October 5, 2018
In This Issue:
"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".
Register online today.
IMPORTANT PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE NOTICE
1. While the temperatures have not really felt like it, fall is in full swing and with that comes fun filled events that involve a number of activities. Hayrides are a very common fall activity but one that deserves special thought and attention in order to keep them safe. Please review the guidelines provided and enjoy this special time of year.
2. On the news this morning was another frightening story of a 2 year old child critically injured due to a bouncy house being picked up by a gust of wind. The use of inflatables is not currently excluded from insurance coverage however their use is not endorsed by or desirable to any insurance company. If possible, choose an alternative to inflatables as attractions for kids, but if you do use an inflatable, please be sure it is set up by a qualified individual and properly anchored. Be sure the use of the inflatable is supervised and that all use guidelines and capacities are followed. We do also recommend requiring a Certificate of Liability Insurance from any vendor you rent the device from and that your church be named as an Additional Insured.
View Hayride Safety Guidelines
Edward J. Eshleman, CPCU
Assistant Vice President
Commercial Lines Manager
5 FALL FACEBOOK ACTIVITIES THAT LEAD TO REAL LIFE ENGAGEMENT
Most likely, you have been on Facebook. You may have even wrestled with how to increase engagement on your church's Facebook page. Here are five ideas for using Facebook this fall to engage your congregation and other people in your community online. You may discover that face-to-face encounters also result!
NEW TAX CHANGES FOR 2019: NEW CLERGY TAX WEBINAR
Come to the Clergy Tax Webinar where Rev. Ed Bailey, a clergy tax expert, will share the most current information on federal income taxes and how this affects you.
Please register online as soon as possible
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$20 nonrefundable registration fee
Learn how to prepare information for your tax return and invite your church treasurer to attend to help you with the documentation you need from the church.
Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
CAMP & RETREAT CENTER DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN AT CAMP PENN
Camp Penn, Susquehanna Conference UMC, is located in the South Central PA woodlands. We seek a person with gifts, experience, and passion to guide a team that inspires people to grow as Christian disciples who live & lead with love that actively embodies care for others & the good of the world. Camp Penn hosts other nonprofits and religiously affiliated groups who, also, transform lives and better society. Strong candidates bring nonprofit management skills to effectively develop staff and volunteers, programs, facilities, finances, donor relations, etc. You will join a team with a strong shared vision and mutual support for expanding the reach and impact of 5 camp and retreat centers that are part of a unified ministry. The Camp Penn Director will be integral to this team spirit which extends even further among colleagues leading more than 800 UM congregations and extension ministries in the region. Certification in camp and retreat ministry is desirable - not required. Experienced candidates good at relationship building with a heart for hospitality and service are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary, retirement, health insurance, etc.
Deadline November 15, 2018
Director of Camp Retreat and Discipleship
"YOUNG VOICES IN SONG": DIRECTOR POSITION
New Bloomfield United Methodist Church is seeking an enthusiastic director for a new Elementary Chorus: "Young Voices in Song."
This program will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30 PM, beginning in October. The position is intended to work in conjunction with the pastor to create an educational/social opportunity for community children. The music may be either secular or sacred, covering a range of genres. All singers, regardless of skill or experience, will be welcome. Two performances each year would provide the children with appropriate goals and affirmation.
We are pleased to have received a $1000.00 grant from the United Methodist Church to be applied to a director's salary for directing one time a week for the length of a school semester.
There will be no rehearsals when the public school is not in session.
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