QuikLINK – November 18, 2022
Friday, November 18, 2022
ATTN: PASTORS SEEKING RETIREMENT AT 2023 AC
Active Pastors under appoint (Local Church & Ext. Ministry) who are considering requesting the Retired Relationship at the 2023 session of Annual Conference are urged to read ¶357 of The Book of Discipline of the UMC, 2016. This paragraph explains the process for pastors who wish to retire.
Requests for retirement shall be stated in writing to the Bishop, the District Superintendent, and Chair of Board of Ordained Ministry. The request must be made “at least one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the date on which the retirement is effective unless waived by the bishop and the cabinet.” Therefore, your request must be sent no later than JANUARY 18, 2023.
If you are considering retiring at the 2023 AC, please be sure to honor the time restriction. Send your written request to:
- Bishops Moore-Koikoi and Steiner Ball
- Rev. David Stough, Chair BOOM
- Your current Conference Superintendent
- Rev. Dr. Dennis Keller, Chair, BOOM Conference Relations
- Rev. Dr. Thomas Salsgiver, Assistant to the Bishops
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call your District Superintendent and/or Tom in the Episcopal Office.
CERTIFIED LAY MINISTER (CLM) SCHOOL
Certified Lay Minister (CLM) School operates at the same time and location as the Local Pastor Licensing School of the Susquehanna Annual Conference. Participants are those seeking further development as lay persons in leadership who may experience an assignment to a local church as a pastor, working as a staff person as a local congregation in areas of education, outreach, community development, or new church development. For some, the credentialing process helps fulfill ministry opportunities outside the local congregation as a chaplain or other helping profession.
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“COACH APPROACH” TRAINING FOR LEADERS
Thursday, February 9, 2023
(Church of the Good Shephard – Tyrone, Pa.)
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 (Carlisle UMC – Carlisle, Pa)
Saturday, March 25, 2023 (First UMC – Muncy, Pa)
These events will be offered throughout the conference for leaders (clergy and lay) who want to practice a “coach approach” to leadership. A coach approach will help you to have more fruitful, action-oriented conversations focused on the next steps toward achieving goals.
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT MOUNT ASBURY
November is Native American Heritage Month
While The United Methodist Church observes Native American Ministries Sunday on the third Sunday after Easter, United Methodists are also encouraged to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November. SEE WORSHIP RESOURCES
VIEW FACTS ABOUT NATIVE PEOPLE IN SOCIETY & THE CHURCH
Advent 2022: God’s Unimaginable Surprises
Advent is a “hurry up and wait” season. We’re called to prepare our hearts while also being patient. That can be difficult, and in our constant planning, we don’t leave space to embrace the mystery of God and the unimaginable surprises that come with it. Dive into these Advent resources to view the Book of Isaiah through the lens of surprise as we wait for Christ. VIEW RESOURCES
Devotions Available for Advent to Epiphany
As part of its FastPrayGive program, WesleyMen is offering an Advent through Epiphany devotional guide for Nov. 27 through Jan. 6. Wesley Men is an affiliate of the World Methodist Council. FastPrayGive is a global grassroots movement to end hunger by the means of grace.
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Books & Studies for Advent
The UM Publishing House & Upper Room have produced books and resources to help churches and individuals prepare for Advent in a spirit of hope during this unprecedented year of uncertainty and anxiety. LEARN MORE
That Time of Year: Advent
Photo-A-Day Challenge – Ready for Advent? No worries if not. We’ve got the right spiritual practice to creatively get your heart and spirit ready.
LET’S GET STARTED
For the week of November 20 – 26:
Keeneyville UMC, Middlebury Center
St. Paul’s UMC, Lewisburg
Emmanuel UMC, Clearfield
Mount Olivet UMC, Fawn Grove
Albright Bethune UMC, State College
Mount Pleasant UMC, Sunbury
Covington UMC, Covington
Messiah UMC, York
Trinity UMC, New Cumberland
Lake Winola UMC, Dalton
Mount Asbury Camp & Retreat Center, Newville