Happy New Year!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 
(Romans 15:13)

Blessings on each of you in the coming year!

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton cordially invites the clergy of
the New York Annual Conference and their families to join him for this year's Convocation.

Dates:  Tue Feb. 11th through Thu Feb 13th
New (family friendly) Venue:  The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark 
                                           555 Resorts World Drive, Monticello, NY   12701


  • Rev. Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, author of "Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice." Read more here.
  • Dr. J. Val Hastings, master certified coach.  Read more here.

For more information and to register, please click here.

News from the Connection

January 1: Conference Center closed for New Year's Day
January 20: Conference Center closed for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday observance
February 11-13: Bishop's Convocation for clergy & families
February 15-22: Youth Ambassadors' trip to Jamaica

Free Continuing Education Opportunity on Worship, presented by Dr. Marcia McFee

On January 9th and 16th, Dr. McFee will be hosting two free webinars on the topic of deepening spirituality and enhancing leadership skills in worship, specifically related to getting planned ahead for a deeply meaningful Lent season. These webinars are available for FREE for all the churches in our conference. The recordings will be available to anyone who registers if the dates and times don’t work with their schedules.
These webinars will take folks through 5 things they can do right now to improve their worship that does not require big budgets, is not too "out of the box" for their congregations, and yet enhances the depth and height of what they already do. These are things that in over 20 years of teaching and consulting about worship, Dr. McFee has seen work over and over again for churches—small and large. 
Please visit this link to see more info about the webinars, and to sign up to get the webinar info.

News from Kingswood

Reservations Open January 2, 2020!

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Don't know which campsite to pick? Click here to learn more about each of our campsites.

Mission Trip Opportunity for Youth and Adults in Denver, Colorado

     Sacred Doors, a ministry of Bethany UMC in Denver, CO offers an experience of urban life on the margins. Sacred Doors invites you into the sacred space of marginalized groups in the urban setting of Denver, CO. Focus areas cover homelessness to food deserts and additional urban issues. Book now to get your first choice for summer 2020 and beyond. Sacred Doors is open year round for groups of up to 20 participants. Contact Rev. Denise Bender, or Rev. Nani Arning,

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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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