Thursday, May 31, 2018

Fwd: We are Hiring!

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From: Good Samaritan Services <>
Date: Thu, May 31, 2018 at 10:42 AM
Subject: We are Hiring!

We're Hiring!
Events Manager - Lancaster & Chester Counties
Good Samaritan Services (GSS) is an award-winning, high-impact non profit organization. We are passionate about helping our neighbors in need.

GSS provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent housing services to individuals and families all across Lancaster & Chester Counties. We have office locations in Ephrata, Lancaster City, Phoenixville and Coatesville. Annually, we serve over 400 people in our housing programs.

We are dependent on creating relationships with donors who can support our work. Our annual operating budget is 1.7M and allows us to provide many life-changing programs to hundreds of people.

We are looking for an exceptional person to join our team. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in organizing successful fundraising events. The ideal person is also someone who demonstrates our Core Values: Faith, Compassion, Generosity, Partnership, Gratitude, and Stewardship. We offer a rewarding job experience, flexible work schedule, competitive pay and a healthy, joyful work environment.

The Events Manager reports to: Development Director and CEO

Status: Part-time, 25 - 30 hours per week. Schedule will be negotiated.

Position Summary:

This position is a non-exempt hourly wage position with a flexible schedule. The role requires the person to assist the Development Director and development-related committees with event planning and execution. This positions requires occasional travel across Chester & Lancaster Counties.

GSS holds 6-7 fundraising events every year. The Events Manager will be responsible with leading the planning and execution of each event. The goal for all of our events is to see an increase in attendance, engagement and revenue.

Non-profit fundraising requires passion for the mission of the organization, and a willingness to communicate that passion to others. Appreciating the work of Good Samaritan Services as a whole, and recognizing and cherishing the lives of those whose lives are improved by this work, our development staff can be instruments of tremendous positive change in the lives of hundreds of people every year. To do this, we work as a team to fund the organization. Each piece of the development team is essential, and highly prized.

Job Duties and Responsibilities of the Events Manager:

1. Working with development committee and/or specific event committees

2. Setting sponsor levels and benefits

3. Finding and increasing Sponsors

4. Increasing attendance at all of the events

5. Utilizing social media as a way to promote our events and attract new attendees

6. Organizing Silent Auctions

7. Securing entertainment

8. Venue: food & facilities

9. Works with staff and designers to create invitations, sponsorship materials and marketing graphics

10. Thank you notes to committee members, sponsors, etc.

11. Analysis & notes for future events

12. Maintain sponsor relationships throughout the year

Please visit to learn more about our work.

Please send cover letter and resume to Nate Hoffer (
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Good Samaritan Services | PO Box 551, Phoenixville, PA 19460
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Fwd: Free Pastoral Retreats & Summer Camp

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Date: Thu, May 31, 2018 at 1:01 PM
Subject: Free Pastoral Retreats & Summer Camp

Camp Hebron
Camp Hebron has been generously blessed by many donors and has the ability to help children & families get to camp! If you have young people in your community or congregations that would benefit greatly from a summer camp experience help them get registered today. For people mentioning they heard about them through you, we will extend the application date for camperships. It's our hope that your church will be the support network for campers when they return to the community. 
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Free- Pastoral Retreats
We know how hard it is to go to the garden and set apart time to just be with God. That's why we have made the commitment to offer free 2-night/3-day retreats to pastors. It would be our pleasure to offer you a comfortable cottage and quiet space to connect with God and to renew your spirit. It's our pleasure to serve you.
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Come visit Summer Camp
When's the last time you visited Camp Hebron during summer camp? Would you like to see how things flow? Do you have campers here from your congregation? We would love to give you a tour, share lunch and spend some time with us this summer. There's a lot of exciting things happening and lots of fresh vegetables growing. Just email our Executive Director to set-up a day.
Faith, Fellowship & Friends
Thank you for being willing to show others the love of Jesus. We are so blessed by what God has provided. If there is anything Camp Hebron can do to support your local ministries please don't hesitate to reach out. It would be our pleasure to bring our resources, talents and time together so that others might know God's love. 
If you have exciting stories from your congregations or challenges you aren't sure how to address feel free to share those with us. If there's something we can do it would be our pleasure if there's nothing we can do we would love to pray.  It's our desire as a ministry to connect with others so that we can all do work for the glory of God. We desire to offer more than great food and comfortable facilities. We would love to build your theme and goals into our ministry with you.
Deke Rider
Executive Director
Camp Hebron
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Fwd: AMBS bulletin announcements – June 2018

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From: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary <>
Date: Thu, May 31, 2018 at 8:55 AM
Subject: AMBS bulletin announcements – June 2018

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Bulletin announcements from AMBS – June 2018

Please consider using these announcements for one or more Sundays in your bulletins, newsletters and/or on social media, as you see fit. Thank you!

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Week of June 3

Earn an MDiv at a distance! Develop your leadership abilities from an Anabaptist perspective while staying in your current vocation. AMBS's MDiv Connect program offers you in-depth biblical and theological study, spiritual formation and vocational internships — right where you live. Generous need-based financial aid is available.
Journey: A Missional Leadership Development Program. Explore your call to ministry in this 2-1/2-year distance-friendly nondegree AMBS program that features a five-unit online curriculum, biweekly mentor-mentee meetings and one visit to the AMBS region per year. Participants receive a certificate upon completion. Register by Aug. 7.
Week of June 10
Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology (noncredit): Sept. 12 – Oct. 23. This online AMBS short course taught by Jamie Pitts, Ph.D., covers the birth and development of 16th-century Anabaptist movements and looks at various interpretations of the meaning of "Anabaptism" today. Cost: $200 before Aug. 22; $250 after. CEUs available.
Seminary scholarships for VSers. AMBS offers tuition discounts and scholarships ($1,500 per academic year) to current and former voluntary service workers. Enrollment must occur within five years of completion of the VS assignment. Apply now, or tap a shoulder!
Week of June 17
Rooted and Grounded: A Conference on Land and Christian Discipleship: Sept. 27–29, 2018, at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana. Imagine and embody alternative ways of relating to the land that cultivate shalom among human beings, the rest of creation and God. This event will weave together worship, theology, biblical study and praxis. Keynote speakers: Valerie Bridgeman, Karenna Gore and Randy Woodley.
Spiritual Guidance Seminars. Prepare for a ministry of spiritual direction through this two-part supervised program, which will be offered on the AMBS campus in 2018–19. Level 1 begins in September and Level 2 in October. Instructor: Dan Schrock, D. Min. Early registration deadlines: Aug. 8 (Level 1); Sept. 5 (Level 2).
Week of June 24
Take a seminary course this fall through AMBS! Fully online courses include Christian Attitudes Toward War, Peace and Revolution; Christian Theology 1; and Spiritual Practices: Prayer and Scripture. Hybrid courses (online, with one week on campus: Aug. 20–25) include Isaiah and Family Spirituality. More than 10 on-campus courses are also offered. Nonadmitted students get 50 percent off their first class!
Visiting preacher and teacher: David B. Miller, D.Min., of the AMBS Church Leadership Center, is available to congregations and organizations as a visiting preacher, lecturer, workshop leader and pastoral consultant. His areas of focus include holistic witness, Christian leadership, the missional church, healthy boundaries and more.

Questions? Contact Melissa Troyer, director of marketing and communications:

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