NYAC Gathers to Discuss, Reflect on GC2019

The New York Conference gathered on Saturday, March 16, to reflect on and hear reports from Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton and the 2019 General Conference delegation about the special called session in St. Louis. Some 900 people attended the daylong event at the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase.

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Task Force to Investigate GC2019 Voting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — General Conference organizers have appointed a task force to investigate possible improper voting at the recently completed special session of The United Methodist Church's top lawmaking body. Heather Hahn and Vicki Brown report.
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Electing Clergy and Laity for
2020 General Conference

At the June 2019 New York Annual Conference we will elect clergy and lay delegates to the 2020 General Conference to be held May 5 through 15, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN. 

For the 2020 General Conference we elect three lay and three clergy delegates from the New York Conference.

We will also elect three lay and three clergy delegates to the Northeastern Jurisdiction Conference which will be July 13-17 in Maryland; these six are also alternates to General Conference.

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NYAC Response to Cyclone in SE Africa

Cyclone Idai has caused devastating damage to the southeast coast of Africa. At least 500 are dead with hundreds of others reported missing. The NYAC has a long-standing mission relationship with the conferences in Mozambique.  The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is already helping and the NYAC is working on a plan for recovery efforts.

Please click here for stories, photos, and updates on plans for our conference response, or to donate to UMCOR's international disaster response.

This Sunday, March 31, is UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing).  For resources and more information, please click here.

Missional Community Engagement Forum

Where Have All The Young People Gone?  An Introduction to Our Millenials and Post-Millenials.
How can congregations re-engage with our children, youth and young adults? How can congregations continue to be relevant with people who do not have gray hair? Why are we struggling to connect with the youth and young adults walking past our doors every Sunday? Are these the type of questions you are asking?  Come and meet Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean who has and continues to immerse herself in the practice of connecting with young people, and will offer some some concrete ideas and practices that will allow our congregations to re-engage with populations that are necessary if we are to truly be what, where and who God calls us to be in the 21st century.  

Saturday, May 4: 9AM - 3PM                   
DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591                                               Register Here

Forum on Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary

The Forum on Youth Ministry is an event for Christian leaders who work with young people.

At the Forum we gather thought leaders, pastors, and scholars together on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary for 4 days to provide lectures, seminars, and worship that feeds our work in youth ministry, and creates space for ministry leaders to network, rest, and learn.

Join us from April 23rd-26th, 2019 to explore our theme – Movement: Mission, Body, and Justice.

One last exciting piece of information is that this year the Forum will have two special guests; Rachel Held Evans and Audrey Assad! Rachel is a New York Times best-selling author and popular blogger who writes about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt. Audrey is a singer/songwriter who focuses her music around her faith and just released her fifth album, Evergreen, this past year.

If you would like to know more about the Forum you can find more information at, or you can email our director, Abigail Visco Rusert at


  • Holy Week: April 14-20: Please note that the Conference Center will be closed on Good Friday, April 19
  • Easter Sunday: April 21
  • 5/4Missional Community Engagement Forum with Kenda Creasy Dean 
  • Annual Conference - June 6-9, 2019The New York Annual Conference Worship team is looking for lay people with the gift of healing to be part of this year's healing team. The candidates must be present at the New York Annual Conference in June 2019 and be willing to attend one training session on June 1st at the conference center.  For more information and to sign up please email Ximena Varas at

Job Opportunities through the New York Conference

  • Conference Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

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Summer Camp Registration is underway! For our 72nd season, Quinipet is offering seven weeks of Overnight Camp beginning June 30th, and eight weeks of Day Camp and Community Sailing programs beginning July 1st. To learn more about Quinipet's dynamic programming visit our NEW WEBSITE and join us for one of our spring Open Houses - all are welcome!

Saturday, April 6, 1-4 pm
Saturday, May 4, 1-4 pm
Saturday, June 15, 10-1 pm


Plan your week-long getaway soon!
 Weekend and partial week reservations opened on March 15th!
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Abundant Health – Hulapaloozas
       March 30: Huntington-Cold Spring UMC 
For more information contact Wendy Vencuss (
Early Response Team Trainings
   April 6: Tremont UMC, Bronx   
On-line registration is available and required
Puerto Rico Recovery Teams
   April 4 – 11   NYAC Team: Rev Craig Fitzsimmons, Team Leader
        Contact Missions Office ( for information and application             
   June 22 – 29: CT District Team: Rev Alpher Sylvester, Team Leader
          Registration and applications: Jill Wilson (



Lent & Easter Resources from Practical Resources for Churches

Holy Habits Resource Booklets now available

"These resources, which include an introductory guide, have been developed to help churches explore the holy habits in a range of contexts and live them out in whole-life, missional discipleship."

If your church would like a set of these resources, please contact Carol Merante (cmerante@ in Congregational Development.  Cost is $50 for one set of eleven (11) booklets.  Please make checks payable to NYAC, and put "HH Resources" in the memo.  Send checks to NYAC, 20 Soundview Avenue, White Plains NY 10606, ATTN: Carol Merante.  Please also include mailing information.

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NYAC Mission Statement

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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