August 23, 2018
In This Issue:
SUPPORT SUSQUEHANNA FLOOD RELIEF
Your church can help our brothers and sisters effected by the flooding throughout our Conference by giving to the Susquehanna Flood Relief, advance #8055. This supports the work of Early Response Teams (ERTs) and longer term recovery efforts in our Conference. All of the money designated to this advance number will stay here in the Susquehanna Conference.
Disaster Relief Coordinator
RETIRED MINISTERS' FELLOWSHIP MEETING/DINNER
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Trinity United Methodist Church
84 Lombard Ave., Danville, PA
9:30 a.m. - Fellowship
10 a.m. - Devotions, Program, and Business Meeting
12:15 p.m. - Meal
The humorous program will be presented by Rev. John Telyea, a Lutheran Pastor and Comedian.
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
View Minutes from April 2018 Meeting
"HOW TO START A LEADERSHIP REVOLUTION" WEBINAR
Leadership. It's influence. It's servant-hearted. Everything depends on it. Nothing happens without it.
We've heard the clichés (which are true, by the way). We've read a lot of books. But there still exists a void in our churches. What we need is a workable plan. Simple in structure. Practical and practice-based. One that can work in a church of 70 and 700. One that can turn ministry potential into reality.
Our presenter will be Mike Schreiner, pastor of Morning Star Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Join Rev. Mike Schreiner on
Thursday, October 25 at 2 p.m. for "How to Start a Leadership Revolution".
View flyer and register online today.
FALL BACK INTO LOVE OF LEARNING! WEBINAR
Are our stewardship practices and assumptions Biblical?
Are they honest and practical?
Evaluate our current stewardship practices and consider how to adapt secular ones into our church with integrity.
Come participate in the webinar, "Shifting the Core of Stewardship"
Join us on Wednesday, September 12 for this innovative webinar held from
11 a.m. EST to noon with author Bob Sitze.
Register Online Today
$10 Nonrefundable fee, 0.1 CEU credits available.
Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
2019 TRIP TO SIERRA LEONE
The Sierra Leone Initiative's 2019 trip to Sierra Leone tentatively scheduled from mid-January to near the end of the month promises three exciting opportunities. The first opportunity provides time for covenant congregations' representatives to visit with the pastor and congregation of their partner Sierra Leone church. Secondly, the Partner Conference, a gathering of United Methodist Conferences and other related organizations that serve in Sierra Leone, meets January 21-22. The Partner Conference provides a great learning opportunity for all attendees. Finally, the team may stay for a little of the Sierra Leone Annual Conference, giving us the chance to meet many of the pastors whose salaries we pay. Join us in Sierra Leone in January 2019. The initial meeting of the team will be Sunday, September 16 at 3 p.m. at Calvary UMC 4077 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA.
MISSION CENTRAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OPENING
Mission Central is looking for an experienced Executive Director with a heart for missions, demonstrated by both passion and experience in significant missional initiatives in either a non-profit or a church setting.
The qualified candidate will be able to manage a budget between $500k and $1M and a team of a dozen paid and volunteer staff.
The position requires the ability to maintain a 'big-picture' understanding of possible needs Mission Central may fill and resources that Mission Central may obtain.
View the full job description and how to submit a resume.
Board of Directors
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER POSITION OPEN AT ALDERSGATE UMC, YORK
Aldersgate York is looking for a part-time worship leader with a passion for praising Jesus through song in our contemporary services. The ideal candidate should have strong vocal and instrumental skills; be experienced leading a praise team and congregational worship; and have the administrative skills necessary to plan set lists that complement the worship theme, update EZWorship software, and coordinate with ministry and media teams.
Aldersgate is excited to be undertaking the Growing Effective Churches process for refocusing our efforts and resources on making new disciples as we strive to Know, Live, and Share Jesus. Every aspect of "how we do church" is currently being examined under the guidance of trained consultants to help us do it more effectively for the sole purpose of kingdom building. This position will most likely be a part of upcoming transitions that may affect worship style and services and the person selected will need to be an innovative, adaptable, and compassionate servant leader. If you feel God's call to lead through change and minister through music, we'd like to meet you.
Full job description, job application, and instructions to apply are available through the church website at www.aldersgateyork.com
ORGANIST/PIANIST POSITION OPEN AT TRINITY UMC, NEW FREEDOM
An organist/pianist position is available at Trinity UMC New Freedom. Piano and/or organ skills, knowledge of both traditional and contemporary music, and five years or more of musical experience are required. This is a paid position. A more detailed job description is available for those who are interested.
Please contact the Trinity office at 717-235-2544 if you would like more information.
Mary Ellen Baker
FIRST UMC, MECHANICSBURG SEEKS CHILDCARE WORKERS
First United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg has an urgent need for four qualified childcare workers.
Beginning Sept. 28, childcare workers are needed from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and on the following Fridays of each month until next May (10/19, 11/16, 12/14, 1/18, 2/8, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/17). First Church wishes to provide care for children ages birth to 6 years old of mothers who attend MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meetings. A short Bible lesson, craft and snack for the children will be provided by the church.
Compensation is $10 per hour.
Director of Outreach
First United Methodist Church
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