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Tom Vencuss is back from a quick trip to Haiti. Read his update on conditions, outlook and future plans>>
What if... on one weekend all around the world, 11 million United Methodists came together to work in their local communities? What if... we unite globally to fight a preventable, treatable disease that kills one child every 30 seconds? Would You Help? April 24-25, 2010. Build community locally. Fight malaria globally. Change the world. Click here to get more information, and to register your church>>
In addition to the stories about the Bishop's Convocation in The Vision, we have posted a photo gallery. Click here to view The Vision>> Click here to see more photos>>
The New York Annual Conference, with offices in White Plains, NY, is seeking a Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services. The successful applicant's tenure will begin at the 2010 Annual Conference (June 9-12, 2010). Interested applicants should request an application packet from Rev. Ann Pearson, Director of Connectional Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-997-1570, Extn. 230.
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...
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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 (...
"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 >>
Tuesday, 1/19. We have consolidated information about the disaster in Haiti and the relief efforts. Please click here to go to that page>>
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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 >>
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>>
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
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>>