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Friday, November 10, 2023
ATTENTION PASTORS SEEKING RETIREMENT AT THE 2024 AC
Active Pastors under appoint (Local Church & Ext. Ministry) who are considering requesting the Retired Relationship at the 2024 session of Annual Conference are urged to read ¶357 of The Book of Discipline of the UMC, 2016. Your request must be sent no later than February 1, 2024.
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LAST CHANCE BOUNDARIES TRAINING
Clergy, CLM, and Church staff in pastoral roles
For those who missed the District Boundaries Training and are in need of their first course or their refresher (required every four years) there will be a “last chance” class held on January 9, 2024 at Christ Community UMC, 3939 Park Road, Selinsgrove PA. The class will begin promptly at 9:00 am and conclude by 3:00 pm. Bring your own lunch. Instructor will be Rev. Marian Hartman.
This will be the last offering until Local Pastor Licensing School / CLM school. Check your dates and be sure to renew your training before the four years have passed.
2024 CERTIFIED LAY MINISTER SCHOOL
Certified Lay Minister (CLM) School is accepting registrations now for our three training weekends in 2024. The deadline for registration is January 19, 2024, so please start the process for registering in the next few weeks! Learn more and register today!
Contact Ron Swift (email@example.com) or Kim Shockley (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions or more information!
THE HARRY B. & RUTH A. NICHOLAS SEMINARY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Board of Ordained Ministry is excited to announce the availability of a new scholarship fund. This scholarship is available to seminary students, who are on the elders track for ordination, and are certified candidates for ministry within the Susquehanna Conference. Students who apply and are eligible will receive $1,250 towards their seminary education for that academic year. This scholarship may not be claimed for more than five academic years. This scholarship may be claimed for the 2023-2024 academic school year already in progress. December 8, 2023 is the deadline for applications for this current academic year. APPLY TODAY
NOVEMBER 2023 SUSQUEHANNA LINK IS NOW AVAILABLE
The November issue of the Susquehanna LINK is now available to view online.
SAVE THE DATE MISSION u 2024
The Kin-dom is among you; Drawing Closer to God and One Another
- Express Day (Country Cupboard Inn) Thursday, July, 11
- Two Day School (Country Cupboard Inn) Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 13
- Express Day (Chambers Hill UMC) Saturday, July 27
Questions? Contact Skip Spangler, 717:855-7381; email@example.com
WATER SENSOR NOTICE
Water damage continues to be a top cause of property claims for GuideOne’s insured church buildings, and this issue is drastically increased in the winter months largely due to frozen pipes. To help you prepare, GuideOne has put together the following information to ensure your buildings are ready for the cold weather ahead.
For the weeks of November 12-18
Cleversburg UMC, Shippensburg
St. Paul’s, UMC, Sandy Ridge
Emory UMC, New Oxford
Central UMC, Wilkes Barre
Lightstreet UMC, Bloomsburg
*Holy Trinity UMC, Troy
*Hastings UMC, Hastings- Sierra Leone
Ebenezer UMC, Middletown
Good Shepherd UMC, Bloomsburg
Bowmans Chapel UMC, Mapleton Depot
Fairfield UMC, Montoursville
- Dear God, we thank you – Take a moment to pray along with a child to show gratitude for God’s blessings in our lives. Watch and share
- Remember the Sabbath – Few of us get enough rest, a deficit that impacts our physical and mental well-being. Discover how intentionally resting can recharge our soul and help us better share God’s love with others. Rest and read