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Bishop Park Issues Letter Regarding Hate Crimes

11/18/2010

Bishop Park responds to the escalation of hate crimes in America and around the world. Click here to read his letter>>


Sag Harbor UMC Dedication / 200th Anniversary

11/18/2010

What a joy it was to attend the November 14 dedication of the new home of the Sag Harbor UMC on the east end of Long Island! It was even more special because the church is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. We have seen God at work in this community, and know that God's grace and guidance will continue to bless this congregation under the leadership of Pastor Tom MacLeod, who was recently approved to become an associate member of the NYAC. Bishop Jeremiah Park and LIE Superintendent ...


"Imagine No Malaria" Has First Release of Funds

11/16/2010

The United Methodist Church plans to combat malaria in Africa by using both its own health infrastructure and partnerships with other organizations. To achieve that goal, the denomination will release funds by the end of this year from its “Imagine No Malaria” initiative to the Geneva-based Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Last week, funds were authorized for release to the United Methodist Committee on Relief to help with implementing the campaign in Africa.  Read more about...


Memorial Service for Bishop James K. Mathews, Saturday, 9/25/10

9/24/2010

    September 24, 2010   Dear United Methodists of the New York Annual Conference:   You may have heard about the death of Bishop James K. Mathews at age 97 on September 8th.  Bishop Mathews served as the resident bishop of the New York Conference from 1995-1996.  I hope you will keep his wife, Eunice, in your prayers.  It will be my privilege to be present for a memorial service tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, ...


Bishop Park's Letter on Proposed Community Center/Mosque Near Ground Zero

9/1/2010

Please click here to read the Bishop's letter>>


Rev. Bill Shillady Officiates Clinton Wedding

8/6/2010

The Rev. Bill Shillady, president of NYAC Board of Pensions and Health Benefits, and executive director of United Methodist City Society co-officiated the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, N.Y. on July 31. Bill isn't giving any interviews, but he did say, "It was an honor to be a part of Chelsea and Marc’s big day." Click here to read the story>>


Cash Flow and First Fruits Giving: It Can Happen in Your Church

7/29/2010

We are deep into the dog days of summer. Folks are off on vacation. A variety of summer activities has impacted attendance at worship. Along with this reality comes a challenge of which we are by now well aware. When the people do not come, financial support of the church falls off. Dwindling summer cash flow becomes a problem to be reckoned with. The church treasurer prioritizes the bills to be paid. We hope and pray for a mild autumn that will delay having to fire up the furnace, and we cling ...


NYAC Mission Team Featured on UMC.org

7/5/2010

"The Rev. Tom Vencuss was in a good mood as he stood on the porch of the Methodist Guest House in Port-au-Prince the afternoon of Jan. 12. "He and his wife, the Rev. Wendy Vencuss, had just returned from a meeting of United Methodist mission partners and representatives of the Methodist Church of Haiti. “The general feeling was just so upbeat at four o’clock on that Tuesday,” he recalled. “We were to sign a covenant agreement the next day…to pledge ourselves to work together.”  Read the rest of ...


New Church Starts - Vision Bearer Application Available

6/18/2010

New Church Starts The New York Annual Conference is committed to creating new places for new people. As a start, we are planning 30 new faith communities by 2012 (6 in 2010, 12 in 2011 and 12 in 2012). We are looking motivated Christian leaders, lay or clergy, who are passionate about creating a new faith community in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. These “Vision Bearers” will be trained over a seven-month period and matched with a mentor who can walk...


Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center Commissioning Celebration

6/16/2010

The Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center is proud to announce the commissioning of the new Klein Welcome Center at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 3. Join us in honoring the ministries Sue Klein and her late husband George have nurtured for the past 50 years in the NYAC.  With their faith-filled service in organizing the Quinipet Family Camp for more than 40 years, and the contributions to the Camping & Retreat Ministries, the Governing Board is most proud to add the Klein name as a permanent fixture to ...


Read Updates and View Photos from Annual Conference

6/11/2010

The Vision editor, Joanne Utley is creating special issues of The Vision each day with news about the events at Annual Conference. She is also posting photo galleries to share the wealth of images that don't fit in The Vision. Check them out by clicking here>>


Nomination of Conference Treasurer, Director of Administrative Services

6/4/2010

On behalf of the CCFA, I would like to introduce you to Ross Williams, whom we will nominate to be the next Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services of our Annual Conference. Ross is a life-long United Methodist. He grew up in Yonkers, attending the Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church. As a young adult, he belonged to the New Canaan UMC, and for the past twelve years he's been a member of Darien UMC. He helped bring Natural Church Development to Darien and currently serves as the ...


Mission Dinner Celebration Plans Announced

5/20/2010

Biloxi Mission Celebration at Annual Conference, Hofstra University, Long Island Friday June 11, 2010, Mission Dinner, 5pm Dinner Guest Speaker: Rev. Gesner Paul, President, Eglise Méthodiste d’Haiti Biloxi Special Guests: Brian Rivers (HOPE), Mr. Cleo Pearson and Mrs. Ethel Clay (Homeowners) Please email Joseph Ewoodzie jewoodzie@nyac.com with the names of those not already registered for Annual Conference who would like to attend this special dinner event. The cost of the dinner for those not ...


2010 Annual Conference Agenda Now Available

5/3/2010

Click here to view the agenda>>


Saturday Event at Annual Conference Gains Momentum!

4/28/2010

Click here for all up-to-date information about the Momentum of Ministry event>>


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