QuikLINK – October 7, 2022

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

Friday, October 7, 2022

Recent hurricanes that have swept through Puerto Rico, Florida, and the East Coast as well as the flooding of hundreds of houses and businesses in Kentucky have highlighted the need for congregations to be prepared to support an early response in the days, weeks, and months after a disaster strikes. Early Response Team (ERT) members are the backbone of that response. Learn more about becoming a certified ERT member and taking a more active role in the early stages of a disaster.

In order to help your congregation celebrate, download the FAQ bulletin insert as well as a view and share the link to this video.
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

It’s time to submit grants for Youth Service Fund projects throughout the Susquehanna Conference!  Are you looking to reboot your youth ministry, to develop young people as leaders, to reach out to your community’s youth?  Download the grant application and send it back to Cindy Weaver – cweaver@susumc.org – before October 31, 2022. Grants for salary support are not accepted. Grants will be awarded before the end of 2022.  VIEW GUIDELINES & APPLY TODAY

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

YOUTH 2023
Daytona Beach, Florida | July 25-28, 2023
Every four years, youth from throughout The United Methodist Church have gathered for four days of discipleship, fun, and fellowship at the YOUTH event. The event is filled with interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and fellowship time. Adult leaders who bring youth to our event can expect inspiration, support, and chances to authentically experience what it means to be part of the Methodist and Wesleyan family. Early Bird Pricing is Available Now, Take Advantage Before it’s Gone!    LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY


Special Session
The Northeastern Jurisdiction, of which Susquehanna is a part, has called a special session for October 15 to be held virtually from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Delegates will vote on the number of bishops to elect during the coming Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference to be held November 2-4 in Baltimore. The jurisdiction’s bishops are recommending no elections this November.  WATCH ONLINE

What Is…
New Resource Series

In this new series, we offer a compilation of concise definitions, examples, and Biblical/theological foundations to create common vocabulary for Christians as we engage in anti-racism work. Check back often as the series offerings will continue to grow in coming weeks!  LEARN MORE

Standard Registration Extended for Facing the Future! – November 16
Standard registration has been extended through October 15 for this virtual event for clergy serving in cross-racial/cross-cultural ministry settings. The conference takes place on November 16, so register now before the price increases on October 16!   LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY

Office Fire & Electrical Concerns
Fire prevention week is October 9-15, 2022.
These tips should be reviewed frequently to reduce and prevent fire hazards.

Your support is needed to help UMCOR support local Annual Conferences in areas affected by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian, 100 percent of your financial donation will be used to provide assistance to the victims in these affected areas.   MAKE A DONATION TODAY

For the week of October 9 – 15:
Bedford UMC, Bedford
Mount Calvary UMC, Biglerville
Kingsley UMC, Kingsley
First UMC, Mansfield
St. James UMC, Coburn
Mines UMC, Williamsburg
*Young’s UMC, Mechanicsburg
* Largo UMC, Kassinima – Sierra Leone
Smith Hill UMC, Honesdale
New Berlin Emmanuel UMC, New Berlin
Mill Creek UMC, Montoursville
Sky Lake Camp & Retreat Center, Windsor, NY