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QuikLINK for Friday, July 6, 2018, No. 18100

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Issue:  18100
July 6, 2018

In This Issue:

  • FOUNDATIONS: YOUTH LEADER TRAINING
  • JULY ISSUE OF THE SUSQUEHANNA LINK AVAILABLE ONLINE 
  • JULY-AUGUST MINISTRY RESOURCE PACKET ONLINE
  • CREATIVE WORSHIP WORKSHOPS
  • MONGOLIA UM CONFERENCE SAYS, "THANK YOU" TO EVERETT UMC
  • PARISH NURSE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
  • DEADLINE FOR HEALTH MINISTRIES GRANT APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 
  • ALL INVITED TO NEXT GBCS SEMINAR IN D.C. FEBRUARY 10-13, 2019 ON WHITE PRIVILEGE AND RACISM
  • OFFICE MANAGER POSITION OPEN AT FISHBURN UMC
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     


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.

More information and registration can be found at: http://igniteyoungpeople.org/index.php/foundations. If you have questions, please contact Audrey Wilder, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Audrey Wilder
   




JULY ISSUE OF THE SUSQUEHANNA LINK AVAILABLE ONLINE
   
View July Issue
 

Shawn Gilgore
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:

  •     Day Apart with Bishop for Clergy - September 11 and 12
  •     Register for Summer Camp
  •     Equipping Vital Congregations Events - August thru October
  •     God's Calling Event for Laity - August 4
  •     Many, many trainings
  •     and more!

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.

Any questions or suggestions, contact Amy Wynn, Executive Administrative Assistant, Connectional Ministries at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Amy Wynn
   



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

If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Cindy Weaver
 




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!

View Video

 



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.

For more information, contact Lisa Bender, member of Mission and Outreach Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lisa Bender
 



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
 
For more information, contact Andrew Burd-Harris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lisa Bender
 



OFFICE MANAGER POSITION OPEN AT FISHBURN UMC
 
Ministry Description
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

  •     Act as the 'hub' church to greet the public during the week
  •     Assist the pastor, staff, council in execution of administrative needs
  •     Coordinate and lead lay volunteers in the office
  •     Act as the primary office contact for congregational care
  •     Supervise office staff (paid and unpaid) to carry out the office ministry
  •     Coordinate all church communication
  •     Coordinate the use of facilities
  •     Coordinate schedules of custodial staff
  •     Serve as backup for other office/administrative staff
  •     Create and maintain office records
  •     Act as primary purchasing agent for the office
  •     Perform other tasks as necessary

 
Skills Needed

  •     Must be committed to a personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  •     Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database management (Servant Keeper experience a plus)
  •     Experience with (or willingness to learn) basic office equipment operation
  •     Strong written and verbal communication skills
  •     Ability to multitask, prioritize and be flexible with changing administrative needs
  •     Ability to work in a high pressure team environment
  •     Must be detailed-oriented with excellent organization skills
  •     Must be able to maintain absolute confidentiality and discretion with information
  •     Willingness to do "new" things

 
Experience Requirements

  •     3-5+ years of experience in an office preferred

 
Job Type

  •    Full Time


 
For More Information or to Apply
Mail or email a cover letter and resume to:
Trish Moritz, SPRC
Fishburn UMC
1215 Fishburn Rd
Hershey PA 17033
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Trish Moritz
 



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