August 01, 2015
August, 2015 Issue
July 29, 2015
Hurricane Sandy struck the New York area on October 29, 2012, and three years later the need for assistance to handle the destruction left in the wake of the superstorm is still being addressed.
June 19, 2015
Grace and peace in the name of our risen Christ! Our hearts are broken as we mourn the tragic deaths of nine members of the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston, South Carolina, including the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was a dedicated pastor and a state senator. This cowardly, brutal act, committed as Christians gathered for worship and prayer, is a violation of all that we hold sacred. We cry out, “How long, Oh Lord?” as yet again innocent persons are the victims ...
June 04, 2015
June, 2015 Issue
June 01, 2015
From Tom Vencuss, NYAC Sandy Recovery Coordinator: As we move through this spring and summer rebuild season, the need for volunteers becomes even more critical. A number of rebuild/recovery organizations will be phasing out or downsizing in late summer and fall. We need to take advantage of the partnerships that exist, while they exist.
May 29, 2015
“Dancing with the Spirit: Conference as a Means of Grace.” Are you ready to dance? Are you ready to have your heart strangely warmed? Our 216th session of annual conference is days away! We’ll begin worship with gathering music at 1 p.m. on June 10.
May 18, 2015
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May 18, 2015
Dear Sisters and Brothers, Greetings in the name of the Risen and Ascended Christ! With great joy I announce to you that the Rev. Matthew T. Curry will assume the position of Director of Connectional Ministries on July 1, 2015! Matt emerged as the top candidate in a two-month search process that featured several excellent candidates for this important position. I look forward to working with Matt as a member of the Extended Cabinet. He is a capable administrator, an enthusiastic team player ...
May 12, 2015
Dear Stewardship Chairs and other church leaders (cc: to Pastors), Please see details below of an upcoming Webinar hosted by Discipleship Ministries of the Methodist Church Stewardship in the Digital World: Has your Church Made the Leap? Money has gone digital, communication has gone digital, education has gone digital – the church can embrace the digital culture without losing the human relationships that mean so much to all of us! Join us as we share some of the ways stewardship can (and ...
May 11, 2015
Dear Pastors, Treasurers and Finance Chairs, We have posted preliminary 2016 apportionments to the conference website at http://www.nyac.com/apportionments. These apportionments were calculated using data that was submitted via your statistical tables and are based on the preliminary 2016 budget. Final 2016 apportionments will be recalculated using the final 2016 budget approved at Annual Conference. We ask that you review the apportionments as they appear now. If anything appears to be ...