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Dear friends,

During this week’s devotional, Karin Squires, pastor of the Olivebridge and Samsonville Churches in Catskill Hudson, reminds us that music is from God and can draw us back to God.  When our attention wanders and we grow anxious because of all that is going on in our lives, Pastor Karin encourages us to “turn our eyes upon Jesus” to help us regain our perspective.  

Please share this and any of our pre-recorded devotionals with your congregation, or with others who may need to hear a hope-filled message at this time.  You will find those messages here.

We would like to invite the clergy and laity of the New York Conference to participate with us in these weekly reflection times.  If you are interested in providing a devotional for us, or if you know someone who might be (clergy or laity), please contact Carol Merante ( in the Connectional Ministries office to reserve your date.  Guidelines for recording devotionals are attached to this email.


Matt Curry
Director of Connectional Ministries
New York Annual Conference

The New York Conference
The United Methodist Church
20 Soundview Ave, White Plains, NY 10606