Call goes out for North and South Carolina response
Both North and South Carolina Annual Conferences have put out calls for Early Response Teams to assist in the relief phase of the Florence recovery effort. A first NYAC team will be led by Terry Temple (Hyde Park UMC), November 28 to December 5. Details are still pending but for more information contact Tom Vencuss ( at the NYAC Missions Office.
An older youth/young adult team Recovery Team is being scheduled for February 16 to 23, 2019. For more information contact Tom Vencuss (
If you feel led, and are qualified to lead a team, please contact Tom.
Puerto Rico Response
The NYAC will deploy its seventh team to Puerto Rico, October 22 to 29. Additional teams will be scheduled through the winter and spring of 2019. 
Haiti Earthquake
We have been in touch with a number of our friends in various locations in Haiti. As we receive additional information in terms of needs or a response, that will be sent out. In the meantime we keep the people of Haiti, and all those affected by natural disaster in our prayers. Please visit for updated information on all UMCOR disaster response efforts. 

Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Leadership
Training and Networking Summit for NYC Religious Leaders
October 16, 2018    8:30 to 4:30
NYDIS Conference Center    
4 W 43 Street, Manhattan (Between 5 and 6 Avenues)
To register 

NYAC Abundant Health Ministry “Hulapaloozas”:
John Wesley UMC, Brooklyn    November 10, 2018
Huntington-Cold Spring Harbor UMC    December 1, 2018
For information or to schedule a Hulapalooza please contact Wendy Vencuss ( 
Upcoming Training Opportunities:
Early Response Team (Basic) training 
October 27    9 am to 4 pm
Asbury UMC
5830 State Route 81   Greenville, NY
The church is providing lunch
$10 for background check
Instructor and Contact:  Art Mellor
On-line registration is required
ERT Recertification Class
October 30:  6:30 to 9:30 PM
Hyde Park UMC
1 Church Street, Hyde Park, NY
$10 for background check
Instructor and Contact:  Terry Temple
On-line registration is required


From the desk of

Tom Vencuss
Coordinator of Mission Ministries

New York Conference

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