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Jesse Lee 230th Celebration


Jesse Lee has been called the Apostle of Methodism for opening New England to the teachings of John Wesley.

To learn more, and to view the commemorative video produced by the Commission on Archives and History, please click here.


Education/Training Opportunities
Path 1 Launchpad Training, August 1-3
NY Conference Center, 20 Soundview Ave., White Plains NY
    This is the classic Path 1-resourced ‘boot camp’ for planters (and planting teams).  It was designed for changing planting conditions, and does not assume a narrow paradigm of planting vision.  Rachel Gilmore and Paul Nixon will lead this summer’s NEJ Launchpad, both of whom have planted successfully and coached planters.  Any planter or planting team is welcome. It is good for second year people also, both in terms of review and auditing the first year and helping them plan for the next.  The goal is an action timeline of what the planter and team are going to do to get from ‘here’ to ’there’ in the next year. 
     Please click here to register your team.  (Cost: $100 each for church planters and team members, $50 for spouses of church planters.) 


Simple Church Table Ministry Workshop with Zach Kerzee, August 14 
Stony Point Center, 17 Cricketown Rd., Stony Point NY 10980
PLEASE NOTE: this is a different location than previously announced
     Simple Church started in 2014 with a simple question: What if Church was a dinner party?  Zach and his congregation have been doing church around tables ever since. There will be no cost for this event, but registration will be limited to 50.  Please click here to register.

NEJ NAVIGATE: Unleashing the Leader in You, August 22-24

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill PA
    Navigate is an equipping event offered to help current and future leaders impact their congregations and communities for Jesus Christ.  Experience dynamic worship, powerful speakers and compelling workshop leaders. Enjoy a medley of equipping opportunities or explore learning tracks for Revitalization, The Small Church, Lay Pastors, New Places for New People, Young Leaders and Conference Leaders.  Invite your colleagues to join you and mark your calendars for this can’t-miss event.  For more information and to register.
NY Justice for Our Neighbors 20th Anniversary Gala

SAVE THE DATE!  On October 17 JFON is celebrating 20 years of providing free legal services to indigent immigrants.  Join us as we recognize volunteers, hear remarks from Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Jake Halpern (who penned the New York Times graphic series "Welcome to the New World"), and enjoy musical excerpts from the cantata Manos Indocumentadas (Undocumented Hands).   For more information, click here  

Laity Convocation: Leading Courageously

November 16, 2019
Tarrytown House Estates

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jacqui King, from Discipleship Ministries

This event is not just for laity - clergy are invited and encouraged to attend as well.

For more information and to register, please click here


Summer Fridays (July 19 - August 30): Conference Center Closed
August 1-3: 
Path 1 Launchpad Training
August 7: BOOM Executive Committee meeting
August 10: BOOM Orientation to Ministry Event 
August 14: Simple Church Table Ministry Workshop
August 22-24: Navigate event in Camp Hill PA
September 7: Children's Ministry Coordinator Training
October 17: JFON 20th Anniversary Gala
November 16: Laity Convocation



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

Join us this Summer as Kingwood Celebrates 60 years of Family Camp! 
Summer Reservations are Open! 
Kingswood is truly a unique experience of disconnecting from the busyness and rush of daily life in order to reconnect to family, friends, self, nature, and God. Kingswood offers several beautiful camping options, as well as day use of our facilities, so that everyone is comfortable and happy! Kingswood's 3 ways to camp are as follows:

  1. Comfortable equipped ready-to-move-into sites: spacious, fully equipped, sheltered kitchen, propane stove, cooler, lantern, 6 person platform tents.  
  2. Traditional campsites: bring your own tent or pop-up trailer!
  3. RV camping: are Kingswood's newest sites. Enjoy a beautiful spacious site with electric and cold water hook-ups!

Visit our website using the link below, or contact our administrator, Allison Wityk, at 607-637-5401 or at to reserve your perfect site!
Reserve your site
Calling all YOUTH!!! We are having a youth retreat! 
Sunday, July 14th- Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
Come join us for some fun in the sun as we enjoy swimming, boating and water games at Hathaway pond. When you are not relaxing by the water take a hike with others on our 766 acre property! As always, sit around the campfire for some stories, songs and of course, s'mores! 
This retreat is open to all youth ages 11-17 and will be supervised by trained former Woodsmoke adults including a certified first aider!
Register here!

Please contact our Administrator, Allison Wityk, for more details on this event, at 607-637-5401 or at 

Kingswood is hosting an Adult Spirituality Camp! 
Wednesday, July 24th- Friday, July 26th, 2019 
Open to any adults interested in reconnecting with themselves, God, and nature in a relaxing 2-day retreat, led by Tracy Moore our spirituality director! 
Please contact our Administrator, Allison Wityk, for more details on this event, at 607-637-5401 or at 

Resources from Paraclete Press

   Among the Many is a new video resource offering comfort, hope and wisdom to those who are left in the wake of loss from a drug overdose

    Be Still and Listen guides the reader to experience the presence of God through contemplative prayer

    You may also want to check out Angry and Good and Barefoot Revolution

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