The Call to Conference has been issued!

For information and to register, please click here.

 Youth Events on Saturday of
Annual Conference
(June 9, Noon - 4PM)

Box lunch, Worship with Pursuing JC, Inspiration, Hands-On Mission with Rise Against Hunger.  Register here

Local Churches – your pastor will be at Annual Conference on Sunday, June 10th
but worship will happen at your church!

    It has been a long time since Annual Conference included a Sunday.  We are expecting all pastors will be attending the worship and ordination at Hofstra on Sunday, June 10th.
     And, we expect that all local churches will have worship that Sunday.  Within each District there are Lay Servants who will not be at Annual Conference who can provide guidance for your churches. 
     Take this opportunity for all churches to worship with Annual Conference on Sunday, June 10th.  Annual Conference is available online, and most certainly Sunday Worship and Ordination will be available for all of those not able to attend in person – to attend via social media.  It all starts at 10:00AM.  Your Sunday worship on June 10th might look different; it might be at a different time; it might be in a different location.  How exciting it might be to all join together!
     If your church has internet – then your church can live stream!  If you do not have internet, invite yourself to a church that does have it.  We will work by District and find those churches who will set up the live stream for the service.  We will provide suggestions for worship where no internet is available. Stay tuned for ways for us to be one body on Sunday, June 10th!  If you are interested in helping make this happen, contact Margaret Howe,

 News from the Conference Center and Beyond

Upcoming Opportunities

5/5 & 5/12 Basic Lay Servant Course in Spanish Peekskill
5/12 Archives & Records Management Workshop Conference Center
5/19 Missional Community Engagement Forum Edith Macy Conference Center
6/7-10 Annual Conference Hofstra University
6/16 ERT Recertification Training Centerport
7/27-29 Mission u

Bishop Bickerton's Confirmation Rally
In Two Locations:

Saturday, May 5 Valley Stream: Grace

Saturday, May 12 Poughkeepsie

The Confirmation Rally is especially designed for all youth who are joining the church this year, and their adult leaders.

The event is free, but you do need to register so that we can properly prepare.

Please join us for the recognition of Confirmands at the Ordination Service at Annual Conference - Sunday, June 10 at 10 AM. (Mack Arena, Hofstra University, 245 Hofstra Northern Blvd
Hempstead, NY)

Missional Community Engagement Forum
Register Now

On Saturday, May 19th we will host our second annual Missional Community Engagement Forum. The goal of this event is to offer substantive practices to churches seeking relevance and revitalization in the 21st century. Our keynote speaker this year is Rev. Andrew Roberts, author of Holy Habits and our promise is that all who attend will leave with new insights on the connections between spiritual disciplines and life-changing community engagement. If you truly desire to be part of a movement "creating safe spaces where all are accepted, connecting the needs of people to the presence of God, and transforming the world through Christ," then this is the event for YOU! In addition to hearing, conversing and learning from Rev. Roberts, lunch, snacks and the book "Flood Gates" by Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey will be provided. Space is limited, so please register right away. Any questions/concerns should be directed to Carol Merante ( or Rev. David A. Gilmore (
Grace and Peace,
Reverend David A. Gilmore
Dir. Congregational Development & Revitalization
New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

News from NYAC Camps

Kingswood: Kingswood is looking for a lifeguard:  FIND OUT MORE about this fun waterfront position in Hancock, NY!
OlmstedOlmsted Center is located in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY and provides day and overnight summer programs. Olmsted needs a nurse for the full summer season, from Thursday, June 14-Friday, August 10. Live onsite and bring your camp-age children to enjoy all Olmsted has to offer! For more information click HERE

   Quinipet is looking for a Camp Nurse to work and enjoy our Shelter Island waterfront location the week of July 21-28th. The Camp Nurse is responsible for providing health care for campers and staff, including managing the Health Center and related documentation. Current NY State Registered Nursing license and warm personality required; pediatric experience desired. For more information click HERE
    Summer Camp Open Houses: May 12, and June 16 - all from 2-4 pm. Bring the kids, take a tour, make a craft, learn more about cabin life and the many ways camp at Quinipet can benefit your child! 
    Summer 2018 Camp registration is open online now for Overnight, Day and Community Sailing programs.
    Camp Scholarship Applications are available and welcomed through Monday, April 30th - extended deadline!
    Spring into Action! Volunteer Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend: Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27. Volunteers will enjoy outdoor games, campfires, worship, crafts, s'mores, ice cream and so much more alongside friends while giving back to our beautiful camp! Housing and meals are free in appreciation of your help. Register HERE. For more information visit

For more information about these or other Camping Ministries opportunities, email Megan at, or call (631) 749-0430, ext. 22

 Journeys of Paul Cruise

10/14 -15, 2018  Travel, study & worship in the footsteps of Paul with Bishop Bickerton and Educational Opportunities (EO). Details

Lay Servant Classes

See Schedule for Lay Servant Classes

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