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QuikLINK for Thursday, November 1, 2018, No. 18134

Issue: 18134
November 1, 2018

In This Issue:

  • HEALTHFLEX ANNUAL ELECTION: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 15
  • "BEST PRACTICES OF ACCOUNTABILITY: A COMMUNITY OF CARING" WEBINAR
  • WELCOMING MINISTRY
  • TRIBUTE TO WARREN A. HEIL JR. - LAY DELEGATE TO GENERAL AND JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCES
  • MISSION CENTRAL 5K WRAP UP ... THANK YOU  
  • DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES POSITION OPEN AT FAITH UMC, MONTOURSVILLE
  • DIRECTOR OF YOUNG PEOPLES MINISTRY OPEN 
  • SECRETARY OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES POSITION OPEN
  • UNITED METHODIST NEWS
     



HEALTHFLEX ANNUAL ELECTION: OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 15
 
This is your opportunity to review and select your HealthFlex Benefits for 2019.

Use ALEX Benefits Counselor to review and help determine your choices. To access ALEX and other helpful information, log into HealthFlex/WebMD.
 
 



"BEST PRACTICES OF ACCOUNTABILITY: A COMMUNITY OF CARING" WEBINAR

Join us on Wednesday, November 7 for "Best Practices of Accountability: A Community of Caring" Webinar which will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST with Rev. Dr. Phil Jamieson, Director of the United Methodist Foundation of the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences as our special leader.

  •     What are your best management practices?
  •     Do you know how to assess and increase your financial stewardship?
  •     What are the questions you want to ask about your churches finances?

    
REGISTER ONLINE
$10 Nonrefundable fee, 0.1 CEU credits available.

 
Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation
 



WELCOMING IS A MINISTRY

 
   
Have you ever considered how welcoming affects the life and vitality of churches?

Find out more by enrolling in the Welcoming Ministry online training course. During the training, you'll assess your welcoming attitude, find resources to help your church become more welcoming, discover how your church can be more accessible for people with disabilities, examine what people look for in a church and learn how to reach out to the community in meaningful ways.
 
 
Enroll Now
 




TRIBUTE TO WARREN A. HEIL JR. - LAY DELEGATE TO GENERAL AND JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCES


The Susquehanna Conference Delegation to General Conference 2019 is mourning the loss of one of our faithful laity members, Warren A. Heil Jr., of Asbury UMC in Scranton.

Warren was diagnosed with cancer a year ago. Side effects from treatment kept him from attending our Annual Conference in June, however he was able to join the delegation for a meeting in late August with Bishop Park. Warren shared his hope that he could be part of our delegation to General Conference 2019 in St. Louis in spite of his illness. In mid-October, however, he was admitted to hospice care. He passed on to his final reward with his Lord on Friday, October 26.

Warren had been involved beyond his local church starting at age 12, serving annually as a lay member to the Wyoming Conference. He was elected by the Susquehanna Conference to the 2012 Northeastern Jurisdictional (NEJ) Delegation and again was elected to serve as a 2016 General Conference and NEJ lay delegate. He took these elections very seriously and was honored to be involved, studying hundreds of pages of documents prior to voting, and participating in the election of bishops at the NEJ conferences.
We thank God for the witness of Warren's spirit and of his commitment to Christ and the larger church.

We extend our sympathy to Warren's parents, Gail and Warren Heil Sr., and his sister TerriAnn.
 
View full obituary
 

Lisa D. Bender
Head Laity Delegate
General Conference 2019
 




MISSION CENTRAL 5K WRAP UP ... THANK YOU

Mission Central has the greatest supporters...there is no other way to put it! Whether you volunteered at the 5K, supported the 5K with donations or participated in the 5K, you all are amazing. 
 
 
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DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES POSITION OPEN AT FAITH UMC, MONTOURSVILLE

Faith UMC in Montoursville, PA (www.faithum.net)  is accepting applicants for our director of student ministries position. We are looking for a passionate leader who has a contagious faith, an ability to connect with students, disciple others, build teams, and develop leaders around them. This is a full-time position that oversees discipleship for grades 6-12.

For a full job description, and to apply please send a cover letter, resume and references to the church office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
Diane S. Dunlap
 




DIRECTOR OF YOUNG PEOPLES MINISTRY OPEN

Young leaders discipling young leaders. This is the vision of the Young People's Ministry Council. Through partnerships with local congregations, youth leaders, and passionate volunteers, we can develop spiritual leaders and collaborative youth ministries. Applicants who are dedicated, visionary, adaptive, and strategic...and love Jesus...may submit their resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This 30-hour per week position is not a job, it's a calling. Is it calling you?
 

 
Rev. Jason R. Mackey
Director of Connecting Ministries 

 



SECRETARY OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES POSITION OPEN

With more than 400 missionaries serving in more than 60 countries, the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) is constantly working to provide missional education, develop much needed support for missionaries, and to provide an emergency response in times of natural disaster. Our Conference is seeking a liaison to GBGM who can coordinate missionary visits and serve as a resource to local congregations. This is a unpaid staff position and interested applicants should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. detailing their call to and experience in missions.

 
Rev. Jason R. Mackey
Director of Connecting Ministries

 




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