QuikLINK – February 24, 2023
Alive in Christ together we embody the beloved community of disciple-making congregations
Friday, February 24, 2023
SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE UMC SEEKING CENTER DIRECTOR FOR WESLEY FOREST
The Camp & Retreat Ministry has an exciting and meaningful opportunity for a Center Director at Wesley Forest Camp & Retreat Center located in Weikert, PA. Wesley Forest camp and retreat center encompasses 440 acres of pristine woodland, a small lake, and beautiful streams.
This full-time, year-round position includes housing, insurance, and retirement contributions. Interested applicants should send an application, resume, and cover letter to email@example.com. Interviews will be performed on a rolling basis and the position will be posted until it is filled.
VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
2023 PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE
The 2023 Property & Casualty, Parsonage and Automobile Insurances are on the Conference Website. Click on the titles below to go to the direct links:
Property & Casualty Insurance
AWARD/SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS FOR 2023 AC
Do you know an outstanding United Methodist clergy or lay person or a congregation who you think should be recognized and honored at Annual Conference for their discipleship and achievements?
View a listing of other available awards and/or scholarships – please visit and scroll down to the section labeled “Annual Conference Award/Scholarship Nominations”
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 is the deadline for nominations
COACH APPROACH TRAINING
Now is the last chance to register for Coach Approach Training on Tuesday, March 7 at Carlisle UMC! REGISTER TODAY
GOD’S CALL WORKSHOP
You have heard God’s call. But what are your next steps? Join us on zoom Saturday,
March 18 (9 am – 1:30 pm) to join others on the same discovery. You will learn about some pathways God may be calling you to take and find partners in your faith journey who will help you discern the next step. Use this REGISTRATION FORM to sign up by March 13.
UPCOMING WEBINAR SERIES
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism
CEU’s are available
Laity and Clergy, please join us on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 6:30pm for the first in a series of webinar conversations hosted by The Beloved Community Commission. Our first one will be with Rev. Dr. Drew G.I. Hart from Messiah University speaking with us about Changing the Way the Church Views Racism.
LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY
LAY SERVANT MINISTRY CLASSES
Most Districts have posted their Lay Servant Ministry classes for the spring and fall seasons! Check back each week for updates. Remember, to keep your certification as a Lay Servant or Lay Speaker you must take a course to earn 1 CEU every three years. Certified Lay Ministers (CLM) must take a course to earn 1 CEU every two years! God is doing wonderful things through the lay people of the Susquehanna Conference!
MISSION u – JUNE & JULY 2023
This year’s theme, “Living the Kin-dom: Exploring the Lord’s Prayer as a Spiritual Practice for Social Transformation” will be presented in a two-day school July 21 – 22 at Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg. One day events on July 20 at Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg and on July 29 at Chambers Hill UMC. Online school is July 5, 12, 29, and 26.
Volunteer in Mission u Camp: June 14-17 (a Youth Mission u / VIM cooperative) will be held at Wesley Forest for grades 7-12 and Adults (register for this event).
A Mission u Children’s school will be held at Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg on July 21-22.
Registration and pricing information for the adult and children’s school is now available.
For more details contact our Dean, Skip Spangler – 717.855.7381; firstname.lastname@example.org
EXCITING VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION NEWS!
Susquehanna Conference Volunteers in Mission provides supplemental accident insurance free of charge to our teams serving domestically. We contract with AIG through the Northeast Jurisdiction United Methodist VIM to offer you a medical and accident insurance policy with $50,000 coverage for Domestic teams.
In order to receive this insurance for your domestic journey you simply submit a Team Roster. The team roster got an upgrade too!
For the week of February 26 – March 4, 2023:
Mount Nittany UMC, State College
First UMC, Carbondale
Salem UMC, Windsor
Greenwood UMC, Altoona
Buckhorn UMC, Bloomsburg
Wagner UMC, McClure
St. Mary’s UMC, Newville
Zion UMC, Red Lion
Evan Falls UMC, Monroe Township
Hoffman UMC, Trout Run
Sky Lake Camp & Retreat Center, Windsor, NY
- Join us in prayer for Ukraine – Today marks one year since Russian forces invaded Ukraine, continuing a war started in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea and other Ukrainian territories. Join us today, February 24 at 12 noon (ET), via Facebook Live in this prayer for comfort and peace.
General Commission on Religion and Race and ResourceUMC are hosting a Vital Conversation on race relations to build bridges across racial divisions.
Join us February 28, via Zoom (5:30 pm – 7 pm CST) as we end Black History Month with a partnership with Project Unity to present Together We Dine, a Vital Conversation on race relations. Register today!
- UM Higher Education Foundation Scholarship Programs –
UMHEF scholarships help make it financially possible for qualifying students to obtain higher education, especially those attending UM-related institutions. Deadline to apply is March 1.
UMCOR Sunday is March 19 – When disaster strikes, United Methodists have a long legacy of helping their neighbors and communities.
Learn how you can support the work.
Scholarships to Fuel your Dreams – GBHEM Scholarships offers financial aid to UM students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Deadline to apply is March 30.