Annual Conference - 2017

The 218th session of the New York Annual Conference was held June 7-10 at Hofstra University, with Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton presiding for the first time. Photos by Stephanie Parsons and Joanne S. Utley.

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Jerry Eyster offers the the Council on Finance & Administration report including the 2018 budget.

Clergy spouses offer grace in song

Clergy spouses offer grace in song

Clergy spouses offer grace in song

Commissioning service | Local pastors to be licensed: Lisa Martine Bosworth, Mareta Hamre, Fern Blair Hart, Barbara Marks, and Kathleen Meyerson.

Commissioned as provisional elders: Elizabeth Carol Abel, Mark Timothy Allen, Prince Donkor, Carlos Ruben Figueroa Colombani, Lillian Marie Hertel, Margaret Schramm Horn, and Kent Tico Terchunian.

Commissioning Service - Friday, June 9

Commissioning Service - Friday, June 9

Commissioning Service - Friday, June 9

Kathleen Meyerson received a local pastor's license.

Commissioning Service - Friday, June 9

Ghana UMC junior choir

Commissioning Service - Friday, June 9

Commissioning Service - Friday, June 9

Anchor House choir

Commissioning Service - Friday, June 9

Ghana UMC junior choir

Commissioning Service - Friday, June 9

Commissioning Service - Friday, June 9

Mission Celebration

Rev. Joseph Ewoodzie acknowledges the crowd.

Mission Celebration

Bishop Bickerton hugs Rev. Joseph Ewoodzie.

Mission Celebration

Mission Celebration

Pastor Ed Dayton honors Rev. Joseph Ewoodzie, who is returning to parish ministry.

Ordination Service

Jefferson Boyce offers the pensions and health benefits report.

Thursday Retirement Service: Offering a blessing

Retirement service: Rev. Ezra Yew

Retirement service: Rev. Gunshik Shim

Retirement service: Rev. Nathaniel Dixon

Retirement service: Rev. Nathaniel Dixon

Retirement service: Clergy couple Scott and Mary Ellen Summerville

Thursday Retirement Service: Offering a blessing.

Retirement Celebration

Rev. Lynne Severance, standing

Retirement Celebration

Saturday Ordination Service: Bishop Thomas Bickerton baptizes James Aesop the son of Pastor Dong Hyun Choi and Jiseon Kim.

Ordained as elders were: Michael H. Barry, Jr., Mendis P. Brown, Martha Aline Epstein, Victoria Araba Kwedwua Kittoe, Michelle Estelle Lewis, Milagros Barreto Solorzano, Michael Benjamin Sparrow, and Elisa Margarita Vicioso. Kathryn Clegg Dickinson was ordained as a deacon. Jung Ung Moon was recognized as a full elder; Vera Elfreda Isaacs was recognized as an associate member.

Saturday Ordination Service:

Bishop Thomas Bickerton baptizes James Aesop the son of Pastor Dong Hyun Choi and Jiseon Kim.

Saturday Ordination Service:

Episcopal address

Episcopal address

Episcopal address

Welcoming Bishop Tom and Sally Bickerton

Welcoming Bishop Tom and Sally Bickerton