Annual Conference is June 6-9, 2019
at Hofstra University
For information about Annual Conference and to register,
please click here 
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.

For more information

Remembering Bishop C. Dale White

An advocate for peace and justice, Bishop White served the New York area from 1984 until his retirement in 1992.
Read Linda Bloom's story

Update on NYAC Response to Cyclone in SE Africa

Members of the NYAC Mozambique Connection have been in close contact with persons on the ground in areas affected by Cyclone Idai. Last week funds were wired through church connections which allowed for the purchase and installation of 4 large tarps for the Dondo House for Children. Additional funds have been approved by the Cabinet from the Quadrennial Mission Focus Fund which will be available for additional relief support. This will be coordinated among the Mozambique Connection, Connectional Ministries and the Missions office.

Director's House
Education Center
Boys' Dormitory
Missional Community Engagement Forum

Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean

Where Have All the Young People Gone?
An Introduction to Our Millennials and Post Millennials

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 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

Bishop Bickerton's Confirmation Rally

Saturday, May 11

10 AM - 3 PM

Valhalla United Methodist Church

200 Columbus Avenue 
Valhalla NY 10595
Register Here

Bring your confirmation students to this event so that they can experience: a large gathering of their peers, the power of great worship, and Bishop Bickerton’s concern for them and their faith.

Highlights of the day will include: Praise time, workshops, catered lunch, group pictures with Bishop Bickerton, closing worship.

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th!

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.

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 
  • 5/11 Bishop Bickerton's Confirmation Rally
  • 6/1: Healing Prayer Workshop: The 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 
  • Annual Conference - June 6-9, 2019



Volunteer Weekend 
Whether you are part of a church group, youth group, Quinipet alumni 
or simply wanting to give back, you are welcome!
Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2019
Your housing and meals are FREE in appreciation of your help! 
Projects may include painting, raking, grounds cleanup, etc. 
You will also get to meet new people, worship together and have fun! 
Register for Spring Into Action Here!
Come experience summer camp as a family! 
Sail, swim, ride bikes, shuttle to nearby attractions, worship together, meet guest ministers and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sunday, August 18 - Friday, August 23, 2019
Open week, register a-la-carte and come for any combination of days!
Hostel-style and private rooms available.
Register for Family Beach Week Here!
For more information about any of Quinipet's special family events visit us at

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 website and join us for one of our spring Open Houses - all are welcome!
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!
Visit to register today!  

Located in the Scenic Hudson Valley, Camp Olmsted has been serving boys and girls ages 6-14 since 1901. We offer a traditional camp program with exciting activities like Hiking, Swimming, Sports, Camper Performances, Arts and Crafts, Zip Line and Low Ropes.  We are licensed by the Department of Health and accredited by the American Camp Association.  
Our 2019 camp season, which includes three 12 day sessions of overnight camp and six weeks of day camp, starts on July 1st and ends on August 9th. For more information or to register please visit our website at; email us at;
or call us at (212) 870-3938.     


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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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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