QuikLINK for Friday, July 7, 2017, No. 17105

Issue: #17105
July 7, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • JULY-AUGUST MINISTRY RESOURCE PACKET ONLINE
  • STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE
  • OPPORTUNITY FOR MISSION SERVICE FOR YOUNG ADULTS
  • SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE UN SEMINAR TO DISCUSS VIOLENCE, TERROR, AND PEACE
  • EVANGELISM CONFERENCE AUGUST 26
  • MISSION OPPORTUNITY IN MEXICO
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS



JULY-AUGUST 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:

  •     Bishop's Day Apart with Clergy September 11 and 12
  •     Safe Sanctuaries Training
  •     Volunteer in Mission opportunities
  •     Sierra Leone Initiative Trip
  •     God's Calling - August 5
  •     United Nations Seminar Trip to NYC - register by November 1

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.

Any questions or suggestions, contact Lisa Bender, Executive Secretary, Connectional Ministries at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



STEWARDSHIP FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE

Let's celebrate our blessings together this summer.

You are invited to visit the new offices of The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation.
 
Our Open House will be
Friday, August 25
from 11 a.m. -  2 p.m.
This is RAIN OR SHINE event.
 
We are having a cookout with hot dogs and hamburgers, chips, and lemonade. Come see our new location and find out what we have planned this fall.
 
We need you to RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 717-766-7343 with your name and how many are attending with you.
 
Can't wait to see you there!
Join us at 3901 Hartzdale Drive Suite 110, Camp Hill.
 
Note: Parking is along the front of the business center facing the road near. The cookout is in the grassy area across from our entrance.



OPPORTUNITY FOR MISSION SERVICE FOR YOUNG ADULTS

The UM Church has great opportunities for persons 20-30 years old to serve in the mission field. US-2 is a 2 year mission opportunity for young adults ages 20-30. Young adults are invited to engage with the local communities, connect the church in mission, and grow in personal and social holiness.

Carmen Francesco, a young adult from Beach Lake UMC will begin her training July 10 in Atlanta, GA. She will be commissioned August 2 and will serve at Arch UMC in Philadelphia.

For more information on serving through the Board of Global Ministries contact Lenore Hosier, our conference secretary for Global Ministries, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE UN SEMINAR TO DISCUSS VIOLENCE, TERROR, AND PEACE

How should we as followers of Jesus - and United Methodists- respond to the violence we are experiencing in our communities and around the world?

What are the things that lead to peace?

An uncomfortable truth about our world is that we are surrounded by violence. Violence begets fear, and fear begets violence. Jesus famously cried over the city of Jerusalem, saying, "If only you knew on this day of all days the things that lead to peace," (Luke 19:42, CEB).

Join other sisters and brothers from the Susquehanna Conference and the United Methodist Seminar Program for three days in New York City as we learn about the connections between global and local violence, and how we can be vessels of God's peace in our communities.

See the attached flyer about the February 4-7, 2018, UN Seminar Trip sponsored by the Mission and Outreach Team of Susquehanna Conference. Cost of the trip is $395 and includes seminar, bus transportation, and lodging at Edison Hotel in Times Square.  

The Seminar Trip is limited to 20 participants - register now!

Deadline is November 1, 2017.

Contact Seminar Trip organizer Pastor Joe Hopkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 570-753-8137 if you have questions or need more information.



 EVANGELISM CONFERENCE AUGUST 26

Saturday, August 26
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Baughman UMC
228 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA  17070

Learn to reach family and friends with Christ. No theory. No guessing.  Learn from women and men proven effective (Rev. Brad Brown, Kay Kotan, Rev. Andy Morgan, Rev. Bruce Fensterbush, Rev. Win Green).

Our 2017 theme is "Sharing Christ With Those Already in the Church."

To register visit www.baughmanumc.org or call (717) 774-2005.

Rev. Win Green



 MISSION OPPORTUNITY IN MEXICO
Headed by Rev. Marian Hartman


Have you felt the need to fulfill a Mission Ministry?

Have you always wanted to know more about another culture, but never felt you had the time or opportunity to do so?

Do you enjoy working with your hands or just trying new things?

Have you challenged yourself to work beyond your comfort zone this year?

 
If the answer is "yes" to even one of these questions, there is a wonderful opportunity and invitation waiting for you to become "AWARE" (Alternative Work/study Awareness Program) in Mexico, October 6-15, 2017. This trip is open to anyone age 18 or older who has a desire to work and learn in another culture. Working with staff of the Give Ye Them To Eat program (www.gytte.org), we will work alongside Mexicans on construction projects, repairs and upgrades in and around the Tree of Life Training Center in Tlancualpican. We will visit villages, participate in health programs, learn about agricultural and livestock development, participate in worship at local Methodist Churches as well as have some time to shop and do some touring.

Cost for the trip is only $2,000.

Scholarship assistance of up to $300 is available through team leader Rev. Marian Hartman.

Costs include all transportation, meals, lodging, and admissions to tourist attractions.

Contact Rev. Marian Hartman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 814-441-0235 for more information or an application. Please note that this area of Mexico is NOT a high risk area for violence.
 
In addition, clergy can receive 3.3 CEU's for participation in the AWARE program. Funds for continuing education can be used. The Board of Ordained Ministry also has continuing formation grants for clergy; contact Rev. Ryan Krauss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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