QuikLINK – December 2, 2022

Alive in Christ together we embody the beloved community of disciple-making congregations

Friday, December 2, 2022


The Harrisburg District is looking for a new part-time Administrative Assistant. This vital position is the hub of communications and support for the district. Further details may be found in the job description. Interested parties should submit an Application & Resume to apply@susumc.org.
The deadline for applications is December 5, with an anticipated hire date of December 12.

THANK YOU Sheila for your service with the Conference and we wish you success in your future endeavors.

On Wednesday, December 14, the Benefits Office will be mailing the 2023 Pastoral Compensation along with December’s Health & Pension Billing for all active pastors serving half-time or more. These letters summarize your pastor’s 2023 compensation, their health insurance elections, and the amounts they’ve chosen to contribute to retirement. A pre-filled Health Insurance Salary Reduction Agreement will be included in the mailing for those pastors with health insurance. This form should be signed and kept in your local church files. For questions or corrections, please contact Jason Mackey at jmackey@susumc.org


December 7, 2022 (11am-3pm) is Senior Day Christmas Banquet!  Wear your ugly sweater, build a gingerbread house, make a Christmas Card and sing carols around the fireplace while sipping Hot Chocolate. The perfect cozy way to begin the Christmas Season! $20 per person. Email mountasbury@susumc.org or call 717-486-3827 to register.
It’s Back!  3rd Annual Drive Thru Light Show.  Follow the lights to the Little Town of Bethlehem as it unfolds the Nativity Story. Then enjoy all the Joys and Fun of Christmas. More lights and music than ever before.  Begins December 2 – December 18, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays Only (6pm-9pm).  $10 suggested donation.
If you would like to volunteer for the event contact Patty Weidman at mountasbury@susumc.org.

Winter Weather Preparedness
As we enter the heart of winter, cold temperatures and inclement weather pose a serious risk to people and property across the Susquehanna Conference.
Here are some tips from the Graham Company to get your prepared.

Water Leak & Freeze Sensors
As cold weather approaches, the likelihood of a pipe bursting within your church increases significantly. This leaves your congregation susceptible to costly water damage. Philadelphia Insurance is currently offering a no-cost, early warning sensor system to help protect your congregation from a catastrophic property loss.

Is Waiting the Thing?
During the Christian season of Advent, you could say it is. How might waiting be beneficial? Let’s find out together this season.  GO AHEAD, TAKE A PEEK


For the week of December 4 – 10:
Calvary UMC, Berwick
Hawley UMC, Hawley
Bethany UMC, York
Trinity UMC, Roaring Spring
Yarnell UMC, Bellefonte
*Aldersgate UMC, Mechanicsburg
* Port Loko UMC, Port Loko/Kambia – Sierra Leone
Saxton UMC, Saxton
Maple Springs UMC, Linden
Faith UMC, Sunbury
Howard UMC, Howard
Wesley Forest Camp & Retreat Center, Weikert