Preaching with Power Program

posted Jul 27, 2017, 11:56 AM by York District UMC   [ updated Jul 27, 2017, 11:56 AM ]

Preaching with Power Program Returning this Fall!

Preaching with Power (PwP) is a hands-on learning program for pastors and preachers at all levels to further improve their fruitfulness in one of their most important functions – proclaiming the Word to their congregations. To date, 64 pastors of the Susquehanna Conference have graduated from PwP.  The fall PwP program will consist of eleven weekly sessions on Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon and a graduation luncheon.


Sep. 13, 20, 27

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29Dec. 6 

(Graduation luncheon is 12 noon – 3:00 p.m.)

Location: Christ UMC, 145 Disciple Drive, Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Class size: Minimum: 6           Maximum: 8

Fee: $750.00 (usually covered by educational funds from participant’s church and/or Board of Ordained Ministry and/or the District.)

Registration deadline: September 1, 2017

Instructor and facilitator: Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, Accredited Speaker, Provisional Deacon

For more information about PwP, visit

To register or for additional information, please contact Debbie Ackley, Lewisburg District Office at or call 570-523-9592. 

Spiritual Direction Course

posted Mar 28, 2017, 9:23 AM by York District UMC   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 6:07 AM by Michael Koplitz ]

Is God calling you to a deeper season?
Do you long to listen more and speak less?
To discern more than decide?

Spiritual Direction is a course that invites all these things through reading, prayer, and a monthly small group event that builds skills so you can be instrumental in hearing God's voice in your own life, and in the life of others.
Curious? Go to, under Ministry of Spiritual Direction, to learn more about it. 

Questions? Ask away at or
717-240-0678. Scholarship assistance available.
Center Director, Rev. Kathy Harvey Nelson

Youth Mental Health

posted Feb 15, 2017, 6:55 AM by Vicky Salisbury   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 6:53 AM by York District UMC ]

(for parents and adults who work with youth)

Contact Person: Sharon Engdahl

Sanctuary Christian Counseling

You are all invited to the "Sanctuary Christian Counselling" to meet the team and see how our ministry of hope and healing can support you and your congregations. 

 *You can check out our website at or call us at  717-200-3158

Safe Sanctuary Training 2017

posted Jan 23, 2012, 10:19 AM by   [ updated Oct 25, 2017, 12:07 PM by Michael Koplitz ]

York District Workshop Event
Safe Sanctuary 

                                             Sunday November 5, 2017
                                                at Mt. Zion Potosi UMC 
                                         10730 Mt. Zion Road, Glen Rock, PA
                                                                                                       Cost $3.00 for training materials.
                                                                                            Please RSVP to Pastor Larry Parlett at 717-235-0280

*SAFE SANCTUARIES TRAINING OFFERINGSFor a list of SS training offered throughout the Conference, 


SAFE SANCTUARIES ONLINE TRAINING -  Once again employees & volunteers may go to the Conference Website and take the Safe Sanctuaries Online Training. The process will take you through Trak-1, but it's the Susquehanna Conference Training. 

To access the training - CLICK HERE. If you have questions, please contact: Jody Robinson, 

or 717-766-7441 Ext. 3400.

Find more information on upcoming training events HERE

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