July 23, 2018
In This Issue:
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of July 29 - August 4 and August 5 - 11
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
August 5 - 11
Walnut Street UMC, Burnham
Christ UMC, Yoe
Dimock Community UMC, Dimock
Fowlersville UMC, Berwick
Middlesex UMC, Carlisle
Dillsburg Community Church, Dillsburg
Queen UMC, Claysburg
Orange UMC, Dallas
Calvary UMC, West Nanticoke
West Burlington UMC, West Burlington
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.
HOLY CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS IN WILLIAMSPORT, LEWISBURG AND STATE COLLEGE DISTRICTS
Join Bishop Park in Holy Christian Conversations about "A Way Forward In Unity."
These Holy Christian Conversations 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.
The Williamsport District Holy Christian Conversation
will take place at:
Blossburg United Methodist Church
108 N Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA 16912
Saturday, September 15
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Lewisburg District Holy Christian Conversation will take place at:
Watsontown United Methodist Church
1319 8th Street Dr., Watsontown, PA 17777
Saturday, September 15
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The State College District Holy Christian Conversation will take place at:
Faith United Methodist Church
512 Hughes St., Bellfonte, PA 16823
Sunday, September 16
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Register online today.
View other District Conversation dates and posters.
Harrisburg Area Episcopal Office
IMPORTANT PROPERTY & CASUALTY PROGRAM NOTICE
Edward J. Eshleman, CPCU
Assistant Vice President
Commercial Lines Manager
On Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., come learn how to comprehensively dream and plan for a new small group, launch a youth group, start a new worship experience, or a fresh expression. Paul Nixon, Path One Strategist, will lead a time of thinking through all the steps to launch a vital new ministry.
This event will be held at St. Pauls UMC, 42 S 4th St, Lewisburg, PA 17837. (Note: this is a prerequisite requirement for Spark Tank.)
Register Online today.
BLUEPRINT FOR WELLNESS SCREENING ENDS TUESDAY, JULY 31
View Flyer for more details
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.
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
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
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