QuikLINK for Thursday, August 17, 2017, No. 17131


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Issue: #17130
August 17, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • UNITED METHODISTS SEEK RACIAL JUSTICE  
  • SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP OPENINGS
  • MISSION OPPORTUNITY IN MEXICO
  • INVITATION TO INTENTIONAL PRAYER
  • EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/FINANCIAL COORDINATOR POSITION OPEN AT ELM PARK UMC, SCRANTON       
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     


UNITED METHODISTS SEEK RACIAL JUSTICE

We recognize racism as a sin and seek to eliminate it.

As followers of Christ, we embrace love and affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God and therefore work toward societies in which each person's value is recognized, maintained, and strengthened.

Go to umc.org/EmbraceLove, where you will find stories, resources, and tools to learn more about the issue of racism and the ways you can advocate for the fair treatment of all people.
 



 

SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIPS
 
September 10-16
Brigantine, New Jersey
Hurricane Sandy recovery- $150
Contact John Best - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
September 17-23
Tarboro, North Carolina
Flood recovery- $275
Contact Curt Knouse - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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. Cost includes all transportation, meals, lodging, and admission to tourist attractions.

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

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..
 
    



INVITATION TO INTENTIONAL PRAYER

In light of the tension and unrest in today's world, the Women's Bible Study Class at Shavertown United Methodist Church invites everyone to join them in intentional prayer.

They have pledged to take time at 9 p.m. every Thursday (wherever we may be) to pray for peace and justice in our world, with a focus on the events of that day or week. They have also committed to invite at least five people to pray with them each week.

These can be quick "popcorn" prayers or a more in-depth time of prayer, as your schedule allows. They hope that by saturating the world in intentional prayer, they can soften hearts and diffuse tensions. Set a reminder on your phone or place a reminder in a prominent place in your home so you won't forget.

Please share this message with your family, friends, and community. Thanks for joining us.

In God's Peace,
Cathy Berkey
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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/FINANCIAL COORDINATOR POSITION OPEN AT ELM PARK UMC, SCRANTON
   
Elm Park United Methodist Church in Scranton is looking to fill a key full-time staff position. The person will see to the day-to-day duties of the church office as well as caring for the regular financial responsibilities of the ministry. The person will act as the administrative assistant to the pastor as well as the supportive needs of the other church staff. The role will also include maintaining and updating the membership and database files.
 
The financial responsibilities include managing all accounting and finance functions of the church, including general accounting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, budget and finance reporting.
 
Similar professional experience and energetic passion to work in a vibrant and multi-faceted setting are essential qualities. The incumbent will possess strong organizational skills, accounting background, computer competency, general office capabilities, and will exhibit a strong Christian character. Proficiency in Sage Accounting Software (formerly Peach Tree), Microsoft Office is preferred.
 
Applicant must successfully complete background check clearances for PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal History, and Federal Criminal History and a Credit Check Report prior to hire. References a plus.
 
To apply, send a resume and letter of interest to
Rev. Mike Bealla

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or by mail to
Elm Park UMC
c/o Rev. Mike Bealla
712 Linden St.
Scranton, PA 18503
570-342-8263
 
For complete job description, go to www.elmparkumchurch.org/job
   



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