Susquehanna LINK November 2018 Issue

The final print issue of Susquehanna LINK – November 2018 – is headed for mailboxes … but you can always find it online. Look out for future Susquehanna LINK news at,, on their Facebook page, via QuikLINK, or in your email inbox (subscribe at! View or download the PDF at

POSTPONED: Commission on a Way Forward Q&A

This event has to be postponed.   Please read the following from the Bishop:   September 11, 2018 Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Susquehanna Conference, Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of our Brokenness, and Hope of the world! I have been in prayer and have been looking … [Read more…]

2018 Lay Members to Annual Conference Report

We are blessed to have our Lay Members to Annual Conference as well as our alternate.  Ronald Fetzer (Trinity) and Tami Spotts (Sprucetown) are the Lay Members and Kathy Highbaugh (St. James) is our alternate.  Due to illness, Ron wasn’t able to attend and Kathy went in his place.  It was a glorious three days … [Read more…]

Pastor’s eNote: A Word about Our Words

Language and communication is a gift intended for a higher purpose. That higher purpose is taking a beating these days courtesy of the ease with which you can use words to slam others and many are cheered on when they do! It’s a sad thing that effects us all. We must guard our hearts and … [Read more…]

One BIG Question Summer Series Topics and Dates

Thanks to ALL who submitted their questions online! After careful and prayerful consideration of all submitted questions, we found that there was a common theme falling into four basic questions.  We invite you to come to one of the Penns Valley Charge churches to hear the Bible based answers to your questions: July 8 – … [Read more…]

Phase 3 Announced: Praying our Way Forward

BISHOPS, THE UPPER ROOM LAUNCH PHASE 3 OF PRAYING OUR WAY FORWARD For Immediate Release May 23, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C.  — The Council of Bishops, in partnership with The Upper Room, is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church’s way forward for … [Read more…]

May 2018 Susquehanna Link Available

If you know anything about me [Pastor Theresa], you probably know that I am a history nerd and mighty proud of it!  When I saw this month’s Susquehanna Link, I was excited to see the History of United Methodism in Pennsylvania article [page 9]. Read the article in the May 2018 Susquehanna Link by clicking … [Read more…]

Staff Parish Relations Committee Meets Sept. 19, 2018

The next meeting of the Staff Parish Relations Committee representing the Penns Valley Charge is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19th at 7pm at Spring Mills Faith UMC. The purpose of the meeting is to see where we are with required reports for church conference and prep for 2019 Budget.  The revised spreadsheet for pastoral compensation … [Read more…]

Call for 2018 Graduates

Do you have a loved one who will be graduating from high school or college this year? We would like to honor them for reaching this milestone! If you know of any graduates, please let Pastor Theresa know by email or call 814-883-9510. We need the grad’s name, mailing address, church they attend, school name … [Read more…]

Find “Calm” This Spring!

Anxious for Nothing Study coming April 16-May 14 Anxiety is at an all-time high, but there’s a prescription for dealing with it.   Max Lucado invites readers into a study of Philippians 4:6-7 where the Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, “Do not be anxious about anything…” Join friends and neighbors for a video/discussion/journaling 5 … [Read more…]