August 10, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE:
REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN FOR PREACHING WITH POWER PROGRAM
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
Go to the PwP Web site for more details about the PwP program.
or call 570-523-9592.
HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE USE ARTISTIC WITNESS TO DEEPEN THEIR FAITH
NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 9, 2017 /Discipleship Ministries/ - Young people in The United Methodist Church are being encouraged to deepen their faith by using artistic witness in the same creative tradition as prolific hymn writer Charles Wesley.
The Conspiritor Collective, a new project of Young People's Ministries, a unit of Discipleship Ministries, seeks to inspire new generations of artists to use the spiritual practice of artistic witness to share the Good News, and craft faith community revivals.
Young and emerging artists are invited to share their work with others online at http://conspiritor.co and find encouragement to explore new liturgical arts, prophetic words, and missional actions for the world together.
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LINGLESTOWN LIFE UMC, HARRISBURG, TO HOST AN ACTIVE SHOOTER CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Linglestown Life, A United Methodist Church, located at 1430 North Mountain Road, Harrisburg, is pleased to announce that they will host an Active Shooter Certification Training through ALICE Training on Monday and Tuesday, October 9 and 10. Churches are invited to participate in this valuable event.
This two-day instructor course is designed to teach proactive survival strategies for violent intruder or active shooter incidents. The goal of the ALICE program is to provide individuals with survival-enhancing options for those critical moments in the gap between when a violent situation begins and when law enforcement arrives on scene.
ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, and is a useful strategy for everyone: law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses, and places of worship. Completing the ALICE Instructor Training course provides individuals with certification in ALICE Training and allows them the opportunity to bring ALICE strategies back to their places of work. Additionally, registrants will gain access to exclusive ALICE resources.
Please Click Here to learn about ALICE Training Institute.
Please Click Here to learn about ALICE Train the Trainer event.
Please Click Here to register.
To learn more about how Linglestown Life is implementing the two-part Alice Training in their church, please contact
Rev. George S. Reynolds
Lead Pastor, Linglestown Life UMC, Harrisburg
2017 EVANGELISM CONFERENCE: SHARING CHRIST WITH CHURCH MEMBERS
Saturday, August 26
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Baughman UMC, New Cumberland
Presenters include Kay Kotan, the new Director of Congregational Development, a lay person, and five pastors. We recommend that you come as a pastor and laity team to get the most out of this very informative workshop with plenty of "take-home" resources.
Registration is $20 (includes lunch)
View flyer to see all the details and CLICK HERE to register.
Thanks for your time in considering this most important conference. Hope to see you there.
Pastor Peggy Spengler
Administrative Assistant - Growing Effective Churches
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