QuikLINK – September 23, 2022

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

Friday, September 23, 2022

October 5, 2022, 11am – 3pm
$20 per person
Show off your powers of observation and display your sleuthing skills to solve the Mystery!  The day includes lunch, devotional and mystery.
To Register: Call 717-486-3827 or email: mountasbury@susumc.org

Thursday, October 6  –  St Paul UMC  –  750 Norland Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a working lunch. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BAG LUNCH. The instructor will be Rev. Marian Hartman. Please register with Autumn at the York office (york@susumc.org). There is no charge for this training.  (.6 CEU’s available.)

Boundaries training is required every four years for all active clergy, Certified Lay Ministers and other Laity who are serving a church as a pastoral leader. Several in-person Required Boundaries Training opportunities are scheduled over the coming months. View dates & locations.
If you have already taken Basic Boundaries, Boundaries 1 & 2 or Required Boundaries, you may take Understanding Clergy Sexual Ethics from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership to fulfill the every four year requirement. Follow this link:
It is your responsibility to provide your District office with a copy of the CEU certificate upon completion.
For questions, contact Marian Hartman, mhartman@susumc.org

A first ever fundraising gala for the Camp and Retreat Ministry hosted by the Board.  Come one and come all for an evening of inspiration, fun, and generosity taking place October 22 at Wesley Forest from 4-8 pm. Gather around tables set under a big tent in the field and enjoy a locally catered meal, join in the live auction fun, hear stories of making a difference, and raise needed funds for the Camp and Retreat Ministry. Camp Fancy means you can choose your attire from prom night outfits to camping gear, just be sure one element of your outfit is “fancy” as part of the celebration. This year’s event will honor a 40 year volunteer of the Camping Ministry, Dave Poole.  Purchase your tickets today and learn more about the event at susumcamps.org/gala.

Signs and Wonders: Explore the Miracle Stories
Thursday, October 6 (1:00 pm CT)
Join Dr. Amy-Jill Levine as she discusses with writer Rob Simbeck her new study, Signs and Wonders: A Beginner’s Guide to the Miracles of Jesus.
In her new book, Amy-Jill Levine explores selected miracles of Jesus in historical and theological context. For each miracle, she discusses not only how past witnesses would have understood the events, but also how today’s readers can draw meaning from Jesus’s words and actions. Hear from Levine as she examines how to open new ways of reading these narratives, encounter new ideas, and create new insights that can challenge old views. Join us to see how the miracle stories of Jesus work for us, with us, and even on us.   LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY


Religion & Race Announces New Grant Cycle Funding Initiatives
The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) is proud to announce a new cycle of the CORR Action Fund (CAF) grant program that will support creative initiatives that will transform the United Methodist Church (UMC) and the world. The 2022-2023 grant program will provide up to $10,000 to fund projects that increase intercultural competency and support vital conversations about race, cultural diversity, and systemic equity leading to action.

Unidos: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to highlight the impactful ministry of Hispanic and Latin communities throughout the United Methodist Connection. This series from Discipleship Ministries seeks to show that Hispanics are diverse in shade, style and culture, and that their ministries are just as vibrant.

Hayride Safety
With Fall festivities set to begin, it is important to consider the following safety measures when planning a hayride event.  FOLLOW THESE SAFETY MEASURES

For the week of September 25 – October 1:
Waverly UMC, Waverly
Quincy UMC, Quincy
*Bucks UMC, Newport
* Rogers Memorial UMC, Bo – Sierra Leone
New Hope UMC, Bellefonte
First UMC, Houtzdale
Jonestown UMC, Orangeville
Mount Zion UMC, Carlisle
Cornelius Chapel UMC, Mapleton Depot
Pine Wesley UMC, Millville
Faith Chapel UMC, White Deer
Wesley Forest Camp & Retreat Center, Weikert