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QuikLINK for Wednesday, April 4, 2018, No. 18053

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Issue:  18053
April 4, 2018

In This Issue:

  • CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
  • PREVENTING THE UNTHINKABLE - ACTIVE SHOOTER PREVENTION GUIDE
  • GENERATIONS & STEWARDSHIP: ENGAGING MILLENNIALS IN YOUR CONGREGATION
  • UM ADVOCACY IN PA UPDATE
  • PARTNERING IN MISSION: WORLD MALARIA DAY  
  • FREE COSTUMES
  • FACILITIES MANAGER POSITION OPEN AT CARLISLE UMC
  • OTTERBEIN UMC, BOILING SPRINGS JOB OPENINGS
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     


   
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of April 1 - 7 and April 8 - 14


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  

April 15 - 21
Mill-Green UMC, Millville
Hays Grove UMC, Newville
Calvary UMC, Waymart
Picture Rocks UMC, Picture Rocks
Ohio UMC, Osceola Mills
Druck Valley UMC, Hellam
First UMC, Hershey
Mount Pleasant UMC, Morris
State Line UMC, State Line
Weyant UMC, Osterburg
 
 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.
   



PREVENTING THE UNTHINKABLE - ACTIVE SHOOTER PREVENTION GUIDE    

Recently, attention has been drawn to the unthinkable action of active shooters in a house of worship.

UMI is offering this resource to you as a way to prepare you, your church leadership, the congregation and visitors in the event this should occur. Being prepared helps everyone cope with these realities and begin to re-focus attention on core ministries.

Conducting the ministries of The United Methodist Church takes on many forms. Our first call to ministry is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This crucial part of our ministry as a denomination begins in the local church. Everything else we do on a daily basis supports this core commission. (Matthew 28:19)

There are many supportive actions taking place every day to support the local church. One of them is to insure the church properties so that a church can continue its core ministries in the community.

Download Active Shooter Prevention Guide Resource

 
 



GENERATIONS & STEWARDSHIP: ENGAGING MILLENNIALS IN YOUR CONGREGATION

Join us Wednesday, April 11 from noon - 1 p.m. for Generations and Stewardship: Engaging Millennials in Your Congregation
 
This practical one-hour presentation from author Grace Duddy Pomroy offers these important takeaways:

  •     Avoid the stereotypes and assumptions placed on Millennials
  •     Learn the questions that you can ask Millennials in your congregation and community to engage them in a holistic, generosity  conversation


Grace is the co-author of the recently published stewardship book, "Embracing Stewardship: How to Put Stewardship at the Heart of Your Congregation's Life," as well as author of the 2013 ELCA stewardship resource, "Stewards of God's Love."
 
$10 Registration, 0.1 CEU credits available.
REGISTER ONLINE today


Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation   
 



UM ADVOCACY IN PA UPDATE    

Rev. Dai Morgan, Coordinator for United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania, is providing regular updates regarding legislation he is tracking for us in Harrisburg. READ his most recent update.
 
Rev. Morgan is available to visit individual churches or groups to preach and deliver a message about the connection of faith and politics. He coordinates state legislative advocacy for the three United Methodist annual conferences in Pennsylvania. Contact Rev. Morgan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 412-595-6011. Visit the United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania Facebook page
 
 
Lisa Bender   
 



PARTNERING IN MISSION: WORLD MALARIA DAY

Dilip Abayasekera is here to get you ready for the upcoming Miles for Missions walk-a-thons and has some great fundraising ideas in support of World Malaria Day on Wednesday April 25.  Here is this month's Bishop's Partners in Mission Update.

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FREE COSTUMES    

Available to pick up is a bin of children's costumes in various sizes and colors possibly used for VBS Bible Marketplace. Each "set" includes a tunic/shirt, belt, and money pouch.

If interested, please call Wesley United Methodist Church in Marysville at 717-957-4481 (Wed-Fri) to arrange for pick up.


Jeannette Keezel
Administrative Assistant
Wesley United Methodist Church
 



FACILITIES MANAGER POSITION OPEN AT CARLISLE UMC
   
Carlisle United Methodist Church is hiring a full time Facilities Manager (40 hours/week plus health and pension benefits). The Facilities Manager maintains, or supervises the maintenance of, the facilities owned by CUMC and ensures that the facilities are in an orderly and clean condition and are in a good state of repair in order that our facilities will be ready for the weekly worship services, special services, events and meetings.
 
For consideration, a candidate must submit CUMC employee application, cover letter, and current resume.  A full job description and application can be found at www.carlislepaumc.org/jobs

Deadline to apply is April 20, 2018.  
 
Please contact Rev. Jim VanZandt - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.


Mira Hewlett       
 



OTTERBEIN UMC, BOILING SPRINGS JOB OPENINGS    

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 647 Forge Road, Carlisle, PA welcomes applicants for the following four part-time positions:
 
Director of Youth Ministries - Part-time, 30 hours per week. The Director of Youth Ministries is responsible for planning, coordinating, and leading all aspects of the youth ministry program for those in 6th through 12th grade.  The principle function is to help make, grow and nurture young Disciples of Christ by a comprehensive approach to discipleship, mission, relationship building, and outreach while serving as a spiritual leader, mentor, and role model.  The Director of Youth Ministries encourages young persons in developing their relationship with Christ, provides them with opportunities for spiritual nurture and growth, and challenges them to respond to God's call to serve in their church, community, and the world.
 
Contemporary Worship Coordinator - Part-time, 10 hours per week.  The ministry duties of this position including growing followers of Jesus Christ by coordinating all aspects of the Contemporary Worship Service - The Gathering, which is Sunday mornings at 9 am.  Oversee the physical and spiritual preparation and production of music, speakers and any audio and video requirements associated with the worship service.
 
Children's Choir Director - Part-time position for the months of September - May annually.  Duties include selection of all music for the children's choir, choir rehearsals, monthly performance and special music as needed.  Rehearsal is on Sunday mornings.
 
Youth Choir Director - Part-time position for the months of September - May annually.  Duties include selection of all music for the children's choir, choir rehearsals, monthly performance and special music as needed.  Rehearsal is on Sunday mornings.
 
Please contact the church office at 717-258-6704 x 0 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a job application and job descriptions.

 
Leslie Conway
Administrative Assistant/Treasurer
 



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