QuikLINK – September 16, 2022


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

Friday, September 16, 2022



RANGE OF COSTS FOR HOTELS FOR 2023 AC SESSION
As you work on your church budgets it may be helpful to know some of the costs associated with Annual Conference, which will meet May 18-20, 2023 at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, PA.  While we aren’t yet ready to promote the room blocks that we have for Annual Conference, please estimate that the pre-tax rates for rooms ranges from around $110-140/ night.
The submission of Annual Church Conference form #3 (Certification of Election of Lay Members) as well as the registration of Lay Members at Large to attend Annual Conference determines the timing of the release of information regarding housing and the hotel blocks of rooms.
If you have any questions, contact: Rev. Dr. Kathleen Kind – kkind@susumc.org
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CONFERENCE BOARD OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES GRANTS

The Conference Board of Global Ministries offers grants to help churches in the Susquehanna Conference grow in their discipleship capacity in relation to loving their neighbors. Areas of particular focus are disaster relief, volunteers in missions, missions, justice, evangelism, advocacy, and training related to these topics.

Grants can be applied for on a rolling basis. Our next application deadline is September 30. Please visit the grant section of our website to access the application and related policies/guidelines when you apply.
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EQUIPPING VITAL CONGREGATIONS GRANTS AVAILABLE

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
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UPCOMING RETREATS
“HOPE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT”

A Series of Retreats for 2022 based on Romans 4:3-5
Wesley Forest Camp & Retreat Center, Weikert, PA
These Thursday evening through Saturday morning retreats are designed to create space for participants to find a true sense of hope even in the midst of changing times. We will be housed in a beautiful Adirondack style lodge located on the banks of Penn’s creek with space to wander on the 400+ acres of woodland, relax by the stone fireplace or sit on the front porch watching the creek flow by.
VIEW FLYER FOR DETAILS & REGISTER TODAY
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JOIN YOUNG PEOPLES’ MINISTRY COUNCIL
The Young People’s Ministry Council (YPMC) is composed of student and adult youth leaders from around the Susquehanna Conference. The mission of the YPMC is to equip student leaders to empower their peers to make disciples. YPMC seeks students who have been confirmed in the United Methodist Church and are members of a congregation in the Susquehanna Conference. We love to have students who have little experience or lots of experience in leadership. We love students from big youth groups and students with no youth groups at all. If you know a young person who God is calling to leadership, we have a place for them at our table. Please send us these leaders who will help empower their peers to make disciples of Jesus! 
The YPMC now has a rolling application process and applications will be accepted any time. Although applications are accepted on a rolling basis, youth who are interested, we ask to apply by October 7.
LEARN MORE & APPLY TODAY



Reaching Youth in the Digital Age
Today, church youth groups are competing with a hundred different activities to get a teenager’s attention. Here are some tips that will help you get their attention and put your ministry at the top of their priority list.  GET YOUR WOW FACTOR
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New Bible Study: Being the Church with the Oppressed
View a new four-session Bible study – Being the Church with the Oppressed: Four African PerspectivesLEARN MORE
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Global Ministries to Commission EarthKeepers
Congratulations to Sheila Noss  of the Susquehanna Conference who will be among 29 commissioned as new EarthKeepers in an online service on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET. This service will affirm the EarthKeepers in their call to the ministry of creation care and will bless their work in their communities.   
VIEW PRESS RELEASE
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Celebrate Discipleship
Our United Methodist traditions of prayer, studying the Bible, worship, fellowship, sharing the sacraments and serving draw us close to God and one another.  WATCH ALL THE WAYS WE GROW IN OUR FAITH



For the week of September 18 – 24:
Milesburg UMC, Milesburg
Shermans Dale UMC, Shermans Dale
Peckville UMC, Peckville
Wesley UMC, Tyrone
Trinity UMC, Lewistown
Beaver Memorial UMC, Lewisburg
Winterstown UMC, Felton
Falls UMC, Falls
Kerr Addition UMC, Clearfield
Whitneyville UMC, Whitneyville

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