Non-Profits Supported by the NYAC

Special Sunday Offerings

Golden Cross — These offerings are used to support health and welfare ministries in the annual conference. To see a list of those agencies, click here>> To download bulletin inserts, click here>> Order envelopes by emailing

Human Relations Day — Calls United Methodists to recognize the right of all God’s children to realize their potential. The special offering benefits Community Developers, United Methodist Voluntary Services and Youth Offender Rehabilitation programs. More>>

Native American Awareness — Reminds United Methodists of the contributions made by Native Americans to our society. The special offering benefits Native American outreach within annual conferences and across the United States and provides seminary scholarships for Native Americans. More>>

One Great Hour of Sharing — Offerings are used to cover UMCOR’s costs of doing business. They make it possible for UMCOR to use 100% of all other contributions on the projects our donors specify, instead of on administrative or fundraising costs. More>>

Peace with Justice — United Methodists relate to this special Sunday by seeking peaceful solutions, creating and supporting peace-related ministries in their conference and learning about peaceful, just efforts around the world. More>>

United Methodist Student Day — Calls the church to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. The offering provides scholarships and student loans for qualified United Methodist applicants. More>>

World Communion — United Methodists relate to World Communion Sunday by informing qualified people, especially youth and young adults, to apply for scholarships and by giving generously to the special offering, which often enables first-generation students to attend college. More>>

Mission Advance Projects

Bolivia — The Bolivia Mission Program of the New York Conference of the United Methodist Church is a multi-faceted connection with our brothers and sisters in the vicinity of Cochabamba in central Bolivia. More>>

Cambodia — A new ministry is emerging. We have received the call to help start new churches and congregations in Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri areas of Cambodia where there are no churches. More>>

Costa Rica — The Costa Rica mission is about strengthening the family of Christ. We connect with children; inspire the youth; fellowship with parents and also do physical construction work. More>>

Ecuador — Includes a program for children of El Carmen. The children are brought to the church for homework help, a Bible lesson, and a Hot meal before they go off to school in the afternoon. More>>

Ghana - Clean Water Project, Abasa - Water is essential. It is used not only for drinking but for bathing, cooking, cleaning, waste disposal, and agriculture. Yet, 884 million people around the world do not have adequate access to it. In developing countries, even when water is accessible, it may not be clean. Because of this, 5,000 children a day die from waterborne diseases. What’s more, 2.5 billion people around the world lack basic sanitation. NYAC's program is designed to help those in Abasa, Ghana gain better access to clean water by locating safe water sources, educating communities, and improving sanitation.

Ghana - Project Dorcas – The Dorcas Methodist Clinic Project is a cooperative venture involving The United Methodist Church, the people of Yipala, and the health services of the nation of Ghana. The Dorcas Clinic, opened in 2009, is serving an area of rural Ghana where previously the most basic of health services were unavailable.

Ghana - Mission School — We are committed to help transform the lives of impoverished children, and under-privileged youth, through education. Believing that education is the best tool for alleviating poverty and the effect of poverty on individuals and entire communities we are providing education facilities and resources in Awombrew village of Ghana. More>>

Haiti - Mountains of Hope for Haiti — MHH VIM teams have been travelling to Furcy since 2004. They have worked along side the Furcy Community while building the Medical Clinic, the Furcy Store, and the School Latrines. They have helped maintain Community Buildings, worked with the Farmer’s Association, participated in Clinic Days, taught at the Methodist School, created Vacation Bible Schools and Community Game Days, organized Women’s and Youth Gatherings, made many Community Visits, provided Community Hot Meals, shared Worship on Sunday mornings, and most recently, have worked with UMCOR on the Clean Water Project. More>>

Mozambique — In 2005, we helped begin construction of an Episcopal residence and conference office in Beira, needed because of the rapid growth of Methodism in Mozambique. The Mozambique – North Conference asked us to continue this work, and in her Vision Statement for the future of the UMC in Mozambique, newly elected Bishop Joaquina Nhanala noted the importance of the completion of the buildings that have been started. More>>

Youth Ambassadors for Mission — Youth from each district of the New York conference form a volunteers in mission team and travel to a different country to serve the community and the church. The youth receive financial support from their local church, district and the conference. Upon return youth give inspiring presentations about the impact of the mission trip experience on their lives. More>>

Special Appeals

Hurricane Sandy Recovery – United Methodists are continuing to contribute both money and volunteer time to the denomination’s relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. More>>

Imagine No Malaria! — An extraordinary effort of the people of The United Methodist Church, putting our faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa. The New York Annual Conference has committed to raise $1,200,000 by 2015 for Imagine No Malaria.  More>>

Conference, District and Other Gifts

NYAC Camping & Retreat Ministries — The NYAC runs several camps in our conference area — Kingswood and Quinipet — and supports campers in need.

CT District Mission Society (DIMCHEX) — DIMCHEX’s purpose is to assist churches within the CT District who would like to reach out to the community through programs like: after-school or summer programs for children/ youth, special projects that benefit the community, emergency repairs or needed improvements to churches, street church signs, etc. More>>

Justice for our Neighbors — When the Immigration Reform Act of 1996 imposed added burdens on immigrants, UMCOR started a legal Immigration Counseling program in 1999 — Justice For Our Neighbors. In 2003, UMCOR incorporated the new Justice for Our Neighbors program into its overall emphasis on justice for both refugee and immigrant, and renamed its refugee program the Refugee and Immigration Ministries. More>>

Personal Energy Transportation (PET) Project, East Jewett, NY — PET raises funds for building PET vehicles, and some affiliates collect other used mobility devices such as canes, foldable walkers, crutches, and wheelchairs. In Congo, Aftrica, the great need for these three-wheeled, hand-cranked wheelchairs for victims of polio and landmines. More>>

United Methodist Center in Far Rockaway — The Far Rockaway Mission at 1032 Beach 19th Street in Far Rockaway continues to be one of the major feeding programs in Queens. This dedicated storefront in a new mixed-use building has provided the opportunity for more ministry and mission to take place. More>>

United Methodist City Society — The United Methodist City Society transforms the lives of people in New York City by embodying the gospel of Jesus Christ. Caring for the poor, healing the sick, and welcoming children are at the core of our work. More>>

Health & Welfare Ministries

Anchor House — A Christ-centered substance-abuse program for men and women in Brooklyn, NY. More>>

Bethel Homes, Inc. — The Bethel not-for-profit companies are committed to being the innovative leader in healthcare, housing and services to seniors and the community at large by providing an integrated continuum of high quality programs to meet and exceed the expectations of the community we serve. More>>

Brooklyn United Methodist Church Home — Provides a 120-bed skilled nursing facility and a medical model adult day health care program for registrants living in the community. More>>

Children’s Home of Binghamton — A multi-service child welfare agency dedicated to the safety, permanency, and well being of children, their families and the community. At the Children's Home we believe that every child deserves a safe place, and that every child deserves a life worth living. More>>

Methodist Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation, Riverdale NY — A non-profit, non-sectarian residence, the Methodist Home is dedicated to getting you, or those you love, back to a higher quality of life. More>>

New York Methodist Hospital — A voluntary, non-profit hospital, New York Methodist’s mission is to provide excellent health care services in a compassionate and humane manner to the people who live and work in Brooklyn and its surrounding areas. More>>

United Methodist Homes of CT — UMH is a 140-year-old organization that is proud to carry on their tradition of caring for people across the continuum; seniors who are independent and those needing assistance, those rehabilitating from illness or surgery, younger adults with disabilities, and those living with dementia. More>>