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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

    Advanced Lay Servant Course: 

    Sept. 9 and Sept. 16 for Lay Servant Advanced class,  "Polity" at Amsterdam UM, Golf Course Rd., Amsterdam. For information: albanydistrict@unyumc.org


    Binghamton District


    Cornerstone District 

    Location: Kidder Memorial UMC Jamestown, NY
    Date: Friday September 29 and Saturday September 30, 2017
    Schedule: Registration Friday from 5 - 6
    Short Worship from 6-6:20
    Class from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
    Saturday 8:00am gather Classes start 8:30am running to about 4:00pm

    Classes:

    • Basic Class facilitator Pastor Warren Vandewark
    • Justice in Everyday Life facilitator Pastor Carolyn Stow
    • Spiritual Gift facilitator Pastor Dena Stevens
    • Leading Worship facilitator Pastor Grace Warren

    Click here for brochure and to register.  


    Crossroads District


    Finger Lakes District

    November 10-12 Retreat at Casowasco featuring a course to improve and hone the participants’ public speaking skills, specifically as those skills relate to the act of preaching prepared sermons/messages. This course led by Revs. Colleen and Nick Preuninger is for anyone looking to deliver a sermon, read Scripture or lead liturgy and satisfies both advanced Lay Servant certification and Lay Speaker requirements. Contact Jennie Young-Walczyk for more information or to apply for a scholarship: fllayservant@gmail.com.

    Click here for the registration form.


    Genesee Valley District

    The Fall Training Retreat
    Featuring the opportunity to take The Basic Lay Servant Course , Advanced Course “UMC Heritage”, Advanced Course “Discovering Spiritual Gifts”, or Advanced Course “Evangelism”
    November 3, 4, and 5, 2017
    (Ten hours are required for course credit. That will include attendance and participation in Sunday worship.)
    at Camp Asbury, 16 Lakeside Avenue, Silver Lake, NY 14549

    Click here for more information and registration. 


    Mohawk District


    Mountain View District

    2017 Fall Training Workshops
    All classes will be held at: New Beginnings UMC, 300 E. Miller St., Elmira, NY 14904
    Dates: Sunday Afternoons Sept. 17, 24, & Oct. 1
    Time: 2:00-6:00 pm
    Classes Being Offered:
    - The Basic Lay Servant Course
    - Advanced Courses: Discovering Spiritual Gifts and Leading Worship
    Registrations Ends Sept. 6, 2017

    Click here for registration. 


    Niagara Frontier District


    Northern Flow District

    Location: Malone: Centenary UMC

    • Basic Course
      Saturdays, October 14 & 28 10:00 am-3:00 pm
      Rev. Heidi Chamberlain, Leader
    • Click here for registration at Malone location. 

    Location: Brushton UMC

    • Polity: The Method of Our Mission 
      Saturdays, October 14 & 28 10:00 am-3:00 pm
      Rev. Carl Chamberlain, Leader
    • Click here for registration at Brushton location.

    Location: Brownville UMC

    • Basic Course 
      Mondays, October 16, 23, 30-November 6, 13 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
      Rev. Sally Buyea, Leader
    • Leading Worship 
      Mondays, October 16, 23, 30-November 6, 13 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
      Rev. Leon VanWie
    • Click here for registration at Brownville location.

    Location: Gouverneur UMC

    • Basic Course 
      Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21 9:30 am-12:45 pm
      Warren Fargo, CLM, Leader
    • Polity, The Method of Our Mission
      Saturdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 9:30 am-12:45 pm
      Rev. Elizabeth Quick, Leader
    • Click here for registration at Gouverneur location.

    Location: Adams UMC 

    • Basic Course 
      Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 - November 2 & 9, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
      Lorraine Lautenbacher, Leader
    • Delivering an Effective Sermon
      Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 - November 2 & 9, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
      Rev. Daniel J. Bradley, Leader
    • Christianity and World Religion
      Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 - November 2 & 9,6:00 pm-8:00 pm
      Rev. Melissa McCarthy, Leader
    • Click here for registration at Adams location.

    Location: Beaver Falls UMC

    • Basic Course 
      Saturdays, October 21, 28 - November 4, 11, 18, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
      Cindy Herrmann, Leader
    • Polity, The Method of Our Mission
      Saturdays, October 21, 28 - November 4, 11, 18, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
      Rev. David Herrmann, Leader
    • Click here for registration at Beaver Falls location.

    Location: Potsdam

    • Basic Course
      Mondays, October 16, 23, 30 - November 6, 13, 20 7:00 pm-8:15 pm
      Rachel Jordan, Leader
    • United Methodist Beliefs: A Brief Introduction 
      Mondays, October 16, 23, 30 - November 6, 13, 20 7:00 pm-8:15 pm
      Brooke Newell, Leader
    • Click here for registration at Potsdam.

    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."