QuikLINK – March 22, 2024


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Friday, March 22, 2024




Mark your Calendars!
The 2024 Session of Annual Conference will be held at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, Pa, Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1.

Registration will ONLY be open March 25 – April 22, 2024
There will not be a Registration Fee this year!

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As soon as the schedule has been finalized, we will be sending it out.

Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each attendee. View hotel information

Questions may be directed to Chris Sims, Annual Conference Registrar at one of the following, email: registrar@susumc.org, phone: (717) 800-1551.
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Annual Conference T-Shirts & Pre-Conference Workbooks will be available this year for purchase when you register online for Annual Conference.
The T-shirts are $16 each and the workbooks are $19 each.  The proceeds from these will benefit Youth Annual Conference Scholarships.  They will be available to pick up on May 30 at The Community Arts Center.


NEW HEALTH INSURANCE WEBSITE
For full-time clergy enrolled in our Conference Health Insurance, there is a new website where your family can access their health insurance: mywespathhealth.com

This is your one stop shop for ID cards, claims summaries, provider searches, and wellness benefits. The old site, through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, has been disabled for our participants. Clergy themselves can still access their health benefits at my.benefitsaccess.org
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EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE AT ORCHARD HILL
The Center for Spiritual Formation invites you to an Easter Sunrise Service at Orchard Hill. We will gather at 6:00 AM. Refreshments will be served. No registration required.  All are welcome. DIRECTION TO ORCHARD HILL
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RETIRED MINISTERS’ FELLOWSHIP MEETING
The Retired Ministers Fellowship of the Susquehanna Conference will meet on Thursday, April 11, at Otterbein UMC, 647 Forge Rd, Carlisle.
Coffee fellowship is at 9:30 am; devotions, program and meeting is at 10 am; and lunch is at noon. Rev. Dr. Dilip Abayasekara will present a program on Toastmasters International.
Reservations are $10 per person and are due by April 2 to:
Mrs. Nioma Gearhart
804 West Siddonsburg Rd
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Annual dues are $4 for clergy and spouse, $3 for clergy, and $2 for widows and widowers.
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BACKPACK TRIP FOR CLERGY/PASTORAL LEADERS
Deep Green Journey, an extension ministry here in the Susquehanna Conference, invites all pastoral leaders (clergy, CLM’s) to come enjoy an overnight adventure in the beautiful mountains of PA.  This backpack trip is designed for beginners or seasoned backpackers just interested in spending some time away from the office, learning and laughing around the campfire and simply enjoying some time apart. We will be hiking in the Michaux State Forest on the Rocky Knob loop, approximately 6 miles total with moderate elevation. All equipment and food is provided.  Beth Jones, director of Deep Green Journey will guide our time together. LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY
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THEOLOGY STUDY DAY
The Theology Study Day for those preparing for Commissioning will be Thursday, August 22, 2024, beginning at 10:00am. It will be offered in a hybrid format with onsite being at St. Andrew’s UMC, 1382 W. Main St., Valley View and via Zoom. RSVP attendance to Suzanne Elliott at selliott@susumc.org by August 19.

Valley View is 8 miles west of I-81 exit 112, approximately one hour from Bloomsburg, Lewisburg, Harrisburg, and Wilkes Barre.
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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2024 CAMP FANCY GALA
Join us September 7 (4-8pm) in the Conference Center at Central Penn College for a celebration to honor a few special folks and the Camp & Retreat Ministry.
More details coming soon.

 


For the week of March 24 – 30

Forkston UMC, Forkston Township
Grace Hummelstown UMC, Hummelstown
New Bethel UMC, Lewisberry
McVeytown UMC, McVeytown
Concord UMC, Concord
Hickorytown UMC, Carlisle
Camptown UMC, Camptown
Jerseytown UMC, Jerseytown
Juniata Altoona UMC, Altoona
Roseville UMC, Mansfield

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MORE RESOURCES:

  • Scholarship deadline extended into April – The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation has extended its 2024 scholarship application deadline to April 15. The second extension comes in response to reports of continued delays caused by problems with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The private nonprofit foundation awards $2 million in scholarships annually.   Read more