October 12, 2018
In This Issue:
SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE INVITING ERTs FROM ACROSS THE CONNECTION
Partners in Disaster Ministry
Matt Brodie, the South Carolina Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, has requested UMCOR's assistance in extending this invitation to out-of-Conference ERTs.
SC UMC can provide housing and food for most teams.
Their current need is for muck out teams to work in the Pee Dee region of the state.
If your Conference has available teams, please direct your ERT Coordinator or Team Leaders to coordinate through the Incident Coordination mechanism of the SC UMC.
Program Manager, U.S. Disaster Response
United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR)
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MISSION CENTRAL ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Mission Central Board of Directors is extremely excited to announce that the new Executive Director for Mission Central is Hope Harrison.
Mission Central conducted a very thorough nation-wide search. Nearly 90 resumes were reviewed. After 15 phone interviews, six candidates were invited for face to face interviews. The Board has a profound sense that through this process Hope is the one that can lead Mission Central forward.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE MISSION CENTRAL 5K
The 5K is just 2 weeks away and a bunch of volunteers are needed in order to pull off this event. People are needed at registration, timing and out on the course, directing the runners.
Sign up, bring a friend (or friends) and join us for some fun and to help a great cause. See you on Saturday, October 27!
CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
HELP FIGHT HOMELESSNESS
Did you know that on any given night in 2017, there were over 14,000 people who were homeless in Pennsylvania. Across the country, that number rose to more than 500,000 men, women and children. Did you know that you can help?
Mission Central has created 2 different kits to help fight homelessness. We have a "Warm Hearts and Hands " Kit and a "Blessing" Kit.
Deciding on the next steps of an educational journey can be an overwhelming task. A new website is available to support students as they seek opportunities to build knowledge and community! Explore United Methodist schools, seminaries, colleges and universities as well as other institutions that serve United Methodist students.
CLERGY TAX WEBINAR
Join us Tuesday, October 30 for a Clergy Tax Webinar from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. It will be led by Rev. Ed Bailey who specializes in tax preparation education in his calling to help pastors with their financial planning.
Learn about the difference with deductions in 2019 and find out the best practices for clergy financial reports and filings. We look forward to seeing you soon!
$20 nonrefundable registration with 0.2 CEU credits available
Register Online Today
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director
ALL INVITED TO NEXT GBCS SEMINAR FEBRUARY 10 - 13, 2019 ON WHITE PRIVILEGE AND RACISM
December 15 is the deadline to sign up for this GBCS Seminar. Join Susquehanna Conference colleagues and friends for this trip to Washington, DC and the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. This particular seminar will focus on the work of the GBCS around racism and privilege. We will learn how to better address these issues in our local communities. The topic for this year's seminar is: White Privilege and Racism
WHEN: Our coach bus will depart from 2 locations in the Susquehanna Conference. We will promptly depart from First UMC, Williamsport, (604 Market St., Williamsport) at 3 p.m. and Paxton UMC, (3550 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg) around 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 10. We will return to Paxton UMC around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, with the bus continuing to Williamsport.
Cost is $375. This includes coach bus transportation, lodging at the Hotel Harrington in Washington (single rooms available at an additional cost), and meals and materials at the GBCS. Participants should bring money for metro transportation, meals not eaten at the GBCS, a tip for the bus driver, and any other personal expenses.
Registration Form and Flyer
ORGANIST/PIANIST AND MUSIC DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN AT MOSCOW UMC
The Moscow United Methodist Church currently has a position available for an organist/pianist and music director. This is a year-round opportunity for an experienced musician/director. Essential duties would include providing worship music at Sunday services and normally scheduled extra services, as well as directing and accompanying a children's choir, an adult choir, and other special music at both rehearsals and performances.
Jean Blackie, Pastor
PRESIDENT OF UM FOUNDATION OF NEW ENGLAND POSITION OPEN
In June of 2019 our current President of the United Methodist Foundation of New England, Jim Mentzer, will be retiring. The firm of Isaacson, Miller has been engaged to support the Foundation's board and search committee as they endeavor to find their next President. We are seeking a visionary and energetic individual to realize the Foundation's vision of being the leading financial and educational stewardship resource center for United Methodists throughout the conference.
We are reaching out to see if this opportunity might be of interest to you or others you may know. Review the full position profile. If you would like to discuss the opportunity or share ideas for potential candidates, please reach out to Keight Kennedy at Isaacson, Miller directly. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Keight Tucker Kennedy
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Director of Communications
New England Conference of The United Methodist Church
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