QuikLINK: September 30, 2022

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

Friday, September 30, 2022



MOUNT ASBURY SENIOR DAY – MYSTERY LUNCHEON
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
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UPCOMING BOUNDARIES TRAINING
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.)
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DISABILITY AWARENESS SUNDAY IS OCTOBER 9
As United Methodists, we believe that the church is not complete until everyone, with and without disabilities, is able to attend, belong, and fully participate in the life of the church.
People with disabilities are one of the largest minority groups in the world. The CDC estimates that approximately one in four people have some type of disability. Older people are also more likely to develop difficulties with mobility, seeing, and hearing. Sadly, some studies show that people with disabilities are less likely to attend church regularly because of inaccessible buildings, lack of transportation, or being made to feel unwelcome. Disability Awareness Sunday helps to raise awareness about these issues and empowers people with disabilities to share their gifts for ministry.
You can donate online or through the Advance #3021054. This special offering supports the work of the Disability Ministries Committee UMC and helps provide grants to local congregations. In the past, grants have been used to install ramps, hearing loops, and make churches more accessible!
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UPCOMING RETREATS
Two opportunities for Pastor’s Sabbath, Tuesday, October 11 (facilitated by Eric Shafer) and Tuesday, November 15 (facilitated by Pat Woolever).
VIEW FLYER & REGISTER TODAY
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VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION SUNDAY IS OCTOBER 16
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
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YOUTH WORKERS’ RETREAT
Just like a youth retreat…but without the youth!
November 4-5, 2022
Wesley Forest Camp & Retreat Center
Cost: $25.00
Childcare is available (included in the cost)
Jesus recognized the importance of stepping away from his ministry for rest and prayer. We hope you will join us for a time of rest and vision at our Youth Workers’ Retreat. This is a time to connect with other youth leaders from all over the conference and find renewal for your life and ministry. You can look forward to activities that renew your mind, body, and spirit. This includes opportunities for coaching, worship, outdoor activities, playing games by the fire, and time for a holy nap. This retreat is for the main youth leader of your congregation. The deadline to register is October 15
VIEW FLYER & REGISTER TODAY
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EARLY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING
While you can support disaster work in many ways, including praying, giving financially, and assembling relief kits, becoming a certified ERT member will allow you to take a more active role in the disaster response process and provide hope for survivors as they begin the recovery process.   LEARN MORE


Job Opening: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District AA
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District is looking for a new part-time Administrative Assistant. This vital position is the hub of communications and support for the district. Further details may be found in the job description. Interested parties should submit an Application & Resume to apply@susumc.orgThe deadline for applications is October 7, with an anticipated hire date of October 15.
VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTION & APPLY TODAY

 

THANK YOU KRISSIE
for your service with the Conference and we wish you success in your future endeavors.

 

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Boycott
Sunday, October 9
4:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm PT
Presented by Voices from the Holy Land
A bracing look at the far-reaching implications of anti-boycott legislation sweeping the U.S. and designed to penalize businesses and individuals that choose to boycott Israel due to its human rights record. BOYCOTT illustrates how these laws are being used as templates to stop us from boycotting around other justice issues, further limiting our Constitutional right to free speech.
Register today to watch the film for free Oct 5-9 Join us for this discussion with a remarkable panel on Oct 9!
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Using Youtube as a Church
YouTube is mostly known as a place to watch silly cat videos or a way to keep your kids occupied by watching a toy unboxing video. However, YouTube can be a powerful tool to reach your congregation and community. After all, 122 million people can’t all be wrong!
START UPLOADING TODAY

 



For the week of October 2 – 8:
McKendree UMC, Shickshinny
Christ UMC, Shippensburg
Shawville UMC, Clearfield
Camptown UMC, Camptown
Greenburr Trinity UMC, Loganton
First UMC, Hanover
*St. John’s UMC, Grantville
* Kwellu UMC, Kwellu – Sierra Leone
Martha UMC, Port Matilda
Laurel Grove UMC, Spring Run
Dallas UMC, Dallas

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