QuikLINK – October 28, 2022

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

Friday, October 28, 2022

Bread Retreat is coming up. November 18-20, 2022  Sign up today!   Our Daily Bread:  You’ve prayed for it; how would you like to make it? Join us for a fun & multi-sensory weekend of bread-making, Bible Study & fellowship. We’ll make and enjoy five or more different types of bread, share recipes and tips, and explore what the Bible says about its significance and symbolism. You’ll even get to take a loaf or two home to share!!  All ingredients will be provided for participants and are included in the price of the event.

Christmas Set Up Work Day – November 12 (9am – 3pm)
Love Christmas, lights, fun and seeing it all come together.  Come help create the 3rd Drive Thru Christian Christmas Light Show at Mount Asbury.  Lunch will be provided.     REGISTER TODAY

Help us get to the finish line! Rebuilding continues following Tropical Storm Isaias in the Eastwick neighborhood of Philadelphia. Volunteers and Contractors are needed!  Help us complete the remaining 15 cases by the end of the calendar year.     LEARN MORE AND REGISTER TO HELP

UMCOR and Mission Central have delivered thousands of relief kits to support the flooding clean-up efforts in Kentucky. With the recent hurricanes affecting Puerto Rico, Florida, and the east coast, additional relief kits are needed. Consider doing your part to assemble cleaning kits (buckets) and menstrual hygiene kits.     LEARN MORE

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.


Don’t Forget About the Turkey!
It’s easy to want to move straight from your trunk-or-treat event to preparing for Advent. Let’s not forget about Thanksgiving and how much God can use this time of year to set our hearts toward a posture of gratefulness.
While a traditional communal Thanksgiving meal or other large in-person gathering may not be possible, there are many ways to mark this special time with sincere gratitude. Giving thanks can easily be expressed in more ways than just passing the pecan pie.

Virtual Tours Aren’t Just For Selling Houses
When you think of a virtual tour, you might think of a video to show the latest house to hit the market. Why not use that same concept to bring people in your church? With a well-crafted church tour video, you can show potential visitors that you care about them and want them to have a good experience at your place of worship.    OPEN HOUSE!


For the week of October 30 – November 5:
Salona UMC, Mill Hall
Nossville UMC, Blairs Mills
Oakdale UMC, Hunlock Creek
Water’s Edge UMC, Wrightsville
*Centre Grove UMC, Clearfield
* Kercher Memorial UMC, Kenema – Sierra Leone
First UMC, West Pittston
Trinity UMC, New Kingstown
State Road UMC, Linden
Bethel Hill UMC, Sweet Valley
Throop UMC, Throop