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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Bishop’s Retreat

    Join us for the 2017 Bishop’s Retreat: October 24-26, 2017!
    Location: Double Tree Hotel in Binghamton, NY

    Click here to register!

    Keynote Speaker will be Bishop Young Jin Cho. The theme will be "Leading through Prayer.”

    Agenda

    Tuesday, Oct. 24
    12 p.m. - Registration begins
    12 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Labyrinth / Prayer Room
    Lunch on your own
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Opening Worship* (Check-in beginning at 3)
    3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Keynote  Speaker*
    4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Free Time/Time to check-in, unpack, unwind
    5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – meeting of the orders
    6 p.m. - Prayer/Dinner Buffet (Included) 
    7:30 p.m. - Evening Event

    Wednesday, Oct. 25
    7:00 – 8:00 am – Morning stretches/Yoga option?
    8 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Prayer room open all day
    8 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast (Included)
    9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Worship*
    9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker*
    11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Morning Workshops*

    • 1 – “Wesley and Spiritual Living" - led by Rev. John Tyson                                                
    • 2 - Spiritual Life and Covenant Groups, being connected” - led by Rev. Aaron Bouwens
    • 3 - Fitness & Spirituality Fit for Life – Mr. Shawn Blakeslee
    • 4 - Creative Prayer Practices For The 21st Century - led by Rev. Corey Turnpenny
    • 5 - Prayer in different Religions (religion & race) - led by Rev. Rachel Jordan

    12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Lunch Buffet (Included)
    Lunch - 7 p.m. - Free time; Dinner on your own
    6:45 p.m. – time to gather before evening event
    7 p.m. - Keynote Speaker*
    8 p.m. – Fun night

    Thursday, Oct. 26
    7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Morning stretches/Yoga option??
    8 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Labyrinth / Prayer room
    8 a.m. – 9 a.m. - Breakfast (included)
    9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Worship* 
    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Keynote Speaker*
    11:00 a.m. - Closing worship*
    11:30 a.m. - Load vehicles, pack Head Home


    * indicates when childcare is available


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 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."