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

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

Workshops at Annual Conference

Several engaging workshops will be offered at Annual Conference:

  • Practical Ways to Share Your Faith (William Chaney) 
  • Moving from Activities to Outcomes in the Local Church (Naomi Annandale) 
  • Funding a Church’s Mission Today (Ken Sloane) 
  • Developing Mission, Vision and Core Values for the Local Church (Betsey Heavner) 
  • Equipping Communities for Mission (Tom Vencuss)  
  • Joining the Sanctuary Church Movement (TBA)
Descriptions of these workshops may be found here. If you have already registered for Conference, you will receive an email from Barbara Eastman at with instructions on how to edit your registration and choose a workshop.  If you have not registered for Annual Conference yet, you may now choose your workshop as part of that registration process.

Child Care and Children's Programming Staff Needed at Annual Conference

Staff member(s) for the babysitting and children’s programming at this year’s Annual Conference are needed.  You must be available for the entire conference, June 7-10, plus set up on June 6.  Minimum age for staff is 18.   This is a paid position with housing and meals provided.

For more information or to apply, contact Cassandra Negri at

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

5/19 Missional Community Engagement Forum Edith Macy Conference Center
5/19 VBS Workshop New Milford
6/7-10 Annual Conference Hofstra University
6/16 ERT Recertification Training Centerport
6/16-23 Recovery Team to Puerto Rico still has openings
7/27-29 Mission u

2nd Annual
Missional Community Engagement Forum

Last Chance to Register

    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



  • Set-up Weekend Join us for Kingswood's primary spring volunteer event: Set Up! Come work together, eat together, play together, make new friends, and enjoy Kingswood in springtime.
    Please register here to come (for any part of) Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28

  • Pastor's Camp & Retreat, Aug. 5-7

  • Summer lifeguard position available


    Summer Camp Open House:  June 16 - 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.
    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

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

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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