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QuikLINK for Friday, February 23, 2018, No. 18035

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Issue:  18035
February 23, 2018

In This Issue:

  • SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING VIDEO
  • CONGREGATION SECURITY WORKSHOP
  • THE VALUE OF ALICE TRAINING
  • SAFEGUARDING HOUSES OF WORSHIP APP
  • APPOINTMENT CHANGES
  • MARCH 1 DEADLINE FOR HEALTH MINISTRIES GRANT APPLICATION
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     


SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING VIDEO
 
After the recent mass shooter events in locations around the country and the world, it has become all the more important to be prepared for situations in your local congregations. In cooperation with the Harrisburg Police Department, the Communications Ministry of the Susquehanna Conference has produced an Active Shooter Training video for you to share with your congregations. A special thanks to Deputy Chief Deric Moody for coordination and to Lt. Terry Wealand, Det. Kirk Aldridge, and Ofc. Mark Hall for their help in presenting this material.  
 
View Video
 
Please also find the PowerPoint slides attached with areas to take notes.
 

Shawn M. Gilgore
Director of Communications Ministry
 



CONGREGATION SECURITY WORKSHOP  

The South Central PA Task Force will be presenting a Congregation Security Workshop Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa. This workshop will cover developing emergency plans, proper responses to active shooter incidents, crime prevention tips for local churches, and more.

Registration is free. Lunch will be provided, with special thanks to the South Central PA Task Force and Milton Hershey School.
 
Register online
 
View the flyer for more information, and view the agenda for the day.

This event will also be videotaped and shared as a resource through the conference website and YouTube page.


Shawn M. Gilgore
Director of Communications Ministry  
   



THE VALUE OF ALICE TRAINING  

Recognizing the threat and acknowledging the need to be prepared, Linglestown Life (Harrisburg District) has engaged a number of steps to be proactive for our community of faith. This has included training through the South Central PA Emergency Task Force - Congregation Security Workshop; revising and updating our Emergency Response Plan for the church and nursery school; and engaging the services of ALICE Training Institute to train and equip our staff and volunteers.
 
That's the value of ALICE. ALICE teaches participants a proactive, options-based plan for civilian response to a violent critical incident. ALICE authorizes and empowers individuals to utilize human action, building infrastructure, and communication options to increase their chance of survival. Simply put, ALICE's mission is to save more lives. Churches wanting to learn more about the ALICE Training programs can explore their website
 
Read more information on ALICE Training
Read more about Linglestown Life's Active Shooter training
 

George Reynolds
   



SAFEGUARDING HOUSES OF WORSHIP APP  

The Justice Technology Information Center has a free app available for local churches to assist in preparing for active shooter situations, security events, and others. View web page to find out more about the process.  


Shawn M. Gilgore
Director of Communications Ministry
   




APPOINTMENT CHANGES    

The next round of clergy appointments have been announced and are available to view on the conference website, www.susumc.org Click on the "2018-2019 Appointment Changes" graphic on the Home page.
 

Stacy Eckert
Communications Specialist - Web/Graphic Designer
Communications Ministry
   



MARCH 1 DEADLINE FOR HEALTH MINISTRIES GRANT APPLICATION

Is your church planning health-related activities in 2018?

The Mission and Outreach Team has funds to assist with new health-related programs and with existing programs that demonstrate success. Preference will be given to projects that fulfill our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  Innovative programs that meet real community needs in connection with other local ministries and other local churches will be given high priority. Grants may be given for parish nurse related programs, including initial training for parish nurses and/or health ministries, for purchase of blood pressure apparatus and first aid kits, for printed material needed to begin a program, for expenses for a health fair, and toward the purchase of an AED and CPR/AED training up to designated amounts.

View application and policy. The deadline for 2018 funds is March 1.

For more information, contact Lisa Bender at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lisa Bender
 



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