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Friday, January 20, 2023
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.”
ATTENTION YOUTH LEADERS!
Join us January 31 (12:00 PM) for our first monthly Youth Leaders Connection check-in! Bring your lunch and join Kat Rauhauser, youth leader, online (via zoom) for a time to connect with other youth leaders, share our wins, brainstorm to solve our biggest issues, and lift one another up in prayer.
Zoom meeting ID: 8629552 3375; Passcode: 531590
MARTY COX AWARD
January 31 is the deadline for nominations for the annual Marty Cox Award, which recognizes individuals or groups in the Susquehanna Conference that have promoted fellowship or helped the needy among any Christian denomination or other faiths.
The award is sponsored by the Bishop’s Committee for Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships. Email nominations to Laura Kincaid (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The awardee will be announced during the 2023 Annual Conference Session.
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RESOLUTIONS DEADLINE – FEBRUARY 15
The opportunity is here once again for you, your congregation, or any of its members to offer a resolution for consideration at the 2023 session of AC.
Resolutions are to be clearly printed and sent together with supporting documentation. Please include a title for your resolution. It is preferred that all resolutions be received electronically via email: email@example.com. If you are unable to email the resolutions, you may mail them to:
ATTN: ANDREW BURD-HARRIS
157 E WATER ST
MIDDLETOWN PA 17057
Please indicate a contact person should we need to contact the petitioner for clarification.
Resolutions must be received no later than February 15.
NEW HIRE AT UMFPA
Rev. Barry Robison will serve as Director of Relationships and Stewardship Development of the United Methodist Foundation of Pennsylvania (UMFPA)beginning July 1, 2023. READ MORE
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- Liturgies and Prayers for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25) We encourage all churches to include a time of prayer during their worship services this Sunday (even if simply lifting it as a joy during joys and concerns) and pray the daily prayers as well as read scriptures provided online by the Graymoor Institute.
- Get Reading Deeper – We asked our Rethink Church community what books they’ve found inspiration through. Here are their recommendations.