January 26, 2018
In This Issue:
The next round of clergy appointments have been announced and are available to view on the conference web site, www.susumc.org
Click on the "2018-2019 Appointment Changes" graphic on the Home page.
GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY HUNGER MINISTRIES
World Hunger Grants are available to food banks, soup kitchens, and other food related ministries within the bounds of Susquehanna Conference.
Download the grant application
The deadline to submit the application is January 31, 2018.
For information or application, contact:
Address: 371 Little Creek Rd., Spring Grove PA 17362
IMPORTANT PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE REMINDER
Please notify us promptly when selling or otherwise removing buildings or locations and when adding buildings or locations. Late reporting can not only complicate claim handling on unreported additions, but also our ability to return unused premium to churches. Once we have entered a new policy term, backdating a change to a prior policy term can be very difficult.
Edward J. Eshleman, CPCU
Assistant Vice President
Commercial Lines Manager
THE ELEMENTS OF A YEAR-ROUND STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY WEBINAR
Join us Wednesday, February 7, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Learn about The Elements of a Year-Round Stewardship Ministry with Dr. Ann Michel, Assistant Director of the Lewis Center and Editor of its online newsletter, Leading Ideas, at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
This practical one-hour presentation from Dr. Michel offers three takeaways for participants as follows:
1. Develop a strategy to sustain year-round stewardship education in collaboration with laity
2. Empower congregations to practice and understand holistic stewardship
3. Create stewardship ministries that go beyond a one week or one month fall emphasis
$10 Nonrefundable Registration, 0.1 CEU credits available.
REGISTER ONLINE today
Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers
Executive Director of UMSF
UPCOMING EVENTS FROM THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION
2. Tending the Fire is a series of three retreats - in March, May, and September - that applies Family Systems Theory to life and the work of ministry. This series has been offered in The Susquehanna Conference for twelve years. It has impacted the life and ministry of many of your colleagues. Learn more at www.centerformation.org or by calling 717-240-0678.
ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Beach Lake United Methodist Church
7 Milanville Rd., Beach Lake, PA 18405
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No Cost for United Methodists as Offerings Rec'd
$50 for the Public
Breakfast and lunch provided
To learn more, view the flyer/registration form or go to www.MentalWellnessAwareness.org
Executive Director/Past President
Mental Wellness Awareness Association Inc.
PARTNERING IN MISSION: MILES FOR MISSIONS 2018
Bishop Park has a special message to share with you. Join him in each of the Susquehanna Conference districts for the Miles for Missions Walk/Run-a-Thon to benefit the Imagine No Malaria campaign and to help reduce the debt of Mission Central.
Miles for Missions Walk/Run-a-Thon Web page
Please click graphic to view.