News from the Conference Center
and Beyond

  • REMINDER: The Conference Center is closed on Fridays through the summer.  We will return to our regular schedule after Labor Day.
  • Animated Wesleys Share Church History
  • Volunteer marshals and pages needed for 2019 Special Session of General Conference. 

Upcoming Opportunities

7/27-29 Mission u
10/27 Conference UMW Annual Meeting
11/17 Laity Convocation with Sue Nilson Kibbey -    SAVE THE DATE!

Partnership with Yale Divinity School's Ministry Resource Center

“The Ministry Resource Center has loads of items to help enrich children’s ministry. We’ve borrowed books, puzzles, puppets, story Bibles and costumes for our Vacation Bible School and community events at Christmas and Easter.  We’ve used DVDs in the Ministry Resource library for adult Bible studies and ideas from the worship resources in creating a Lenten devotional booklet. Carolyn, the director, is very knowledgeable and willing to share ideas and experiences and help with research.” 
- Elaine Wood   First United Methodist, Shelton, CT
Could your congregation benefit from the resources used by First UMC in Shelton?
If so, please sign up for weekly news and information from the Ministry Resource Center by emailing
Free consultations are available by phone (203-432-5319) or email ( or a visit to the MRC.

NYAC Abundant Health Ministry

    The New York Conference of the United Methodist Church supports the Abundant Health Initiative of the UMC General Board of Global Ministries. The two main goals of the Abundant Health Initiative are:

  1. to reach 1,000,000 children around the world with life-saving health interventions
  2. to encourage 10,000 U.S. United Methodist Churches to join the "10,000 Church Challenge" by creating Health Ministries of Body, Mind, and Spirit in their churches and local communities.

We have created a Face Book group to encourage all churches of the New York Annual Conference to become involved in the Abundant Health Initiative. Here, you will find information, resources, access to the NYAC Abundant Health Team, and information about donating and joining the 10,000 Church Challenge through our conference. We also encourage all NYAC churches who are currently involved in Health Ministries to share their stories, pictures, event information, and healthy recipes here.

To join, search for NYAC Abundant Health Ministry from your FB page, then send us a request to join.  

Annual Conference Lost & Found

There are still some unclaimed items which were left behind at Annual Conference.  If you are missing something, please contact Carol Merante at 914-615-2228 or 



Overnight and day camp opportunities at Quinipet.

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

District News & More

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