QuikLINK for Friday, September 1, 2017, No. 17138

Issue: #17138                   
September 1, 2017
 
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IN THIS ISSUE
 
HURRICANE HARVEY DONATIONS NEEDED
BISHOP'S DAY APART REGISTRATION
CAMPING DIRECTOR POSITION
LINK DISTRIBUTION CHANGES
HOW TO WIN AT PARENTING
SAFE SANCTUARIES TRAINING
LOCAL CHURCH HISTORIAN'S SCHOOL
UNITED METHODIST NEWS
 
 
 
HURRICANE HARVEY DONATIONS NEEDED
 
 
Each of the links above will take you to detailed instructions on the cleaning buckets and hygiene kits. We need the items that make up each bucket or kit, and are accepting monetary donations and volunteers.
 
You may view the latest news article HERE
 
 
 
2017 BISHOP'S DAY APART
 
The 2017 Bishop's Day Apart for All Clergy of the Susquehanna Conference.
This is a required continuing education event for all full-time clergy under appointment.
All other clergy and CLM's are invited.
 
Registration Ends Monday, September 4, 2017, at Midnight
To register, go to www.susumc.org
 
East: Monday, September 11, 2017
          Lightstreet UMC      
          1640 Main St.
          Bloomsburg, PA 17815
 
West:Tuesday, September 12, 2017
           Mt. Nittany UMC   
           1500 E. Branch Rd.
           State College, PA 16801
 
Special Presenter, Rev. Dr. F. Willis Johnson                                      
CEU's Available                               
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Registration cost will be $30 for clergy ($20 for students/retired clergy) and includes lunch and a copy of Dr. Johnson's book, "Holding Up Your Corner: Talking About Race in Your Community."
Co-sponsored by Bishop J. Park and the Susquehanna Conference Cabinet, Orders of Elders and Deacons, and Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members.
 
View more registration information HERE
   
 
 
SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE
JOB POSTING
DIRECTOR OF CAMPING/RETREAT AND DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY
 
Working collaboratively with the mission/vision of the Susquehanna Annual Conference, Connectional Ministries, and other key leaders, this person will develop and implement a mission strategy for both
Camp/Retreat Ministries and a discipleship ministry outreach for the annual conference and local churches.
The director of Camp/Retreat and Discipleship Ministries will plan, organize, direct, evaluate, and supervise a comprehensive camp/retreat and discipleship ministry strategy that will assist the annual conference and local churches in their mission and vision to help congregations make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
 
View the full job description HERE
 
 
 
LINK DISTRIBUTION CHANGES
 
The Communications Department has recently begun an in-depth evaluation of all that we do. One of the things that we are looking at is whether it is good stewardship and helpful to send the LINK in bulk to local churches.
Therefore, for at least the rest of this year, The LINK will be sent to the pastor and each of the church leaders. However, we will not be sending bulk LINKs to the local church.
We will use these next months to re-evaluate and determine the best ways to get important information, news, and stories about churches to you.
Thank you for your understanding.
 
Shawn Gilgore
Director Communications
 
Janelle Walker
Associate Director of Communications
 
 
 
HOW TO WIN AT PARENTING
 
Saturday, September 9, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 
First United Methodist Church 
64 W. Chocolate Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
Cost: $5
Join us as we host Leslie Galema, an Orange Specialist, for this parenting seminar. (Grandparents are welcome too!) We will be equipping you to be leaders in young people's faith formation. Breakouts will cover the various phases and ages of children's lives to give you practical resources for navigating the tough questions your children ask. Cost is $5 for lunch. 
 
For more information, click HERE
 
 
 
SAFE SANCTUARIES TRAINING
 
Safe Sanctuaries training should be completed by clergy and by each person in our churches who works with children, youth, and vulnerable adults every 60 months (5 years).  
 
If your church would like to host a Safe Sanctuaries training this fall, please know that there are many trainers available. Your district office or the conference can provide a list of trainers in your area. 
 
It is up to the church to contact a trainer, set a date and time (allow three hours), designate a person to keep track of who registers, and provide the space and hospitality. The trainer will share the date with the conference office so the course can be available to others who need the training. The trainer will bring the training booklets, which are $3 per person. The trainer collects the funds and cares for the paperwork.
 
While official training is needed every five years, every church should have at least a one-hour session once a year to review your specific church's Safe Sanctuaries policy. 
 
If you have questions or need more information, 
please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 
 
LOCAL CHURCH HISTORIAN'S SCHOOL
 
How to be your best at the most exciting job in the local church. Designed for local church historians who are serious about reviewing and improving their skills and their church's program of history.
Twelve weekly lessons by email. No fees, travel, meetings, deadlines, exams - just solid learning in a friendly, private setting. 
Opportunity to apply the learning right in one's own church. Requires a dependable email address. Minimal computer skills needed. Certificate of completion at end.
Registration deadline: September 4, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.  
 
Contact Richard Stowe 
at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions about the event.
 
This event is coordinated by the Indiana Conference UMC.