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New York Annual Conference
April 23, 2013
In This Issue
Golden Cross Sunday
Prayerfully Prepare for AC 2013
Health Kits 2013
Change the World May 18 - 19
April 25 World Malaria Day
American Methodist Heritage
UMM Annual Luncheon
VBS Workshops
Parish Nursing Workshop
Sower: Financial Planning
Scholarships & Awards
Archived Newsletters
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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

Golden Cross Sunday May 5, 2013
Golden Cross Sunday is May 5th. Money collected in this special offering supports 7 health and welfare ministries in the conference. Click>> to learn more about each ministry.  Email to request special offering envelopes.  Click>> to download bulletin inserts.
Prayerfully Prepare for Annual Conference 2013
Prepare for a successful and joyful Annual Conference 2013 by joining the Board of Laity each weekday starting Wed., May 1 through Mon., June 3, 2013 at 6:45 a.m. for a 5-minute devotional followed by prayer. Join by calling  1-559-726-1200 access code 120106# .
Health Kits 2013
Bring your Health Kits to the Hofstra Arena at Annual Conference from Wed., June 5th - Friday, June 7th.
For instructions on what to include in health kits and birthing kits, please click>> .
Change the World May 18 - 19
May 18 - 19 is designated Change the World weekend, a denomination-wide push to focus on ministries of the church beyond the sanctuary. Once you've identified how your church will participate, register>> your event. Click>> for ideas from UM Communications and ReThink Church.
April 25 World Malaria Day 

April 25th is World Malaria Day. Are you ready? Click>> for ideas and suggestions on how to host an event.

Find some unique ideas to raise money for the Imagine No Malaria campaign. Click>>   

Our American Methodist Heritage April 27, 2013
Come and learn about Methodism.  A program for all United Methodists at Jesse Lee Memorial UMC, Ridgefield, CT on Sat. April 27, 2013.  Click>> for details. Eligible for advanced course credit for Lay Servants.
UMM 14th Annual Luncheon April 27, 2013
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 >> (Scroll to page 2 of the flyer.)
VBS Workshops
Two dates and two locations for Vacation Bible School 2013 Workshops
May 4 Vail's Gate UMC
May 11 Woodbury UMC (NY)  Click>>  to learn more and register.


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.  Pre-registration is required! Click>>

April 27 St. John's UMC, Valley Stream, NY

April 28 Bethany UMC, Brooklyn, NY 
May 5 Grace UMC, Valley Stream, NY
May 18 Reservoir UMC, Shokan, NY
May 19 St. Paul's UMC, Hartsdale, NY
Scholarships and Awards

2013 UM City Society Scholarship  Deadline: May 10, 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>>
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, Director of Connectional Ministries
New York Annual Conference, United Methodist Church