Alive in Christ together we embody the beloved community of disciple-making congregations
Friday, October 13, 2023
VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION SUNDAY IS OCTOBER 15
In order to help your congregation celebrate, download the FAQ bulletin insert
Donations can be made to Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Advance #4055 to support our Conference VIM Teams or to VIM Materials Advance #7010 that provides teams with funds for project supplies. LEARN MORE
YOUTH WORKERS’ RETREAT
Just like a youth retreat…but without the youth!
November 3-4, 2023 at Wesley Forest Camp & Retreat Center.
Come for a time to connect with other youth leaders from all over the conference and find renewal for your life and ministry.
Opportunities include a workshop on using creative dislocation to foster faith formation in your community, one on one coaching, and information sessions on how conference connections can support your local ministries! There will also be optional renewal opportunities including a guided prayer walk, yoga, and time for rest.
This year you are invited to come early on Friday to enjoy time at Wesley Forest before our gathering begins
Cost $25, Childcare is available and is included
Register by October 15
LEVEL UP! NEW PLACES, NEW PEOPLE
Are you ready to take your ministry to the next level?
If you haven’t had the opportunity to register for the Level Up event on November 10-11, 2023, at Christ UMC in Bethel Park (near Pittsburgh), there is still plenty of time to do so. Registration at the regular rate will now be available through October 31.
1.2 CEU’s are available. Scholarships are available – please contact Kathleen Kind for more information – email@example.com
This two-day learning and equipping event is designed to be a catalyst for your ministry as you discern and take your next steps in 2024 and beyond. For more information on the event and workshop presenters, please visit susumc.org/level-up/
BECOMING A SEMINARY STUDENT 101
Connection with Prospective Candidates
Thursday, November 2 (2:30 – 4pm EST) via Zoom
Join us for a General Board of Higher Education event for pastoral candidates to learn about some seminary options available. Several UM conferences are participating in this online gathering.
Questions? Please email Amie – firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters to Prison: A Fresh Look at the Gospel of Mark by author and speaker Dr. Milton Loyer, a member of Shepherdstown UMC, has been published by Masthof Press and is now available from Amazon and other sources for $12.00. This practical examination of the Gospel of Mark is suitable for personal devotions, group Bible studies or as a study resource.
For the weeks of October 15-21
Mifflinburg UMC, Mifflinburg
Gibson UMC, Gibson
Park Avenue UMC, Chambersburg
Lakemont UMC, Altoona
Hillsgrove UMC, Hillsgrove
Donnally Mills UMC, Donnally Mills
Loyalville UMC, Harveys Lake
*Faith UMC, Bellefonte
*Mango Brown, Pa Loko – Sierra Leone
Newton Hamilton UMC, Mount Union
Wrightsville Hope UMC, Wrightsville
- November is Native American Heritage Month – Learn 11 facts about Native People in society and the church. Written by Bishop David Wilson.
- Grow your church’s Instagram account and reach – You’re smart, you’re (somewhat) social media savvy, so let’s assume that you are among the many who use Instagram to get information about your church out to the masses. Now, let’s say that the number of your account followers isn’t quite where you’d like it to be. Perhaps you’d really like to boost your profile or connect with people who don’t yet come to your church. Jeremy Steele offers some more tips on ways you can expand your reach. Dig a Little Deeper