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QuikLINK for Friday, September 14, 2018, No. 18121

Issue: 18121
September 14, 2018

In This Issue:

  • CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES AND DELEGATES
  • CRITICAL NEED FOR CONSTRUCTION/PAINTING VOLUNTEERS AT WESLEY FOREST UM CAMP & RETREAT CENTER
  • HEALTHFLEX EXCHANGE WORKSHOPS
  • WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY - OCTOBER 7
  • UPCOMING ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAININGS
  • UMHC OPEN HOUSE JOB FAIR
  • ONLINE VIM TEAM LEADER TRAINING AVAILABLE
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     


   
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES AND DELEGATES
for the week of September 23 - 29 and September 30 - October 6    
 
September 16 - 22
(Delegates)
Rev. Larry Leland Jr. - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Clergy)
Lisa Bender - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Laity)
 
September 23 - 29
Christ UMC, Tyrone
Valley UMC, Muncy Valley
Salem UMC, Liverpool
Larksville UMC, Larksville
Austinburg UMC, Knoxville
Newton Hamilton UMC, Newton Hamilton
Countryside Community Church, Clarks Summit
Wayne UMC, McVeytown
Calvary UMC, Fayetteville
Buckhorn UMC, Bloomsburg

Rev. Matthew Lake - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Clergy)
Warren Heil Jr. - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Laity)
 
September 30 - October 6     
Christ UMC, Tyrone
Valley UMC, Muncy Valley
Salem UMC, Liverpool
Larksville UMC, Larksville
Austinburg UMC, Knoxville
Newton Hamilton UMC, Newton Hamilton
Countryside Community Church, Clarks Summit
Wayne UMC, McVeytown
Calvary UMC, Fayetteville
Buckhorn UMC, Bloomsburg

Rev. Beth Jones - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Clergy)  
Milton Loyer - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Laity)
 
   
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.
   



CRITICAL NEED FOR CONSTRUCTION/PAINTING VOLUNTEERS AT WESLEY FOREST UM CAMP & RETREAT CENTER
 
Dear Susquehanna Conference Colleagues:
 
We would appreciate your help in getting the word out along with any suggestions of people to contact to volunteer to help with a critical renovation project now underway at Wesley Forest UM Camp Retreat Center in Weikert. The next two weeks will be pivotal and volunteers are essential. Unfortunately, some volunteers who were expected to work on the project have not been able to participate and there are only three weeks until the building must be ready to host groups who will be coming on retreat.
 
The renovations are part of a Wide Embrace of God campaign to make the White Pine Lodge accessible for person with handicapping conditions.  We will need 5 volunteers each day over the next three weeks to help with a variety of tasks from construction, electricity, putting up wall board, painting, finish trim work, etc. We, also, need help with a variety of other tasks not requiring skilled labor but essential to the camp and retreat center.  It will free up staff with specific skills from other duties to help with the renovations.
 
If you or others you know can come to help on any of the following dates, we are currently working to recruit 5 volunteers each of the days listed below. We will be working evenings, also, so those who can come after work are much appreciated too. Please, check out the following dates and let Emily Sliski, the Center Director, know if you or others can help. It is critical to complete the work by September 27.  
 
Emily Sliski     570-922-1348    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
If you can come for a single day, evening or a longer stretch, please let Emily know.  Please, spread the word to others and ask them to contact Emily if they can help on a single day or any portion of the dates below, so she can schedule and coordinate volunteers.  
 
Dates:
September 17-21 (Monday-Saturday)  Volunteers needed all day and/or evenings
September 24-28 (Monday-Friday) Volunteers needed all day and/or evenings
 
In addition to basic workers, we are in need of certified or master plumbers and electricians.
 
Thank you,
Emily
 
 
Kevin Witt
Director of Camp Retreat and Discipleship
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http://www.susumcamps.org/
 


  
   
 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
 

Kelly Cox
Conference Benefits Officer
 




WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY - OCTOBER 7
 
On World Communion Sunday, Oct. 7, the denomination will offer generous support to national and international students who rely on scholarships to pursue graduate-level education. Download tools (including social media tools, graphics, videos, bulletin inserts, offering talks, preaching helps and more) to encourage your congregation to empower students who are following God's call.

Download Now  
 



UPCOMING ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAININGS
 
South Gibson UMC
2839 State Route 2067, Union Dale, PA 18470
Saturday, October 13, 2018
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Beach Lake UMC
7 Milanville Rd., Beach Lake, PA 18405
Saturday, November 10, 2018
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
For more details View Flyer
 
Register Online

 
Sharon Engdahl
Executive Director/Past President
Mental Wellness Awareness Association, Inc.
 



UMHC OPEN HOUSE JOB FAIR
 
United Methodist Home for Children, Inc.
Open House Job Fair
September 24, 2018

12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
5120 Simpson Ferry Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

For more information call Kendra at 717-766-7652 ext 219
 
View Flyer
 

Kendra Maley
Benefits/Payroll Manager
United Methodist Home for Children, Inc.
 



ONLINE VIM TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE
 
An online video training series for team leaders of VIM (Volunteers In Mission) trips is now available online. Please CLICK HERE to access the playlist, which does have three separate sections. Please feel free to share these with any local church leaders or members who may be interested.
 
VIM Training: CLICK HERE

Shawn Gilgore
Director of Communications
 



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