August 6, 2018
In This Issue:
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of August 12 - 18 and August 19 - 25
August 12 - 18
Mapleton Grace UMC, Mapleton Depot
Prompton Community UMC, Prompton
Arch Rock UMC, Mifflintown
Morris-Blackwell UMC, Morris
Tipton UMC, Tipton
Grace UMC, Harrisburg
East Lemon UMC, Factoryville
Mount Union UMC, Fayetteville
Trinity UMC, Bellefonte
Bethel Hill UMC, Sweet Valley
August 19 - 25
First UMC, Carbondale
Waterfall Zion UMC, Waterfall
West Milton UMC, West Milton
Fetterhoff Chapel UMC, Chambersburg
Calvary UMC, Wiconisco
Covington UMC, Covington
Park Forest Village UMC, State College
Newburg UMC, Newburg
Mount Pleasant UMC, Sunbury
South Auburn UMC, South Auburn
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 THE HARRISBURG, YORK AND SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 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 Harrisburg District Holy Christian Conversation will take place at:
Camp Hill United Methodist Church
417 S 22nd Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Saturday, September 29
9: 30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The York District Holy Christian Conversation will take place at:
Gettysburg United Methodist Church
30 West High Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Saturday, September 29
3 - 5:30 p.m.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District Holy Christian Conversation will take place at:
Clarks Summit United Methodist Church
1310 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Sunday, September 30
3 - 5:30 p.m.
Register online today.
View other District Conversation dates and posters.
Harrisburg Area Episcopal Office
DISCOVERY PLACE CLOSED AUGUST 9 - 17
Discovery Place will be closed August 9 - August 17. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Discovery Place Resource Center
UM ADVOCACY IN PA UPDATE
Rev. Dai Morgan, Coordinator for United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania, is providing regular updates regarding legislation he is tracking for us in Harrisburg. READ his most recent update.
FIRST TWELVE TRAINING
If you are looking to start something new to reach new people, gather your team and stoke the ministry fire within, this training is for you.
First Twelve is a team effort of Path 1 New Church Starts at Discipleship Ministries designed as a training event to help gather and grow the first twelve committed, core people of a new church, new ministry or new faith community. These first twelve people set the pattern for replicating leadership, and begin a cascade of invitation. Finding twelve who are invested and committed as leaders with you in helping start a new ministry is a key initial step in growing into something larger without your vision burning out or stalling out before a successful ministry launch. The cost to register is $375 for the team lead and $75 for each additional team member. The registration fee includes the two-day training, meals and on-going Path One coaching for your team.
September 7 - 8, 2018
Friday 4 - 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Crosspoint United Methodist Church
430 Colonial Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109
Register Online today.
RETIRED MINISTERS' FELLOWSHIP MEETING/DINNER
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Trinity United Methodist Church
84 Lombard Avenue, Danville, PA
9:30 a.m. - Fellowship
10 a.m. - Devotions, Program, and Business Meeting
12:15 p.m. - Meal
We extend a special invitation to the new retirees:
Dues are payable at the September meeting.
Clergy and Spouse, $4; Clergy Single, $3; Spouse Single, $2
Deadline to register for the meal is September 12, 2018.
Please use this form to make your meal reservations and mail with check payable to:
RETIRED MINISTERS' FELLOWSHIP
Send to: Judy Zieber
434 Woodcrest Dr.,
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-6810
"NO, WE AIN'T GOT A BARREL OF MONEY BUT..." WEBINAR
Use the end of summer to start the fall off right. Get an early jump on your own "back to school" practice of lifelong learning. Join us for this engaging workshop.
What's it about? We like to claim we are poor. Let's find out why and what to do to change this mindset:
Learn to be open to believing and doing stewardship rather than just thinking about it.
August 29, 2018
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
We are excited to welcome Rev. David Rash, the founder and leaders of Stewardship Matters consulting service in Virginia. As a retired United Methodist pastor, he will be discussing ways to eliminate the complaints about a lack of resources with some appreciation for what the church has and what the church truly needs based on his own experiences.
Please register as soon as possible online
$10 Registration (nonrefundable)
Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
PIANIST/KEYBOARD PLAYER NEEDED AT MT. ROCK UMC, NEWVILLE
Pianist/Keyboard Player needed beginning in September for 10 a.m. worship services at Mt. Rock UMC in Newville, Pa. Electronic piano/organ keyboard. Paid per service.
Contact: Pastor Linda Maifair
Mt. Rock UMC
598 Mt. Rock Road
Newville, PA 17241
Pastor Linda Maifair
TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR POSITION OPEN AT WESLEY UMC, BLOOMSBURG
Wesley UMC of Bloomsburg is accepting applications for a part-time Technology Coordinator. The Technology Coordinator will be responsible for preparation of weekly PowerPoint presentations for worship, maintenance of all computer related equipment including audio and video, management and training of staff volunteers for technology ministries, maintenance of the church website, and other technology related duties as required. Hourly pay will be based on experience. Flexible hours will be permitted.
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