God's Army is Coming to the Susquehanna Conference!!!
United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth (U.M. ARMY) is a national youth mission organization that offers summer mission opportunities for youth, young adults and adults across the United States. This summer, due to the travel concerns with the pandemic, U.M. ARMY is offering local mission opportunities for youth groups.
EXCITING NEWS!!! Two of these local models will be hosted in the Susquehanna Conference.
We are looking for churches to join us in this “day camp” model!!! If your church is located within ½ hour or so of the two locations below, this might be just the opportunity you were looking for this summer.
COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed to allow an opportunity to meet and serve in the safest way possible
Experienced mission week leadership coordinates and oversees all aspects of the week
Morning and evening worship with youth and adults from other churches in our conference
Daily mission work projects; projects will either be outside or in a social-distance set-up
Fun, interactive activities to provide opportunities for youth and adults to interact
Participants will eat breakfast and dinner at their homes (possibility of 1-2 evening picnics provided)
Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and water supply each day
Participants will sleep at their own homes each evening
Each church will be responsible for transportation for their group to and from the host site each day
July 11-16 – Christ UMC (Mt. Top, PA)
July 18-23 – Fishing Creek Salem UMC (Goldsboro, PA)
The theme this year is GOD @ WORK:CREATING.
Won’t you join us to help share God’s love and experience God’s creation?
NO WORRIES if you live too far away or if these weeks don’t work. U.M. ARMY is also offering virtual opportunities this summer. Contact Darlene Thomas, Regional Director @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the mission week options.
The Susquehanna Conference UMC's Disaster Response Ministry (DRM) continues to work with the Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency to coordinate and fill a need for volunteers at the Community Vaccination Center located at Harrisburg Area Community College. There is a need for volunteers between now and the beginning of June to staff areas such as traffic control/direction, canteen, and recovery. If you are interested in helping make vaccinations available, please sign-up and indicate on which days and at what times you would like to volunteer. There is an option to volunteer in the morning or afternoon. If willing/able to volunteer for the entire day, please select both morning and afternoon times. When you sign-up, please use the prefix SUSUMC before your name (example: SUSUMC First Last) to identify you as a Conference volunteer.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Doug Hoy, Disaster Response Coordinator at email@example.com