QuikLINK – January 13, 2023


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

Friday, January 13, 2023


 

ATTENTION:
PASTORS SEEKING RETIREMENT AT 2023 AC

Active Pastors under appoint (Local Church & Ext. Ministry) who are considering requesting the Retired Relationship at the 2023 session of Annual Conference are urged to read ¶357 of The Book of Discipline of the UMC, 2016. Your request must be sent no later than JANUARY 18, 2023. VIEW MORE DETAILS
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LAST CALL:
LAY MEMBERS AT LARGE NEEDED FOR AC

Important Information How to Submit Your Name for Nomination to Serve
as a Lay Member at Large by January 20

The 2023 Susquehanna Annual Conference meeting will be held May 18-20, at The Community Arts Center in Williamsport, PA. Each year, the hope is to equalize the number of clergy and lay persons attending AC, as well as to encourage a diversity of voices representing as many churches and places across the conference. To achieve this, we ask lay persons who are interested in being considered to serve as a Lay Member at Large to register for consideration. VIEW MORE DETAILS
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DISCOVERY PLACE HOURS
Due to medical restrictions, Discovery Place will only be open on a limited basis until further notice. Please do make requests for materials as far in advance as possible so that we can try to fulfill all requests in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience. Thank you.
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2022 ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT INFORMATION
2022’s Annual Statistical Reports are now open. In previous years we used the EZRA system with GCFA, but they have moved to a new system called AC Stats. The due date for submitting your 2022 report is January 31, 2023.

To get started make sure to read the Overview and FAQ that is found on the Statistical Page of the Conference website.

If you need help with your account, please contact Nate or Larry at support@susumc.org or 717.766.7054.
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CERTIFIED LAY MINISTER SCHOOL (CLM)
CLM School is an opportunity to experience advanced training for Certified Lay Servants/Speakers as we prepare for ministry opportunities! The deadline for registration is January 20, 2023. Some District Lay Servant Committees are offering partial scholarships, so, don’t delay! God is with us! LEARN MORE
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EARLY RESPONSE TRAININGS (ERT)
“In the hours and days after a disaster, those who survive are looking for anything to give them hope. ERT’s can provide the kind of immediate response that restores hope, builds faith, and encourages those who are looking to their neighbor for support.”
Charlton UMC – Harrisburg, Pa. will be hosting an ERT Basic training on Saturday, January 28; and Lightstreet UMC – Bloomsburg, Pa. will be hosting an ERT Basic training on Saturday, February 11. For more information and to register, go to Disaster Response Ministry and click on “TRAINING.”
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COACH APPROACH TRAINING FOR LEADERS
Coach Approach Training is coming to three locations in February and March 2023. This training, with local certified coaches, will provide exciting opportunities to use coach skills in many congregational leadership ways! Pastors, Leadership Team members, others who lead within the church are welcomed! LEARN MORE
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CONFERENCE BOARD OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES GRANTS
The Conference Board of Global Ministries offers grants to help churches in the Susquehanna Conference grow in their discipleship capacity in relation to loving their neighbors. Areas of particular focus are disaster relief, volunteers in missions, missions, justice, evangelism, advocacy, and training related to these topics. Grants can be applied for on a rolling basis. Our next application deadline is January 31.
LEARN MORE & APPLY TODAY
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GOD’S CALL EVENT
You are invited to join us on zoom Saturday, March 19, 2023 (9am-1:30pm) as we explore various pastoral ministry panthers and seek the next steps in God’s call for you. Feeling a nudge toward ministry? Sensing a call to lead? Spend the morning with us, in the comfort of your own home, as we learn more about ministry avenues in the UMC, hear stories from others, and gain insights through a special leadership training. Use this REGISTRATION FORM to sign up by March 13.
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JANUARY 2023 SUSQUEHANNA LINK IS NOW AVAILABLE
The January issue of the Susquehanna LINK is now available to view online.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WATER SENSORS
Effective January 1, 2023, GuideOne Insurance is providing the property insurance coverage for the Susquehanna Conference. One of the components of this program is the water sensor equipment program that has been installed in many of your buildings.  GuideOne strongly believes that these sensors are an excellent method to receive early notification of a water leak and reduces the likelihood of significant damage to your properties. READ MORE
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SAVE THE DATE FOR “A DAY OF SERVING”
Be a part of “A Day of Serving” on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the day before our 2023 Annual Conference Session begins. It’s going to be different! Continue to watch QuikLINK for more details.


 


For the week of January 15-21, 2023:

Pleasant Gap UMC, Pleasant Gap
Newburg UMC, Newburg
First UMC, Old Forge
*Trinity UMC, Danville
* Baoma UMC, Baoma – Sierra Leone
Brookfield UMC, Westfield
Barts-Centenary UMC, Littlestown
Spring Run UMC, Spring Run
Cortez UMC, Jefferson Township
Grace UMC, Hummelstown
West Burlington UMC, Troy
Greene Hills Camp/Retreat Center & RV Park, Alexandria

VIEW FUTURE LISTS


 

 

MORE RESOURCES:

  • Lent 2023 Worship Resources
  • 7-Day Prayer Challenge – Whenever it works for you throughout the day, take time to watch the two-minute prayer starter and then spend 10 minutes in prayer, listening for God’s voice and direction.
  • Global Mission Fellows are young adults, ages 20–30, who are committed to serve in social justice ministries for two years. Explore how fellows are putting their faith into action.
  • Scholarships to Fuel your Dreams – GBHEM Scholarships offers financial aid to United Methodist students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.
  • UM Higher Education Foundation Scholarship Programs
    UMHEF scholarships help make it financially possible for qualifying students to obtain higher education, especially those attending United Methodist-related institutions.