Your April 2019 NY-CT CONNECTOR Newsletter is here!

NYCT District

April 16, 2019

Greetings! Attached below is the April 2019 Edition of the NY-CT CONNECTOR Newsletter.   The deadline for the next edition of the CONNECTOR is Monday, April 15, 2019. The April CONNECTOR doesn't include any news of district happenings (other than a brief note about Mission InSite training). Please try to share any "out of the ordinary" events happening at your church or with your church out in the community.  These stories may help inspire other churches with ways to connect in their communities...


Your March 2019 NY-CT CONNECTOR Newsletter is here

NYCT District

April 16, 2019

Greetings! Attached below is the March 2019 Edition of the NY-CT CONNECTOR Newsletter.   The deadline for the next edition of the CONNECTOR is Friday, March 15, 2019. Please try to share any "out of the ordinary" events happening at your church or with your church out in the community.  These stories may help inspire other churches with ways to connect in their communities as well! Please send your articles and photos to umcconnector@gmail.com.  Thank you! Karen 3-MARCH2019-NY-CT_CONNECTOR-1_1...


April 15, 2019

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CT District Clergy Gathering (Hartford: North)

CT District

April 15, 2019

Dear CT Pastors, Come and join us for a time of Spiritual Renewal , Fellowship, Music, Teaching and, of course - Food (We are Methodist)! In Connecticut, After God, We Put People First


Save the Date! 2019 MET District Conference

MET District

April 02, 2019

Please come out and join us on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 for our Metropolitan District Conference. Further details and registration coming soon.  Let us consider how we can stir up one another to love. Let us help one another to do good works. And let us not give up meeting together. Some are in the habit of doing this. Instead, let us encourage one another with words of hope. Let us do this even more as you see Christ’s return approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIRV) We hope to see you there...


Clergy Housing Allowance Ruled Constitutional

Ross Williams

March 21, 2019

Dear Clergy, There is some good news!  The text below is from the National Catholic Reporter, which summarizes the latest developments on the taxability of Housing Allowances better than I could.  Keep in mind that it was only the Housing Allowance that had been challenged.  The tax exempt treatment of a parsonage was not at stake.  This very positive development does not mean that the matter is settled once and for all.  The decision could be appealed or pursued again in new challenges.  But ...


SAVE THE DATE! CT District Conference 2019

CT District

March 18, 2019

Please save the date for our next CT District Conference 2019. There will be more details to follow.


IRS Issues Guidance on Parking Tax for Churches

Ross Williams

February 25, 2019

Dear Treasurers, Finance Chairs and Pastors, Please see guidance below from the General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church on the potential taxability of church parking. Also, please see a link at the bottom of this e-mail to an "FAQ" on this topic recently issued by GCFA. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that became effective on January 1, 2018 added a new tax provision that applies to non-profit organizations (like churches) otherwise exempt from income tax.  ...


Be wary about emails that "just don't sound right"

Barbara Eastman

February 15, 2019

A topic of conversation at the conference center recently has been about "impersonated" emails that frankly, just don't sound right. No one from the conference is going to ask you to go out and buy something for them and reimburse you the next day. If you get a message from any of us asking you to do something that we wouldn't normally ask you to do, please give us a call.  Other email issues that crop up on a regular basis: "Spoofing" emails that folks have been getting from nyac email ...


Surrendering to Power, Presence of God

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton

February 12, 2019

One of my favorite “go to” illustrations is a piece from John R. Aurelio’s book, “Fables for God’s People.”  It is called, “The Thimble.” One day, after a hard day’s work, a thimble got to thinking about itself.  “I’m really rather remarkable,” he said. “As a matter of fact, I do believe that I’m the greatest thing there is!”  “Not so!” said the bucket. “You are no more than a thimble. I am many times your size. I am the greatest thing there is!”  “Not quite!” said the barrel. “You are no more ...


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