QuikLINK for Thursday, November 9, 2017, No. 17170

Issue:  17170
November 9, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2018 FOR ACTIVE PASTORS
  • THE PASTOR'S ROLE IN GROWING GENEROUS HEARTS WEBINAR
  • PARTNERING IN MISSION: ADVENT RESOURCES
  • "JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM" PRESENTATION 
  • FULL-TIME 2nd SHIFT YOUTH WORKER POSITION OPEN AT UNITED METHODIST HOME FOR CHILDREN INC.
  • NEW MISSIONLINK AVAILABLE
  • HARVEST HOME FOR WORLD HUNGER OFFERING
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS SERVICE
     

 
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2018 FOR ACTIVE PASTORS   
 
The 2018 Annual Election for health insurance started Wednesday, November 1, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, November 16.  Annual Election is your ONLY opportunity to select pre-tax savings for 2018 through flexible spending accounts  as well as dependent care accounts. The IRS released that the health care FSA limits will be increased to $2,650 for 2018.
 
For those whose spouse and/or family already have other coverage available, consider removing them from your conference plan. This would mean a savings to you in payroll deduction for employee health insurance and premium savings across the conference.

To make your selection(s), please visit wespath.org and log in to HealthFlex/WebMD and select "HealthFlex Plan Benefits" or "Annual Election". Once you have made your selections you can print a Benefit Summary to give to your treasurer. The Benefit Summary shows the plan selected and the FSA amount (if any) selected. Your church treasurer will need this information for January payroll.
 
If you need help logging in to your WebMD account, please call WebMD Customer Support at 1-866-302-5742.
 
For more information, and to use Alex, an online support tool, please view the PDF file.


Kelly Cox
Conference Benefits Officer
 


 
THE PASTOR'S ROLE IN GROWING GENEROUS HEARTS WEBINAR  
   
WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: Don't miss out on a chance to learn how to manage the three stages of care-giving with tools to help you understand the choices, rights, and support systems available for you.

Author Peter Wong will present "Pastor and Caregiver: Balancing Church Leadership with Family Commitments" in a one-hour webinar sponsored by The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation.

Wednesday, November 15
0.1 CEUs
$10 Registration, no refunds
11 a.m. - noon

You will need a computer with a web camera and online access with a good wi-fi connection to participate
                      
Register online by November 10
 



 PARTNERING IN MISSION: ADVENT RESOURCES

Dr. Abayasekara shares some great resources to use this Advent season.
 
  View Video  
 



"JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM" PRESENTATION
 
Tunkhannock United Methodist Church will be presenting "Journey to Bethlehem" on Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, from 6 - 9 p.m. each night.

Visitors begin at the church where they will board a hay wagon equipped with bales of hay for seats, lots of warm blankets to wrap up in, and narrators who will make the story come alive.
 
There are eight live scenes located throughout Tunkhannock where the events surrounding the birth of Jesus are enacted. The big finale is on the courthouse lawn and includes not only Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, but also the three wise men, shepherds with their sheep, angels, and the church choir presenting beautiful music. Once back at the church, homemade cookies and hot beverages will be served.  
 
Over 80 church volunteers have been working for months to prepare for  this big two-night event, which is offered to the community free of charge. The church is located at the corner of Church and Warren Streets in Tunkhannock.
 



FULL-TIME 2nd SHIFT YOUTH WORKER POSITION OPEN AT UNITED METHODIST HOME FOR CHILDREN INC.
 
Gain National Certification as a member of our team. The United Methodist Home for Children Inc. is pleased to offer an opportunity to be a part of our Outreach Ministry to Kids:

  • Challenging and rewarding full-time opportunities as a Youth Care Worker (2nd Shift) are available to work directly with the youth living on the Home's beautiful campus. (Photo is a residential cottage.)
  • New team members are trained to become Nationally Certified Youth Care Professionals.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, pass background clearances, undertake a physical exam, and possess a valid PA driver's license.
  • Experience/higher education preferable.
  • College Tuition Assistance available for qualified team members.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • View flyer or go to www.umhcservices.org to learn more

Fax your resume to 717-766-4490 or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Subject: Jobs.
 
 
Mary Jane Vaitl
Development Coordinator
United Methodist Home for Children Inc.
 


 
NEW MISSIONLINK AVAILABLE

September was an extremely busy month at Mission Central.  Hurricanes Harvey and Irma had just struck, and everyone joined together in an amazing way to help those affected.

We had 816 volunteers put in 2,516 hours in September.  

To view our latest news article CLICK HERE

 



HARVEST HOME FOR WORLD HUNGER OFFERING

The annual Harvest Home for World Hunger Offering is November 19, 2017.   

The goal is $1 for each member of each congregation.

The offering is divided with 50 percent designated to support hunger projects within the Susquehanna Conference and 50 percent designated for UMCOR hunger projects.  

Grant Funds from the 2016 offering were distributed to 34 projects in the Susquehanna Conference.

Information and a bulletin insert can be found in the current Ministry Resource Packet.

Questions can be directed to Flo Waybright, 717-225-5933 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Flo Waybright
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