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)

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

12/15 Happy Birthday, Jesus Party (Hicksville UMC)
1/16-1/18/2019 Bishop's Convocation for Clergy & Spouses - details in next newsletter
1/19-1/20/2019 Board of Laity Retreat with Bishop Bickerton
1/26/2019 Messy Church Workshop with Julie Hintz, NY/NJ Regional Coordinator of Messy Church - details TBA

2/23-2/26/2019 Special Session of General Conference - please pray for our NY Delegation as they prepare for this important gathering
6/6-6/9/2019 Annual Conference


News from the Conference Center and Beyond

Advent Devotional, "On Our Way Forward," prepared by NYAC Deacons
Bulletin inserts and poster with NYAC Mission, Vision, & Core Values available on the website for church use
Disaster Response Updates from Rev. Tom Vencuss

Conference Commission on Religion and Race (CCORR) is extending an invitation to you to become a trainer for "Multicultural Competency for Christian Leaders."  CCORR will provide the training through an outside organization. If you are interested please contact Siobhan Sargent at   The training dates will be announced at a later time.



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

Thank you for your support! Quinipet and Kingswood are both seeing year-end donations arrive in support of our NYAC programming. If you are interested in making a contribution visit us online or contact us at and



Camping & Retreat Ministries

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 

For more information on any of our Abundant Health Ministries, please contact Wendy Vencuss at  


NYAC Abundant
Health Ministry

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 9, 2019 
at Tremont UMC in Bronx NY
Saturday, March 30, 2019 Hulapalooza at UMC of Huntington Cold-Spring Harbor, Huntington NY
Saturday, May 11, 2019
(Faith, Activity, and Nutrition) Training at NY Conference Center, White Plains NY

District News & More

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To book a conference room, contact Alexa Ojeda, 

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