Issue: 18147                      December 17, 2018
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December 23 - 29  
Mount Zion UMC, Carlisle
Hoffman UMC, Trout Run
First UMC, Marion
Emmanuel UMC, Clearfield
Waller UMC, Benton
Hop Bottom UMC, Hop Bottom
Locust Run UMC, Locust Run
Orbisonia UMC, Orbisonia
Daniels-St. Thomas UMC, Mount Pleasant Mills
Uriah UMC, Gardners

Rev. Larry Leland Jr. - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Clergy)
Lisa Bender - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Laity)

December 23 - 29  
Noxen UMC, Noxen
Klinesgrove UMC, Sunbury
Pine Grove UMC, York
Beech Valley UMC, Trout Run
West Fairview UMC, Enola
Martha UMC, Port Matilda
Second Avenue UMC, Altoona
St. Paul's UMC, Dushore
Rockville UMC, Harrisburg
Trinity UMC, New Columbia

Rev. Matthew Lake - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Clergy)
Milton Loyer - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Laity)
You can use this list for announcements, inclusion in church bulletins, newsletters, etc. Full details about the Circle of Prayer are available from our website at Please be aware that churches are chosen from a pool of all church names with the use of a random number generator without regard to district.

The Conference Office closes for the Christmas holiday at noon on Friday, December 21 and will be closed through Wednesday, December 26. For the New Year's holiday the office will be closed December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019. The office will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Discovery Place will close for the Christmas holiday at noon on Friday, December 21, 2018, and re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at 9 a.m.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year!
- The Susquehanna Conference Staff


Join General Conference Delegates and Conference Leadership on Saturday, January 19, in a discussion about the Special Session of General Conference in February.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions, voice your concerns, and have your voice heard.

Register today at 



Youth that would like to serve as a lay member at large to Annual
Conference 2019, please fill out this form by Monday, January 7, 2019.

If your church/charge elected a youth to represent you as the lay member or the elected alternate, please alert Mollye Inners to this wonderful support of youth leadership.

The cost for youth to attend Annual Conference will be $100.00. The Young People's Ministry Annual Conference Scholarship Fund will cover all other costs for youth members to attend.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Mollye Inners by email at

Annual Conference Session 2019 will be held May 29-June 1 at the Hershey Lodge.

Mollye Inners  



More details about the individual camps and registration  
coming JANUARY 2019!

Camp & Retreat Ministry


Active Pastors under appointment (Local Church and Extension Ministry) who are considering requesting the Retired Relationship at the 2019 session of annual conference are urged to check paragraph No. 357, page 304 in the 2016 Book of Discipline. I call your attention to the second sentence of the opening statement.

Requests for retirement shall be stated in writing to the Bishop, Cabinet, and the Board of Ordained Ministry at least one hundred twenty days prior to the date on which retirement is to be effective unless waived by the bishop and cabinet."

If you are considering retirement at the 2019 session of annual conference, please be sure to honor the time restriction. Your request should be sent to the Bishop. 
Copy your request for retirement letter and send to your District Superintendent; the Rev. Suzanne Elliott, chairperson of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry; the Rev. Dr. Dennis Keller, chairperson of the Board's Conference Relations Committee; and Kelly Cox, Conference Pension Officer.

If you have any additional questions, please be sure to contact your District Superintendent and/or the Episcopal Office. 
Gregory C. Myers
Assistant to the Bishop

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