QuikLINK for Thursday, August 3, 2017, No. 17120

Issue: #17120
August 3, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • U M ADVOCACY IN PA UPDATE
  • WEBINARS ON OPIOIDS FOR FAITH AND COMMUNITY-BASED LEADERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS
  • MULTI-CULTURAL/URBAN, PARISH DEVELOPMENT, AND SOCIAL MINISTRIES GRANTS
  • PA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES CAMPGROUND MINISTRY COORDINATOR POSITION  
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     


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. READ his most recent update.

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.

Contact Rev. Morgan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call 412-595-6011.

Visit the United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/umadvocacypa/.
    



WEBINARS ON OPIOIDS FOR FAITH AND COMMUNITY-BASED LEADERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS  

Join The HHS Partnership Center and experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for a two-part webinar series designed especially for faith and community leaders and their community members on the opioid addiction crisis. Save the date and watch together with your community.
 
Understanding the Opioid Crisis: What's at the Heart of the Matter?
Wednesday, August 9, 2017, noon- 1 p.m. EST
Register for this webinar here.
National attention is focused on the opioid crisis, and communities are struggling to respond. In this webinar, national leaders from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will share data and the science about opioid addiction, and dispel some common misconceptions about treatment and recovery. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and will receive information about additional resources.   

There is Hope: Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, noon- 1 p.m. EST
Register for this webinar here.
Connecting people to treatment and recovery support has shown to be effective and can save lives. Join us for this second webinar of our two-part series when the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention review early intervention and treatment, and the essential role the community plays in recovery support and prevention. We'll also talk about getting ahead of the problem, the impact of adverse childhood experiences on the development of a substance use disorder, and how upstream preventative action can restore hope and a brighter and healthier future to generations to come. The webinar will close with a Q & A and a review of resources.
 



MULTI-CULTURAL/URBAN, PARISH DEVELOPMENT, AND SOCIAL MINISTRIES GRANTS  
 
The revised 2018 grant application has been posted on the Missional Board Web site. If you aspire to start a new ministry and need funding to begin or desire to continue a previously funded ministry,  please submit your completed application no later than September 15, 2017. Please be aware that all ministries granted awards in 2017 are not automatically renewed and must be applied for each year for the remaining allowable years.

Please submit applications to:
Rev. Robert Strozyk
PO Box 470   
Millville, PA 17846

All ministry grants are made possible by the faithful Shares of Ministry contributions made by every local congregation in the Susquehanna Conference.

Rev. Robert W. Strozyk, Pastor
 



PA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES CAMPGROUND MINISTRY COORDINATOR POSITION  
 
The Pennsylvania Council of Churches Campground Ministry Committee is accepting applications for the position of PCC Campground Ministry Coordinator. It is a part-time position involving approximately 650 hours per year, with scheduling based on job requirements. In addition to a competitive salary, based on experience and ability, mileage reimbursement will be made at the current IRS rate. The coordinator will report to the Campground Ministry Committee which is responsible for managing the
Pennsylvania Council of Churches Chaplains in the Parks program.

View Entire Job Description
 
Resumes or Letters of Application should be sent to
PA Council of Churches
900 S. Arlington Ave., Ste. 211A,
Harrisburg, PA 17109-5024.

The deadline for applications is August 20, 2017.

Questions can be addressed to Pastor Glenn Simmons, Chair of the Campground Committee
Phone: 610-928-0125 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 



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