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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    revitup! for a Lifetime in Ministry—Scholarship Opportunities and Childcare This Year!

    October 18, 2017 / By UNY Communications

    Wespath is hosting a revitup! for a Lifetime in Ministry educational event for young clergy ages 39 and under November 13-15, 2017 in Pensacola Beach, Florida. This event serves to strengthen personal, financial, and leadership skills in order to sustain a lifetime in ministry. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APPROACHING! Use the link above to register. 

    New this year, are scholarship opportunities available to first-time attendees of revitup! The UMC Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders is offering a limited number of scholarships through a Lilly Endowment grant which seeks to strengthen personal and congregational financial stewardship leadership. The opportunity includes complimentary registration and two nights at the host hotel if the recipient agrees to the following requirements:

    • Participate in an online survey, and
    • Complete the EY financial assessment survey prior to attending the event in November.

    To apply for this scholarship, registrants should utilize the code provided during the registration process. For questions, contact Renee Smith-Edmondson, Manager of Meetings and Events at rsmith-edmondson@wespath.org or Bonnie Marden, UMC Lilly Endowment Grant Project Manager at umclillyproject@gmail.com.

    The Upper New York Conference Board of Pension & Health Benefits will provide up to $300 per clergy person to help offset travel and/or registration costs for this event. Contact VickiSwanson@unyumc.org for information. 

    Also new this year, is a Caring for Kids program at revitup! Childcare will be provided by a licensed, fully-insured, background-checked, uniformed, and CPR & First Aid certified team. Hours of service will be during the day while classes are in session. Age-appropriate activities, games, toys, and snacks will be provided. Childcare at revitup! this year is complimentary.

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    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."