QuikLINK for Thursday, September 28, 2017, No. 17152

Issue: #17152
September 28, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • 2018 BISHOP'S CLERGY FAMILY RETREAT REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
  • PEACE ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA FORUM
  • FACEBOOK AND YOUR CHURCH
  • SEE YOU AT THE POLE
  • STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAM
  • LYCOMING COLLEGE HOMECOMING AND FAMILY WEEKEND 
  • SAFE SANCTUARIES TRAINING 
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     


 2018 BISHOP'S CLERGY FAMILY RETREAT REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
   
Join Bishop Jeremiah J. Park and keynote speaker Tom Berlin at Hershey Lodge for the Bishop's Retreat for Our Clergy Families January 15-17, 2018.
 
There will also be a special pre-conference session at the Bishop's Retreat on Monday, Januay 15, 2018, from 1-4 p.m. This is open to both clergy and laity. Tom will address ways that both clergy and laity can join together in designing worship to support fruitful ministry of the church in the world.

Bishop's Retreat Flyer
CLICK HERE
 
Pre-Conference Session Flyer
 CLICK HERE  


Registration deadline for both events is November 30, 2017.
If you plan to attend both events, you must register for both.

To register - CLICK HERE

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Stutler, Co-Chair, Bishop's Retreat Committee, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 



PEACE ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA FORUM      
 
Escalating talk of War with North Korea  - Hosting a Called Forum on the Korean Crisis  -  November 13-15, 2017


Church and Society is hosting a called seminar, co-sponsored by the Korean Peace Committee, titled Peace on the Korean Peninsula Forum, November 13-15 in Washington, D.C. This forum is an attempt to better understand the issues surrounding the conflict by hearing from experts on nuclear security, foreign policy, and faithful advocacy, among other topics areas. It will also be a time of worship, networking, and gaining resources to continue and "pursue what makes for peace and mutual upbuilding (Romans 14:19)."

The Peace on the Korean Peninsula Forum will be held November 13-15, 2017 in the United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill. Those who have a passion for peace and/or a vital concern for the Korean Peninsula are especially invited.   
 
Register for this event
     
 
Registration is $200 per person
, which includes housing (shared room), lunch, and registration fees. Registration without housing is $75.

A limited number of need-based scholarships and student scholarships are available. Please contact Aimee Hong, director of the seminar program at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the discount codes or for more information.

Registration ends October 27, 2017. Space is limited. Register soon and reserve your spot at the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Forum.
 
Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers
Director of Conference Relations
Board of Church and Society
202-488-5600
 


 
FACEBOOK AND YOUR CHURCH

Christian Light Books & Gifts Store
1009 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA. 17701
Thursday, October 5
6 - 8 p.m.

 
Learn how to set up a Facebook account exclusively for church use and build out your page in a way that promotes your brand. This class identifies winning strategies for building and maintaining a thriving community of Facebook fans. You will learn why you should never boost a post and how to better spend and track your ad buys. This course includes detailed information on creating ads and shows how to use Facebook Insights to track your reach, page visits, and cover the topic of re-targeting.

Presented by Jerry Frear of Engage Media
 

Terry Garner   
 




 
SEE YOU AT THE POLE


"SEE YOU AT THE POLE" day was on Wednesday, September 27. All around the globe, in every time zone, students gathered at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation." (syatp.com)
 
Did your students gather for SYATP? We'd love to share about it in the LINK. Share your stories (who, what, when, where, how many ...) and photos with us here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the subject line: SYATP.
 



STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAM
for parents and youth ages 10-14


The teen years can be challenging for all families.
Strengthening Families Program 10-14 can help parents and teens tackle the challenges together.
 
This program is FREE for all families with a
child between the ages of 10-14.

Fall Session
Tuesdays from 5:30-8 p.m. starting October 17, 2017
Grace United Methodist Church
216 S. Market St.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
 
What to expect?

  •     A seven-week program that meets one night each week.
  •     Each session begins with a free family meal.
  •     Each week during the first hour, parents and youth meet separately but work on similar skills.
  •     During the second hour youth and parents have fun together as they play games and do family projects.
  •     Youth sessions include discussions, group skills practice, and games.
  •     Parent sessions include video presentations, group discussions, and skill-building activities.


View flyer for more details

For additional information or to register, contact Marla Reichart
at 717-766-7652 Ext. 250 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 



LYCOMING COLLEGE HOMECOMING AND FAMILY WEEKEND

All clergy, religious professional alumni, parents, current students, and friends of the college, as well as their families, are invited to a time of fellowship before the football game on October 7, starting at 10 a.m., during pre-game tailgating activities. The college will cancel the tailgate in the event of inclement weather, or poor conditions in the tailgating area.
 
Please RSVP to David McElwee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 717-877-1976 if you plan to attend or if you would like more information.
 



SAFE SANCTUARIES TRAINING  

Safe Sanctuaries training should be completed every 60 months (5 years) by clergy and each person in our churches who works with children, youth, and vulnerable adults.  
 
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 their 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..
 
 



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