QuikLINK – October 21, 2022

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

Friday, October 21, 2022

November 20 is the suggested day for World Hunger Sunday and for congregations to participate in the Harvest Home for World Hunger Offering. 50% of the offering is designated to assist food distribution programs within our conference.
The other 50% is goes to national and international UMCOR food programs.
In 2021, the offering from congregations totaled $30,412. Grants were distributed to 48 hunger programs and agencies within the Susquehanna Conference. With this offering we are making a difference in the lives of those with insufficient resources to feed their families.

Are you looking for some financial support to start a Fresh Expression or assist with New Church Development?  View the grants that Grants that are available.
All churches are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to requests that have not received funds in the past year.  Please complete and submit your grant application online.  We are unable to accept handwritten applications. All grant applications are due by Monday, October 31, 2022.
Should you have any questions or need assistance with the online format, please contact The Equipping Vital Congregations office at evcoffice@susumc.org

Saying ‘I appreciate you’ to pastors
October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and like other people, you probably want to show your pastor just how much they mean to you. They are on call 24/7 and help to guide and shepherd your congregation into new seasons of ministry and growth. United Methodist Communications has put together some great tips to help you determine the best ways to show your pastor appreciation.     GET IDEAS FOR HONORING YOUR PASTOR

Advent Studies for 2022
The past few years have been full of anxiety and uncertainty. Yet, the Spirit is still calling us to trust and experience God’s goodness and peace. As we approach Advent, the Upper Room and the United Methodist Publishing House have produced several Bible studies to help you and those around you rediscover the hope, love, peace and joy Jesus brings.    FIND YOUR ADVENT STUDY


For the week of October 23 – 29:
First UMC, Blossburg
Otterbein UMC, Duncannon
White Mills UMC, White Mills
15th Street UMC, Huntingdon
Farrandsville UMC, Farrandsville
Avis UMC, Avis
Grace UMC, Millersburg
Wayne UMC, McVeytown
Lawver’s UMC, McClure
Longstown UMC, York
Camp Penn Camp & Retreat Center, Waynesboro