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QuikLINK for Tuesday, July 17, 2018, No. 18103

Issue:  18103
July 17, 2018

In This Issue:

  • CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
  •  "A WAY FORWARD IN UNITY" - HOLY CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS
  • MISSION OPPORTUNITY: GIVE YE THEM TO EAT
  • MISSION CENTRAL ANNOUNCEMENT
  • DIRECTOR OF MUSIC POSITION OPEN AT PARK FOREST VILLAGE UMC, STATE COLLEGE 
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     


CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
  for the week of July 22 - 28 and July 29 - August 4
 
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  
 
July 29 - August 4  
East Canton UMC, East Canton
York Springs UMC, York Springs
Faith Chapel UMC, Howard
Grace UMC, Muir
Firwood UMC, Wilkes Barre
Stone UMC, Berwick
Reward UMC, Millerstown
Leona UMC, Burlington
First UMC, Three Springs
Madisonburg UMC, Madisonburg
 
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.
   




"A WAY FORWARD IN UNITY"
- HOLY CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS  
 
 
Join Bishop Park in Holy Christian Conversations about "A Way Forward In Unity."

This Fall, each district will host a time of Holy Christian Conversation that will include:
- Devotions with your District Superintendent
- A presentation on the Way Forward proposals
- A time of question and answer with Bishop Park, afterward, congregational leaders will learn about resources available to your local church for continuing the conversation.
 
Register online today.
 

Harrisburg Area Episcopal Office  
 



MISSION OPPORTUNITY: GIVE YE THEM TO EAT
Puebla and Tlancualpican     
   
 
You are invited to become "AWARE" (Alternative Work/study Awareness Program) in Mexico, October 5-14, 2018. This trip is open to anyone age 18 or older who has a desire to work and learn in another culture.

Working with staff of the Give Ye Them To Eat program (www.gytte.org), we will work alongside Mexicans on construction projects, repairs and upgrades in and around the Tree of Life Training Center in Tlancualpican. We will visit villages, participate in health programs, learn about agricultural & livestock development, participate in worship at local Methodist Churches as well as have some time to shop and do some touring. Cost for the trip is $2000. Scholarship assistance of up to $300 is available through team leader Rev. Marian Hartman. Costs include all transportation, meals, lodging, tips and admissions to tourist attractions.

Contact the Scranton Wilkes-Barre district office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-901-1569 for more information or an application. Please note that this area of Mexico is NOT a high risk area for violence.
 
Clergy can receive 3.3 CEU's for participation in the AWARE program.
Funds for continuing education can be used. The Board of Ordained Ministry also has continuing formation grants for clergy. Contact Rev. Ryan Krauss, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Scranton Wilkes-Barre District Office  
 



MISSION CENTRAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Board of Directors of Mission Central and the leadership of the Susquehanna Conference announce the resignation of Mr. Robert Visscher, Executive Director of Mission Central. We appreciate the many positive contributions that Rob made during his 8 years at Mission Central. Partnerships with diverse organizations were developed and strengthened. Hubs were created in many places throughout the Northeastern Jurisdiction and beyond. Mission Central expanded its presence and service in connecting God's resources to human needs, locally, nationally, and globally. Rob's gifts and graces as Executive Director have served Mission Central well for many years.
 
Under the capable leadership and supervision of the Board of Directors, Mission Central will continue to operate well with efficiency to fulfill its mission. We solicit your prayers for Rob and Mission Central during this time of transition.
 
In Christ's Ministry,
 
Board of Directors
Mission Central
 
 



DIRECTOR OF MUSIC POSITION OPEN AT PARK FOREST VILLAGE UMC, STATE COLLEGE
 
The Park Forest Village United Methodist Church, at 1833 Park Forest Avenue in State College, seeks a Director of Music. The position is year round. There is one weekly worship service with several additional services during the year. Responsibilities would include:

  •     Working with the Pastor and Organist to coordinate worship music appropriate to weekly worship themes
  •     Directing adult, youth, and children's choir weekly
  •     Responsible for adult choir, youth choir, children's choir, and coordinating VBS music
  •     Obtaining special music during the summer months when the adult choir is on vacation


Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
 
Please respond to Pastor Don Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
Pastor Don Smith
Park Forest Village UMC, State College

 



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