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Friday, September 22, 2023
REFRESH YOUR PLAN
It’s not too late to register for Refresh!
Saturday, September 30 at Christ Community UMC
(3939 Park Rd. Selinsgrove, PA 17870).
We are especially pleased to have Ken Willard, Director of Congregational Vitality for the West Virginia Annual Conference, lead us in a training around how to develop a strategic focus to ministry planning.
Ken will also be discussing how to create and/or refresh your ministry plan. He will also offer training around how to have a strategic ministry focus. This event is open to both clergy and laity, and we especially encourage ministry teams to attend this training together!
Do you want to make a difference in your church and community, but don’t know where to begin or how to make a plan? This event is for you!
Cost – $10.00
.6 CEU’s are available
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.
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UM FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FALL GRANTS
The United Methodist Foundation awards a limited number of grants to local United Methodist Churches and affiliated agencies of the Western Pennsylvania and Susquehanna Conferences of the United Methodist Church as well as account holders.
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For the weeks of September 24 – 30
Stoverdale UMC, Hummelstown
Black Oak UMC, Port Matilda
Mount Union-Allenport UMC, Mount Union
Braman UMC, Equinunk
Benton UMC, Benton
Mainesburg UMC, Mainesburg
The Journey, Harrisburg
*New Creation Community Church, Dover
*Bishop Bangura Memorial UMC, Motema – Sierra Leone
Courtdale UMC, Courtdale
White Pine UMC, Trout Run
Sky Lake Camp & Retreat Center, Windsor, NY
- Five ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – Hispanic Heritage Month spans from September 15 – October 15 and is a time when congregations can enrich their ministries as they interact with people whose culture and, perhaps, language are different from theirs. Check out a few ways non-Hispanic/Latino congregations can respectfully celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Don’t miss United Methodist Podcast-a-thon – United Methodist Communications will host its second annual podcast-a-thon Oct. 2-6. This weeklong event will showcase several new live podcast episodes from United Methodist creators delivered via Facebook Live. The theme of each episode will revolve around disciple-making. Listen for free at Facebook.com/ResourceUM Prepare to be inspired
- Find books and studies for Advent – The United Methodist Publishing House and the Upper Room have produced books and resources to help churches and individuals prepare for Advent in a spirit of hope during this unprecedented time of uncertainty and anxiety. As we face ongoing uncertainty about the future, we look for hope in the promise of Jesus’ coming. The resources cover a variety of topics and themes for individual or small group study or in classrooms. View books & studies