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New York Annual Conference
March 19, 2013
In This Issue
VBS Cluster Groups
Registration is Open!
NEJ Young People Ministries
Youth Worker's Summit
Skeeter Walk Season
Artists Wanted
Achieving Your Missional Church
Scholarships & Awards
UMM Annual Luncheon
Parish Nursing Workshop
Sower: Financial Planning
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

Facebook for Church & Society

Facebook for Korean UMs

 Facebook for Hispanic UMs

Facebook for UMW

Facebook for Children's Ministry

Join a VBS Cluster Group
Running a VBS program can be expensive!  NYAC Children's Ministry Consultant, Cassandra Negri, invites you to join a VBS cluster group.  Share resources, expenses, and ideas as you build a strong children's ministry.  Click>>  to learn more and register to join.
It's Spring: Registration is Open! 
Epworth Camp and Retreat Center Click>>
Kingswood Camp and Retreat Center Click>>
Olmstead Camp and Retreat Center Click>>
Quinipet Camp and Retreat Center  Click>>
Kingswood: Write Your Spiritual Life Story 4/25 - 28>>
NEJ Ministries with Young People

The Northeastern Jurisdiction Division on Ministries with Young People GBOD seeks two full-time young adult staff members to  coordinate the involvement of young people in Hurricane Sandy recovery.  Click>> for more information.

Also from NEJ  Young People's Ministry, the Field Guide Network, a mentoring resource.  Click>> to learn more. 

First NYAC Youth Workers Summit April 12 - 13

Youth Workers Summit 2013  

Fri., 4/12 6:30 p.m. - Sat., 4/13 3:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel.

Worship with Bishop McLee and learn with guest speaker, Josh Tinley,Youth Curriculum Editor for UM Publishing House, how to engage in dynamic youth ministry. 

For more information and registration>>

Skeeter Walk Season 

Spring is Skeeter Walk Season!. The next phase of the NYAC's commitment of 1.2 million dollars to the Imagine No Malaria campaign kicks off April 25th World Malaria Day. Visit the NYAC's Imagine No Malaria page for ideas and suggestions on how to host an event and order your Skeeter t-shirts today.

Registration deadline for tshirts is April 2nd.  Click>> here. 

Artists for Annual Conference Worship 
Visual artists are wanted to work with the worship committee to create liturgical space at 2013 Annual Conference: e.g. stage design, graphic design, create/select visuals for projection, photographers, filming.  Also, poets wanted to craft liturgy.  If you are interested or know someone with these gifts, please contact Annual Conference Worship Co-Chair Charles Ryu
Achieving Your Missional Church Workshop

Achieving Your Missional Church with Workshop Leader Joy Skjegstad 

April 20, 2013 9:30 - 3:00 St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Hicksville, NY.  Learn how to move from a vision of being a missional church into the reality of establishing connections with the community.  Presented by the Parish Resource Centers of Long Island. Click>> to read newsletter. Online registration now available, click>> 
$30 discount  for UMs. Early Bird deadline is April 6th.
Scholarships and Awards
2013 Gloster Current Scholarship   Deadline April 20, 2013 Click>>
2013 UM City Society Scholarship  Deadline: May 10, 2013 Click>>
2013 Harry Denman Evangelism Award. Deadline: April 15, 2013 click>>
2013 Shirley Parris Award  Deadline: May 1, 2013 Click>>
NY Education Society Fellowship Program Deadline: May 1, 2013  Click>>
General Board of Discipleship, Young People's Ministry Scholarships
Deadline June 1, 2013 Click>>
UMM 14th Annual Luncheon
UM Men's 14th Annual Luncheon "Inside Out" honoring Bishop Martin McLee will be held April 27th 12:00 - 3:30 at New Rochelle UMC.  Click >> for flyer and registration information. (Please scroll to page 2 of the flyer.)
Starting a Parish Nursing Ministry
Parish Nurse- Faith Community Nursing:  A Workshop for Getting Started 
May 7 - 11 at Edith Macy Conference Center   Click>> for more information.
Sower: Seeds of  Faith & Finance
Financial Planning with a Christian Perspective: Planned Giving for Planned Living.  Led by Ed Ruppmann and John Henderson.  Pre-registration is required!
New dates: April 6th Mountainview UMC, Pine Bush, NY;
April13th Farmingdale UMC, Farmingdale, NY
and April 14th Monroe UMC, Monroe, NY  Click>> for details.
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