March 20, 2018
In This Issue:
MEDIA DEADLINE REMINDER
If you will be making a presentation at Annual Conference and need to use any media for visual aids (DVD, PowerPoint presentation, images, graphics, etc.), these materials MUST BE RECEIVED by Shawn Gilgore NO LATER THAN MARCH 23, 2018. WE MUST HONOR THIS DEADLINE WITHOUT EXCEPTION IN ORDER TO BE FAIR TO THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR A PLEASING PRESENTATION OF YOUR MATERIAL.
Susquehanna Conference UMC
c/o Shawn Gilgore
303 Mulberry Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-3179
2018 CONFERENCE OFFERINGS
Memorial Service, Thursday, May 31, 2018:
Mission Central (7059) is the place of miracles, now including 37 HUBS, "connecting God's resources with human need" through mission education, mission outreach, and disaster response. Annually, over $7-10 million worth of goods are distributed through Mission Central transforming over three million lives locally, nationally, and globally. Your generous offering contributions make the daily operations possible.
Celebration of Ministry, Friday, June 1, 2018:
The Cup of Water Fund (8160) is a fund which is available to lay persons in our conference who are facing difficult financial hardship. These donations provide emergency grants to families or individuals who are recommended by pastors to the Cabinet. In these difficult economic times your generosity provides needed help to our brothers and sisters.
Ordination Service, Saturday, June 2, 2018:
Bishop's Partners in Mission (7090) calls us to Imagine No Malaria and Imagine No More Debt! 100% of the proceeds from this fund go to Imagine No Malaria (the UMC's global campaign to fight malaria) and paying down the debt of Mission Central so they can focus on their core mission of connecting God's resources with human need. Bishop Park is inviting individuals, congregations and church groups to join him and be Partners in Mission, committing to $100 or more a year. Whatever you can give helps the lives of those locally and around the world. God is still calling us to imagine great things, he is calling us to Imagine What We Can Do Together!
Please make checks payable to Susquehanna Conference and include your church number and the advance number (listed after the name above) on the memo line of the check.
PRE-ORDER WORKBOOKS AND SHIRTS
The Young People's Ministry is continuing its YSF and AC Scholarship fundraising in 2018. If you don't want to hassle with printing your Conference workbook, add one to your online registration and we'll print it for you. Workbooks will cost $12 and can be picked up at Annual Conference on Thursday morning after you register. To have a printed copy delivered to you before Annual Conference is $16.50.
We will have two different kinds of shirts available this year. We are bringing back the dark green "Better Together" t-shirts for $10 - $13. We are adding a heather grey "Better Together" polo option this year for $24 - $27. These shirts may also be added to your registration, and will only be available for pick up at Annual Conference. We will not be able to ship shirts to you.