October 23, 2018
In This Issue:
CIRCLE OF PRAYER CHURCHES AND DELEGATES
for the week of October 28 - November 3 and November 4 - 10
October 28 - November 3
Bedford Forge UMC, Hopewell
Fairbrook UMC, Pennsylvania Furnace
Pleasant Mount UMC, Pleasant Mount
Shopes UMC, Hummelstown
Bethel UMC, Catawissa
Bethany UMC, Felton
West Side UMC, Clearfield
Central UMC, Wilkes-Barre
Rose Valley UMC, Trout Run
Calvary UMC, Harrisburg
Rev. Dr. Kathleen E. Kind* - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Clergy)
Toni Oplinger* - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Laity)
November 4 - 11
Evansville UMC, Berwick
Pleasant Hill UMC, Burnt Cabins
Mount Nittany UMC, State College
First UMC, Towanda
Linglestown Life UMC, Harrisburg
Otterbein UMC, Emigsville
Grace UMC, Mifflintown
Lakeville UMC, Lakeville
Crever Memorial UMC, Petersburg
Hunlock Creek UMC, Hunlock Creek
Rev. Larry Leland Jr. - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Clergy)
Lisa Bender - 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.
"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.
REV. DAISY GBLOH FROM SIERRA LEONE ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO PREACH OCTOBER 28
Join us Sunday, October 28, to hear Rev. Daisy Gbloh, pastor of Baughman UMC, Freetown, and a member of the Sierra Leone Annual Conference, preach for all 3 services at First UMC in Chambersburg - 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA.
Also, anyone interested in the Sierra Leone Initiative, or who would like to be on hand to greet Pastor Daisy is welcome to join us at the 8:15, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m. services. For more information, please visit the website at www.firstonsecond.org.
HEALTHFLEX ANNUAL ELECTION FOR 2019 IS AROUND THE CORNER: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 15, 2018
Use ALEX Benefits Counselor to Help Guide Your Decisions
View a video of Annual Election highlights
ALEX is a tool to help participants select the right health plan. The benefits counselor will ask you a series of questions to help determine which plan may be right for you.
You can use ALEX to:
Review or compare the HealthFlex plans offered by your plan sponsor
Estimate out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance
Estimate health account contributions
To access ALEX, log in to HealthFlex/WebMD.
Wespath looks forward to serving you in 2019!
WEBINAR WEDNESDAY - "BEST PRACTICES OF ACCOUNTABILITY: A COMMUNITY OF CARING"
Register for our Recommended Webinar now, final registrations deadline is October 28, 2018.
We want productive ministries that can be sustained and increased. We want to be good servants of the blessings we are given. Let's work on the specific and practical ways to help us organize our stewardship and leadership so we can become greater servants for God's glory.
Remember, your $10 can also earn 0.1 CEUs!
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation encourages you to offer your time to give more caring leadership to your church since caring includes working on the details and opportunities that others may miss.
Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director
WHAT CHURCH MEMBERS CAN DO ABOUT BULLYING
The United Methodist Church has a zero tolerance policy for bullying and encourages United Methodists to help stop this widespread problem. Since October is Bullying Prevention Month in the U.S., we have a list of ways to make a difference.
15 WAYS TO PRAY FOR YOUR PASTOR
October is Pastor Appreciation Month in the U.S. One of the best ways to support clergy is with prayer. But for what should we pray? To help get you started, we've chosen some topics to consider.
MISSION CENTRAL 5K WEEK IS HERE ... ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
The 4th running (or walking) of the Mission Central 5K is coming up this weekend! Once again, it appears that we will be blessed with good weather, so come out and join us!
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC POSITION OPEN AT GLEN ROCK UMC
Immanuel United Methodist Church, Glen Rock, PA is searching a part time music director with an ability to provide piano and/or organ music for one weekly worship service, and additional services throughout the year. The music director is responsible for directing an adult choir, and securing special music over the summer.
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