About Our 2023 Fall Clergy Convocation
Each year, the clergy of the New York Annual Conference gather for a time of friendship, fellowship, and a general coming together to fortify and reconnect for the new year. Each Clergy Convocation event is different, planned to meet the unique needs of the season in which we find ourselves. Our Annual Conference team generally takes the comments offered by clergy at previous gatherings to heart and crafts new experiences using your input.
Wherever we gather and whatever the agenda, this time together is generally a fruitful one for all! Previous year’s meetings have included:
- New and more engaging ways for you to commune and bond with fellow clergy, while sharing and reflecting on your lives, ministries, struggles and triumphs.
- Small setting occasions to connect with Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton.
- Sessions that will allow you to learn from noted experts and productively engage on matters of importance to the life of our churches and denomination.
- A flexible schedule to allow for more time for family and relaxation.
- More time to meet members of the conference leadership team and discover how they can help you take your church and congregation to the next level.
- Plenty of on-site ways to have fun with family in a convenient, approachable and family-friendly venue.
This year's Clergy Convocation promises to be even more special. We encourage you to join us on October 10-11, 2023, at the Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark 555 Resort World Dr., Monticello, New York.
This event is intentionally designed for all Elders, Deacons, Local Pastors, appointed lay pastors, and their families in the New York Annual Conference. Better still, Fall Clergy Convocation takes place during Pastor's Appreciation Month; we will do our level best to make this time one you won't forget.
It's a time for you to get away, recharge, continue ministry with a refreshed outlook needed to return to your communities with deeper faith, viable preaching and clarity of commitment to serve. It is vital for all of our pastors to care for their body, mind, and soul so that they can be whole and equipped to care for their church communities.