July 27, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE:
BLUEPRINT FOR WELLNESS SCREENING ENDS MONDAY, JULY 31
View Flyer for more details.
GLOBAL YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONVOCATION
Global Young People's Convocation Election Results
The Young People's Ministry is excited to announce that two teens from the Susquehanna Conference have been elected, by their peers of the Northeastern Jurisdiction, to serve as voting members of the NEJ delegation to the Global Young People's Convocation in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July 2018. Hannah and Alex will be journeying with five other teens and two adults from the NEJ to spend five days in worship, prayer, and holy conversation concerning the mission and ministry of the United Methodist Church.
The Global Young People's Convocation is the global event of United Methodist young people. It is held once every four years. This will be the fourth GYPC. All legislation adopted by the forum may be referred to the Division on Ministries with Young People or sent to the General Conference carrying the name "United Methodist Young People's Convocation."
We ask that you pray for Hannah and Alex, and the entire NEJ delegation, as they prepare for their service to the global United Methodist Church.
Director of Christian Education & Young People's Ministries
Susquehanna Conference UMC
DICKINSON COLLEGE FIRST YEAR ORIENTATION SERVICE DAY
Friday, August 25
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dickinson College (a United Methodist-affiliated college) is looking for church and other non-profit sites for our incoming first year class orientation service day. If you are within 30 minutes of Carlisle and could use some labor help (painting, cleaning, landscaping, upkeep) for a minimum of 10 college students (we would love to send more like 25-50), transportation provided, please let me know.
Rev. Donna Hughes
Director for the Center for Service, Spirituality & Social Justice (CS3)
Carlisle, PA 17013
"Called to Make a Difference"
November 3-5, 2017
Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront
Registration now open for Exploration, a three-day event for young adults age 18-26. This event is held biennially, and is designed to help attendees listen, discern, and respond to God's call to ordained ministry as they explore their gifts for service as a deacon or elder in The United Methodist Church.
Who Should Attend?
Young adults who have a sense that God might be calling them to ordained ministry or who have wondered what ministry in The United Methodist Church is all about or who would like help sifting through issues involved in an ordained vocation or want to learn more about The United Methodist seminaries and theological schools should attend this event.
There are more than two or three ways to live into vocational ministry in The United Methodist Church. Workshop leaders are from various ministry settings and will facilitate discussion and discernment about the diverse ways of living into a call to church leadership.
Contact Pastor Adam Miller at 570-932-657
This does fulfill the God's Calling Event for those in the candidacy process.
Deadline to register: September 6, 2017
PREACHING WITH POWER RETURNING THIS FALL
Preaching with Power is a hands-on learning program for pastors and preachers at all levels to further improve their fruitfulness in one of their most important functions - proclaiming the Word to their congregations. To date, 64 pastors of the Susquehanna Conference have graduated from PwP.
The fall PwP program will consist of eleven weekly sessions on Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - noon, and a graduation luncheon.
September - 13, 20, 27
October - 4, 11, 18, 25
November - 1, 8, 15, 29
December - 6 (Graduation luncheon is noon - 3 p.m.)
Location: Christ UMC, 145 Disciple Dr., Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Class size: Minimum: 6, Maximum: 8
Fee: $750 (usually covered by educational funds from participant's church and/or Board of Ordained Ministry and/or the district.)
Registration deadline: September 1, 2017
Instructor and facilitator: Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, Accredited Speaker, Provisional Deacon
For more information about this fall program, view flyer or visit http://www.drdilip.com/spiritual_power.html
SCHOOL SUPPLIES STILL NEEDED
MissionLINK July 26, 2017
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES POSITION OPEN AT GRACE UMC, HUMMELSTOWN
Position Description: Director of Youth Ministries
Status: Full-time, salaried
Benefits: Health Insurance, Pension, Continuing Education Funds
General Purpose of the Position:
To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group-building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.
Organizational Relationship and Supervision:
The director of youth ministries reports to the senior pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance. The senior pastor, in cooperation with the Staff Parish Relations Committee, provides an annual evaluation of the DYM's performance. The DYM will be responsible, and subject to, United Methodist policy and doctrine, informed by the United Methodist Guidelines for Youth Ministries, local church policy as determined by the charge conference, senior pastor, and Staff Parish Relations Committee.
For more detail, see the full job description
Meghan - Grace UMC Office Manager
433 E. Main St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
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