September 5, 2018
In This Issue:
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES
for the week of September 9 - 15 and September 16 - 22
September 9 - 15
Daggett UMC, Millerton
Asbury UMC, Harrisonville
Russell Hill UMC, Meshoppen
Baughman Memorial UMC, New Cumberland
Bethlehem Stonepile UMC, Red Lion
Pleasant Valley UMC, Howard
Christ UMC, Mountain Top
Montrose UMC, Montrose
Spring Run UMC, Spring Run
Mt. Pisgah Trinity UMC, York
September 16 - 22
Chinchilla UMC, South Abington Township
Grace UMC, Centre Hall
Faith UMC, Woodbury
Mount Zion UMC, Richfield
Park Avenue UMC, Chambersburg
Reedsville UMC, Reedsville
First UMC, Harrisburg
Maple Springs UMC, Linden
Town Hill UMC, Shickshinny
Bethel UMC, Marysville
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 District Conversation dates and posters.
Harrisburg Area Episcopal Office
SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF THE SUSQUEHANNA LINK NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
View September Issue
Director of Communications Ministry
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.
HEALTHFLEX EXCHANGE WORKSHOPS
The Conference Board of Pension and Health Insurance will be hosting seven workshops during the week of September 24 - 27, 2018 to introduce the HealthFlex Exchange for 2019.
If you are full time clergy, please plan to attend 1 of the workshops, as all full time clergy will have to go through open enrollment in November.
If you register for an afternoon session (4 p.m. - 7 p.m.), please note that there is no dinner provided. Please make arrangements to eat either before or after the workshop.
Register Online Today
Conference Benefits Officer
"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.
WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: START THE FALL WITH A NEW MINDSET
Register for our special September Webinar now, final registrations deadline is September 6, 2018.
Shifting the Core of Stewardship - how do you offer honest and practical stewardship to your church?
Join us from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. on September 12 to learn more author Bob Sitze, leader of stewardship education in the Lutheran church and speaker for the Ecumenical Stewardship Leadership Association.
Remember, your $10 can earn 0.1 CEUs
Register Online today
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation challenges you to offer your time to give more mindful leadership to your church.
Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
BENEFIT FOR MISSION CENTRAL AT TIVOLI UMC
Sunday, September 23, the Tivoli United Methodist Church (9598 Rt 220 Hwy., Hughesville, PA 17737) will be hosting a music festival and ice cream festival from 2 - 4 p.m. The "Homegrown Bluegrass" group will provide the music and is comprised of individuals representing 4 different churches in the area. Instruments in the group are: guitar; mandolins; Appalachian dulcimer; washboard; fiddles and keyboards and musical saw. Some of the songs are originals by one of the members. All proceeds will be given to Mission Central.
Rev. William J. Danis
Pastor Picture Rocks and Tivoli UMC
WATOTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR AT GRACE UMC, LEMOYNE
On Saturday, September 15 at 6 p.m., the Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda will be coming to Grace United Methodist Church, 309 Herman Avenue, Lemoyne to put on a concert of their new album, "We Will Go". Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this free concert by these talented young performers!
Debbie Schue, Secretary
Grace United Methodist Church
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