntingdon)
Wenksville, Biglerville (Adams)
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.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BISHOP FELTON MAY
The memorial service for Bishop Felton May will be held Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Asbury UMC, 926 11th Street, NW, in Washington.
This information is per http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/bishop-may-holy-boldness-advocate-dies-at-81.
RESOURCES FROM BISHOP'S RETREAT 2017
The resources from Bishop's Retreat 2017 are now available. Pastor Jorge Acevedo was our guest speaker.
- Special Pre-Conference Session Videos and Audio Files
- Retreat Session Videos and Audio Files
- Speaker Notes and PowerPoints
- Rev. Anna Layman Knox Message Video and Audio Files
All these resources are available on the conference Web site - CLICK HERE. The videos can be downloaded or streamed.
These are available to everyone, not just those who attended.
MARCH-APRIL 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.
FREE RESOURCES FROM DISCOVERY PLACE
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Conference Office (303 Mulberry Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050), we will be giving away resources from Discovery Place. We will have books, videos (VHS format), and DVDs, as well as many complete Bible studies with study guides, all free for the taking.
With ongoing renovations at the Conference Office, we will be moving to a smaller space across the hall, and are not able to accommodate all the resources we currently have.
ALL are welcome to come and browse!
CONFERENCE SECRETARY OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES (CSGM)
Although I have been with you for awhile, it is sometimes helpful to remind folks, both laity and clergy, of the resources available to you within our Susquehanna Annual Conference. My name is Lenore Hosier, and I am an ordained elder serving the Liberty Charge in the Williamsport District and have also served outside of the U.S. as a mission volunteer with General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM).
Please feel free to be in contact with me if you or your church needs information. While I serve in full-time ministry, I try to make myself available whenever possible to interact either personally or electronically. I have a few other lay people around the conference that might be able to help you in a more face-to-face manner as well.
Mission is a vital piece of who we are as disciples of Jesus Christ and as an annual conference. Please feel free to be in touch so that I can empower you and your churches to serve faithfully.
Rev. Lenore Hosier, CSGM
WE'RE HIRING SUMMER CAMP STAFF POSITIONS
Available June - August 2017
Are you looking for an amazing summer job - one where you will have the opportunity to work with a fantastic group of people and share the love of Christ with others in a beautiful outdoor setting?
Look no farther than the Susquehanna Conference Camp & Retreat Ministry program. We're looking for some enthusiastic young people to serve as paid summer staff at Camp Penn, Greene Hills, and Wesley Forest.
We invite you to consider the following available positions:
- Camp Penn - Craft Instructor, Kitchen Assistant, Lifeguards
- Wesley Forest - Craft Instructor, Nature Resource Facilitator, Lifeguards
- Greene Hills - Lifeguard
CLICK HERE for applications.
MISSION CENTRAL'S "SPONSOR A DAY" PROGRAM
MissionLink March 2, 2017
CLICK HERE to read.
U.M. ADVOCACY IN PA UPDATE
Rev. Dai Morgan, Coordinator for United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania, is providing regular updates regarding legislation he is tracking for us in Harrisburg. To read his most recent update, CLICK HERE.
Rev. Morgan is available to visit individual churches or groups to preach and deliver a message about the connection of faith and politics. He coordinates state legislative advocacy for the three United Methodist annual conferences in Pennsylvania.
Visit the United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/umadvocacypa/.
64TH ANNUAL UNITED METHODIST MEN'S RALLY
Saturday, April 1
200 E. 3rd St.
The evening will begin with a turkey dinner at 4:30 p.m. followed by singing at 6:30 p.m. Then at 7 p.m., our featured speaker, Sid Bream, will bring the keynote address.
Benefits from the turkey dinner will support the Lumina Center at
18 E. 3rd St. Lewistown, PA.
Sid Bream is a former major league baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves.
RSVP to First UMC for meal ticket purchase at 717-248-4618 by Monday March 27.
CLICK HERE for a poster.
Randy S. Hughes, Pastor
Lewistown First, UMC
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN AT PLEASURVILLE UMC, YORK
This staff person will work in a twofold children's ministry of developing and uniting ministry to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The hours are 15 a week.
The church is located at 2606 N. Sherman St., York.
CLICK HERE for a job description.
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