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QuikLINK for Thursday, January 4, 2018, No. 18004

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Issue:  18004
January 4, 2018

In This Issue:

  • SHORT-TERM MISSION TEAM LEADER/MEMBER TRAINING
  • EARLY RESPONSE TEAM TRAININGS
  • LOCAL PASTORS LICENSING SCHOOL
  • COACH APPROACH TO MINISTRY WORKSHOP
  • NEW TAX CHANGES: NEW CLERGY TAX WEBINAR
  • ANNUAL CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1
  • HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPENED JANUARY 3
  • MISSION CENTRAL'S CURRENT NEEDS
  • CHURCH LOOKING TO REPLACE PEWS
  • ORGANIST POSITION OPEN AT TRINITY UMC, JERSEY SHORE
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     

 
SHORT-TERM MISSION TEAM LEADER/MEMBER TRAINING
 
The training is recommended for anyone thinking about leading a volunteers in mission team. This training is also helpful for team members. Some of the topics being covered will be: why we do mission recruitment, budgeting, insurance, resources for being in mission, general best practices. If you would like to host a training at your church, our team is glad to schedule trainings for groups of six or more.

Trainings will be held:
January 27, 2018
Christ UMC

100 S. Church St., Waynesboro, PA 17268
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
To register, send an email to Curt - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

and

February 10, 2018
Trinity UMC

210 W. Main St., Hummelstown, PA 17036
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
To register, send an e-mail to Jan - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 717-215-7047
 
 
Curt Knouse
 



EARLY RESPONSE TEAM TRAININGS
 
The Susquehanna Conference Disaster Response ministries will be offering Early Response Team training at Mission Central February 24, 2018. ERT Certification prepares you to be among the first responders in a disaster after emergency personnel complete their work.

This United Methodist Committee on Relief training is a great way to prepare for when disaster strikes our conference or its neighbors. No prior training or experience is required. Participants will need to have a background check done prior to receiving their badge, but not prior to training.  
 
The cost of the training is $20,
which includes your manual and lunch. The course can also be used to re-certify ERT's whose certification has expired.  
 
Register ASAP as class size is limited.  
 
Send contact information to Curt Knouse - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 717-994-6294
 

Curt Knouse
Director of Volunteers in Mission and Outreach
 



 LOCAL PASTORS LICENSING SCHOOL
 
Local Pastor's Licensing School will once again be a series of three weekend retreats at Wesley Forest to study and learn together.   
 
If you have been certified by your District Committee on Ministry and have been approved by your district superintendent to attend licensing school, please register by January 31, 2018.
 
The school is also open for CLM candidates. More information is available at the Board of Ordained Ministry Web site, scboom.org
by clicking "Licensed Local Pastors" under the "Candidacy Status" tab.  
 
 
 Gregory Milinovich
 



"COACH APPROACH TO MINISTRY" WORKSHOP
 
Register now online for the "Coach Approach to Ministry" workshop being held
 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Christ Community UMC

3939 Park Rd., Selinsgrove, PA 17870
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Workshop is Led by Rev. Dr. Deborah Winters from Coaching4Clergy
 
View Flyer
 
Peggy Spengler  
Administrative Assistant to
Director of Congregational Development
Growing Effective Churches
 


 
NEW TAX CHANGES: NEW CLERGY TAX WEBINAR
    
Find out the latest update on cash housing allowances for clergy. Make it your New Year's Resolution to come to the Clergy Tax Webinar. Rev. Ed Bailey, a clergy tax expert, will share the most current information on federal income taxes and how it affects you.
 
Please register as soon as possible or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
10 a.m. - noon

0.2 CEUs
$15 nonrefundable registration fee
 
This webinar will also cover the dual status tax classification of clergy and deductions. Learn how to prepare information for your tax return. Invite your church treasurer to attend to help you with the documentation you need from the church.
 
Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
 



ANNUAL CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1
 
One of the special expressions of the United Methodist polity is the opportunity for members of the connection to offer a resolution for consideration to a Conference. The founders of our movement believed that in conferencing the Holy Spirit of God could guide us to consider the prompting of our members. The opportunity is here once again for you, your congregation, or any of its members to offer a resolution for consideration at the 2018 session of Annual Conference.
 
A resolution typically is formatted with a series of statements beginning with "whereas." These statements provide the rationale of the petitioner. These statements demonstrate the assumptions that the petitioner holds. They belong to the petitioner. After the series of "whereas" statements, there appears at least one statement that begins "Therefore, be it resolved." This becomes the main motion that is put before the Conference. If more than one action is being petitioned, another statement may be added beginning "be it further resolved."
 
The Mission and Outreach Team is charged with receiving these resolutions and passing them on to Conference with either a vote of concurrence or non-concurrence.
 
Resolutions are to be clearly printed and sent together with supporting documentation. It is preferred that all resolutions be received electronically via email. You can email them to Kristopher Sledge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And, if you are unable to email the resolutions, you may mail them to:
 
Mission and Outreach Team
Kristopher Sledge
PO Box 277
State Line, PA 17263
 
Please indicate a contact person should we need to contact the petitioner for clarification.
 
Resolutions must be submitted no later than February 1, 2018.
 
 
Kristopher Sledge, Chair
Mission and Outreach Team
 




HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPENED JANUARY 3      
 
United Methodist Church high school seniors and those enrolled in college who are also active in their church and/or in the conference may apply for a  fall 2018 scholarship offered through the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Students apply online between January 3 - March 7, 2018. Student loans are also available at interest rates as low as 3.75 percent (with a credit-worthy co-signer.)
 
Funds for these scholarships come from offerings taken on United Methodist Student Day, World Communion Sunday, and Native American Sunday.
 
Thank you for sharing this information with students in your congregations.
 
 
The Mission and Outreach Team
Susquehanna Conference
 



MISSION CENTRAL'S CURRENT NEEDS
MissionLINK - January 4, 2018

 
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CHURCH LOOKING TO REPLACE PEWS   
 
We are looking to replace our old pews with newer ones that are straight and can be of various lengths.  
 
If you have them, would you please send us pictures and details about length and condition. If Pulpit and Altar furnishings are included due to matching color, so indicate.   
 
Send information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 
Bill Pipp
 



ORGANIST POSITION OPEN AT TRINITY UMC, JERSEY SHORE   
 
Trinity United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore is currently accepting applicants for church organist position beginning in January 2018. Duties include weekly worship at 9 a.m., midweek choir practice, and occasional services as desired.  
 
For more information, call the church office at 570-398-2913.  
 
Resume with letter of interest may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'Organist Applicant' as the subject line.  
 
Only serious applicants need apply.
 
 
Craig A. Seasholtz,
Staff Parrish Relationship Committee Chair
 



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