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QuikLINK for Tuesday, January 2, 2018, No. 18002

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Issue:  18002
January 2, 2018

In This Issue:

  • CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
  • RECALCULATING ... YPM YOUTH RALLY REGISTRATION CLOSING TODAY
  • YOUTH MISSION EXPERIENCE - LEARN HOW TO DO IT
  • YOUTH LAY MEMBERS
  • MONEY AND MINISTRY BALANCE WEBINAR
  • UM ADVOCACY IN PA UPDATE
  • FOLLOW UP TO RESOLUTION 4 APPROVED AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017
  • CHOIR ROBES FOR SALE
  • UM HOME FOR CHILDREN INC., JOB OPPORTUNITY  - YOUTH CARE WORKERS, 2nd SHIFT
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     


 
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of January 7 - January 13 and January 14 - January 20
 
January 7 - January 13
Snyder's UMC, New Bloomfield
Knoxville Yoked Church, Knoxville
Trinity UMC, Woodward
Jenningsville UMC, Jenningsville
Hope UMC, Port Trevorton
Mount Carmel UMC, Orrtanna
Quiggleville UMC, Cogan Station
Mardorf UMC, Altoona
Salem UMC, Windsor
Howard UMC, Howard 

January 14 - January 20
Bloomingdale UMC, Ross Township
Sprucetown UMC, Spring Mills
Bethlehem UMC, Dallastown
Madera UMC, Madera
First UMC, New Milford
Duboistown UMC, South Williamsport
Moshannon UMC, Moshannon
McKendree UMC, Airville
Waverly UMC, Waverly
Aldersgate UMC, Mechanicsburg

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.
 



RECALCULATING ... YPM YOUTH RALLY REGISTRATION CLOSING TODAY
 
Saul asked, "Who are you, Lord?"

"I am Jesus, whom you are harassing," came the reply. "Now get up and enter the city. You will be told what you must do." - Acts 9:5-6
 
We are harassing you to register for this great Recalculating Youth Rally! Registration closes today, Tuesday, January 2, for the Shepherdstown UMC location. Don't let this FREE event pass your youth group by. Also, catch the rest of Saul's story through the eyes of our student leaders.
 
The Youth Rally will be held from 3 - 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018 (snow date January 14) and you can register your group online
 
Other dates and locations are open for registration at the YPMC Web site, igniteyoungpeople.org


Audrey Wilder
Director of Young People's Ministry
  



YOUTH MISSION EXPERIENCE - LEARN HOW TO DO IT
 
Not sure how to make a mission trip happen. The Young People's Ministry is offering an event to help train you in preparing for your own trip.

We will accept up to five students from a single congregation. So if your youth ministry isn't sure how to make a trip happen for your group, let us give you some hands-on training. 
 
Apply to be a part of our Student Mission Experience to the Henderson Settlement and gain confidence in leading your own group in the future.
 
Dates: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018

Extended Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Cost: Students $375; Adults $150 (Includes: travel, lodging, meals (on site), fellowship activity)


Audrey Wilder
Director of Young People's Ministry
 



YOUTH LAY MEMBERS - Extended Deadline
 
Due to the beginning of the new semester and some delays in finding out finals schedules, we are giving youth an extra week to let us know if they are interested in attending Annual Conference 2018.
 
Please fill out this form by Monday, January 15, 2018.
 
The cost for youth to attend Annual Conference will be $245 (cost of meals Wednesday-Saturday). The Young People's Ministry Annual Conference Scholarship Fund will cover all rooming costs for youth members to attend.
 
If you have any questions, you may contact the Director of Young People's Ministry, Audrey Wilder, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Annual Conference Session 2018 will be held May 31-June 2 at the Hershey Lodge.


Audrey Wilder
Director of Young People's Ministry
 
 


 
MONEY AND MINISTRY BALANCE WEBINAR
    
Join us Wednesday, January 24, for a Ministry and Money Webinar with author and speaker Rev. Margaret Marcuson. Margaret has spent 13 years as a pastor and now works as a coach and consultant of churches and pastors nationwide on both leadership and stewardship.
 
This "Balancing the Books While Keeping your Balance" webinar is designed to help clergy and financial leaders to effectively manage the stress and complexity of church finances in various situations. Learn ways to communicate with your congregation about the financial life of your church to affirm and deepen discipleship.
 
$10 Registration, 0.1 CEU credits available.
 
Register online today.
 

Terri Cartwright
Executive Secretary
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation


 



UM ADVOCACY IN PA UPDATE    
 
Rev. Dai Morgan, Coordinator for United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania, is providing regular updates regarding legislation he is tracking for us in Harrisburg. READ his most recent update.
 
Rev. Morgan is available to visit individual churches or groups to preach and deliver a message about the connection of faith and politics. He coordinates state legislative advocacy for the three United Methodist annual conferences in Pennsylvania. Contact Rev. Morgan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 412-595-6011. Visit the United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/umadvocacypa/
 
 
Lisa Bender
 



FOLLOW UP TO RESOLUTION 4 APPROVED AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017    
 
Resolution 4, "Consider Investing in Wespath's Equity Social Values Plus Fund," was approved at Annual Conference 2017. It asked clergy and lay employee participants and the annual conference to consider the new fund for the portion of their accounts invested in equities. 

Wespath has now announced that two additional funds using the same criteria - a heightened focus on companies' environmental and social performance - are now available to both participants and institutional investors. These three funds are now a complementary suite of funds for better diversification of your investments.

 Read the Wespath press release,
"Wespath Launches "Social Values Choice" Suite of Funds"
 
 
Lisa Bender
 




CHOIR ROBES FOR SALE
 
FOR SALE: 40 adult choir robes (various adult sizes, S - XL) and one matching acolyte robe (child size).  
 
The color is blue. Each has an unattached stole of the same color outlined in white. The stole is reversible to all white for accent or for special occasions. The openings of the sleeves are also outlined in white.
 
The robes are approximately 16 years old and are in generally good condition, however some mending may be needed.
 
The robes are available for inspection by appointment in Enola, Pa.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Kenneth Wert
 



UM HOME FOR CHILDREN INC., JOB OPPORTUNITY  - YOUTH CARE WORKERS, 2nd SHIFT 
 
"Your Human Services Career Begins Here!"
 
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. 
 
New  team members are trained to become nationally certified youth care  professionals. Further, college tuition assistance is available for qualified team members.
 
Follow the links to learn more about how you can join a community of champions for kids.

 View position flyer go to www.umhcservices.org  
 
 
Mary Jane Vaitl
Development Coordinator
United Methodist Home for Children Inc.
 



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