NYAC Video Spotlight
We produce quite a bit of video content to inform, educate, and inspire members of the New York Annual Conference. Most land on our website in various places and on our other publishing platforms. But we wanted to make it easier to locate the "views you can use" to learn and do more in your ministry. With this in mind, please check this page often; we'll include the actual video and/or links to the content here. Happy viewing!
A Message of Vision, Recommitment and Hope from the NEJ College of Bishops
In this time of escalating tension, the Northeast Jurisdiction of the College of Bishops have issued a thoughtful statement of vision, hope, and recommitment to our uniquely UMC principles. We invite you to watch the statement below and download a copy for your own use.
20 Questions with Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton
We're just mere weeks away from the day when our own Bishop Bickerton becomes President of The Council of Bishops. With this in mind and a literal swirl of news that merited discussion, we took the opportunity to sit down with Bishop to discuss the past, present, future—and just about everything in between. Please tune into a free-flowing, energetic and enlightening conversation on topics ranging from the profound effects of COVID on our spirit and faith, to the postponement of General Conference 2020, to our congenital need for connection—and, last but certainly not least, his long-standing love of baseball.
It was nearly a half-hour interview, so we've pulled it into the three sections noted below. Please feel free to click on the header title to download them from our website, and share this piece in your own context.
PART ONE: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
PART TWO: GENERAL CONFERENCE, SEPARATION, AND THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH
PART THREE: BASEBALL, LIFE, AND OTHER MATTERS
Bishop Bickerton Two-Part Interview with Rev. Tom Berlin
In this short interview, Bishop Bickerton sits down with Rev. Tom Berlin—Lead Pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia, and a member of the United Methodist Church’s Commission on a Way Forward — to discuss why the General Conference was postponed, church separation, and where we go from here. Watch the both videos below:
PART ONE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE POSTPONED GENERAL CONFERENCE
PART TWO: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHURCH SEPARATION/DISAFFILIATION
TWO NEW NYAC VIDEO TRAINING MODULES
We're working hard to create a collection of training videos that will allow our local church leadership to access a range of information on essential need-to-know topics. Please check back often as we build out this repository for your use. The first two videos are from our own, Connecticut District Superintendent Rev. Dr. Alpher Sylvester and our Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Feltz. You can access the videos using these links:
- SPPRC Essentials (Rev. Dr. Alpher Sylvester, Connecticut District Superintendent)
- Finance Training: What You Need to Know (Kevin Feltz, Chief Financial Officer)