QuikLINK – March 10, 2023
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Friday, March 10, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be performed on a rolling basis and the position will be posted until it is filled. VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
MARCH 2023 SUSQUEHANNA LINK IS NOW AVAILABLE
The March issue of the Susquehanna LINK is now available to view online.
GOD’S CALL WORKSHOP
Feeling called to lead? Discover if God is calling you to become a licensed local pastor, certified lay minister, ordained pastor, or deacon with tools to discern as Rev. Judy Walker shares next steps for your journey. We’ll also be hearing the stories of people around our connection who are using their call in unique ways. Join our Zoom call on Saturday, March 18 (9am – 1pm) start your next steps to follow Jesus in more ways.
The deadline is soon! Use this registration form to sign up by March 13.
UMCOR SUNDAY – MARCH 19
A famous quote from Maya Angelou says, “If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” The “early in, last out” approach used by UMCOR is its legacy. UMCOR partners with annual conferences amd communities to prepare for and recover from all kinds of disasters. Gifts on UMCOR Sunday allow UMCOR to maintain that legacy while covering administrative “costs of doing business” and keeping the promise that 100 percent of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project and not administrative costs. To give, click UMCOR SUNDAY
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
UPCOMING ONLINE RETREAT – “WHEN PAIN FINDS YOU”
The Center for Spiritual Formation presents – When Pain Finds You: A Path from Pain and Brokenness to Healing on Saturday, March 25, (9 am – 2:30 pm EST, via ZOOM);
and includes 30-minute lunch break.
Led by Dr. Debbie Heisley-Cato and Jan Hughes, MDiv, together they share a way forward in this personal online retreat. LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY
PASTORAL TRANSITION WORKSHOPS
The Susquehanna Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits is offering two workshops focusing on pastoral transition.
- Clergy Spouse Transition Online Workshop – Clergy spouses are invited to join Julie Anderman, workshop facilitator and executive director of Artos Retreats, for a small group workshop April 15 (9 – 11 a.m.) through Zoom. This workshop is aimed at clergy spouses anticipating pastoral transition and is limited to eight participants. The cost is $25. Participants will discover how to lean into key transition phases and learn tips and strategies relevant to their role.
See flyer or register by April 4.
- “Relating with Clergy Spouses” – Workshop for S/PPRC: Scheduled for May 6 (9:30 – 11:30am), participants during this free workshop will learn five key points to help teams lead and prepare for next steps in ministry during transition. This workshop includes a panel discussion with Q&A. See flyer or register by May 1.
STRESS MANAGEMENT & TRAUMA LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Waterworks Ministries and the Susquehanna Conference Mental Health Task Force are sponsoring a leadership training led by Susan Stewart, MDiv, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist; on April 20 (9 am – 4 pm) at Mt. Asbury Camp & Retreat Center.
CEUs are available.
How we work through stressful situations and trauma demonstrate our resilience and discernment. The workshop will help leaders (clergy and lay) identify internal and external factors of stress, learn about compassion fatigue and trauma, and receive practical tools and coping skills to navigate this continued difficult time.
LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY
VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION U CAMP: JUNE 14-17
Grades 7-12, Adult; Cost: $100; Dean: Michelle Schwartzman
We will spend our time at Wesley Forest Camp (hiking, boating, swimming, and conquering the challenge course), building community, and working on mission projects! We will be learning what it means to be in mission and how God calls us to it. A collaboration of Camp & Retreat, Volunteers in Mission and Mission u, our theme is “Seek and You Shall Find: Living in the Kin-dom”. LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY
PROTECT YOUR BACK
Body mechanics are KEY to lifting correctly. READ MORE
ACTION REQUIRED: WATER SENSOR ACTIVATION
If you are currently enrolled in the Susquehanna Conference water sensor program, you should have received new water sensors in the mail within the last few weeks. Please note, to activate the new sensors, you must take the following actions.
For the week of March 12 – 18, 2023:
Wehnwood UMC, Altoona
Lake Ariel UMC, Lake Ariel
Cross Roads UMC, Cross Roads
Klinesgrove UMC, Sunbury
Trinity UMC, Bellefonte
Franklin Forks UMC, Montrose
Nisbet UMC, Williamsport
*First UMC, Mechanicsburg
*Calvary UMC, Taiama – Sierra Leone
McElhattan UMC, McElhattan
Lewisberry UMC, Lewisberry
Camp Penn Camp & Retreat Center, Waynesboro
- Holy Week & Easter Resources – From Palm Sunday through Easter, the world is remade, a new creation, and we are blessed to be a part of it, blessed to receive a gift beyond words, which is nothing less than eternity itself. View Resources
- Women’s History Month – During this month, the General Commission on Religion and Race invites you to honor faithful women of color worldwide who have stared down racism and sexism to model Christian love, justice-making, and service to transform the world. View Ideas