QuikLINK – February 9, 2024

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

Friday, February 9, 2024

The Young People’s Ministry Council will be hosting a Youth Leadership Retreat, Lead From Your Strengths, Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Wesley Forest. This is an opportunity for youth and youth leaders to collaborate, be empowered and improve leadership skills as a connection of people and ministries! Youth and adults from around the conference will guide our sessions. Get excited for team building activities, worship, large group time, bible study,campfires and so much more. This truly will be a formative leadership experience that youth and youth leaders won’t want to miss!

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Cindy Weaver – cweaver@susumc.org or Brien McChesney – youthministry@lakewinolaumc.org

Registration runs through Friday, March 29, 2024.  *REGISTER HERE

*Knowing that some may need to leave early because of responsibilities on Sunday morning, that is perfectly acceptable. Please just make a note of this in your registration.

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?
Take the opportunity now to nominate them and if selected they will be recognized at this year’s Annual Conference. View more information about the awards/scholarships and who to contact.

For the week of February 11 – 17
There are no specific “Circle of Prayer Churches” for these weeks.

Instead for these weeks pray for:

All of our churches in our Conference …

Our Conference Camp Centers …

All of our Sierra Leone Partner Churches …

Our Bishops …

Our Global Church.



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