Restoration and Revival: Resetting for the Journey

223rd Annual Conference Session:

And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, empower, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.

1Peter 5: 10-11 (NRSV, Updated)

Friday session ended early; Annual Conference will resume at 9am on Saturday.
See agenda below.

Wednesday, June 22th

                      Clergy Session  
                      Legislative Sections

Thursday, June 23rd                         Restore

Opening Session   

6:00pm          Gathering Music
                      Opening Worship
                      Preaching: Rev. Dr. Denise Smartt Sears
                      Offering JFON


                      Opening of Conference

                      Welcome from Commission of Conference Session Co-Chairs
                       Rev. Young Choi and Mrs. Monique Blount

                      Organizational Rules Resolution and Rules Amendments
                                         Conference Secretary, Margaret Howe
                                         Rev. Gennifer Brooks

                      Presentation on Cooperative Parish Ministries - Bishop Bickerton

                       Presentations with musical interlude:
                                         1. United Woman in Faith video
                                         2. Reading of Appointments Metropolitan District
                                         3. Retirees Recognition video
                                         4. Global Ministries video

                        Blessing for the end of the day


Friday, June 24th                              Empower

Session 2

9:00 am           Opening Future Forward- Empowering the Next Generation Reflections

                        Reading of Appointments: Catskill Hudson District               

                        2022 NYAC Retirement Celebration Liturgy

                        State of the Church- Bishop Bickerton


                        Recognition of Rev. Bill Shillady

                        Reading of Appointments: Connecticut District

                        Pathway to Becoming Anti-Racist Report

.                       Reading of Appointments Long Island East District


Session 3

                        Future Forward - Empowering the Next Generation Reflections                      

                               1. Lay Leader
                               2. Cabinet
                               3. Pensions
                               4. Equitable Compensation


                         Retirees Recognition videos (3)

                         Chancellor’s Report

                         Recognition of D.S. Sungchan Kim

                         Reading of Appointments Long Island West District

                         Africa University

                         Corporate Session
                              1. Trustees

                         Recognition of D.S. Tim Riss

                         Reading of Appointments New York-Connecticut District

                         Retirees Recognition videos (3)

                         Scholarship and Awards
                                 Black College Fund video
                                 Sandy Mantz (3 min video)
                                 Offering (Rev. Denise Sears)

                         Shirley I. Parris Laity Service Award

                         Legislative Section Reports

                         Future Forward NYAC- Empowering the Next Generation

                         Closing prayer by Bishop Bickerton

Saturday June 25th                            Strengthen

Session 5

9:00 am            Worship- Memorial Service

                         Rev. Bill Shillady, Preaching

                         Offering UMCOR

                         Retirees Recognition videos (3)

                         Mission Videos                                                  

            Closing Reflections

                         Lunch break

 1:00 pm           Laity Session – David Teel – Director, Laity & Spiritual Development:     
                         Clergy Workshop:

Sunday, June 26th

Service of Commissioning and Ordination-Establish

4:00 pm            Ordination Service

             Offering for Young Clergy Debt Assistance