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Update from Bishop Park: "God's Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action"

2/9/2010

February 9, 2010 Dear Pastors of the New York Annual Conference:   Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Prince of Shalom, Healer of our brokenness, and Hope of the world!   Two months ago, I wrote to encourage you to read to your congregation the pastoral letter from the Council of Bishops, “God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action.”   If you haven’t, I urge you to share this pastoral letter with your congregation soon. Both the letter and the foundation document are...


Bishop Park's Letters in Response to Haiti Tragedy

1/20/2010

Click here to read Bishop Park's messages>>


Haiti update: new resources, TV spot, and more

1/16/2010

Dear United Methodist Friends: United Methodist Communications announces the airing of a Haiti-themed television ad, the availability of related resources, the creation of an online prayer wall, and suggestions for the Human Relations Day offering.                     Television Ad Responding to the earthquake in Haiti, The United Methodist Church will air specially produced television spots on CNN Headline News starting today and continuing through Monday, Jan. 18. Watch the clip here (...


Ecumenical Bishops Sign Statement on Health Care

1/15/2010

"We three bishops of historic communities of faith charged with responsibility for overseeing the ministry of our churches in New York City and other parts of the state of New York write to encourage your participation in the ongoing health care reform debate" Click here to read the full statement >>


Haiti Disaster Updates(#5)

1/13/2010

Tuesday, 1/19. We have consolidated information about the disaster in Haiti and the relief efforts. Please click here to go to that page>>


UMC.org Creates Consolidated Page with Haiti Information

1/13/2010

See headlines, blogs, and links from around the church connection. Click here to view the information>>


Mozambique Mission Needs Your Help

11/23/2009

The New Bishop's Residence and Conference Center building is currently under construction At Annual Conference in June, Bishop Park presented $10,000 from the Bishop’s Partners In Mission Fund, and Connecticut District generously provided $10,000 from a special mission effort. But it is estimated that in order to finish the building an additional $20,000 is needed. Please click here to find out how you can help >>


Bishop Park Joins Chaplain Bender, USS New York, for Commissioning Ceremony

11/16/2009

  Command Chaplain Laura Bender, on the USS New York, invited Bishop Park to the Commissioning Ceremony of this ship, built with steel salvaged from the fallen Twin Towers, on November 2. Click here to read the Newsday article>> Click here to view photos of the event>>  


<i>The Vision</i> — Current Issue Available

10/15/2009

  The October 16, 2009 issue of The Vision is now available. Click Click here to read it your way:>> High-resolution format for printing on your home/office printer Low-resolution format for viewing online Large-type issue for printing on your home/office printer for folks who are visually impaired Plain-type version that is translatable into more than 30 languages using the "Google Translate" link


Follow Our Mozambique VIM Team via Mission Stories

10/14/2009

The NYAC Volunteers in Mission team took off from JFK on Saturday, 10/10/09, and arriving in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday, then continued on to Beria, Mozambique. After their stay in Beira they will visit Lichinga before returning to the US October 29. Click here to read their daily stories>>


2010 Apportionments Information Now Available

9/18/2009

Click here to view the 2010 Apportionments for all districts>>  


<i>The Vision</i> — New Online Versions Now Available

9/14/2009

Today we are launching a new format for The Vision, the newspaper of the New York Annual Conference. It will continue to bring you news from around the Conference, but will no longer be mailed in the former printed version. If you prefer a paper version, please feel free to download the file and print it on your home/office printer. Each month The Vision will be available in three versions: High-resolution (large file) for pastors to download and print for their parishioners as appropriate. ...


Flash Flooding in Western NY — Help Needed Now

8/14/2009

Dear Friends, Over this past weekend severe flash flooding occurred in the Western NY communities of Gowanda and Silver Creek. The immediate need is for clean-up teams to assist with the debris and mud removal from basements.  Housing and meals are available for volunteers.  Housing is at First UMC - Springville NY  - contact Kyle Kuhn 716-592-7451.   To find out about placement needs contact Rev. Carl Chamberlain (DR coord. for WNY)  revcarl2@lycos.com and 716-434-7385.      The work for right ...


Membership & Nurture Evangelism

7/12/2009

By Jerry Zachman, Chair, First UMC, Amityville NY We participated in the July 4th parade with boomwhackers, marchers, flag bearers etc. We gave away cards to 18-34 year olds that will enable them to download music from the 10thousanddoors.com Web site for the UMC. We are going to bring coffee to the day laborers at Home Depot once a week. Anyone interested in helping in this ministry please let the committee know. We are asking that you drop off money in the coffee basket on Sundays to help ...


New Church Welcomed into the Connection

6/22/2009

"If you so agree, raise two hands and shout, 'Hallelujah!' " With these words, Bishop Jeremiah Park asked the delegates at the 210th session of the New York Annual Conference to vote to accept the charter of the Tian Fu United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 13. Read more >>   by Melissa Hinnen, staff writer for UMCOR communications


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