2023 Bishop's Convocation Schedule

We've planned Bishop's Convocation 2023 to ensure that all in attendance have time to get away for much-needed rest and relaxation. The schedule below is provided to plan out your time with us at The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark. But please feel free to do or not do at this gathering.  

This is your time, use the agenda as a map to relax, renew and reconnect with NYAC family. 

In addition, please note that if you plan to indulge in any of the on-site amenities (like the spa) be sure to call the
resort directly make a reservation, as we've been advised that spaces can fill-up quickly. 



Location: The Kartrite Resort and Water Park

555 Resorts World Dr, Monticello, NY 12701

Dates: January 11-13, 2023

Convocation Agenda


Wednesday, January 11, 2023

2:00-5:00 pm            Check-in at Front Desk and Convocation Registration 

2:30-3:30pm              Welcoming Reception with Bishop Bickerton
                                   Pre-function (A fun mixer)

6:00pm                     Dinner: (Hudson B and C)

7:30pm                     Vespers (Hudson A)
    Liturgy, anointing with Bishop and District Superintendents

Clergy will have the opportunity to attend to the mind, body and spirit activities after dinner

8:45pm                     Body/ Mind/ Spirit
                                  Game night, (Board games, and video games): Hudson C
Get moving -dance: Hudson B


Thursday, January 12, 2023

6:30am                     Early morning prayers (prayer room): Hudson A

7:30am                     Breakfast: Eat Eat Eat Restaurant

9:00 am- 10:00 am Body/ Mind/ Spirit
Yoga: Hudson B

 Prayer room is open with Alpher Sylvester: Hudson A

 Writing the Psalms exercise with Melissa Hinnen and Elizabeth 

Abel: Hudson C

11:00am                   Snacks and refreshments NYAC Registration Desk

11:30am                   Worship, Homily- Rev. Jorge Lopez, with Doris Dalton, Tisha Branch and Denise. Musical accompaniment, Raymond Trapp: Hudson A

12:30pm                   Lunch: Waterpark

2:00pm-3:00pm       Body/Mind/ Spirit

Dance, (Doris Dalton- line dancing): Hudson B

Prayer walk with Denise Smartt Sears: Main Entrance

Guided meditation with Ximena Diaz: Hudson C

6:00pm                      Dinner: Eat Eat Eat Restaurant


7:30pm                      Body/Mind/Spirit

Vespers with Alpher Sylvester, Sandra Mantz, Melissa Hinnen, Noel Chin, Ximena Diaz, DH Choi: Hudson A

8:00pm                      Thursday Night Out: Bixby’s 

Friday, January 13, 2023

6:30 am                     Early morning prayers with Melvin Boone: Hudson A

7:30 am                     Breakfast: Eat Eat Eat Restaurant

9:00 am                     Time with Bishop Bickerton: Hudson A

11:00 am                   Closing worship and Holy Communion: Hudson A

                                    Bishop Bickerton, preaching


                                    Music- Mr. Raymond Trapp

And Marvin Moss, Karen Monk, Angela Redman, Doris Dalton, Denise Smartt Sears

12:30 pm                   Lunch: Waterpark