United Methodist City Society 182nd Annual Meeting (Virtual)
Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 3:30 PM

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Daffnie Marinez

Dear Friends,

Clergy and laity from New York Annual Conference Long Island East, Long Island West, Metropolitan, and New York-Connecticut districts are encouraged to join us online for the 182nd Annual Meeting of the United Methodist City Society.

Each church is entitled to be present and to vote during the meeting. We are accountable to you as members. 

The election of the Board of Directors for the coming year will require your vote. As a result, we ask that you please plan to attend our virtual Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 3:30pm and vote in the election of the Board of Directors for the coming year.

To register, please use the Register button at right and complete the form needed to attend this virtual meeting. If you cannot register using the link provided, please email Daffnie Marinez at dmarinez@umcitysociety.org

The deadline for registration is Friday, November 6, 2020 at 12:00pm.

This year’s featured speaker is the Rev. Frederick A. Davie, Executive Vice President of Union Theological Seminary. We encourage you to go here to read Rev. Davie’s impressive biography and learn more about his work for the glory of God.

I am so grateful for his willingness to share with us at our annual meeting.

In keeping with this year’s theme (TRANSFORMATION -- NEW BEGINNINGS!) and its scriptural foundation of Romans 12:2, this year’s program will celebrate and highlight how the many City Society programs transform the lives of children, youth, and adults. During our Annual Meeting, we will spotlight:
  • Camp Olmsted and our Children’s Program which coordinates afterschool and summer camp programs in churches which have been conducted virtually since March.
  • Anchor House, our faith-based addiction residential recovery program.
  • The United Methodist Center of Far Rockaway, our food pantry and soup kitchen in Queens that serves almost 200 people daily.
  • The Trinity-James building in the Bronx, our new affordable senior housing project. In addition to these City Society managed programs, we will share information on the many ways we have supported churches during this unprecedented year and our hope to support many more in the coming year.

The City Society is in the process of transformation as well. We are proudly partnering with the New York Annual Conference in its work to create an Anti-Racist Annual Conference.

The City Society’s newly-established “Communication and Transformation” task force will report at this meeting.

I look forward to seeing YOU, PASTORS AND LAITY FROM YOUR CHURCH WHO CAN ATTEND online for our Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 8th at 3:30 PM.  


Rev. Dr. William S. Shillady
Executive Director, CEO
UM City Society