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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Need to connect? Try online Pastor’s Wives Group

    April 28, 2015 / By Kelli Farrell / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    We have sat in a crowded auditorium and felt completely alone.

    We’ve needed someone to talk to but have been isolated.

    We have needed advice and prayer and have had no idea who to turn to.

    Have you been there? Are you there now?

    Well, you don’t have to do life and leadership alone.

    “We could talk until we’re blue in the face about the importance of life-giving community; we believe it is that important. Sometimes we’re blessed to find friendships that feed us within our ministry communities. And sometimes we have to step back and widen our friendship horizons,” said Kelli Farrell, wife of the Rev. Matt Farrell, pastor at the Clarence United Methodist Church.

    She facilitates a once-a-month online group for pastors’ wives.

    “Doing ministry in the 21st century has a lot of advantages, like our ability to connect with people who aren’t in our own city or even in the same state,” she said. “We live in a season of technology which allows you to connect easily with those who are geographically far away. We cannot encourage you enough to take advantage of that ability to connect with others. Jump in. Join the Leading and Loving It community.”

    For more information, click here or email her at kelliafarrell@gmail.com.


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."