August 31, 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.
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Director of Communication Ministry
REGISTER FOR BISHOP'S DAY APART
The 2018 Bishop's Day Apart for All Clergy of the Susquehanna Conference
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.
Two convenient locations:
South - September 11, 2018 - Camp Hill UMC
North - September 12, 2018 - Watsontown UMC
This is a required Continuing Education Event for all full-time Clergy under appointment. All other clergy and CLM's are invited. Lunch is included.
After August 23rd, the Registration Cost is $35 for clergy ($25 for students/retired clergy) the preferred method of payment is by credit card.
Final Registration ends on Sept 4, 2018.
For more information and to register please CLICK HERE
JOIN IMPACT HARRISBURG
In an effort to renew and increase our United Methodist Christian witness and presence in the Harrisburg area, an initiative named Impact! Harrisburg will be undertaken this fall. Together, and assisted by a resource team of local UM laity and clergy, the ten UM churches closest to center city Harrisburg simultaneously will explore a bigger and more comprehensive vision to reach new and more people for Christ. This will be an opportunity for each church to assess their congregation's ministry potential and to unlock resources through our connection with and through one another.
We invite you to participate in and support this effort in these two ways. First, join those ten churches and UM's from neighboring congregations in adding layers of prayers to this initiative.
Second, please join us for Impact! Harrisburg's kick-off event with a city-wide worship experience with Pastor Kris Sledge and prayer walk at Camp Curtin Memorial Mitchell UMC on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Harrisburg District Office
2018 SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE JOURNAL NOW AVAILABLE
The 2018 Susquehanna Conference Journal is now available in online PDF format and is available in printed form, with options of being perfect-bound or spiral-bound.
Please CLICK HERE to download your copy or to order a physical copy.
GLOBAL YOUNG PEOPLE SPEAK
A major focus of the Global Young People's Convocation in Johannesburg, South Africa this past July was to discern and act on issues of priority to young United Methodist around the world.
The Susquehanna Conference sent two youth, one young adult, and one adult youth worker to aid in that discernment and action. They spent many hours listening to one another and discussing their preferred future of the United Methodist Church. In addition to forming deep relationships, the delegates were able to craft a Unity Statement and five other pieces of legislation to be sent to General Conference Sessions 2019 and 2020. You can read the Unity Statement and other legislation as well as watch recap videos at the GYPC webpage: UMCYoungPeople.org
Director of Young People's Ministry
CHI RHO SINGERS' FALL RETREAT
It's that time again --- time for fellowship and to learn new music together at the Chi Rho Singers' Fall Retreat.
Are you appointed clergy?
Do you like to sing?
Do you enjoy fellowship with colleagues?
If you answered yes - consider taking one day a month (YES - only 1 day a month) to sing with the Chi Rho Clergy choir.
If you are laity - and would be interested in having the Chi Rho Clergy choir come to your church - please contact one of those listed below.
We gather 1 day a month (usually on the 4th Thursday of the month) from September thru May to rehearse, be in fellowship, eat dinner, provide a worship experience and head for home.
Our Chi Rho Fall retreat will again be at - Mt. Asbury Retreat Center 1310 Centerville Rd, Newville, PA 17241.
The 2018-2019 Chi Rho Retreat is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 26th through Thursday lunch, Sept. 27th.
We arrive at Mt. Asbury between noon and 1:00 pm.
On Thursday, following lunch we will travel to Cleversburg UMC in Shippensburg for further rehearsal time, supper and our evening concert.
Membership in the Chi Rho Singers shall be open to:
Any active or retired clergy member of the Susquehanna or other Annual Conferences and those appointed or assigned to serve churches within the Susquehanna Conference.
For more info contact:
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