Laity

Laity on the Move: Laity Convocation Sat., November 19

A Word from Your Conference Lay Leader

 Greetings my Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

We would like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join us for our 2016 Laity Convocation, Saturday, November 19, 2016. The theme: WE ARE CALLED . . . (Fill in the dots). 

A continental breakfast will be served at the beginning of our day as we meet and bond with acquaintances across the NYAC. Following breakfast, we will participate in the opening and an inspiring worship service to nourish and stir the soul featuring The Rev. David Gilmore, Preacher and Religious Leader for the day.

Activities continue with nine different small group workshops: CONNECT, OPEN, MERCY, MUTUALITY, UNCONVENTIONAL, NARRATIVE, INVITATIONAL, TRUSTWORTHY and YEARNING.  The workshops are inspired by the book, Transforming Community by Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr. which is included in the $25 registration donation. Learn more about what Rev. Gilmore will be sharing with us.

An hour has been set aside for physical nourishment, mental reflection and fellowship as you digest a delicious fall luncheon. Those important needs met, we will resume small group sessions for wrap up and summary culminating with combined assembly with Rev. Gilmore for discussion and closure.

You don’t want to miss this dynamic day of inspirational preaching, workshops and fellowship.  Are you ready to “Walk in a manner worthy of the Calling you have received?”  Bishop Thomas Bickerton will deliver the charge to the laity, affirm the role and purpose of the laity and bless all with Communion Meditation and send us on our way!

Join us at the Stamford Hilton, 1 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT
The deadline for registration is November 9th. Please register today.

Click here for a bulletin insert to encourage laity in your church to join us.

Please note that you can earn 10 hours of Advanced Course Credits for attending the 2016 Laity Convocation once the following criteria is met:  

  • Register online at NYAC.COM for 2016 Laity Convocation at the Stamford Hilton  1 First Stamford Place in Stamford, CT.
  • Read the book, “Transforming Community – the Wesleyan Way to Missional Congregations,” which you will receive as part of your registration.
  •  Participate fully in all events of the Convocation.
  • Answer the questions at the end of each chapter of the book.
  • Submit written answers to your District Director of Lay Servant Ministries via mail or email.

A Certificate for completion of this Advanced Course will be then be mailed to you. If you have any questions, please contact your District Director of Lay Servant Ministries.

Roena Littlejohn
Conference Lay Leader

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