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Offertory Prayers - May 2014 PDF Print E-mail

Originally from GBOD

Worship at School of Cong. Development

May 2014




Each month's Offertory Prayers include at least one "Invitation to the Offering" (see below) along with a digital image for those who might want to use it. We hope you will find this a helpful way to remind the people in your pews that their offering travels to many places to make a powerful difference in the lives of people they may never meet. You can find great stories of the difference our giving makes at http://umcgiving.org



Invitation to the Offering
The offering you made last week empowered ministry within our congregation and in response to the needs of our community. It also helped support the work of ministries beyond the local church that reach people who are in desperate need to feel the touch of love and reconciliation. Through the World Service Fund, game-changing learning events like the School of Congregational Development (SCD) bring together leaders of churches of varying sizes to learn "best practices" for building vital congregations. Cosponsored by the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD), the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM), and the PATH 1 Team, this year's school will be in Charlotte, NC, August 14-17, 2014. This ministry happens thanks to the generous support of United Methodists like you. I invite you once again to give generously as we worship God through the sharing of our gifts, tithes and offerings. Learn more about the UMC's School of Congregational Development.



May 4, 2014 – Third Sunday of Easter
God of wonder and mystery: You walk alongside us on the journey of our lives; yet like those on the Emmaus road, we spend most of our journey oblivious to your presence. Like them, we are so focused on our own fears and uncertainties, we miss that the world is becoming something new with every step. Bless, gracious Lord, the gifts we give this morning. We thank you for the privilege of participating in your world-changing plans. We pray in the risen Savior's name, Jesus the Christ. Amen. (Luke 24: 13-35)



Albright Care Services Partners with Stewardship Foundation PDF Print E-mail

The Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers, Executive Director of The United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, serving the Susquehanna Conference, and Mr. Shaun Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Albright Care Services celebrate Albright’s investment of more than $1 million.  This investment will be held in trust by The Stewardship Foundation for the purpose of securing the future ministry of Albright Care Services.

Earlier this year, Albright Care sought a partner for the creation and investment of The Spriggle Fund for the Endowment of Benevolent Care.  “The opportunity to partner with Albright Care has been a blessing.  We welcome them into our family of investors,” says Bowers.

Why Giving Matters and Clues for Improving It PDF Print E-mail

To encourage the spiritual gift of giving, this eight-minute video by Lewis Center Director Lovett H. Weems, Jr., provides an overview of the importance of congregational giving and ways you can improve it.


The Lewis Center for Church Leadership is happy to provide this video to view or download at http://www.churchleadership.com/funding


Subscribe now to receive the Lewis Center’s free, biweekly online newsletter, Leading Ideas.  Subscribe at www.churchleadership.com



2012 Annual Report PDF Print E-mail

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The 2012 - 20th Anniversary Annual Report is now available. Click on the image below to view or download the report in PDF format. To receive a digital copy via e-mail or paper copy by mail, call 717-766-7343 or 800-272-0113 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 2012 Annual Report

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