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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Order of Elders Gathering



    Join Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb as he welcomes Bishop Grant Hagiya from the California-Pacific Annual Conference for the Order of Elders Gathering. 

    When: December 6, 2018 from 9:30 AM - 3 PM
    Where: Holiday Inn, Liverpool

    The theme of this day of worship, learning, and fellowship is: Living and Leading from a Heart of Peace. Colossians 3:12-17 will be the scripture focused on at this event.

    Bishop Grant J. Hagiya is a graduate of Claremont School of Theology and Pepperdine University, as well as the author of the book, Leadership Kaizen, published by Abingdon Press in 2013. Prior to his election to the episcopacy, he served as the Los Angeles District Superintendent, Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Excellence, and as a faculty member at Claremont School of Theology.

    Bishop Hagiya’s Study Sessions at the Order of Elders Gathering will emphasize the need for creating a climate of being honest and vulnerable and developing an atmosphere of trust as we navigate the imminent Special Session of General Conference.


    Registration for the Order of Elders Gathering is now open and closes on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.  

    You will earn .5 CEU for attending this gathering. The cost of the event is $25 and includes lunch. Lodging is on your own—a group code of “Order of Elders” or “OOE” has been set up at the Holiday Inn for $91 per night.

    Click here to register.


    9:30 - 10 a.m. Gathering

    10 a.m. Worship

    10:45 a.m. Study Session 1 with Bishop Hagiya

    12:15 p.m. Lunch

    1 p.m. Study Session 2 with Bishop Hagiya

    2:30 p.m. Closing/Communion


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."