New York Annual Conference Mission/Vision/Core Values

We strive to share God’s love by creating safe places where all are accepted and welcomed, connecting the needs of people to the presence of God, and transforming the world through Christ.

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District Days with Bishop Bickerton 
Please register (click on link for your district)

Catskill Hudson: Monday, Nov. 26 at St. James UMC (Kingston NY)
New York/Connecticut: Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Danbury UMC (Danbury CT)
Long Island West: Tuesday, Dec. 4 at St. Alban's Grace UMC (St. Alban's NY)
Metropolitan: Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Metropolitan Koryo UMC (New York, NY)
Long Island East: Monday, Dec. 10 at Bible Korean UMC of NY (Dix Hills, NY)
Connecticut: Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Hamden Plains UMC (Hamden, CT)




Upcoming Opportunities

11/22-11/23 Thanksgiving Holiday - Conference Center Closed
11/28-12/5 North Carolina Early Response Team Trip
1/16-1/18 Bishop's Convocation for Clergy & Spouses - details in next newsletter
12/15 Happy Birthday, Jesus Party (Hicksville UMC)
1/26 Messy Church Workshop with Julie Hintz, NY/NJ Regional Coordinator of Messy Church - details TBA


News from the Conference Center and Beyond

As 2019 General Conference approaches, Bishops issue statements on immigration, racism
Filipino Bishops call for unity
Bishop Bickerton shares his thoughts and prayers around 2019 General Conference
Choirs needed for 2020 General Conference
Pre-registration available for 2019 Special Session of General Conference



Kingswood Farmhouse rental open! The charming and historic farmhouse at Kingswood is available during the off season; built in the 1850’s, this home has been carefully restored yet modernized to improve upon its charm and convenience. House sleeps 22 guests comfortably in 4 dormitory style bedrooms.
For reservations please contact Allison Wityk at (917) 370-9716 or

Is your church or youth group interested in booking a retreat at Quinipet? We are currently booking well into 2019 including Easter weekend and August 19-24th! For more information visit or contact Keri Johnson, Retreats Manager, at



Quinipet Winter Weekend is back! This is a not-to-be-missed annual tradition for Middle and High School-aged campers. Friday, January 4th - Sunday, January 6th, 2019. More information and registration now open online.

The weekend of September 6-8, 2019 is available for a special couple who would like to get married at Quinipet! Quinipet is blessed with a unique waterfront location on beautiful Shelter Island on Long Island's East End - features onsite lodging for guests, outdoor chapel and our Dining Hall with sunset waterfront views. For more information contact the camp office at (631) 749-0430.


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NYAC Abundant Health Ministry 



NYAC Abundant
Health Ministry

Upcoming Hulapalooza:

Saturday, December 1 at Huntington-Cold Spring Harbor (LIE District)
For more information, please contact Wendy Vencuss at   

50 Ways to Take Church to the Community

Churches can no longer open their doors and expect that people will come in. Effective congregations go into the world to encounter those in need of the gospel. 50 Ways to Take Church to the Community provides tips on reaching beyond the walls of your church with worship, community events, ministries, and service.
Areas covered include:

  • Embracing an expansive concept of community
  • Preparing Spiritually
  • Getting to know the community surrounding your church
  • Listening and learning
  • Building authentic relationships
  • Turning your existing ministries outward
  • Reaching out through community events
  • Extending your congregation's spiritual presence beyond church walls
  • Connecting spiritual outreach to community service

Worship Under the Bridge

Bishop Robert Schnase tells the story of a Texas congregation sharing ministry with its homeless neighbors in relational and empowering ways. This powerful example of risk-taking mission began with the simple desire to learn about people's circumstances and ask, "What do you need?"
Read more now..

Lay Servant Classes

See Schedule for Lay Servant Classes



District News & More

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