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QuikLINK for Tuesday, July 10, 2018, No. 18101

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Issue:  18101
July 10, 2018

In This Issue:

  • CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
  • 2018 BISHOP'S DAY APART FOR CLERGY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
  • GET YOUR CHURCH CONNECTED!
  • VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION TRAINING
  • RIO TEXAS CONFERENCES INVITES ERT'S 
  • JOURNEY THROUGH THE SEASONS RETREAT
  • PRAISE TEAM LEADER POSITION OPEN AT CHRIST COMMUNITY UMC
  • FREE BANNERS
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     

  
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of July 15 - 21 and July 22 - 28   
   
       
July 15 - 21  
Spring Hill UMC, Wyalusing
The Greater Buffalo Run Valley UMC, Bellefonte
Chapel UMC, Red Lion
Wehnwood UMC, Altoona
New Albany UMC, New Albany
Trinity UMC, Elizabethville
Court Street UMC, Scranton
First UMC, Montgomery
Woodycrest UMC, State College
Hicks Memorial UMC, Duncansville   
 
July 22 - 28  
Beach Lake UMC, Beach Lake
Springvale St. Paul's UMC, Red Lion
Elimsport UMC, Allenwood
Rome UMC, Rome
Waggoners UMC, Carlisle
Union UMC, Equinunk
Bethany UMC, Milton
Asbury UMC, York
Wesley Chapel UMC, Huntingdon
Osceola Mills UMC, Osceola Mills
 
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.
   


 
2018 BISHOP'S DAY APART FOR CLERGY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
 
The 2018 Bishop's Day Apart 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 CLM's are invited.
 

South: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Camp Hill UMC
417 S 22nd Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011
 
 REGISTER HERE
North: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Watsontown UMC
1319 8th Street Drive
Watsontown, PA 17777
 
REGISTER HERE

 
A Way Forward in Unity
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 Way Forward in Unity.

CEU's Available
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Check-In starts at 9 a.m.
Includes lunch.

  •     Early Bird Registration (ends on August 23rd) is $25 for clergy ($15 for students/retired clergy)
  •     and the preferred method of payment is by credit card.
     
  •     After August 23rd, the Registration Cost is $35 for clergy ($25 for students/retired clergy)
     
  •     Final Registration ends on Sept 4, 2018

 
Co-sponsored by Bishop J. Park and the Susquehanna Conference Cabinet, Orders of Elders and Deacons and Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members.
 




GET YOUR CHURCH CONNECTED!    
 
The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) has partnered with Aware3, a church app development company to provide every United Methodist Church with their own app called UMCGo!  You can learn more about and download the app.
 
All your church needs to do is download the app, "claim" their  listing, and then follow the steps provided to get connected!
 
 




VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION TRAINING   
 
There will be a Volunteers in Mission team leader/member training August 4 at Halifax UMC beginning with check in at 8:45am. Lunch and training manual will be provided. The training will cover topics such as mission promotion, budgeting, insurance and selecting mission partners.

Please register with your name and home church to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. There is no cost for the training.
 
 
Curt Knouse
 




RIO TEXAS CONFERENCES INVITES ERT'S    
 
We have received a call for Early Response Team help in Rio Texas Conference. - Curt Knouse
 
Can you please get the word out and mobilize your teams?

Here is the appeal from Gene Hileman, the DRC in Rio, Texas:

On June 20 and 21, torrential rain hit the Rio Grande Valley in the Rio Texas Conference. Over 7,000 homes were affected by the flood. The purpose of this email is to invite ERT teams from outside our conference to assist with the clean-up. Teams from any conference are welcome. They should register at https://riotexasresponse.org/volunteer-for-ert/. They will be contacted to make further arrangements. We anticipate needing ERT teams for at least one or two months. Inquiries could be directed to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or to Jim Street at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
The areas affected were primarily in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, especially the towns of Mercedes and Weslaco.  Several churches in the area have accommodations suitable for housing teams, including showers and kitchens.  Restaurants are open throughout the area.
 
Thank you for your help.
 
Gene
 
Eugene Hileman
Disaster Response Coordinator
Rio Texas Conference
United Methodist Church
210-557-8698


 



JOURNEY THROUGH THE SEASONS RETREAT
Led by Rev. Beth Jones
 
Orchard Hill Retreat Center, Millerstown, Pa.

Thursday, July 26, starting at 6:30 p.m.
through Saturday, July 28 at 4 p.m.
 
However and wherever we encounter the outdoors, we can discover a journey back to the ancient pathways of faith, a rediscovery of healing, hope, creativity and courage - of union between Creator and creation in simple, humble, joyful places. We invite you to encounter God's guidance through the seasons of life and nature to release fears and burdens, receive silence, renew our joyful creativity and respond to God's leading.

Need a minimum number of 8 participants.

Cost: $150 (2 CEUs will be offered)

Please send registration & check payable to:
The Center for Spiritual Formation
45 S. West St.
Carlisle, PA  17013  

If you have questions, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
Rev. Kathy Harvey Nelson
 




PRAISE TEAM LEADER POSITION OPEN AT CHRIST COMMUNITY UMC

Christ Community United Methodist Church, a growing congregation of nearly 600 members in Selinsgrove, PA is seeking to hire a part-time Praise Team Leader to join our ministry team. The successful candidate will have demonstrated piano or guitar skills, and the ability to lead congregational singing and worship at our 8:20 a.m. Sunday Worship hour.  
 
Interested applicants may email a résumé to Rev. Randall Bennett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 570-743-7303.
 

Christ Community UMC  
 




FREE BANNERS

The Paxtonville U.M.C. has about a dozen banners that are approximately 3' wide and range from 5 - 7' in length available for free to any church that is interested in them. They represent various seasons of the Christian year and are in serviceable condition, we just no longer use them.  
 
If you are interested in them, please contact the church office at 570-837-3158, or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
Brian Lucas



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