QuikLINK – May 26, 2023

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

Friday, May 26, 2023

See what happened at the 2023 Susquehanna Annual Conference
View the Susquehanna Daily LINKs, the LIVE Stream Archive and the photo gallery 
*Note: The Saturday Wrap up edition was updated on May 24, 2023


  • The Faith-Sharing New Testament with the Psalms
  • The Workbook on the Ten Commandments with other various handouts inside
  • 2 3/4 inch wooden cross on a white string
  • She/Her pin
  • Grace,love, justice and inclusion ally open table pin
  • Pink 30 oz water bottle with 9am-1pm on the side of the bottle made by zak!
  • Black leather glove genuine sheepskin size l/xl velcro on top to size to wrist
  • Red glasses Marilyn Monroe +2.5
  • Sunglasses Solar Accents gray with reflective lenses
  • Black jacket Tiger Woods collection size XL zipper pockets on each side

Please contact Amy Wynn by phone at 717-766-7441 ext 3600 or by email at awynn@susumc.org to claim.

All clergy who are remaining United Methodist are asked to check their address/contact information in Section III Directories and their service record in Section VII of the 2022 Susquehanna Conference Journal.  The Journal is available online at

Corrections should be sent to the Conference Secretary, Cindy Weaver at confsec@susumc.org

As shared at the 2023 Annual Conference, the Property and Casualty Insurance Committee has agreed to cover your $2500 deductible if you have a water claim, and have the current sensors (Meshify) activated and in use. The previous sensors no longer are part of our program. To order new sensors for your properties, please contact Sherri Sayre at SSayre@guideone.com. Thank you, Jennifer Parks-Snyder, Chair of P&C Committee.

The following checklist may be used as part of a monthly inspection of church properties.  The items listed are not meant to be inclusive of all hazards that may be present. (This was provided as a handout at the Graham booth during the annual conference last week.)

Pastor’s Sabbath, Tuesday, June 6
with Rev. Eric Shafer
(TOPIC: Falling in Love with Sabbath, 24 hours of Rest and Delight).
Deadline to register Tuesday, May 30. Overnight available.

Pastor’s Sabbath, Tuesday, August 1 with John Vidal
(TOPIC: Resting in God: Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina) Overnight available.

See flyer for additional details and additional dates in the fall.

Did you know that you can invest your unspent HSA monies in stocks and mutual funds? On Tuesday, June 6 (11 AM) and Wednesday, June 7 (3 PM), Health Equity will be hosting a webinar to tell you more.

Your HSA is like a second 401(k). It’s a powerful investment tool that can grow into the ultimate retirement nest egg. Attendees will learn:

  • Why HSAs are suited for long-term healthcare savings
  • It’s never too early or too late to invest an HSA
  • HealthEquity technology makes investing funds easy


June 14 – 17; Cost: $50

Join VIM at Wesley Forest Conference Camp and Retreat Center. We will be working with the amazing Summer Staff to get camp ready to open that Sunday. Lodging and meals are included. All sorts of tasks need to be completed to make this summer’s camp the best yet. Projects may include painting, trail maintenance, and putting the boats in the lake.
Contact Michelle Schwartzman, VIM Coordinator (vim@susumc.org) to register and for more details.

Calvary UMC Home Repair Mission Trip for Onondaga (New York) Native American Home Repair. June 26-30, 2023, departing and returning to Calvary UMC 4700 Locust Lane Harrisburg PA. Cost is $275 for Non-Members and $200 for Calvary Members.
View brochure for more details.
Questions, call John Shepler at 717-579-2548 or email office@calvaryunitedmethodist.org


For the week of May 28 – June 3, 2023:

Paupack UMC, Paupack
Oriole UMC, Jersey Shore
Ennisville UMC, Huntingdon
Shrader UMC, Reedsville
*Aldersgate UMC, York
*Kayima UMC, Kayima – Sierra Leone
Faith UMC, Halifax
Calvary UMC, Lawrenceville
Shiloh UMC, Woodland
Emmanuel UMC, Windsor
Trinity UMC, Middleburg
Greene Hills Camp/Retreat Center & RV Park, Alexandria





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