October 24, 2018
In This Issue:
CHANGES IN THE LAITY DELEGATION TO GENERAL CONFERENCE 2019
We have received word from elected laity delegate Warren Heil that due to a serious illness he will be unable to attend the February 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. This results in a change to our laity delegation, which has been reflected on our conference web page
When a delegate is unable to serve, delegates elected after that delegate move up one position. Therefore, the revised list of lay delegates is as follows: Lisa Bender, Milton Loyer, Layne Miller, Anne Horton, and Kirby Hickey. For 2016 General Conference, Kirby Hickey was our first elected reserve laity delegate. Our first reserve laity delegate is now Paul Ilyes and our second reserve laity delegate is Toni Oplinger. Toni moves into that position because she was next in line of those elected as laity to the Jurisdictional Delegation for the 2016 conferences.
The delegation asks that you pray for Warren Heil and his family. If you would like to reach out to him, his home address is:
103 Simmerson Rd
Elmhurst Twp PA 18441-8558
The delegation members also thank you for your prayers for each of us as we prepare for General Conference 2019.
Lisa D. Bender
Head Laity Delegate
General Conference 2019
WAYS TO SUPPORT DISASTER RESPONSE
In the event of a disaster, resources available to the local church (i.e. volunteers, money, and expertise) are oftentimes limited. This is where the connectional system of the United Methodist Church can provide support and resources to help alleviate the impact on affected areas.
Please consider joining an Early Response Team (ERT) or our Volunteers in Mission (VIM) as they respond to many of the locations that are ready to receive physical as well as spiritual support as they begin the recovery process. Utilize the links below for specific information and specific needs.
If you are unable to join in the disaster response and recovery efforts, please pray for those who are affected and for those who are assisting in those efforts. Also, consider assembling relief kits (https://missioncentral.org/current-needs/) or providing financial/material support to the relief efforts at umcor.org/donate (U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670; or Material Resources, Advance #901440).
5 Things That You Can Do For Disaster Response
For current VIM or ERT team listings and requests go to susmb.org
Disaster Response Coordinator
UPCOMING ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
Beach Lake UMC
7 Milanville Rd., Beach Lake, PA 18405
Saturday, November 10, 2018
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Executive Director/Past President
Mental Wellness Awareness Association, Inc.
CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER DIRECTOR - 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 is November 15.
Director of Camp Retreat and Discipleship
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION OPEN AT GRACE UMC, LEWISTOWN
Grace UMC is seeking an Administrative Assistant, for 25 hours/week. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Microsoft Office experience required.
Interested? Contact the church office at 717-248-5311
DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP ARTS POSITION OPEN AT FIRST UMC, MECHANICSBURG
First Church, a welcoming, active, multi-generational congregation is seeking a full-time Director of Worship Arts. We are looking for a versatile musician with a growing relationship and heart for Jesus Christ, gifts to engage people of all ages in Christian worship, both traditional and modern, proven organizational and leadership abilities, and excellent communication and relational skills. For details, see the job description posted at www.fumchurch.com.
Rev. Dr. Dennis Keller
STAFF OPENINGS IN CALIFORNIA-NEVADA AND WEST OHIO CONFERENCES
The California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church is seeking to fill the Director of Communications position and will be accepting resumes through November 23, 2018. The salary for this position ranges from $74,800 to $115,200 with an excellent benefits package included.
A cover letter indicating your match to the stated job requirements;
3-4 professional references
Full Job Description
West Ohio has created a new position, Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement. You are in a unique role and position to know of potential candidates who would be uniquely called and gifted to serve in this capacity. The below link will take you to the page on our website that includes a link to the position description and instructions on how to apply. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane, ECRF, CFRM
Director of Stewardship & Connectional Ministries
Discipleship Ministries | The United Methodist Church
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