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Friday, May 12, 2023
NEW SUPERVISORY AREAS EFFECTIVE JULY 1
In March, Bishop Moore-Koikoi and Bishop Steiner Ball announced a new model of supervision that would establish areas covered by five Conference Superintendents. Today, a webpage was launched detailing the churches and counties covered by each supervisory area and Conference Superintendent. LEARN MORE
DISCOVERY PLACE SCHEDULE
Discovery Place will be closed during Annual Conference May 17-19 and will remain closed through Monday, May 22. We will re-open to serve you on Tuesday, May 23. Thank you!
CLERGY SESSION CEUs
Grief in the UMC CEUs
0.1 CEU is available for clergy who attended Clergy Session on April 23, 2023 with the Grief in the UMC presentation. To request a certificate you must have been registered for the Clergy Session and complete this form. CEUs can be requested through May 17.
WEBINAR MAY 17 – HISTORY OF THE NAKBA
“Knowing the Nakba: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” webinar sponsored by United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR) and Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) will feature renowned historian, author, and professor Ilan Pappe and Nakba survivor Samia Khoury. Join us Wednesday, May 17 (10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern)
For more information, contact Lisa Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org
ELDER COMMISSIONING & ASSOCIATE MEMBER RECOGNITION INFORMATIONAL SESSION
For anyone interested in applying for commissioning as an Elder or for recognition as an Associate Member in January 2024, there will be a Zoom informational session taking place on Thursday, June 15 at 9 am. Please register with either of us and we will get you the meeting log-in information.
BOUNDARIES TRAINING AUGUST 29, 2023
All clergy, CLM’s and laity (including church staff) who function in a pastoral role are required to take Boundaries every four years. This is the required course that fulfills the initial Boundaries requirement and also satisfies the 4 year renewal requirement.
The class will be held at First UMC, Mechanicsburg, 135 W Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg from 9 am – 3 pm with a working lunch. Bring your own lunch. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Contact Rev. Marian Hartman at email@example.com for questions.
First UMC, Roxbury
Clifford UMC, Clifford
Kedron UMC, Hughesville
Bald Eagle UMC, Tyrone
Granville UMC, Granville
Kunkle UMC, Dallas
State Line UMC, State Line
New Buffalo UMC, New Buffalo
Hendrickson UMC, Danville
Heilman UMC, Montoursville
- Mindful tips for celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day – From those who have experienced the loss of a parent to families struggling with infertility or distance from loved ones, it’s crucial to be sensitive to these sensitivities and offer outreach opportunities to show that you care. Think Before You Thank
Save the date – May 25 (2pm ET,) for a Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Webinar. The AAPI webinar seeks to educate participants on some history of both Asian American culture & Pacific Islander culture, distinct differences between them, the presence of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the UMC, celebrating how far both racial/ethnic groups have come, and ongoing challenges they face in the UMC. Watch GCORR social media for more details.
What is Juneteenth? – Learn about Juneteenth using this resource. It features six ways white people can observe the holiday as well as links to Juneteenth worship resources (including a communion liturgy). Read More
Welcoming People of Color to Affirming Congregations – June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. Celebrate using this resource that addresses how affirming congregations can become more explicitly welcoming, affirming of, and in partnership with people who are LGBTQIA+ Persons of Color. Read More