QuikLINK for Thursday, October 19, 2017, No. 17161

Issue:  17161
October 19, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • ON-DEMAND PRINTING OF 2017 SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE JOURNAL NOW AVAILABLE
  • IMPORTANT PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE NOTICE
  • PARTNERING IN MISSION: CHURCH/COMMUNITY GROWTH
  • BOOM THEOLOGY STUDY DAYS
  • "VITAL CONVERSATIONS" ON PEACEMAKING SEMINARS
  • CLERGY TAX WEBINAR - CORRECTION
  • UN SEMINAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APPROACHING
  • GAS RANGE FOR SALE - PRICE REDUCED
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS SERVICE
     


 

 ON-DEMAND PRINTING OF 2017 SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE JOURNAL NOW AVAILABLE  
 
The 2017 Journal of the Susquehanna Annual Conference is now available. As per the decision of the Annual Conference Session, the Journal can now solely be accessed through the conference Web site, www.susumc.org. District offices will have a very limited number of CD-Rom copies.
 
The ability to order a printed copy of the 2017 Journal is now available.
 



IMPORTANT PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE NOTICE  
  
While the temperatures have not really felt like it, fall is in full swing and with that comes fun-filled events that involve a number of activities. Hayrides are a very common fall activity but one that deserves special thought and attention in order to keep them safe.   
 
Please review the guidelines and enjoy this special time of year.
 
 
Edward J. Eshleman, CPCU
Assistant Vice President
 
EHD
350 Eagleview Blvd. Suite 110
Exton, PA 19341
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PARTNERING IN MISSION: CHURCH AND COMMUNITY GROWTH

Join Dr. Dilip Abayasekara and Pastor Michael Fotta as they discuss how a fundraising vision from the youth for Bishop's Partners In Mission helped the church and community grow.

View Video
 


 
 BOOM THEOLOGY STUDY DAYS    

Every year the Board of Ordained Ministry offers theology study days to help provisional and commissioned candidates prepare for their verbal and written work for the board. This is an optional day for candidates designed to be of help to them. Candidates are encouraged to come and bring whatever questions they might have.

This year two theology study days will be offered. Those dates are:
Friday, November 3, at 10 a.m., and Monday, November 6, at 10 a.m.

These gatherings will both occur at First United Methodist Church in Williamsport. Please email Matthew Lake at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. We will gather together for a few hours of conversation or until all the questions folks have are addressed.

 



"VITAL CONVERSATIONS" ON PEACEMAKING SEMINARS
with Dr. Rick Love

 
Conflict is a painful fact of life. How do you handle it?

What should followers of Christ do about it?

How do we resolve conflicts in our families, our communities, and our organizations?


Participate in these "Vital Conversations" with Dr. Love at
St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church
1427 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701

Friday, November 17, 7-9 p.m.
Building Bridges: Christian/Muslim Peacemaking
(Open to General Public)

Saturday, November 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jesus-Centered Peacemaking
(Designed for clergy and church leadership-limited space)

View Flyer for more details
 



CLERGY TAX WEBINAR - CORRECTION
 
Join us Tuesday, November 14, at 10 a.m. for a Clergy Tax Seminar with Rev. Ed Bailey Executive Director of Western PA U.M. Stewardship Foundation. Ed has 20 years pastoral experience and has served as vice-chair of the Western PA Annual Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits.

This seminar is designed to help clergy better understand the unique issues when filing their own Federal income tax. Deductions, exemptions, housing allowances, and exclusions will be covered in this abbreviated presentation. Join your church treasurer on-line and learn more together on the best practices for clergy financial reports and filings. We just ask that you use a computer with a web camera and a good internet connection.

$15 Registration includes resource materials only
(does not include lunch)
0.2 CEU credits available.
www.umstewardship.org/events




UN SEMINAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APPROACHING
 
How should we as followers of Jesus - and United Methodists - respond to the violence we are experiencing in our communities
and around the world?
 
What are the things that lead to peace?


November 1, 2017, is the deadline to sign up for the UN Seminar that will be held February 4-7, 2018, in New York City. There are eight spots left, so if you are interested, please contact Joe Hopkins or Kris Sledge as soon as possible. We will be at the United Church Center across from the UN for three days of struggling about how we respond to issues like the mass shooting in Las Vegas. During these times we wring our hands and wonder what we can do, so let's get some guidance from our experts on how to be vessels of God's peace in our communities.  

See the flyer about this seminar sponsored by the Mission and Outreach Team of Susquehanna Conference. Cost of the trip is $395 and includes seminar, bus transportation, and shared lodging at Edison Hotel in Times Square.  

The Seminar Trip is limited to 20 participants - register now!

Contact seminar trip organizer Pastor Joe Hopkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-753-8137 if you have questions or need more information.
 
Partial Scholarship funds may be available. CEUs will be given.

 



GAS RANGE FOR SALE - PRICE REDUCED
 
St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg has a Sunfire 60" gas range for sale. It was new in 2012. It is a model number X60-6R24RR. We have reduced the price to $2,250.

Any questions or if interested, please call Tim Saber at 717-816-4184.
 




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