July 10, 2018
In This Issue:
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.
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.
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Check-In starts at 9 a.m.
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.
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:
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.
Disaster Response Coordinator
Rio Texas Conference
United Methodist Church
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
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.
Christ Community UMC
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.
Please click graphic to view.