March 1, 2018
In This Issue
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Over the past seven years through Mental Health Awareness Sunday Offerings, approximately 25 churches throughout the conference have hosted the live eight-hour evidenced-based Mental Health First Aid USA Training, provided by the Mental Wellness Awareness Association in Pennsylvania, at no cost to church members. Non-UMC members have attended for $50. Currently three churches are hoping to host the training over the next several months. Contributions to the Mental Health Awareness Sunday Offering are essential to keeping this training going. In fact, we have less funds available than are needed for the number of churches who have asked to host it.
Please plan to support this much needed training by promoting Sunday, May 20, as Mental Health Awareness Sunday. Thank you for encouraging financial support for the Mental Health First Aid program of the SUSUMC. When submitting your offering, mark your contribution for offering #4050.
Executive Director/Past President
Mental Wellness Awareness Association Inc.
GRIEF FORUM - UNDERSTANDING AND APPROACHING GRIEF
March 25, 2018
Grace United Methodist Church
309 Herman Ave. Lemoyne, PA, 17043
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Join co-authors, Lynn Shiner and Lisa Zoll, LCSW, as they discuss the following topics:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone who has been impacted by death.
No registration required, free to the public.
RECALCULATING ... YPM YOUTH RALLY EVENT REMINDER
We want to remind you that the Young People's Ministry Council is holding our FINAL FREE youth rally at
1319 8th Street Dr.,
Watsontown, PA 17777
Sunday, April 8, 2018
3 - 7 p.m.
There will be small group discussions lead by student leaders, multiple mission projects, and, of course, icebreakers.
We will all worship together with youth-lead Scripture, prayers, and testimonies. We suggest students 7-12 grade attend, as the material may not be developmentally appropriate for younger students.
Online Registration for this location is open until March 28, 2018.
The Enlistment & Interpretation committee has begun accepting applications for this year's ministry intern program.
The application deadline is April 30.
More information is available on the flyer, and applications and expectation forms are available on the BOOM website at http://scboom.org/index.php/resources/ministry-internship
DEADLINE FOR HEALTH MINISTRIES GRANT APPLICATIONS IS TODAY, MARCH 1
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 today, March 1.
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