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


  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


  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


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


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

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


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


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) and 716-434-7385.      The work for right ...

Membership & Nurture Evangelism


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 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


"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

Annual Conference Updates Available on


Special Editions of The Vision reporting on Annual Conference June 11, 2009 Update June 12, 2009 Update June 13, 2009 Update

Three United Methodist Churches Say, "Don't Go to Church"


Local Churches Shut Down Sunday Service to Serve the Community Westchester County, New York, June 2nd, 2009-The church has left the building.  And this Sunday, its community will be glad they did.  The United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco, Yorktown United Methodist Church and Trinity-Boscobel United Methodist Church in Buchanan are putting their faith into action by canceling their regular Sunday services to practice very purposeful acts of kindness throughout their communities. Volunteers ...

Find the Bi-Weekly Connectional Ministries E- Newsletter Online


You can view the Connection Ministries E-Newsletter on the New York Annual Conference Web site when it's convenient for you. Click here to go to the E-Newsletter archive.

New Mission and Outreach Ministries Newsletter


You can find the new Mission and Outreach Ministries Newsletter, "Reaching Out" right here on the Web. Click here to view a list of available issues.

Celebrate Nelson Mandela Today July 18, His Birthday

  Resources available to plan 3-pronged event July 11, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. — A growing coalition of institutions, grassroots organizations, activists, unions and faith communities including the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS), are planning to celebrate the life, legacy and values of Nelson Mandela on his birthday, July 18. This is a worthwhile observance of a great man’s contributions, not just to South Africa, but to the whole world. The celebration is being ...

Church hanging onto unity despite cracks in the walls

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS The Rev. Dan Bryant (center) leads fellow delegates from the East Ohio Conference in prayer May 17 following a speech by Bishop Bruce Ough in which he said the bishops are not supporting any plan for a split of The United Methodist Church during the denomination's 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore.   Updates with reaction, more quotes By Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges May 17, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) Bishop Bruce Ough acknowledged the pain and anger that...

Commission on a Way Forward Optimistic of Future, Delves into Tough Task

Members of the Commission on a Way Forward hold discussions in small groups during their meeting in Washington, D.C., April 6-8, where they began to consider possible outcomes of the task entrusted to them by General Conference. (Photo by Maidstone Mulenga) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of the Commission on a Way Forward have expressed optimism at reaching consensus on a plan or plans to guide the Council of Bishops in leading The United Methodist Church into ...

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