July 6, 2018
In This Issue:
FOUNDATIONS: YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Only a limited number of spots remain for this exclusive youth leader training. Coming to Mt. Asbury, August 17 - 19 are two of the leading UM youth leader training groups in the nation, Perkins School of Youth Ministry and Discipleship Ministries Young People's Division. This learning opportunity is great for volunteers and paid youth workers. The cost to attend is $240.00 and includes lodging, meals, and the training. This is a huge steal for our Conference! Anyone new to UM youth ministry or looking to provide current training for youth volunteers should take advantage of this quickly. Training will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17 and conclude at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 19.
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Director of Communications Ministry
JULY-AUGUST MINISTRY RESOURCE PACKET ONLINE
Check out the latest edition of the Ministry Resource Packet. Find announcements, flyers, and more to share with your church leaders and congregations. Here's a sampling of what's included:
You can scroll through the entire packet or use links to open individual pages.
Access what you need when you want it. Forward pages electronically to members of the congregation. Print event flyers to post on church bulletin boards.
CREATIVE WORSHIP WORKSHOPS
Join Jason Moore, friend of the Susquehanna Conference and owner of Midnight Oil Productions on August 2,3, or 4, for a Creative Worship Workshop. Jason has designed these workshops for event for churches of all sizes, budgets, and means. Learn time-tested methodologies that transcend the traditional vs. contemporary wars and that will result in a more connected worship experience. Laugh, be inspired, and walk away with clearly defined next steps for improved worship.
Register at www.tinyurl.com/yaq99xvu or go to www.equippingvitalcongregations.org/events for more details.
View the flyer
MONGOLIA UM CONFERENCE SAYS, "THANK YOU" TO EVERETT UMC
Everett United Methodist Church collected money to send bibles to children in Bishop Park's Mongolia Conference and received this video from them as a thank you!
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 that join their local network that includes Adams and Franklin Counties in PA. 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. View course details.
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. Download the grant application.
Mission and Outreach Team
DEADLINE FOR HEALTH MINISTRIES GRANT APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
Is your church planning health-related activities in 2019?
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 2019 funds is September 1, 2018.
ALL INVITED TO NEXT GBCS SEMINAR IN D.C. FEBRUARY 10 - 13, 2019 ON WHITE PRIVILEGE AND RACISM
Join Susquehanna Conference colleagues and friends for this trip to Washington, DC and the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. This particular seminar will focus on the work of the GBCS around racism and privilege. We will learn how to better address these issues in our local communities. The topic for this year's seminar is: White Privilege and Racism
WHEN: Our coach bus will depart from 2 locations in the Susquehanna Conference. We will promptly depart from First UMC, Williamsport, (604 Market St., Williamsport) at 3 p.m. and Paxton UMC, (3550 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg) around 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 10. We will return to Paxton UMC around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, with the bus continuing to Williamsport.
COST: Cost is $375. This includes coach bus transportation, lodging at the Hotel Harrington in Washington (single rooms available at an additional cost), and meals and materials at the GBCS. Participants should bring money for metro transportation, meals not eaten at the GBCS, a tip for the bus driver, and any other personal expenses.
Registration Form and Flyer
OFFICE MANAGER POSITION OPEN AT FISHBURN UMC
The Office Manager works in cooperation with other staff members and ministry teams of the church. The position reports directly to the Pastor and consults on plans and policies. The Office Manager supervises the day to day operations of the office and acts as the 'hub' for all communication and information.
Areas of Responsibility
For More Information or to Apply
Mail or email a cover letter and resume to:
Trish Moritz, SPRC
1215 Fishburn Rd
Hershey PA 17033
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