March 26, 2018
In This Issue:
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of April 1 - 7 and April 8 - 14
April 1 - 7
Zion UMC, Red Lion
Throop UMC, Throop
Freeburg UMC, Freeburg
Park UMC, Coudersport
First UMC, Lewistown
Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston
Riverside UMC, Harrisburg
Bethany UMC, Dover
Donation UMC, Huntingdon
Keating Summit UMC, Keating Summit
April 8 - 14
Browns UMC, Mc Alisterville
Amberson UMC, Spring Run
Hemlock Grove UMC, Greentown
Calvary UMC, Lemoyne
Herrickville UMC, Herrickville
Hannah UMC, Port Matilda
Grace UMC, York
Pine Mill UMC, Equinunk
First UMC, Mount Union
Wesley UMC, Nescopeck
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.
Photo by Maidstone Mulenga
COMMISSION MEMBERS GRATEFUL TO SERVE, COMPLETE WORK ON FINAL REPORT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 23, 2018
LOS ANGELES - Members of the Commission on a Way Forward expressed gratitude at the opportunity to be part of the Commission and they signaled hope for The United Methodist Church as they completed their meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22.
The 32-member Commission has been meeting since January 2017 in various places throughout the global denomination to assist the bishops in their charge from the 2016 General Conference to lead the church forward amid the present impasse related to LGBTQ inclusion and resulting questions about the unity of the church.
The Commission will present its final report to the Council of Bishops at the April/May meeting in Chicago. At that meeting, the bishops will decide what will be received and acted upon by the delegates to the Special Session of the General Conference set for St. Louis, Missouri, February 23-26, 2019.
RECALCULATING ... YPM YOUTH RALLY - LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND
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 this Wednesday, March 28, for the final rally of the year at Watsontown UMC. 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. Sunday, April 8, 2018. You can register your group online.
SAFE SANCTUARIES TRAINING - APRIL 8
Safe Sanctuaries Training
Sunday, April 8, 2018
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Camp Hill United Methodist Church
Led by Pastor Jason Schwartzman
Safe Sanctuaries Training is required every five years. Deadline to sign up for this training is Monday, April 2.
If you prefer a printed book to the pdf version, the cost is $3, to be paid at the training.
Anna Layman Knox and Georgia Reisinger
CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF THE ADVANCE:
God's Love at Work Training Leaders
For 70 years The Advance has been a vital means through which United Methodists and their predecessors have shared the love of God throughout the world. Today, The Advance supports more than 300 missionaries and more than 600 projects.
Some of the work supported by The Advance is highly innovative and forward-looking, from malaria eradication to disaster-risk reduction to social-justice initiatives. But The Advance also supports the equally vital and fundamental work of providing theological training for local church leaders around the globe.
Young Seon "Christina" Kim (Advance #3021957) serves as a Global Ministries missionary in Tanzania and directs Next Generation Ministries (Advance #3022281 ). Her Bible seminars equip United Methodist leaders throughout Tanzania to provide faithful teaching to their congregations, including five churches in the Nyarangusu camp for refugees fleeing civil war in the Congo.