QuikLINK – March 8, 2024


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

Friday, March 8, 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
More information to follow.


NOW HIRING: TWO DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS
The State College and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Districts are looking for new part-time Administrative Assistants. This vital position is the hub of communications and support for the district. Further details may be found in the job description. Interested parties should submit an Application and Resume to apply@susumc.org.
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Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Wesley Forest Spring Workday
MOVED to the Rain Date, March 23 (9am-4pm)

Cost: FREE – bring your own lunch (coffee, tea and snacks will be provided)

All equipment will be supplied.

Adults and 6th grade and up with a parent/guardian or youth leader are invited.

VIM is forming a team to head to Wesley Forest, one of our Conference Camp and Retreat Centers. Wesley Forest has 11 summer cabins, three of which were painted last year. We hope to gather a group of about 24 in order to paint the remaining 8 cabin exteriors in one day.  We will need volunteers that are comfortable going up on ladders but will also need those who can paint the lower half and porches.

Register by filling out this form.
If you have any questions please contact Michelle Schwartzman, Conference Volunteer in Mission Coordinator at vim@susumc.org
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AC 2024 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Harry Denman Evangelism AwardDo you know a clergy person, lay person and/or youth who have shown outstanding achievement in evangelism by bringing people into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ?  Please submit your nomination by March 15.

Kendall Link HIV/AIDS Award recognizes an individual or congregations that have done work in the areas of HIV/AIDS awareness, education, and/or ministry. Nominations are due March 15.

View listing of other available awards and/or scholarships, scroll down to the section labeled “Awards/Scholarship Nominations for Annual Conference”
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GOD’S CALL WORKSHOP
Last Chance to Register! 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. There is still time to register for our God’s Call Event on March 16 (9am – 2pm) from the comfort of your home on zoom. Please REGISTER ONLINE by March 11. We look forward to seeing you there!
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REFRESH Your Generosity” Webinar
Refresh Your Generosity: Monday, March 18 (6:30-8:30PM) – This webinar will bring together Matt Miofsky, Rodrigo Cruz, and Scott McKenzie to discuss how to think strategically and creativity around financial stewardship, multiple revenue streams, capital campaigns, and budgeting in the church. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A and a breakout room with each presenter.
REGISTER TODAY
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CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION EVENTS 
A new Ministry of Spiritual Direction cohort will begin September, 2024.  View more information on Zoom Open House sessions for those interested.
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FORM 1095-B IS NOW AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY
Pastors and staff covered by the Conference health insurance plan, your 1095-B is now available online. To view your document, log into my.benefitsaccess.org

  • If on a computer, click ‘Health Details’, select ‘Manage Health Benefits’ on the top menu bar, and then click the ‘Learn How’ button under ‘Change Health Benefits’. You can then visit your ‘Personal Documents’ in the upper right-hand corner under your name.
  • If on a smartphone, click ‘Benefits Access’ in the upper left corner and then select ‘Plan Details’ under Health Shortcuts. You can then visit your ‘Personal Documents’ under your name.

For the week of March 10 – 16

Farrandsville UMC, Farrandsville
Wesley Nescopeck UMC, Nescopeck
Wallis Run UMC, Trout Run
Daleville UMC, Covington Township
Hope in the Valley UMC, Cassville
Salem UMC, West Decatur
West Hill UMC, Carlisle
Christ Waynesboro UMC, Waynesboro
East Lemon UMC, Factoryville
Bethany Marysville UMC, Marysville

VIEW FUTURE LISTS


MORE RESOURCES:

  • Justice for All: Race, Class, and Economic Justice – Saturday, April 6 at Dutilh UMC in Cranberry Township (Western PA Conference), this transformative event will educate and equip to help participants identify and address systemic racial, class, and economic injustice. Participants will be invited to social action and have the opportunity to hear from expert speakers, justice groups and organizations who will share resources and information about their programs and agencies.
    Learn More & Register
  • Craft: The Future of Youth Ministry – Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry: April 30 – May 3. The 2024 Forum on Youth Ministry invites you to join us for 3.5 days of worship, workshops, small groups on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary, as we host productive conversations that give voice to our collectives hopes, dreams, and ideas for the future of youth ministry. Learn More & Register
  • Easter worship: You are looking for Jesus – Easter Sunday is right around the corner and Discipleship Ministries will have you prepared with preaching notes, suggested hymns, liturgies and other resources. This Easter your congregation is encouraged to actively look for Jesus in the faces you welcome through your doors. Check out resources