September 13, 2018
In This Issue:
HELP MISSION CENTRAL RESPOND TO HURRICANE FLORENCE
Mission Central is working to respond through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).
To specifically support Disaster Relief at Mission Central, follow these steps:
1. Visit missioncentral.org
2. Click on the green "Donate" button.
3. Select "Disaster Relief" under the 'Please direct my donation to:' drop-down menu.
Click on the video above to learn more about Mission Central's efforts.
Also, please keep an eye on QuikLink in the coming days for further information and ways to support responses to Florence across our United Methodist Connection.
Director of Communications
SOCIAL MINISTRIES GRANTS - APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 15
The revised 2019 Social Ministry Grant Application is available. If you aspire to start a new Social Ministry and need funding to begin or desire to continue a previously funded ministry please submit your completed application no later than September 15, 2018. Please be aware that all ministries granted awards in 2018 are not automatically renewed and must be applied for each year for the remaining allowable years.
Please submit applications to
Rev. Robert Strozyk
PO Box 470
Millville PA 17846.
All Social Ministry Grants are made possible by the faithful Shares of Ministry contributions made by every local congregation in the Susquehanna Conference.
Important Note: All applications, whether year 1, 2, or 3, must have the appropriate signatures. One of the copies sent must have the original signatures (not photo copied).
Rev. Robert Strozyk
IMPORTANT PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE INFORMATION
Please take a few moments to review the information provided by Philadelphia Insurance Company concerning Hurricane Preparedness. Given the reports of the potential severity of Hurricane Florence and additional storms behind her, the information provided may be very beneficial.
Edward J. Eshleman, CPCU
Assistant Vice President
Commercial Lines Manager
HEALTH QUOTIENT 2018
The annual Health Quotient ends on September 30, 2018. The attached flyer give information on how to complete the Health Quotient. Remember, if you do not take the Health Quotient, your deductible will increase for 2019.
Take the Health Quotient for Savings and Better Well Being
Conference Benefits Officer
PASTORS SEEKING RETIREMENT AT THE 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Active Pastors under appointment (Local Church and Extension Ministry) who are considering requesting the Retired Relationship at the 2019 session of annual conference are urged to check paragraph No. 357, page 304 in the 2016 Book of Discipline. I call your attention to the second sentence of the opening statement.
Requests for retirement shall be stated in writing to the Bishop, Cabinet, and the Board of Ordained Ministry at least one hundred twenty days prior to the date on which retirement is to be effective unless waived by the bishop and cabinet."
If you are considering retirement at the 2019 session of annual conference, please be sure to honor the time restriction. Your request should be sent to the Bishop. Copy your request for retirement letter and send to your District Superintendent; the Rev. Suzanne Elliott, chairperson of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry; the Rev. Dr. Dennis Keller, chairperson of the Board's Conference Relations Committee; and Kelly Cox, Conference Pension Officer.
If you have any additional questions, please be sure to contact your District Superintendent and/or the Episcopal Office.
Gregory C. Myers
Assistant to the Bishop
WATOTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR AT GRACE UMC, LEMOYNE & WARRIORS MARK UMC
Saturday, September 15
309 Herman Ave., Lemoyne, PA
Thursday, September 27
Warriors Mark UMC
1840 Centre Line Rd., Warriors Mark, PA
The Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda will 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!
DIRECTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP AND OUTREACH POSITION OPEN AT CALVARY UMC, FAYETTEVILLE
Calvary United Methodist Church in Fayetteville (near Chambersburg) is looking to hire a fulltime Director of Discipleship and Outreach. Ideal candidate will have the gifts and skills to reach youth and young adults in a variety of ways, lead a Worship Band, and assist the Pastor in starting a new Contemporary Worship Service.
Rev. Suzanne Elliott
TRINITY UMC, NEW FREEDOM IS LOOKING FOR A MUSICIAN
An opening for a musician is available at Trinity UMC New Freedom. Skill of a musical instrument, 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.
Mary Ellen Baker
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