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New York Annual Conference
March 5, 2013
In This Issue
Save the Date
Scholarships & Awards
New from GBOD
Archives Workshop
Financial Planning Seminar
Black College Luncheon
Ignite 2013 Register Now
Lay Servant Ministries
Archived Newsletters
Join Our Mailing List!
Program Resources
Church Management

NY Conference Web Site

Treasurer's Remittance Forms

Pension and Health Benefits 

UM Giving 

Copyright Compliant? 

Learn to prevent your church from  copyright infringement.

Copyright 101:  Music & Hymns

When is a hymn in the public domain?

Video Licensing

Legally show movies at church.

CCLI Church Streaming and Podcast License

Stream or podcast live-recorded worship music on your church's website.

YouTube Videos

Can we put YouTube Videos on our church website?

Vital Signs Filing Tips

Updating Your Church Info

Disability Audit



NYAC Facebook page

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 Facebook for Hispanic UMs

Facebook for UMW

Facebook for Children's Ministry

Save the Date
March 15 - 16 Caring for Children After a Disaster Click>>  
April 12 - 13  Youth Worker's Summit Click>>
April 20  Achieving Your Missional Church Click>>
May 7 - 11 Parish Nurse Ministry Getting Started Click>> 
June 5 - 8  Annual Conference  Click>>
July 22 - 26 Conference on Ministry with Children  Click>>
August 1 - 3  Mission U Click>>
Scholarships and Awards
2013 Harry Denman Evangelism Award. Deadline: April 15, 2013 click>> for forms
2013 Shirley Parris Award 
Deadline: May 1st Click>> for information
New York Education Society Fellowship Program Deadline: May 1, 2013
Click>> for forms.
General Board of Discipleship, Young People's Ministries Deadline June 1st
New from GBOD: Women's History Month Music Resources
Hymns by Women Click>>.
Hymns for/about woman Click>>
Women Hymn Writers  Click>>
Three Women Hymn Writers Click>> 
Church Archives & Management Workshop March 9th
Does organizing your church records seem overwhelming?  You are not alone!  Join the Church Archives & Records Management Workshop March 9th 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. St. Paul's UMC, Northport, NY Registration is limited to 25 participants.  Click>> for more information and to register online. Contact the Archives Office at 914-997-1570 ext. 128 with questions.
Financial Planning Seminar
Financial Planning with a Christian Perspective Planned Living for Planned Giving with Ed Ruppmann and John Henderson.  Pre-registration is required.

March 9th 9:00 - 1:00 UMC of Huntington Cold Spring Harbor Click>> for flyer. To register contact
Black College Annual Luncheon March 9th
The Black College Annual Luncheon to benefit 11 colleges will be held Sat., March 9, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains. The guest speaker is the Rev. Dennis Blackwell, of Asbury UMC Woodlynne, New Jersey. Please Click>> for more information.
Ignite 2013 Raising the Belief

Ignite 2013 March 15 - 17 at Quinipet Retreat Center: Raising the Belief 

Registration closes March 6, 2013.  Click to register>>.  Youth from all over the conference are invited to Shelter Island for an exciting weekend of worship, music, games and a DJ dance party.  Bus transportation available for $50. round trip.

Lay Servant Ministry 

Pastoral Care Giving April 13th 9 - 4 First UMC of Shelton, CT. Learn to care for others in the faith and extended community.  Course can be used for continuing education credits.  Click>> for details


Staten Island Lay Servant School April 13 and 20 at Faith UMC, Staten Island 9:30 to 4:30 Both basic and certified classes offered. Certified class will be Spiritual Gifts. For information, contact

Past Newsletters Available
Looking for an article you saw in a previous newsletter?  All newsletters are posted on the NYAC website under news.
Ann Pearson
New York Annual Conference, United Methodist Church