June 16, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE:
IDEAS FOR YOUR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL THAT WILL MAKE IT MISSIONAL AND SAVE LIVES
Vacation Bible School directors - As you gear up for Vacation Bible School, consider giving it a mission emphasis by connecting it to Imagine No Malaria and saving lives. The Bishop's Partners in Mission June 2017 Partnering in Mission video is focused on sharing ideas with you on how to connect children's inherent desire to help people, their gravitation toward fun and interesting activities, and the numerous resources and materials that are available. If you want ideas on what you might do for a fun, educational, and missional VBS, please visit the Bishop's Partners in Mission web page at http://tinyurl.com/BishopsPIM and click on the video titled VBS and INM. You will also see eight other informative videos that may give you additional ideas.
On the BPIM web site you will see BPIM Ambassadors listed for your district. They stand ready to assist you with any BPIM fund raiser. Feel free to contact me with questions, comments, and your own success stories at raising funds for Bishop's Partners in Mission.
Dilip Abayasekara, Field Coordinator, Bishop's Partners in Mission
717-766-7441, ext. 3108
MissionLink June 13, 2017
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COMPUTER MINISTRY HELPS FAMILIES FROM THE CONGO
MissionLink June 15, 2017
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MEETING FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE TO APPLY FOR COMMISSIONING OR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP OF SUSQUEHANNA UM CONFERENCE
We have scheduled two meetings for those who desire to apply for commissioning as an elder, deacon, or associate member. Please choose the meeting that is most convenient for you. We will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude about 12 p.m. For those who desire, we will be going out to lunch afterward.
Susquehanna United Methodist Conference Office
303 Mulberry Drive, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Covenant United Methodist Church
44 West Main Street, Lock Haven, Pa.
Please be in touch with your registrar about your intentions to attend one of these gatherings:
Rev. Julia Piper
Rev. Karen McCachren
Local Pastor and Associate Member Registrar
Pastor David Walker
SOUTH CAROLINA CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS
The South Carolina United Methodist Disaster Recovery program needs your help now and through all of 2018. Twenty-four of the 46 counties in the state were affected by the flooding rains in October 2015. Additional families were affected by the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Both individuals and teams of volunteers are needed to help repair homes and make them safe, sanitary, and secure again.
Director of Volunteers in Mission and Outreach
Susquehanna Conference UMC
YOUTH MUSICAL THEATER CAMP AT GREENE HILLS
July 9-15 (7th-12th grade)
Join us at Greene Hills for a week of theater and music as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of Youth Musical Theater Camp. In addition to all the fun regular camp activities, we'll present a Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Friday, July 14, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 15
, at 9 a.m.
Always wanted to be Dorothy, Cinderella, or Tevye? Now's your chance! We'll create a cabaret style production of selections from our first nine shows: Godspell, Seussical Jr, Into the Woods Jr, Narnia the Musical (Touring Edition), Children's Letters to God, Wizard of Oz (Young Performers), Cotton Patch Gospel, Fiddler on the Roof Jr, Carol of Christmas Chaos (an original production).
Don't miss out on this great camp event. Register online at www.susumcamps.org. Financial assistance is available.
LOCHINVAR BOILERS AVAILABLE
Two gas-fired Lochinvar boilers (for use in a lead-lag system), are available to any church that can give them a good home. The boilers are 87 percent efficient and are approximately three years old. These would be an exceptional find for a church undertaking a new construction/sizable expansion project.
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S / YOUTH MINISTRIES POSITION OPEN AT FAITH UMC, HALLAM
Faith UMC, 126 East Market Street, Hallam, is hiring a director of children's / youth ministry whose mission will be to be responsible for the facilitation, coordination, and development of ministries for children (birth to age 18) and their families.
1. Developing the ministries and resources of the congregation so that we may effectively reach children and their families who do not profess faith and/or are not part of a church.
2. Coordinating Christian formation for children in the church so that they and their families may grow deeper as disciples.
3. Finding, equipping, and supporting persons to be in ministry to children and their families at Faith Church and to lead others in ministry.
4. Providing for ongoing enlistment, training, support, and appreciation of existing volunteers and leaders in children's ministry.
The ideal candidate would:
1. Have a heart for Christ, children, and youth.
2. A college degree is preferred or experience working with children and youth.
3. Should have the ability to multi-task.
4. Excellent interpersonal skills.
5. Good organizational skills.
6. Experience and understanding in team building.
The position will require 15 to 20 hours per week. The director of children and youth will be present on Sunday Mornings, and when children and youth events are taking place.
Interested persons should submit resumes by July 5, 2017, to:
Vernon Shenberger, Pastor
Faith United Methodist Church
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