As we continue our ministry together in 2023, our communications team wanted to remind you of the submission guidelines for the QuikLINK. Before submitting a message to be included, please be sure to read and follow these guidelines. If not followed, you may be asked to resubmit. We thank you in advance for your consideration and wish you the best in the new year! VIEW GUIDELINES
Alive in Christ together we embody the beloved community of disciple-making congregations
Friday, January 6, 2023
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 email@example.com or 717.766.7054.
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.
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
YPMC BIBLE STUDY
Attention Youth and Youth Leaders! The Young People’s Ministry Council will be hosting a weekly, 30 minute online bible study for youth and youth leaders on Mondays at 7am. This will be led by one of the conference’s youth leaders and member of YPMC. Join us for a brief time of rejuvenation and begin your week off on the right foot! The first one will be held on Monday, January 23 at 7am. Please use the following link to log on to the bible study:
Join Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88413310595 Meeting ID: 884 1331 0595
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+13052241968,,88413310595# US OR +13092053325,,88413310595# US
ATTN: LAITY & CLERGY
The Grow and Equip Teams of the Susquehanna Conference are thrilled to offer three learning experiences in 2023 to help pastors and laity grow and be equipped to live into this new reality in which we find ourselves. LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY
CORRECTION TO BOUNDARIES TRAINING
Unfortunately, the Lewis Center online boundaries courses are not currently available to individuals. I have made an inquiry about group procedures but have not heard back yet. I will send an update when the courses re-open or a group code is available.
Watch for in-person training opportunities to be scheduled soon.
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HAPPENINGS AT THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION
Last chance to register for Deeper Dives in Supervision (for Spiritual Directors), Friday, Jan. 6, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM, online via Zoom. LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY
2023 in-person Silent Retreats at Orchard Hill, Millerstown, offered in April, May, September, November. LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY
2023 in-person Pastor’s Sabbaths at Orchard Hill, Millerstown, offered in March, April, May, June, September, October and November. LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY
WINTER IS UPON US!
Safe winter walking and shoveling are very important things to know during this time.
UNITED METHODISTS IN PALESTINE
On January 11th at 1 pm (EST), United Methodists are invited to share in the fascinating experience of three church leaders’ journey in Palestine during a webinar sponsored by United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR) and Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA). United Methodist leaders – Holly Metcalf, (GBCS); Rev. Alka Lyall, (GCORR); and attorney Paula Roderick, (UMKR) – attended the international gathering convened by the Palestinian Christian movement Kairos Palestine, in Bethlehem, Palestine. They will report back about that gathering as well as of their visits with United Methodist – supported Advance projects and key Palestinian communities including: Wi’am, the Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center; Holy Land Trust, the center for nonviolent activism; the courageous village of Wadi Foquin; Tent of Nations, the Nassar family’s remarkable peace project; the oft-besieged Aida refugee camp; the six Palestinian organizations under attack by the Israeli government, and more.
Register for this informative webinar and a Zoom link will be sent to you.
Moscow UMC, Moscow
Kitchens UMC, Millville
Mount Zion UMC, Olanta
Druck Valley UMC, Hellam
Spring Mills Faith UMC, Spring Mills
Emmanuel UMC, Enola
Little Cove UMC, Mercersburg
Lemasters UMC, Lemasters
Brush Valley UMC, Madisonburg
Niles Valley UMC, Wellsboro
- GCORR Awards Over $325,000 in CORR Action Fund Grants
(The Justice League at The Journey Church was awarded $10,000)
- 25 Traits of Beloved Community – a continued reflection on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s beloved community
- Coming Soon: Imago Dei – Lenten Bible Study
- Present and centered in 2023
- Move slower, start fresh