QuikLINK for Monday, August 21, 2017, No. 17133

Issue: #17133
August 21, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
  • CHOIR MUSIC AVAILABLE
  • SCHEDULE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING FOR YOUR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
  • EXPLORATION 2017
  • GOD'S LITTLE ONES LEARNING CENTER IS HIRING      
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     


 
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of August 27 - September 2
and September 3 - September 9

August 27 - September 2
Catawissa Avenue UMC, Sunbury
Trinity UMC, Harrisburg
Mackeyville UMC, Mackeyville
Elkland UMC, Elkland
Aldersgate UMC, York
Fairdale Community UMC, Montrose
Trans Run UMC, Bedford
St. John's  UMC, Mc Alisterville
Bethany UMC, Hughesville
Hope UMC, Alexandria

September 3 - September 9
Wesley UMC, Mechanicsburg
Faith UMC, Sandy Ridge
Emanuel UMC, Loganville
State Road UMC, Linden
Mount Union-Allenport UMC, Mount Union
Ebenezer UMC, Middletown
St. Peter's UMC, Riverside
Brick UMC, Duryea
Wagner UMC, Mc Clure
Burlington UMC, Burlington

You can use this list for announcements, inclusion in church bulletins, newsletters, etc. Full details about the Circle of Prayer are available from our website at www.susumc.org. Please be aware that churches are chosen from a pool of all church names with the use of a random number generator without regard to district.
 



CHOIR MUSIC AVAILABLE
 
Choir music is available to anyone interested.

Many issues of the Choir Herald and the Volunteer Choir beginning in the mid-1960s to 2000, which could be used for mission sites, church choirs, or a local chorus group; mostly four part arrangements for piano/organ.

Various other musical arrangements might also be available.

Contact Jen Clubb at the church office 717-244-6375 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
    



SCHEDULE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING FOR YOUR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY

Since 2009 numerous churches throughout the conference have hosted Mental Health First Aid classes. Participants:

  •     Learn mental health problems are medical conditions that need early medical treatment.
  •     Increase their knowledge of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors related to mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
  •     Can identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental health or addiction problem.
  •     Increase their confidence in and likelihood to help an individual in distress.
  •     Show increased mental wellness themselves.


This program is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

As the hands and feet of Christ, we are to tend to the broken and seek out the lost the same way Jesus tended to our wounds and sought us out. To do this, we must be willing to meet our brothers and sisters where they are, and use Jesus' example of meeting the needs of our neighbors. We must remember effective churches don't simply meet the spiritual needs of their congregants, but also the psychological, social, and physical needs.

If you're interested in bringing this valuable training to your staff, volunteers, and community, contact the Mental Wellness Awareness Association at their Web site, www.mentalwellnessawareness.org, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or by phone at 717-957-3432 to schedule a training at your church.

View flyer for more information

Sharon Engdahl
Executive Director/Past President
Mental Wellness Awareness Association, Inc.
 



EXPLORATION 2017
   
"Called to Make a Difference"
November 3-5, 2017

Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront
Portland, Oregon

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.

Workshops
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.

Interested?
Contact Pastor Adam Miller at 570-932-0657
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This does fulfill the God's Calling Event for those in the candidacy process.

Cost: $75

Deadline to register: September 6, 2017   
 



GOD'S LITTLE ONES LEARNING CENTER IS HIRING
   
God's Little Ones Learning Center, a mission of Newburg United Methodist Church, is located in beautiful western Cumberland County, six miles from Shippensburg. GLO is looking to hire an experienced child care provider to become the full-time teacher in the pre-k classroom, which currently has seven children enrolled. Typical hours would be 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., yet would be open to adjustment.  

In addition, GLO is seeking to hire an experienced child care provider to become a part-time teacher.

For additional information or to submit your resume
please contact:
Newburg United Methodist Church
717-423-6223 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Judi Herrold
Pastor, Newburg UMC
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