May 25, 2018
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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.
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MISSION U 2018
Please see the attached registration and information for you to attend either the one- or three-day event. This year's studies include: Seeking Health and Wholeness and What about Our Money? The three-day event at Bucknell University in Lewisburg will also include worship and singing, interest groups around current issues, mission projects, audiovisual presentations, and fellowship events.
Scholarships are available for young adults, children, and youth. The registration form is available on the Mission u webpage.
If anyone has a mission project that they would like to showcase, please complete this form. Instructions are included.
As an aside, the flyer that pastors and UMW presidents will soon receive in the mail has an incorrect address for our business manager Toni Oplinger. Her correct address is 5009 Chestnut Grove Rd., Spring Grove, PA 17362. We are sorry for any confusion.
PARISH NURSE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
There are two upcoming opportunities for parish nurse training this fall.
"Foundations of Faith Community/Parish Nursing" will be offered this fall through Meritus Health at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, Maryland. This includes four days of interactive classroom instruction with independent learning assignments. The dates are September 28-29 and October 26-27, 2018. The cost is is $450 for nurses outside their regional network, but only $180 for nurses who join their local network that includes Adams and Franklin Counties in Pennsylvania. Parish nurses in their network who have already attended a previous Washington County or Meritus Health educational preparation program may attend for free. View the flyer.
A "Faith Community Nursing Course" for nurses will also be offered online through Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster. That class is from August 27 - December 14 and costs $400.
Parish nurses who apply by September 1 for a Susquehanna Conference Health Ministries Grant can receive up to $450 reimbursement once the Parish Nurse course is completed.
Lisa Bender, Connectional Ministries
FREE ATTENDANCE PADS
To any church who could use 44 Attendance Pads and refills.
Rev. Kathy Harvey Nelson, pastor
Salem UMC, Martinsville
Please click graphic to view.