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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    events

    Lay Servant Courses

    Adirondack District
    Albany District
    Binghamton District
    Cornerstone District
    Crossroads District
    Finger Lakes District
    Genesee Valley District
    Mohawk District
    Mountain View District
    Niagara Frontier District
    Northern Flow District
    Oneonta District 


     

    Adirondack District


    Albany District


    Binghamton District

    Waverly UMC
    Friday, April 28th & Saturday, April 29th
    Registration at 5:30 pm on Friday
    Start time Friday - 6:00 pm
    Start Time Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Basic Course - facilitator Melody Patterson
    Leading Prayer - facilitator Rev. Alan Bill

    Owego UMC
    Tuesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 11th, Tuesday, May 16th and Thursday, May 18th
    Registration at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 9th
    Classes from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, 11th, 16th, 18th
    Basic Course - facilitator Rev. Anne Canfield 
    Heritage - facilitator Rev. William Prentice
    Lay Speakers Tell Stories Advanced Course
    and Dancing with Words  - facilitators Rev. Jaime Stevens & Marilyn Ochs

    Ogden-Hillcrest UMC
    Friday, April 28th & Saturday, April 29th
    Registration at 5:30 pm on Friday
    Start time Friday - 6:00 pm
    Start Time Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Basic Course - facilitator Rev. Joyce Allen
    Miracles - facilitator Rev. Mark Marino

    Click here to dowload the registration form.


    Cornerstone District 

    We are offering the Basic Class led by our new District Lay Leader Rich Preston, Polity led by Pastor Suzanne Block, Olean Christ First, From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon led by DS Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood, and Afire With God (dealing with stewardship) led by Ernest Warren, District Director Lay Servant Ministries Cornerstone District.

    The training will  be held at Olean Christ First on April 28-29, 2017. Cost is $25.00 per person which includes lunch and snacks.

    Click here for the brochure/registration form.


    Crossroads District


    Finger Lakes District

    Course:  God's Mission: Our Journey
    Clifton Springs UMC, 1 East Main St., Clifton Springs
    Saturday, April 8th from 8 am to 5 pm
    Course Facilitators:  Roger and Donna Cullen, Volunteers-in-Mission Coordinators
    Text:  A Mission Journey  (ISBN 0881776696)
    Cost:  $20 includes snacks, light lunch, beverages
    Advanced Lay Servant Credit
    Click here to download the brochure and registration.

    Course:  Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts
    Newark First UMC, 301 South Main Street, Newark
    April 29 & May 6, from 9 am to 2:30 pm
    Course Facilitator:  Lucina Hallagan, Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries
    Text:  Each One a Minister by William J. Carter (ISBN 9780881773750)
    Cost:  $10 includes beverages, Bring:  bag lunch
    Advanced Lay Servant Credit and is a required course for Lay Speaker
    Click here to download the brochure and registration.

    Course:  Lay Servant Basic
    Varna UMC, 965 Dryden Road, Ithaca
    May 6 & 13, from 9 am to 1 pm
    Course Facilitators:  Charlie and Bobbie Valentine, Certified Lay Servants
    Text:  Lay Servant Ministries: Participant's Book by Jackson & Jackson (ISBN 9780881776263)
    Cost:  $10 includes beverages, Bring:  bag lunch
    Click here to download the brochure and registration.


    Genesee Valley District

    “The Basic Lay Servant Course”
    Saturday, April 29 (9:00am-2:30pm) & Saturday, May 13 (9:00am-2:30pm) at Hilton United Methodist Church, 21 West Avenue, Hilton, NY 14468

    Advanced Course “Lay Servants Preaching Course”
    Saturdays, April 22 & 29 (9:00am-2:30pm) at Holley: Disciples United Methodist Church, 4410 Holley Byron Rd., Holly, NY 14470

    Click here for more information and to download the brochure.


    Mohawk District


    Mountain View District


    Niagara Frontier District


    Northern Flow District


    Oneonta District 


    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."