Issue: 19004                          January 15, 2019
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January 20 - 26     
Rouzerville UMC, Rouzerville 
Zion Stone UMC, Halifax 
First UMC, Huntingdon 
Centennial UMC, Trount Run 
Ebenezer UMC, Berwick 
Clifford UMC, Clifford 
Port Royal UMC, Port Royal 
Stevens Chapel UMC, Clearville 
St. John's UMC, Chambersburg 
Carlisle UMC, Carlisle

Rev. Anna Layman Knox - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Clergy) 
Kirby Hickey - Gen. Conf. Delegate (Laity)  
January 27 - February 2 
(Only 9 this week due to a church closing)

Falls UMC, Falls
Salem UMC, Blairs Mills
Camp Curtin Memorial Mitchell UMC, Harrisburg
Grove Memorial UMC, Lewistown
Lawver's UMC, McClure
Faxon-Kenmar UMC, Williamsport
Oakville UMC, Shippensburg
First UMC, Hanover
Warfordsburg UMC, Warfordsburg

Rev. Dr. Dennis Keller*- Gen. Conf. Delegate (Clergy)
Paul Ilyes Jr.* - 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 Susquehanna Conference QuikLink will have a new look soon! 

This video will tell you all about the changes coming next week.  

New QuikLink 2019 Promo

Many of our QuikLink features will have new homes, so be sure to find out where they will be.  As always, the place to submit items for QuikLink to our dedicated email inbox:
Shawn Gilgore
Director, Communications Ministry 

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  


You will soon be receiving your Summer Camp brochures as well as a wall poster. Please be sure to display these promotional materials in a prominent location within your church where leaders and
members can easily find them. Our partnership with you to offer camps and retreats as a dynamic part of your pathways of discipleship remains core to camp and retreat ministry. Please, don't hesitate to contact us if we can be supportive in other ways, too.
You will find a wide variety of camp and retreat experiences for all ages. In addition to Camp Penn, Greene Hills, Wesley Forest, and Mt. Asbury we have also partnered with the Upper New York Annual
Conference to provide Christian camping experiences at Sky Lake. This may be of special interest to those churches in the northern tier of the conference.

Thank you for your help in getting this information out and encouraging children, youth, adults and families in your faith community go deeper with God through these Spiritual journeys with Christ.

If you need further information, please feel free to contact the camping office at 717-766-7395 or
Camp & Retreat Ministry



This winter try some winning ideas.

Register for our January Webinar now,
final registrations deadline is January 17, 2018.

Look at the creating opportunities for generosity as a means to create connections with your congregation. Let them be part of the mission purpose!
Join us from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on January 23 to learn more from Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane, the national leader of Stewardship and Connectional Ministries for the United Methodist Church.

Remember, your $25 can earn 0.2 CEUs
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation invites you to open more doors and hearts for mission through offering more diverse giving options.

Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director
The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation


Please be reminded that 2019 Susquehanna Conference Paper Cooperative Order Forms are due in the Paper Cooperative Office by midnight on Wednesday, January 23. 

The forms may be submitted by the following means: 
1)  Mail: 
Susquehanna Conference Paper Cooperative Office
P.O. Box 4862
Gettysburg, PA 17325

2)  Email:

3) Call the Paper Cooperative Office at 717-321-3149. 

Order forms continue to be available by contacting the Paper Cooperative Office at the above phone number.

Participation in the Paper Cooperative is open to all congregations (United Methodist and otherwise) and non-profit organizations. 

Inquiries may be directed to Rev. Jay E. Zimmerman, Paper Cooperative Coordinator, 717-321-3149. 

Rev. Jay E. Zimmerman

Would you know what to do if you found yourself
in an active shooter situation?
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). The course provides strategies and guidance for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, and demonstrates examples of things to do in case of an active shooter event. This potentially lifesaving program is open to the public and will address what individuals need to know to look out for their individual safety. There is no charge to attend these training sessions, however, please register in advance to ensure seating.

That training is open to all and will be led by Cpl. Walter Cook, of the Lower Paxton Township Police Department. We especially encourage church and community groups to send representatives for this training.
This 75 minute event will be held on Saturday February 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 4700 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109. 

View Flyer

You must register.

To register contact Calvary UMC at 717-545-0021 or

Pastor Bob Cook
Please note: the presentation contains realistic material and reenactments that some attendees may find graphic in nature. Discretion for sensitive audiences is advised.



"Writing an Icon" is the practice of creating an image and studying the character of one who elicits  spiritual qualities desirable by those who follow Christ. Popular among the Church's eastern followers, the practice has much to teach us and is accessible to all who are willing to give it a try!

The opportunity to "Write an Icon" is approaching. View Flyer  and register for this uniquely creative and nurturing event at The Center's new website:

Kathy Harvey Nelson
Center Director



Pine Grove UMC

2523 Pine Grove Road
York, PA 17403
February 15 & 16 - 6:30 p.m.
February 17 - 10 a.m.

Pine Grove Church will be holding Christian Revival Worship Services. This Revival will feature messages from Dr. H. Douglass Buckwalter, head of the Biblical Studies Department at Evangelical Theological Seminary. Doug is a gifted teacher and humble disciple of Christ. You are invited to this transformational event!

Tim Klein
Pine Grove UMC   


The United Methodist Home for Children, Inc. (UMHC), a program of the Board of Child Care, has an urgent need for comforters (twin size, solid color).

The comforters may be delivered to:
5120 Simpson Ferry Road,
Mechanicsburg, PA  17050
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Please call 717-766-7652 with any questions.

Kim Hanford
Development Manager

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