April 10, 2018
In This Issue:
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of April 15 - 21 and April 22 - 28
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
April 22 - 28
The Beacon: A UM Church, Hughesville
Saxton UMC, Saxton
Pleasureville UMC, York
St. Mark's UMC, Harrisburg
First UMC, Catawissa
Dalton UMC, Dalton
Mount Rock UMC, Newville
Swissdale UMC, Lock Haven
South Williamsport UMC, South Williamsport
Warriors Mark UMC, Warriors Mark
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.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 1
Register for summer camp by May 1, 2018, for a $25 Early Bird discount!
Early bird only applies to summer events, unless otherwise listed.
Register Online or download the Registration and Medical PDF forms to register today Campership Application - PDF
2018 Summer Camping Season Promotional Material
Camp & Retreat Brochure
Would you like a hands-on copy of the brochure?
2018 Summer Camp Lists with Prices
Camp & Retreat Ministry - SUSUMC
YOUTH SERVICE FUND - SILENT AUCTION BASKET DONATIONS NEEDED
At Annual Conference 2017, the Young People's Ministry auctioned off 25 baskets for the Youth Service Fund. The fundraiser was so successful that we caused traffic flow problems. We want to keep this solid fundraiser going but also keep things safe. We only need seven more amazing baskets donated for Annual Conference 2018. Help the Young People's Ministry meet our goal by donating a gift basket for the silent auction.
FOLLOW-UP TO RESOLUTION 4 APPROVAL AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017
Resolution 4, "Consider Investing in Wespath's Equity Social Values Plus Fund," was approved at Susquehanna Annual Conference in May 2017. It asked clergy and lay employee participants and the annual conference to consider the new fund for the portion of their accounts invested in equities.
Wespath announced in December that two additional funds using the same criteria - a heightened focus on companies' environmental and social performance - are available to both participants and institutional investors.
Below is the press release from Wespath dated April 9, 2018, and found here https://www.wespath.com/pr20180407/
Fund Name Change: ESVPF Becomes SVCEF
On April 7 the name of the Equity Social Values Plus Fund changed to the Social Values Choice Equity Fund, to align with the naming convention adopted for the "Social Values Choice" suite of funds. SVCEF is one of three funds in the "Social Values Choice" suite of funds for investors with a heightened focus on companies' environmental and social performance.
SVCEF is a passively-managed equity fund that adheres to investment guidelines addressing concerns expressed in resolutions approved by a threshold number of United Methodist annual conferences dealing with:
The fund strategy remains unchanged, and current investors in the fund do not need to take any action. The new fund name is automatically reflected in all account information.
Read more about the funds within the Social Values Choice Suite of Funds.
SAVE THE DATE - THE 2018 BISHOP'S DAY APART: A WAY FORWARD TO UNITY
For all clergy of the Susquehanna Conference
This is a required continuing education event for all full-time clergy under appointment. All other clergy and CLMs are invited.
South: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Camp Hill UMC
417 S. 22nd St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
North: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
1319 8th Street Dr.
Watsontown, PA 17777
Approximate times are 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(check-in will begin at 9 a.m.)
Bishop Park will be joined by the Northeast Jurisdictional members of the Bishops' Commission on a Way Forward for a time of teaching and discussion to give Susquehanna Conference clergy information needed to process the proposed Way Forward, as together we look for a "A Way Forward to Unity."
CEUs will be available
The registration cost of $25 for clergy will include lunch
($15 for students/retired clergy)
View the Flyer. Registration will be available mid-to late July 2018.
Co-sponsored by Bishop Jeremiah Park and the Susquehanna Conference Cabinet, Order of Elders and Deacons, and Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members.
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