The Week in Review is a weekly publication designed to highlight current events/programs around the New York Annual Conference and beyond. Timely, brief references will be provided to show how Methodism is living out the Vision Statement of the NYAC.

Through the Grace of God

United Methodists offered prayers and warm wishes to Pope Francis, a 76-year-old Jesuit and the first pope from the Americas. Read full story>>

Embodies a Beloved Community of Hope

The story of how Newtown UMC has tried to help heal a town is told in the Christian Science Monitor’s March 10th edition. Under the leadership of Pastor Mel Kawakami, the Newtown UMC has become a sanctuary and a place to confront anger, confusion and grief. Read>>

Building Up a Healthy Body of Christ

Plans are gearing up for the second phase of the NYAC’s pledge of 1.2 million dollars to the Imagine No Malaria campaign. The official kick-off day is April 25th, World Malaria Day.  Please click>>  to learn more and order Skeeter Walk t-shirts.

Heart-warmed United Methodists in Mission

Chuck clarifies the distinction between elder, provisional elder and deacon. What do they all have in common? The ability to judge thumb wrestling tournaments - and much more. Just ask Chuck>>

For the Transformation of the World

With the snow coming down last Friday, March 8th, United Methodist Women marched near the United Nations carrying banners that called for gender equality, peace on the Korean peninsula and elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. Click>> for full story.

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